Celebrating Mark Ruffalo’s 50th birthday, here are 15 fact you probably didn’t know about The Hulk actor. (Photo: WENN)
To paraphrase Mark, he had a childhood filled with happiness, though he was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD, which made school a serious struggle. (Photo: Instagram)
His first paying job as an actor was a 1989 Clearasil commercial. And he got way too excited after winning the role! (Photo: Instagram)
Mark bartended for almost 10 years before finding his big break! (Photo: WENN)
Ruffalo says he identifies with his iconic character The Hulk because he used to have anger issues in his 20’s. (Photo: Instagram)
Meanwhile, celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson and Channing Tatum have *literally* said he’s like a cuddly bear that everyone loves to hug. (Photo: WENN)
He’s been married to Sunrise Coigney for 17 years! The couple has three children together: son Keen, and daughters Bella Noche and Odette. (Photo: WENN)
His son Keen has become a comic aficionado. He takes him to a local comic book store to catch up on the Hulk’s adventures. (Photo: Instagram)
Mark was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of brain tumor, and had surgery. The rumor was benign but resulted in a period of partial facial paralysis. (Photo: WENN)
Mark Ruffalo is a vegetarian. (Photo: WENN)
He is an activist. Mark is passionate in the fight against fracking; he’s constantly speaking out against it, attending rallies and protests. (Photo: Instagram)
He even is close friends with Leo DiCaprio thanks to their shared passion for the environment. (Photo: Instagram)
Mark is also an avid and openly anti-Trump celebrity—for obvious reasons. (Photo: Instagram)
After successfully helping lead a movement to ban fracking in NY, he’s been approached to run for office. “My heart almost immediately says no. And then, I say, well why is that? I analyze it. I don’t know. Who knows what the future’s going to hold.” (Photo: WENN)
Ruffalo’s brother, Scott, was murdered in 2008 at just 39 years old. Ruffalo sat by his brother’s bedside until he passed from his gunshot wounds. “You never get over it; you just get used to it,” he said. (Photo: WENN)
He once attended a Comic Con dressed up as The Hulk, and people had no idea it was him! (Photo: Instagram)
Mark has been nominated for three Oscars, but hasn’t won—yet! (Photo: WENN)
We’ve loved Mark Ruffalo since we first saw him starring in movies like “13 Going 30” and “Zodiac”. We then re-fell in love with him for his work encompassing both Hollywood blockbusters like “Spotlight” and the “Now You See Me” franchise, and indie films like “The Kids Are Alright” and “Infinitely Polar Bear”.
And, of course, he’s now
best known for his role as Bruce Banner—a.k.a. The Hulk— in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After such an extensive list of credits to his name, is clear that Mark Ruffalo is not only busy (to say the least!) but also that he has had a long and successful career as an actor, director, and producer. But Mark Ruffalo is much more than just a big name in the entertainment industry!
Celebrating his 50
th birthday, here are 15 things you may or may not know about the all-round good guy Mark Ruffalo!