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.
September 11, 2005 |
MAYBE it's just jealousy, but Mark Ruffalo's buddies tease him like he's a kid who suddenly caught the eye of all the popular girls in town. Since getting his big break opposite Laura Linney in "You Can Count on Me" in 2000, the 37-year-old darkly handsome actor has built an impressive list of movie performances as the sizzling love interest of some of Hollywood's hottest actresses. Consider: He's had steamy sex scenes in movies with Meg Ryan and Naomi Watts.
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.
May 3, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. We'll admit it -- here at the Ministry, we love a popularity contest. Especially in the case of "The Avengers," which boasts an all-star cast playing Marvel's beloved superheroes. For those curious about which of the characters played by A-listers Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans fans would most like to be, Facebook has taken...
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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.