Wednesday, July 7, 2010

i've got a crush on Mark Ruffalo

things you might quite like to be aware of in regards to Mark Ruffalo

apple : i thought of him after reading Rebecca's aha here

baby : he lives with his cool wife and children here

cool : he survived this

decadent : he is acting in this

elevate : he said this ...

Interviewer :You said that after you got sick you lost a lot of confidence. Did you mean personal confidence, or as an actor, and how did you go about getting that back? Does it change your perspective forever?

Ruffalo: Well, part of it is forever, but a lot of it I’ve gotten over. You have all these insecurities, like will I ever be able to act again… I mean, they were probing around in my brain, cutting stuff out. (laughs). You wonder if that will affect your abilities. I was literally falling down for months, the side of my face wouldn’t move for months, I couldn’t remember how to get home. But now… I actually feel like I’m a much stronger actor today. Obviously it colors your perceptions of mortality. You find out what you’re made of. All of my fears were survival-based and ego-based, and I guess that’s where most people’s fears are based—they’re “loss” fears. I felt like I was losing it, and then I realized ‘I’ll survive.’ And after going through that fear and living with it for a year, I had a different perspective. Certain characters I wanted to play, or going from a studio movie to an independent where you might’ve worried before that you’d be seen as taking a step down… Or if you don’t play a leading man all the time they might consider you a “character actor…” Oh, God, not that! Please don’t label me a character actor! And being apprehensive about difficult material because of how it might affect your career… All those crazy questions that go through your mind,I came to realize are just bullshit!

So at a certain point you had an epiphany that you no longer give a damn what people think—as an artist you’re going to do what you want to do.

I’ve gotten a lot less worried about it, I’ll tell you that. I just feel so much more free. I can happily defy the voice that says “You can’t do this.” You know, that editor voice. I’ve realized that I want my life to be my life, not my agent’s life, not my mom’s life, not my wife’s life—my life.

rachel... said...

Oh, I've got a crush on him, too!

Amber said...

He's hot and an awesome actor...seems more genuine than a lot of actors out there, and his children's rooms are rad. Hadn't realized he had a brain tumor, but glad he back :)

svasti said...

He is all kinds of down to earth sexiness, and I LOVE his house :)

Donda said...

He is sooo pretty!

izzabitz said...

Like I needed more reasons to love Mark Ruffalo! He seems like a really grounded person, and I LOVE their house!

Annje said...

He is perhaps one of my only celebrity crushes. There is something about his eyes that I just love. And I have loved all of his movies. He does seem genuine and just sweet.

Ocean Girl said...

He is quietly handsome. And awesome.

Tina said...

ah!! he was the first celebrity I ever interviewed...he's a sweetheart.

http://articles.latimes.com/2005/sep/11/entertainment/ca-ruffalo11

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I have always thought he was super cool. I love his perspective post-surgery. It's amazing how a health scare can change how someone views the world. Also, I had seen his house in Domino, but I didn't realize it was his house until you posted this. Awesome. I also can't wait to see his new movie. It has an awesome cast and the previews look great.

Captain Dumbass said...

Well, I wouldn't say crush, but that looks like a great movie.

Sadako said...

Agreed. He's very hot! :( So sad about the tumor.

Sherry O'Keefe said...

i needed to hear (read) those last few lines. good stuff.

Margaret said...

Who doesn't? Lol. He always seems so sweet, and he's certainly been through a lot.

Jason, as himself said...

This movie looks fantastic!

What a great guy. I wouldn't kick him out of bed, either!

justmakingourway said...

That picture alone is enough to make me crush out on him. The rest is pure gravy!

Maggie May said...

Jason me either!

Marylinn Kelly said...

I am happy to have found you, your generous spirit, heartfelt words, humor and your beautiful family.

maybenextweek said...

Oh, I love Mark Ruffalo, even more so now! And that house! Sigh.
xo Francesca

britteny said...

i dig him too. that guy i recently took pics of looks like a cross between him and eric bana.

needless to say, it was a lengthy photo session.

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Shana said...

So I am not going to lie. I was having a little moment of, um, I don't know what... lack of feeling the magic? In the bedroom? Last night? And then I somehow got this mental image of that photo of Mark R. holding his baby and... oh, momma. Just thought you'd like to know that your blog is now acting as a marital aid.

Maggie May said...

go Shana! :)

starrlife said...

Hey-I might be an old lady but mmmmmmm......
I saw him on Charlie Rose last night and he was awesome! New movie about parenting coming out- he was a sperm donor dad for a married lesbian couple.... His character was I mean.

All This Trouble... said...

Me too. Big crush.

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