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Actor/director/producer/writer Mark Ruffalo (Dwight Arno)'s performance opposite Academy Award nominee Laura Linney in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination; the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; and Best Actor honors at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival.
He most recently was seen starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr. in David Fincher's critically acclaimed Zodiac. Among his other films as actor are Michel Gondry's Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (also for Focus Features); Michael Mann's Collateral; Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me; Jane Campion's In the Cut; Gary Winick's 13 Going on 30; Mark Waters' Just Like Heaven; Steven Zaillian's All the King's Men; Austin Chick's xx/yy; John Woo's Windtalkers; Rod Lurie's The Last Castle; and Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil. His upcoming films include Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret, Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom, and Fernando Meirelles' Blindness.
Mr. Ruffalo co-wrote the screenplay for Michael Hacker's independent feature The Destiny of Marty Fine, which was first runner-up at the Slamdance Film Festival; has directed several plays, including Timothy McNeil's Margaret (at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles, in early 2001); and executive-produced John Curran's independent feature We Don't Live Here Anymore, in which he starred with Laura Dern, Peter Krause, and Naomi Watts.
The Wisconsin native trained with Joanne Linville at the Stella Adler Conservatory before beginning his acting career on the stage. He gained entertainment industry attention starring in the off-Broadway production of This is Our Youth for playwright/director Kenneth Lonergan, for which Mr. Ruffalo won a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor. He has also been honored with Dramalogue and Theatre World Awards. More recently, he made his Broadway debut in Bartlett Sher's revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!and received a Tony Award nomination.