Mark Ruffalo: biography and filmography of the American actor
Sultry handsome, pet women, exemplary family man. And all this he is - American actor Mark Ruffalo. Want to know more about his person? Then read the content of this article.
Mark Ruffalo was born on November 22, 1967 in the US state of Wisconsin. He is of Italian nationality. This is indicated by his appearance and character.
Mark's parents have nothing to do with cinema and theater. My father was an artist, and my mother worked as a hairdresser. There was always not enough money in the family. Of course, besides Mark, parents had one more son and two daughters. All children were brought up in the spirit of Catholicism. The brothers and sisters were friendly.
Our hero calls his childhood happy. He was never bored. In addition, the Ruffalo family often moved from city to city. In the end, they finally settled in Los Angeles.
Mark was a sociable and inquisitive child.Parents saw his creative abilities early, but they wanted his son to make a choice of his life path. So it happened. After finishing school, the guy entered the Conservatory. Stella Adler. His fellow student was the now famous actor Benicio del Toro.
Mark Ruffalo successfully graduated from the conservatory, having received the appropriate diploma. He decided to work in his specialty. For several years, our hero performed on stage. But at some point he wanted to create his own company. It was a small theater, called "Orpheus". Mark was there not only the director and director, but also an actor and screenwriter. The work brought him only moral satisfaction. But in financial terms, the case turned out to be disadvantageous. To make ends meet, the actor had to work as a bartender.
Mark Ruffalo: Filmography
Our hero began to act in films in 1989. But all his roles were tiny and practically not remembered by the audience. That all changed in 1996. It was then that the movie “The Last Big Thing” was released. The game of Mark Ruffalo was seen and highly appreciated by other directors.Proposals for cooperation fell like a horn of plenty.
In the period from 1996 to 2000, he starred in several popular motion pictures. We list the most vivid and memorable of his role:
- Steve Landers - "The Dentist" (1996);
- Bert - "On the second day of Christmas" (1997);
- Ricco - Studio 54;
- Frank - "Bear Bear".
The above works did not bring great popularity to Mark. But he gained invaluable acting experience.
In 2000, Ruffalo’s career took off. He starred in the film You Can Rely On Me. This film was highly appreciated not only by viewers around the world, but also by the most meticulous critics. For his role in this film, Ruffalo received an award at the Montreal Film Festival.
At that moment, when Mark achieved recognition and popularity, he had health problems. The man turned into one of the best clinics. Studies have shown that he has a benign brain tumor. The actor was assigned an operation. I had to forget about the film career for some time. After surgery, the actor Ruffalo quickly recovered. Already in 2002 several movies with his participation appeared on the screens.
Brutal Italian with a piercing gaze always aroused sympathy in women. But our hero can not be called Lovelace. Mark Ruffalo and his wife Sunrise Coyne have been legally married for many years. A couple are raising three children - two daughters and one son. Mark's wife is not an actress. She develops her own business and, of course, devotes herself to taking care of children and her husband.