November 22, 1967
Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
as actor in feature films since 1994 (age 27)
as actor in television since 1989 (age 22)
Ruffalo gained international prominence by portraying the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with “The Avengers” (2012).
In 2014, he portrayed Dave Schultz in Foxcatcher, for which he was nominated for awards, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Roles portrayed by Mark Ruffalo
TBA Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott in Dry Run
2019 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in Captain Marvel
2019 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in Avengers: Endgame
2018 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in Avengers: Infinity War
2017 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok
Ruffalo starred as a genius scientist who transforms into a monster when enraged or agitated after being exposed to gamma radiation.
In the two years since Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), he has become a successful and popular gladiator on Sakaar and has suppressed the Banner side during those years.
2016 Mark Ruffalo as Agent Dylan Rhodes in Now You See Me 2
A sequel to the 2013 film Now You See Me and the second installment of the film series, the plot follows the Four Horsemen who resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off an almost impossible heist.
Ruffalo starred as a former FBI agent and member of the Four Horsemen and the son of the late illusionist Lionel Shrike.
2015 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron
2015 Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes in Spotlight
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Director: Tom McCarthy
2014 Mark Ruffalo as Cam Stuart in Infinitely Polar Bear
Ruffalo plays a father struggling with bipolar disorder. He tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.
Director: Maya Forbes
2014 Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz in Foxcatcher
It’s a biographical sports true crime drama film directed by Bennett Miller. The film’s plot is loosely based on the events surrounding 1986 recruitment of two 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist wrestlers, Mark Schultz and his older brother David, to help coach U.S. wrestlers, and the subsequent murder of David by du Pont in January 1996.
Steve Carell as John Eleuthère du Pont, American multimillionaire, philanthropist, and wrestling enthusiast
Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler
Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler, Mark’s older brother
2013 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in Iron Man 3
Ruffalo in post-credits scene cameo.
2013 Mark Ruffalo as Adam in Thanks for Sharing
A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
Director: Stuart Blumberg
2013 Mark Ruffalo as Agent Dylan Rhodes in Now You See Me
It’s a heist thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier. The plot follows an FBI agent (Ruffalo) struggling to capture and bring the Four Horsemen to justice for their unique heist agenda. In the end, he is revealed to be an illusionist, a member of the Eye himself, Lionel Shrike’s son and the mastermind behind the entire heist mission.
Also the film features an ensemble cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman. This is the first installment of a film series.
2013 Mark Ruffalo as Dan Mulligan in Begin Again
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive (Ruffalo) and a young singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley) turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Director: John Carney
2012 Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk in The Avengers
This is the first film where Rufalo played the Hulk.
2011 Mark Ruffalo as Gerald Maretti in Margaret
Its plot revolves around a 17-year-old Manhattan student, Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin), witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives. Ruffalo plays this bus driver.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
2010 Mark Ruffalo as Paul Hatfield in The Kids Are All Right
Ruffalo plays a biological father of two children conceived by artificial insemination in a same-sex couple, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore). And this children bring him into their non-traditional family life.
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
2010 Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule / Dr. Lester Sheehan in Shutter Island
It’s a neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on Dennis Lehane’s 2003 novel of the same name. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as U.S. Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels who is investigating a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island after one of the patients goes missing. Mark Ruffalo plays his partner officer.
2010 Mark Ruffalo as Brad Sullivan in Date Night
It’s a comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey as a couple who get caught up in a case of mistaken identity while on a date.
2009 Mark Ruffalo as Stephen Bloom in The Brothers Bloom
The Brothers Bloom (Ruffalo and Adrien Brody) are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
Director: Rian Johnson
2009 Mark Ruffalo as Adrian in Where the Wild Things Are
It’s a fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze, based on Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book of the same name. The film centers on a lonely boy named Max who sails away to an island inhabited by creatures known as the “Wild Things,” who declare Max their king.
Max Records as Max, a lonely pre-teen with a wild imagination.
Catherine Keener as Connie, Max’s mother.
Mark Ruffalo as Adrian, Connie’s boyfriend.
2009 Mark Ruffalo as Father Joe in Sympathy for Delicious
It’s a drama film, and the directorial debut of Mark Ruffalo. The plot revolves around a newly paralyzed DJ (Thornton) gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.
2008 Mark Ruffalo as Doctor in Blindness
It’s an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by Portuguese author José Saramago about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. The film was directed by Fernando Meirelles with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo as the main characters.
