Mark Ruffalo: The Incredible Hulk’s actor
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Every comic lover has been treated well since the year began. It started with DS’s “Black Panther,” and now Marvel is about to release their first superhero movie very soon. Next month, “Avengers: Trinity War” will hit the big screens and the fans can’t hold their excitement for the movie and the actors as well. One of the actors who will appear in the movie is Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo has been playing the role of The Incredible Hulk since 2008 after he took over from Edward Norton. There is some news that Mark Ruffalo will be letting go the role and he’s retiring from Marvel Universe. Ruffalo is one of the highest paid actors in Marvel, and he is also a filmmaker as well as a social activist; but what about him before he rose to fame? 50-year-old Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and his mother, Marie Rose, works as a hairdresser and a stylist. Ruffalo’s father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr. used to be a construction painter. He has two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother who passes on in 2008, Scott Ruffalo. His father is Italian while his mother is half French-Canadian and half Italian. On matters of schooling, Mark Ruffalo attended both Catholic and progressive schools in his entire school life. In an interview, Ruffalo talked about his school days and described himself as a happy kid although at the time he was struggling with undiagnosed dyslexia as a child and ADD when he was a young adult. Ruffalo lived in Virginia Beach, in Virginia all his teen years, and it was the place where his father worked in. When in junior high school and high school in Wisconsin, he used to compete in wrestling and even had a title, “Gavin Gruffalo.” The actor graduated from Virginia Beach’s First Colonial High School and then Ruffalo and his family moved to San Diego, California then to Los Angeles later. While in L.A., Mark Ruffalo took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and was one of the founders of Orpheus Theatre Company. With the company, Ruffalo wrote and directed and also starred in several plays while he spent close to a decade working at a club as a bartender. Mark Ruffalo has made quite a good net worth performing in movies like the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”, “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Now You See Me”, “Shutter Island”, and an untitled Avengers film.
Mark Ruffalo teases Infinity War exit
As we see, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” are advertised as Marvel Cinematic Universe’s end. They are doing that by hinting at the death of some great and main Marvel characters in the hand of the main villain in the movie, Thanos, and his Black Order. It’s not clear if Ruffalo’s role, Hulk will make it through alive and we can only wait to watch the movie next month to know more about that, but Ruffalo himself hinted that he wouldn’t be returning to the role after the movie. Most of us who have watched and loved Hulk wouldn’t want to see the character go and there is a higher chance that he will still be around, but it seems Ruffalo is taking off his gloves on that role and another actor will take over. However, Ruffalo’s contract with Marvel Studio has not expired yet and many fans believe that Hulk could appear in the next MCU phase. So is Mark Ruffalo seriously leaving MCU? That’s everybody’s question, but yes, he might be leaving. The actor shared a photo of his last day shooting on Instagram. He posted a picture of himself he had seen on Reddit where he was wearing a CGI suit and carrying a bundle. Ruffalo captioned the photo as his last day on “IW,” and it was his final exit. Fans compared the closing scenes from Bill Bixby’s TV show, “Incredible Hulk.” The photo was recently posted on Reddit and fans assumed that it was recent and was probably from the filming of “Avengers 4” which is meant to arrive in May 2019. But these movies have a lot of surprises and you might just find the scene in the “Avengers: Infinity War” which is coming out on May 4. Universal still has the rights to disperse any movie that focusses on the character alone and so probably Ruffalo will appear as The Incredible Hulk. Another actor, Chris Hemsworth has completed his contract with Marvel Studios but admitted that he would love to come back as Thor at some point. He had so much fun making ‘Thor: Ragnarok” that he discussed the possibility of the 4th installment with Taika Waititi. That would be a great movie to watch, but if he actually returns then Mark Ruffalo will return as well. The “Avengers: Infinity War”, “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Now You See Me”, “Shutter Island”, and an untitled Avengers film actor might be done with Hulk character at the moment, but it’s not clear what the future holds. Fans are probably looking forward to watching a standalone Hulk movie, but as noted, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. So brace yourself to watch Mark Ruffalo for the last time as Bruce Banner on the big screen and perhaps witness the Hulk go down under the powerful Thanos and his Black Order. The “Avengers” movie is just a few weeks away and you will be able to know what it holds for
