Wanted: an actor to hit the gym regularly to be in shape for a comic book superhero role.

This year alone, several actors are hitting the gym to build muscles for their comic book roles. The partial list includes Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Christian Bale’s Batman and Tom Hardy’s Bane. Now actor Mark Ruffalo needs to hit the gym, but to lose weight and be in shape.

“Oh, baby. I’m getting hard!” said Ruffalo to EW after the Oscars. “I’ve lost 15 pounds and I’ve put another five on of just strapping, pure USDA beef.”

Ruffalo was named to play Bruce Banner/Hulk at the last San Diego Comic-Con International for the upcoming Marvel’s mega-superhero movie The Avengers.

Unlike the other superheroes, Ruffalo is aiming to be skinnier and not buffer.

“They want me mean and lean, but they don’t want me big and buff,” said Ruffalo to EW back in November.

According to EW, his workout routine probably includes Taekwondo, Pilates and some gymnastics. As for the Hulk, Ruffalo will be wearing a motion-capture suit to play the bulked up character.

Director Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” will begin production soon. The film assembles the all-star superhero cast of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Ruffalo as the Hulk.

The film is scheduled to be in theaters next year on May 4. (Source)


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Director Joss Whedon and his band of heroes, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) , Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) will not be going into production on Marvel Studios‘ forthcoming team-up film, The Avengers until April.

Now, reports claim that Marvel has already cut a secret teaser trailer for the movie, which could be seen this summer before Thor or Captain America: The First Avenger. AICN reports that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is featured in that teaser trailer, and LatinoReview reaffirms that Loki will return in “The Avengers” as the main villain, and adds that he will use the “cosmic cube” from Captain America: The First Avenger to summon The Skrulls to invade Earth and battle The Avengers.

Although these reports are plausible, and the info is from reliable folks, all of this should probably be considered rumor for now. If it is all true, what do you think? Let me know in the comments.

The Avengers is slated to hit theaters on May 4th, 2012. (Source)


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Our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of director, Gary Winick. Gary Winick who directed 13 Going On 30 has passed away at 49 following a long fight with brain cancer.

@mruff221 My Friend, the beautiful, gifted and kind Gary Winick passed away yesterday from a brain tumor. He directed “13 going on 30″. We will miss U.

@mruff221 Rest in Peace Gary Winick. You brought us a great amount of humanity and joy. http://bit.ly/eip8gl


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On the red carpet of last night’s Academy awards, Oscar-nominees and The Avengers co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner were asked about the upcoming superhero movie. Obviously, they barely said anything about the project because if you know anything about “The Avengers” before Marvel inundates us with marketing, the movie will be ruined. While both actors were mostly tight-lipped about the flick, Ruffalo did tell MTV that we should expect to see The Hulk and Bruce Banner in equal measure. He added that,

“There’s some great Bruce Banner stuff [in 'Avengers'], kind of a slant on him that we haven’t seen before,” said Ruffalo. “He’s introduced in a really great way.”

Renner told MTV that he had read the script for The Avengers and that it was “Tremendous.” He added, “I can’t tell you anything about it.”

Renner also commented on his rumored appearance in another Marvel movie. If you don’t want to be spoiled about that particular film, stop reading now.

As we reported last December, Renner’s Avengers character Hawkeye is rumored to make a cameo in Thor. Renner all-but-confirmed the rumor when he told MTV:

“I might [have a cameo in 'Thor'],” he teased. “Go see it. Check it out.”

However, it looks like he won’t be in his Avengers gear when he makes his appearance in Thor. Renner tells MTV that he has yet to see his Hawkeye costume.

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February 28, 2011

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Kids Are All Right for their Oscar nominations last night! Unfortunately, the film nor it’s actors won at last night’s ceremony. After the show, Mark and Sunrise were at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, and pictures from both events have been added to the gallery.


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Mark and Sunrise have just arrived at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! Good luck to Mark, the cast and crew of The Kids Are All Right! Pictures will be added throughout the evening.

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Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! The Kids Are All Right has been nominated for four awards tonight. Good luck to Mark as he is a nominee tonight! Pictures to be added as soon as they are available. Take a look below at the awards “The Kids Are All Right” is up for tonight:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
“The Kids Are All Right” (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right” (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right” (2010)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg, “The Kids Are All Right” (2010)

Nominees: View Complete Nominee List


Tonight was the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Mark and his wife Sunrise attended the ceremony where The Kids Are All Right had received several nominations including: Best Picture, Best Supporting Male (Mark Ruffalo) and Best Female Lead (Annette Bening) – and managed to win one as well! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

Best Original Screenplay
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids Are All Right”

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Academy Award–nominated actor Mark Ruffalo and his wife, Sunrise, appear in the latest video in the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality series from the Human Rights Campaign.

The couple talks about parenthood in the video, saying, “We’re raising our three kids to treat everyone with dignity and respect. We believe everyone should have the right and the chance to be with the person they love – straight or gay.”

Advocates in New York hope to see another vote by June on the marriage equality bill, which failed in the state senate in 2009. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to push for a vote during this legislative session.


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Shutter Island received five nominations for this year’s Saturn Awards. The Martin Scorsese-directed movie – starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Michelle Williams – is nominated in five categories. Winners of the 37th Annual Saturn Awards will be announced in June.

Best Horror/Thriller Film:
“Shutter Island” (2010)

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Shutter Island” (2010)

Best Supporting Actor:
Mark Ruffalo, “Shutter Island” (2010)

Best Director:
Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” (2010)

Best Production Design:
“Shutter Island” (2010)

Full List: View Complete Nominee List


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