January 24, 2010 |
There is faith, the showy display of religiosity that is the trick-of-the-trade of faith healers, and then there is faith , a kind of belief in a transcendent reality. In a plain Hollywood church, both were on display last February, as actor-turned-director Mark Ruffalo finished filming on his directorial debut "Sympathy for Delicious," an unusual story about a jaded, homeless, paraplegic disc jockey, "Delicious" Dean O'Dwyer, who suddenly finds he has the power to heal, although he can't heal himself.
January 14, 2001 |
So here's Mark Ruffalo, fresh from his star-making turn as a moody slacker in the hit film "You Can Count on Me," winner of the best actor award at the Montreal Film Festival, young, gifted, ambitious and hot, hot, hot. What's his next big career move? Make a boffo Hollywood action pic? Go on Letterman to tout the six feature films he's working on with brand-name commodities like John Woo, Nicolas Cage, Robert Redford and Gwyneth Paltrow?
July 8, 2010 |
Witty, urbane and thoroughly entertaining, "The Kids Are All Right" is an ode to the virtues of family, in this case a surprisingly conventional one even with its two moms, two kids and one sperm donor. Whatever your politics, between peerless performances, lyrical direction and an adventurous script, this is the sort of pleasingly grown-up fare all too rare in the mainstream daze of this very dry summer. Before delving into the layered perfection of Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, let's start by getting past any hesitations or reservations about the lesbian household premise on which "The Kids Are All Right" is based.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2008 |
Two people wanted in connection with the shooting that left actor Mark Ruffalo's brother in critical condition turned themselves in Monday afternoon, police said. Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, and Brian Burton Scofield, who police said were "persons of interest" in last week's shooting of Scott Ruffalo, 39, surrendered to the Beverly Hills Police about 1:30 p.m., spokesman Tony Lee said in a news release. Adham was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held without bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2008 |
Three days after a shooting that left a man believed to be actor Mark Ruffalo's brother in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, police were looking Thursday for two "persons of interest" for questioning in what they called an attempted murder investigation. Police said they were looking for Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham in connection with the investigation. Scott Ruffalo, a 39-year-old hairstylist, was hospitalized in serious condition after Monday's shooting, said Mark Ruffalo's publicist, Jessica Kolstad.
May 17, 2009
Charles McNulty's article on the L.A. theater scene and the Hollywood connection ("Broadway Bound," May 3) missed the venue that really proves his point. Month after month, "The Play's the Thing" theater series presented by L.A. Theatre Works at the Skirball Cultural Center and broadcast on KPCC-FM and nationwide demonstrates the commitment of our greatest actors to perform and champion theater. L.A. Theatre Works subscribers regularly see the likes of Paul Giamatti, JoBeth Williams, Hilary Swank, Ed Asner, Hector Elizondo, Jimmy Smits, Mark Ruffalo, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Burton, Brian Cox, Neil Patrick Harris and many more of theater's most accomplished artists.