Mark Ruffalo has several films of various genres that place him as one of the best actors of his generation

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Born on November 22, 1967, Mark Ruffalo has established himself as one of the best actors currently working in Hollywood. His professional career began in 1996 in small independent films such as The Destiny of Marty Fine (which he co-wrote), A Gift from Heaven and The Dentist.

However, it was not until 2000 that his career began to take off thanks to his role in You can count on me, directed by Kenneth Lonergan and starring Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick. Of course, today Mark Ruffalo is known worldwide for his role as Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

10. Collateral (2004)

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In this film by Michael Mann (the first to be filmed with the Viper FilmStream digital cameras), Tom Cruise is a hired thug who recruits a taxi driver (Jamie Foxx, Oscar-nominated for this performance) to take him to different points of the city during one night of several “jobs”. Mark Ruffalo plays the role of a narcotics agent who finds a connection between the victims.

9. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

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Although Mark Ruffalo has a very small role in this ingenious adaptation of Spike Jonze’s classic children’s book, we could not stop mentioning it. Ruffalo plays the boyfriend of Max’s mother (Catherine Keener), a boy with an extraordinary imagination that escapes the mythical place where the wild creatures that will become his best friends live.

8. Spotlight (2015)

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Winner of the Oscar for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay, Spotlight portrays the team of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe who discovered the network of child abuse and pedophilia of Catholic priests in Boston – and subsequent cover-up by the Church itself – in 1976. A its premiere, the tape was applauded even by the Vatican itself, from which came several congratulations to the team that produced it and to the real research team that “are examples of their vocation, that of finding facts, verifying sources and becoming-by good of the community and of a city – paladins of the necessity of justice “, according to a text published by Luca Pellegrini on the page of the Vatican’s official radio station.

7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Directed by Michel Gondry, with a script mainly written by Charlie Kaufman and protogaonizada by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine … is a fantasy and painful love story (with a touch of science fiction) between two people who want to forget. Mark Ruffalo plays a technician of the company that is dedicated to erase the memories of the people.


6. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Although not the best work of Rian Johnson (Brick) and was harshly criticized for its emulation of Wes Anderson’s style and tone, The Brothers Bloom (as it is originally called) is a fun and witty story of two brothers (Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody) who have spent their lives scamming people. In what should be his last work, the character of Brody (Mark) falls in love with his alleged victim, an extravagant lonely woman played by Rachel Weisz.

5. Shutter Island (2010)

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In this film directed by Martin Scorsese, Mark Ruffalo shares credits with Leonardo DiCaprio as two investigators investigating the mysterious disappearance of a murderer who seems to have escaped from a mental institution. The film is based on a book by Dennis Lehane and although it may not be up to the best of Scorsese, is a solid thriller that spares no surprises and twists.

4. The Kids Are Alright (2010)

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This independent film is directed by Lisa Cholodenko and was winner of two Golden Globes (Best comedy or musical film and Best actress for Annette Bening) and nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture. In it, Mark Ruffalo plays a sperm donor who is found by his two sons (whose existence he did not know) and begins a relationship with them and their two mothers. In addition to Ruffalo and Annette Bening, they star Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson.

3. My life without me (2003)

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Before dedicating himself almost entirely to mainstream cinema, Mark Ruffalo became one of the favorite actors of independent cinema. In this powerful film by Isabel Coixet and produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Ruffalo has a small role with another actress among the circle of independent filmmakers: Sarah Polley. The actress plays Ann, a 23-year-old girl and mother of two who learns that she has two months to live.

The Normal Heart (2014)

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This film for television and produced by HBO, is located between 1981 and 1984, and deals with the growing crisis produced in New York by HIV and AIDS. In addition to Mark Ruffalo, this adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play also stars Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts. The character of Julia Roberts, Dr. Emma Brookner, is inspired by Dr. Linda Laubenstein, one of the first to discover the mysterious cases of what would eventually become the global AIDS epidemic.

1. Zodiac (2007)

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David Fincher directs Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr. in this calculated (and meticulously recreated real-life) thriller about the investigation of the murders perpetrated by the serial killer known as the Zodiac. This script came into the hands of Fincher after the success he had with Se7en and once his plan to direct a film about the Black Dahlia did not materialize.

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