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Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paul Bettany confirmed and discussed his role as Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
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'The Normal Heart' teaser trailer debuts online

'The Normal Heart' teaser trailer debuts online

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- HBO's released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming TV film "The Normal Heart" Sunday.
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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to be Golden Globes presenters

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to be Golden Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Liam Neeson, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde are to be presenters at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

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'Less Than Zero' stars to reunite on 'Avengers' sequel

'Less Than Zero' stars to reunite on 'Avengers' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- James Spader will reunite with Robert Downey Jr., his co-star in the 1987 film "Less Than Zero," in the upcoming "Avengers" sequel, Hollywood producers said.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set for 2015 release

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set for 2015 release

SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- Director Joss Whedon said at San Diego Comic-Con the sequel to 2012's "The Avengers" blockbuster will be called "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
'Avengers,' 'Playbook' each win 3 MTV Movie Awards

'Avengers,' 'Playbook' each win 3 MTV Movie Awards

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- The superhero ensemble picture "The Avengers" earned three MTV Movie Awards, including the top prize of Best Movie, at a ceremony in Culver City, Calif.

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Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2'

Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Mark Ruffalo said on Twitter he won't reprise his role of the Hulk until the superhero ensemble picture, "The Avengers 2," which is due out in 2015.
'Avengers' stars Renner, Jackson to be Oscar presenters

'Avengers' stars Renner, Jackson to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The stars of the superhero ensemble picture "Marvel's the Avengers" are to serve as presenters at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
'Avengers' earns $80.5M in domestic debut

'Avengers' earns $80.5M in domestic debut

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Disney and Marvel Studios' superhero ensemble picture "The Avengers" grossed $80.5 million Friday in North America, box-office receipts show.
Derns and Ladd get Hollywood Walk stars

Derns and Ladd get Hollywood Walk stars

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Actress Laura Dern and her famous parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd have been presented with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
'Shutter Island' release date postponed

'Shutter Island' release date postponed

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures said Friday it is postponing the release of Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of the novel "Shutter Island" until next year.
Mark Ruffalo drops out of film project

Mark Ruffalo drops out of film project

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Mark Ruffalo, whose brother died this week, has dropped out of "Greenburg," a film written and to be directed by Noah Baumbach.
Warrant issued in Ruffalo brother shooting

Warrant issued in Ruffalo brother shooting

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a female suspect in connection with the shooting of Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo's brother, TMZ said.
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Mark Alan Ruffalo (born November 22, 1967) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Stan in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inspector David Toschi in the 2007 film Zodiac and US Marshal Chuck Aule in Shutter Island. Ruffalo has also appeared as a romantic leading-man in successful "chick flicks" such as View From the Top (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Just Like Heaven (2005) and Rumor Has It (2005).

Ruffalo, of Italian and French-Canadian descent, was born in the industrial town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of Marie Rose, a hairdresser and stylist, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr., a construction painter. He has two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother, Scott, who died in December 2008. Ruffalo has described himself as a "happy kid" and his upbringing as taking place in a "very big Italian family with lots of love". He attended a progressive school and was raised around the local Bahá'í community, of which his father was a member. Ruffalo spent his teen years in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his father worked. Ruffalo graduated from First Colonial High School. Ruffalo then moved with his family to San Diego, California and later to Los Angeles, California, where he took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company. With the OTC, he wrote, directed, and starred in a number of plays and spent the next nine years earning his money as a bartender.

Ruffalo had minor roles in films like The Dentist (1996), the low-key crime comedy Safe Men (1998) and Ang Lee's acclaimed Civil War Western Ride with the Devil (1999). Through a chance meeting with writer Kenneth Lonergan, Ruffalo began collaborating with Lonergan and appeared in several of his plays, including the original cast of This is Our Youth (1998), which led to Ruffalo's role as Laura Linney's troubled, aimless drifter brother Terry in Longeran's acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated 2000 film You Can Count on Me. He received favorable reviews for his performance in this film, often earning comparisons to the young Marlon Brando, and won awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival.

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