Mark Ruffalo is an Academy Award-nominated actor, known for his roles in The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher and The Avengers franchise. But before stepping into the Hollywood spotlight, Ruffalo was rejected at 800 auditions, ready to give up acting altogether and become a construction painter. Then, news from his doctor threw him for the loop of a lifetime. Kicking off Season Two, we tell Ruffalo’s incredible story, from food stamps to Forbes list.
Major sources for this episode include:
1. New York Magazine: The Kid Stays In The Pictures
2. Movie Maker: Mark Ruffalo’s Revenge: A Long, Strange Trip To The Promised Land
3. Variety: Reviews
4. Variety: Mark Ruffalo Recalls Early Days at Stella Adler: ‘I Was Afraid And Had So Little Confidence.’
5. New York Daily News: ‘The Avengers’: As The Hulk, Mark Ruffalo Is All The Rage