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December 9, 2008 | Victoria Kim
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.
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December 4, 2013 | By John Horn
At its inception 30 years ago, the Sundance Film Festival was dedicated to low-budget films made outside the studio system, a celebration of fresh cinematic voices telling daring, imaginative stories. Back then Hollywood stars barely factored into the equation. It's this legacy that makes the lineup for this January's festival all the more startling: A-list actors will be as deep in Park City, Utah, as the mountain resort's snow. The shift is a consequence of the tilt of studio slates - where adult dramas have been routed by comic-book adaptations, sequels and remakes - and the economics of independent film financing, where having recognizable performers is often the only way to attract funding.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
TORONTO -- Is sex addiction real? It's the question that, in the wake of scandals involving Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer and others, drove Stuart Blumberg to co-write and direct "Thanks for Sharing," which debuted Saturday night to a raucous crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad as three men in various states of recovery from sex addiction, the film is the comedic version of last year's challenging "Shame," focusing more on the communal aspect of 12-step programs, rather than the behavior that leads people into those rooms in the first place.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
With film festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York all taking place this month, it seems nearly every movie with awards season hopes has already had - or has at least booked - its world premiere. But Hollywood's own AFI Fest was able to land a highly anticipated, still-under-wraps title to help kick off its November event: "Foxcatcher," director Bennett Miller's wrestling drama. The film, which stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, will play on Nov. 8, the second day of the eight-day festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik
Exactly 10 years ago, Mark Ruffalo became the toast of Sundance when "You Can Count on Me" won the Grand Jury Prize for drama and went on to become one of the year's biggest art-house hits. His career took off from there, with roles in indie classics such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to go along with the occasional studio paycheck (including this February's "Shutter Island" directed by Martin Scorsese). A decade later, the actor was again back in Park City as a lion of the festival -- and, briefly, as its punching bag. Sundance fortunes rise and fall, but rarely do they rise and fall during the same festival.
NEWS
November 18, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Into the seemingly idyllic, if nontraditional, two-mom family world of "The Kids Are All Right" saunters trouble in the form of Mark Ruffalo. His rakish Paul, the family's heretofore anonymous sperm donor of the now teen children, brings the swaggering fun you'd expect from any motorcycle-riding, organic-fare restaurateur. Costar Julianne Moore said after all this female energy on the set, when you showed up, you were "über-male" and "all hairy and beardy," and all this male stuff came through.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2010 | By Rachel Abramowitz
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2001 | REED JOHNSON, Reed Johnson is a Times staff writer
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2005 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are two of the most appealing and versatile young actors in the movies, and in "Just Like Heaven," which proceeds from one shameless tear-jerking contrivance to the next, they earn every cent of their salaries. They perform this sentimental twaddle with a conviction that borders on the absolute, and they inspire respect for their unshakable professionalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
TORONTO -- Is sex addiction real? It's the question that, in the wake of scandals involving Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer and others, drove Stuart Blumberg to co-write and direct "Thanks for Sharing," which debuted Saturday night to a raucous crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad as three men in various states of recovery from sex addiction, the film is the comedic version of last year's challenging "Shame," focusing more on the communal aspect of 12-step programs, rather than the behavior that leads people into those rooms in the first place.
NEWS
November 18, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Into the seemingly idyllic, if nontraditional, two-mom family world of "The Kids Are All Right" saunters trouble in the form of Mark Ruffalo. His rakish Paul, the family's heretofore anonymous sperm donor of the now teen children, brings the swaggering fun you'd expect from any motorcycle-riding, organic-fare restaurateur. Costar Julianne Moore said after all this female energy on the set, when you showed up, you were "über-male" and "all hairy and beardy," and all this male stuff came through.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik
Exactly 10 years ago, Mark Ruffalo became the toast of Sundance when "You Can Count on Me" won the Grand Jury Prize for drama and went on to become one of the year's biggest art-house hits. His career took off from there, with roles in indie classics such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to go along with the occasional studio paycheck (including this February's "Shutter Island" directed by Martin Scorsese). A decade later, the actor was again back in Park City as a lion of the festival -- and, briefly, as its punching bag. Sundance fortunes rise and fall, but rarely do they rise and fall during the same festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2010 | By Rachel Abramowitz
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Blankstein is a Times staff writer.
A woman held in connection with the death of actor Mark Ruffalo's brother was released from the Beverly Hills jail after her attorney was able to convince police that his client was at the scene of the shooting but had nothing to do with it, the attorney said Wednesday. Scott Ruffalo, 39, was pronounced dead Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a single gunshot wound to the head Dec. 1 in his Beverly Hills apartment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Blankstein is a Times staff writer.
A woman held in connection with the death of actor Mark Ruffalo's brother was released from the Beverly Hills jail after her attorney was able to convince police that his client was at the scene of the shooting but had nothing to do with it, the attorney said Wednesday. Scott Ruffalo, 39, was pronounced dead Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a single gunshot wound to the head Dec. 1 in his Beverly Hills apartment.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
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 | Victoria Kim
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are two of the most appealing and versatile young actors in the movies, and in "Just Like Heaven," which proceeds from one shameless tear-jerking contrivance to the next, they earn every cent of their salaries. They perform this sentimental twaddle with a conviction that borders on the absolute, and they inspire respect for their unshakable professionalism.
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