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AwardsFoxcatcherThe Normal Heart     

Nominations for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning and Mark received two nominations for his work on The Normal Heart and Foxcatcher!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
ROBERT DUVALL / Joseph Palmer – “THE JUDGE” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
ETHAN HAWKE / Mason, Sr. – “BOYHOOD” (IFC Films)
EDWARD NORTON / Mike – “BIRDMAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MARK RUFFALO / Dave Schultz – “FOXCATCHER” (Sony Pictures Classics)
J.K. SIMMONS / Fletcher – “WHIPLASH” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
ADRIEN BRODY / Harry Houdini – “HOUDINI” (History)
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Sherlock Holmes – “SHERLOCK: HIS LAST VOW” (PBS)
RICHARD JENKINS / Henry Kitteridge – “OLIVE KITTERIDGE” (HBO)
MARK RUFFALO / Ned Weeks – “THE NORMAL HEART” (HBO)
BILLY BOB THORNTON / Lorne Malvo – “FARGO” (FX)

Steve Carell was also nominated on Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Foxcatcher and I’m a bit disappointed the film itself didn’t figured into Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (SAG version for best film).

The awards will be handed out Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in a ceremony to be simulcast on TNT and TBS live at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

InterviewVideo     

Variety has published the full video for the ‘Variety Actors on Actors’ series, in which two actors was set to candid chat about their careers. Mark was paired with Jessica Chastain and they talked a little bit about their earlier jobs.

The interview will air on PBS SoCal on Dec. 28 as a part of the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors series and on PBS stations nationally beginning in January; check local listings.

Since I can’t embed the Variety video, check below the embeded video coming from our Jessica Chastain partner site:

Gallery     

I’ve updated the gallery with a few photo sessions Mark did this year, including Sundance, TIFF and the regular Foxcatcher promotion:

Interview     

Mark and Jessica Chastain was paired on Variety Studios Actors on Actors and today alongside the cover was released a portrait (which you can find in our gallery) and another excerpt from the interview. Check it:

Ruffalo: So I would assume that you’re an actor who doesn’t mind a proper rehearsal.
Chastain: Yes, I love it.
Ruffalo: And do you think that comes from your training? Being onstage?
Chastain: Definitely, but I have been in situations where they say, “Yes, we need you for a week of rehearsal before,” and then you just end up sitting in your hotel room for a week.
Ruffalo: So do you find that the art of rehearsing been lost? I mean I feel like a lot of people don’t know how to rehearse.
Chastain: Well to me, it always depends on the actor. Because sometimes it’s great when the first time you say the lines with the other person is caught on camera. For me, rehearsal isn’t about going over the scene over and over again; it’s about going through the script as who I am — not as the character — and saying, what does this line mean and how long have we known each other? … Fleshing out as much as you can that’s not on the page, and building the relationship with the other actor.
Ruffalo: So do you feel more free because of that? Did you improvise a little bit?
Chastain: Actually, (with) Christopher Nolan for “Interstellar,” I was shocked, because I thought he wouldn’t want improvisation. But one of the very first days, I had these speeches to do, and Chris said to me, “OK, why don’t you just put it in your own words now?” The more you rehearse and know your character — even if you’re rehearsing on your own — the easier it is to improvise. Did you guys improvise?
Ruffalo: Yeah, we would start on the script, and then break free, and it wouldn’t be much, maybe a little exercise that then (we) would refine. (Director Bennett Miller) would say, “I really like that. Let’s take that piece of improvisation, do it again, see where we go if we add this (other) element.” So we were building. And then he’d strip out all the dialogue, and it would be a physicalization — you know, hold that moment, don’t feel compelled to say anything, but let that improvisation inform what’s happening between the two of you. And sometimes in those improvisations, there would be a long silence, or there would be some physical thing that came out of the improvisation that would be the whole scene.

Magazines     

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This cover is from their December 2nd issue and you will find scans here asap!

AwardsFoxcatcherThe Normal Heart     

The International Press Academy just revealed their nominees for the 2014 Satellite Awards, and Mark is on the list as Best Supporting Actor for his work in Foxcatcher.

He shares the list with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Edward Norton (Birdman), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Robert Duvall (The Judge). His co-star Steve Carell was also nominated as Best Actor.

Also, The Normal Heart was nominated as Motion Picture Made for Television with Mark being nominated as Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television and Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, this with Matt Bomer also nominated.