2008 Mark Ruffalo as Brian Reilly in What Doesn’t Kill You
It’s a crime drama loosely based on the true life story of the film’s director Brian Goodman, detailing his own exploits involved with South Boston’s Irish Mob.
Hawke and Ruffalo play childhood friends Paulie and Brian, who are forced to survive on the tough streets of South Boston through a life of petty thievery. They join a local gang of criminals, but Brian finds it hard to reconcile his work and friendship with Paulie and his relationship with his wife (Amanda Peet) and sons.
2007 Mark Ruffalo as Inspector Dave Toschi in Zodiac
The plot revolves around a San Francisco cartoonist (Gyllenhaal) becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
2007 Mark Ruffalo as Dwight Arno in Reservation Road
It’s a drama film directed by Terry George, based on the book of the same title by John Burnham Schwartz. The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo, deals with the aftermath of a fatal car crash.
2006 Mark Ruffalo as Adam Stanton in All the King’s Men
2005 Mark Ruffalo as David Abbott in Just like Heaven
Ruffalo starred as a lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman (Witherspoon) who used to live in his new apartment.
Director: Mark Waters
2005 Mark Ruffalo as Jeff Daly in Rumor Has It…
It’s a romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner. The concept of the screenplay by Ted Griffin is that a woman learns that her mother and grandmother may be the inspiration for the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo.
2004 Mark Ruffalo as Jack Linden in We Don’t Live Here Anymore
It’s a drama film directed by John Curran. It is based on the short stories “We Don’t Live Here Anymore and Adultery” by Andre Dubus.
The plot revolves around two seemingly happy couples (Mark Ruffalo and Laura Dern; Peter Krause and Naomi Watts) meet regularly for dinner. But in reality the couples suffer from hidden discomfort in their family lives, causing one spouse to seek a relationship with a spouse from the other couple.
2004 Mark Ruffalo as Stan in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
It’s a romantic science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Michel Gondry. Its plot revolves around an estranged couple (Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey) who have erased each other from their memories, then re-met and started dating again.
Ruffalo played a technician for Lacuna.
2004 Mark Ruffalo as Matt Flamhaff in 13 Going on 30
It’s a fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick, and starring Jennifer Garner. It follows a 13-year-old girl, Jenna, who dreams of being popular. She makes a wish on her birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.
Ruffalo played the Jenna’ friend.
2004 Mark Ruffalo as Ray Fanning in Collateral
It’s a neo-noir action thriller film directed by Michael Mann. A cab drive, Max (Jamie Foxx), finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer, Vincent (Tom Cruise), as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Ruffalo played an LAPD detective on the trail of Vincent and Max.
2003 Mark Ruffalo as Lee in My Life Without Me
It’s a drama film directed by Isabel Coixet, based on the book “Pretending the Bed Is a Raft” by Nanci Kincaid, it tells a story of a 23-year-old woman, Ann (Sarah Polley), with a husband and two daughters, who finds out she is going to die soon.
Ruffalo played a man with whom Ann has an affair.
2003 Mark Ruffalo as Ted Stewart in View from the Top
A small-town woman, Donna (Gwyneth Paltrow) tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant. Ruffalo played Donna’ boyfriend.
Director: Bruno Barreto
2003 Mark Ruffalo as Detective Giovanni A. Malloy in In the Cut
New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery (Meg Ryan), has an affair with a police detective (Ruffalo), who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.
Director: Jane Campion
2002 Mark Ruffalo as Coles in XX/XY
Ruffalo played one of th three friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later.
Director: Austin Chick
2002 Mark Ruffalo as Private Pappas in Windtalkers
2001 Mark Ruffalo as Yates in The Last Castle
2001 Mark Ruffalo as Alex in Apartment 12
2000 Mark Ruffalo as Terry Prescott in You Can Count On Me
2000 Mark Ruffalo as T-Bo in Committed
1999 Mark Ruffalo as Joel in A Fish in the Bathtub
1999 Mark Ruffalo as Alf Bowden in Ride with the Devil
1998 Mark Ruffalo as Frank in Safe Men
1998 Mark Ruffalo as Ricko in 54
1996 Mark Ruffalo as Brett in The Destiny of Marty Fine
1996 Mark Ruffalo as Steve Landers in The Dentist
1996 Mark Ruffalo as Attorney in Blood Money
1996 Mark Ruffalo as Brent Benedict in The Last Big Thing
1995 Mark Ruffalo as Joey in Mirror, Mirror III: The Voyeur
1994 Mark Ruffalo as J.D. in There Goes My Baby
1994 Mark Ruffalo as Christian in Mirror, Mirror II: Raven Dance