Accidentally live streaming Thor: Ragnarok
Last year in October, Mark Ruffalo streamed the audio of “Thor: Ragnarok.” The good thing is he did it just partly and it was audio only. He was live streaming on Instagram during the L.A, premier of the movie last year but then forgot to turn it off after he was done. To introduce the screening, Ruffalo, who starred in the film, stepped on the stage and received a huge applause after he and his co-stars were announced by Jeff Goldblum. Ruffalo was pointing his smartphone at the audience and then put it I his pocket without switching off his Instagram after showing his fans how the moment was. About 2500 people were on Ruffalo’s stream, and the audio was clear and audible. Ruffalo could be heard laughing at the scenes and even the audio could be heard very well. At 8:15, Ruffalo stopped the stream and it’s not clear whether someone told him that it was on or it cut out on its own. To prevent pirating, marvel usually asks its audience members to turn off their devices and allow the security to lock them in sealed pouches before going inside the theater. After the screening was over, the security unsealed the pouches and allowed the guests to take their phones, but those rules don’t really apply to superheroes and it's obvious.
Facts about the actor and his net worth
His son takes him to a local comic book store
Mark Ruffalo revealed that his son is an aficionado. There is a store near his home known as Forbidden Planet and they go there to buy every latest Avengers or Hulk. He added that he heard people talk about “Planet Hulk” and he wanted to find out what it was as well as learn about the “World War Hulk.” Ruffalo noted that his son loved the newer iterations and thought that they were interesting and complex. He stated that Hulk was a force in the Marvel universe who would be against his team and at other times with them. Ruffalo learned that Hulk was the ultimate for in Planet and World War Hulk and he felt that it was funny that he was talking about them.
Mark Ruffalo had a benign brain tumor
In 2011, Ruffalo revealed that he once had a benign brain tumor and it was removed in 2002. The actor was speaking to The Telegraph and he told them that he had a dream about having a brain tumor. So Ruffalo woke up in the morning and went straight to his doctor. He was sent for some tests which ended up showing that he indeed had the disease but was a non-malignant. When Ruffalo had surgery, the operation left half of his face paralyzed, but the paralysis went away with time.
Ruffalo’s first professional job was a TV commercial
Ruffalo was working at a guitar store before he landed a commercial gig and quit the job after he was cast. The “Avengers: Infinity War”, “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Now You See Me”, “Shutter Island”, and an untitled Avengers film actor was around 20 years and it was his first high paying job. Ruffalo quit his job of stringing guitars at a Freedom Guitar and made almost $30,000 in the advert and he thought that he had made it in life and was rich. Two months later, after lending some of the money to his friends, treating them out and buying a new stereo system, the money was finished. Ruffalo went back to smaller jobs that he could get including being a busboy, waiting tables, gardening, house painting and any other ‘shit’ he could land hands on like he told Rolling Stone.
His brother was shot dead
Ruffalo’s brother, Scott was a hairstylist in Los Angeles and his lifeless body was found in his Beverly Hills apartment. Police mentioned at first that he shot himself and even suggested that he was probably playing Russian roulette, but later on, the police changed the stand and said that he was actually murdered. Only two persons have been arrested in connection with Ruffalo’s brother’s murder, but to this day no one has been charged for Scott’s murder.
Mark Ruffalo’s net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mark Ruffalo has a net worth of $30 million. He has made his net worth from The “Avengers: Infinity War”, “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Now You See Me”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Shutter Island”, and an untitled Avengers film.
And to wrap up!
It’s saddening to hear that Mark Ruffalo won’t be starring as Hulk anymore. Ruffalo’s fans will surely miss to watch him, but he might show up in other movies though.