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Robert Downey Jr., Judi Dench set for BAFTA LA honors

Robert Downey Jr., Judi Dench set for BAFTA LA honors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Judi Dench are to be honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards.
Karen Butler
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others

Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) --Thousands of New Yorkers and citizens across the globe march for climate change action on Sunday.
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Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Hot off a summer of winning critics and the box office, Disney released new details about the sequel to Marvel's flagship franchise, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Michael Cera stars in Broadway production of 'This is Our Youth'

Michael Cera stars in Broadway production of 'This is Our Youth'

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Canadian actor Michael Cera made his Broadway debut Thursday on the revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play This Is Our Youth
Veronica Linares
James Corden to host 'Late Late Show,' CBS confirms

James Corden to host 'Late Late Show,' CBS confirms

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) --British actor, writer and comedian James Corden has been named the new host of "The Late Late Show," CBS announced Monday.
Karen Butler
Adam Levine does mean Michael Jackson impression on 'Tonight Show'

Adam Levine does mean Michael Jackson impression on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine showcased his impersonation talents during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Jeremy Renner says Hawkeye may appear in 'Captain America 3'

Jeremy Renner says Hawkeye may appear in 'Captain America 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Jeremy Renner says there are "rumblings" he will appear as master archer Hawkeye in "Captain America 3."
Annie Martin
Martin Scorsese to direct 'Shutter Island' series for HBO

Martin Scorsese to direct 'Shutter Island' series for HBO

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --"Ashecliffe," a prequel series to Martin Scorsese's 2010 film "Shutter Island," is in the works at HBO.
Annie Martin
James Cordon to succeed Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show'

James Cordon to succeed Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) --British comedian James Corden will reportedly replace Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" in December.
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Julia Roberts beats Jimmy Fallon at 'Face Balls'

Julia Roberts beats Jimmy Fallon at 'Face Balls'

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Julia Roberts stopped by Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" Thursday to play a new game called Face Balls.
Veronica Linares
Keira Knightley says she doesn't listen to music

Keira Knightley says she doesn't listen to music

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Despite playing a singer-songwriter in the new movie {i:Begin Again}, Keira Knightly says she doesn't listen to music.
Aileen Graef
Channing Tatum stars as wrestler Mark Schultz in intense new trailer for 'Foxcatcher'

Channing Tatum stars as wrestler Mark Schultz in intense new trailer for 'Foxcatcher'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Channing Tatum stars as real-life Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, whose brother was shot and killed by longtime friend and troubled millionaire John du Pont.
Annie Martin
Adam Levine says he could relate to the artist on the brink of stardom in 'Begin Again'

Adam Levine says he could relate to the artist on the brink of stardom in 'Begin Again'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Adam Levine says it was fairly easy for him to draw upon his days as a struggling musician for the inspiration to play one in John Carney's film, "Begin Again."
Karen Butler
Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner no longer friends because of Ben Affleck

Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner no longer friends because of Ben Affleck

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Mark Ruffalo says he and "13 Going on 30" co-star Jennifer Garner were friends until Ben Affleck "came on the scene."
Annie Martin
Keira Knightley says her 'Begin Again' character dresses for women, not men

Keira Knightley says her 'Begin Again' character dresses for women, not men

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) --Keira Knightley says the cotton, print dresses and ripped, slouchy jeans her character wears in "Begin Again" are meant to appeal to women, not men.
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Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives at the premiere of "Reservation Road" in Los Angeles on October 18, 2007. Ruffalo co-stars in this feature film with Jennifer Connelly and Joaquin Phoenix. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms)
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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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