The Los Angeles-based IPA, which is comprised of about 150 journalists from around the world, will hold its annual awards ceremony on Feb. 15.

Articles & PressSpotlight     

Boston Globe has published today a great article featuring an interview with three members of the Spotlight Team — reporters Sacha Pfeiffer and Michael Rezendes and editor Walter V. Robinson — on which they shared the experiences on having Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton portraying them.

‘Watching Mark [Ruffalo] re-enact five months of my life was like looking into a funhouse mirror’
By Michael Rezendes | Globe Staff

When I found out Mark Ruffalo was going to play me in a movie based on the Globe Spotlight Team, I immediately flashed on the crazy quilt of characters he has played: the obsessed detective in “Zodiac,” the aw-shucks ladies’ man in “The Kids Are All Right,” and the washed-up record producer in “Begin Again,” to name just a few.

So how was Mark going to play me circa 2001, when I was one of the reporters investigating the cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese? Pretty much exactly as I am — or was — it turns out.

At first, watching Mark re-enact five months of my life was like looking into a funhouse mirror, as I slipped into a summer evening at Fenway Park more than a dozen years ago. There he was – or I was – with my short-cropped hair, blue button-down shirt, and black leather jacket, exactly as I would have appeared at a Red Sox game after work.

FoxcatcherInterview     

Three of the best performances in American film this year – by Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum – are all in the same movie. That movie is Foxcatcher (which opened Friday), the latest from Bennett Miller, director of Capote (2005), about writer Truman Capote, and Moneyball (2011), about baseball manager Billy Beane.

The Globe sat down with the three actors at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to talk about Foxcatcher and the roles that represent some of the best work of their careers.

And as actors, you have to love and honour them. It’s hard for me to talk about John du Pont in an abstract way with Steve sitting right here.

The first thing that strikes me is that this is a story that relates to being an actor. Like these wrestlers, you have talent and years of training, and then these people, who have deep pockets, tell you they know what’s best. Did it strike a chord?

Carell: Hmm. Well, I think that’s true of almost any business you can think of. There’s always power and influence and different levels of stature, which pertains to acting or almost anywhere we turn.

Ruffalo: Also, with John du Pont’s money and power and stature – he’s an heir. It wasn’t something he earned. In our business, when you walk in and meet a producer or director, they’re also people with talent. Once we go off and do our thing, we’re working with a director, we’re one step removed from all that.

Tatum: I always feel these guys are way more experienced than I am and I want to trade for some of their experience. It wasn’t like Bennett Miller bought his ability to make a movie.

FoxcatcherInterview     

National Post has published a great Q&A with Mark about Foxcatcher. Read below some excerpts:

Mark Ruffalo has long been a secret weapon. Whether it’s his whip-smart detective in the Tom Cruise thriller Collateral or very credible Hulk in The Avengers, the 47-year-old excels at bringing unexpected sparks to projects that have flashier, more obvious draws. In Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller’s dark drama about Olympian wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz (but also, you know, The Death of the American Dream), a villainous Steve Carell was initially pegged as the film’s main attraction. Yet Ruffalo, playing the elder Dave Schultz, steals the show from under his co-star’s substantial fake nose. While at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote Foxcatcher, Ruffalo talked to the Post’s Barry Hertz about weight training, midlife crises and body-slamming Channing Tatum.

Q You bulked up considerably for this project. How much training was involved?
A It was pretty much seven months of me putting on 30 pounds of muscle — and some fat. I was a wrestler in high school, but I led with my right foot, and Dave led with his left. It was the mirror opposite of everything I knew. I was making another movie at the time, Begin Again, but in the morning I was weight training, then wrestle in the afternoon, and hopefully nap and eat in between. Dave Schultz was at his physical best at the time, and I was, well, I’ve crossed the apex into decline.

Q Were you training with Channing at the same time?
A For a month we were working out, meeting, talking and really poring over our characters. It was very intense.

Q You play brothers, and the intensity of that bond is clear onscreen. How did you work through that relationship?
A Wrestlers communicate a lot more than athletes in any other sport I can think of. Through physical expression, through a physical kind of communication — it’s very nuanced and subtle, but there’s a whole language there. So we were working out together all the time, and that one scene at the beginning of the film, where we’re doing a warmup practice, it encapsulates their entire history and relationship. We worked on that routine every single time we wrestled together — it makes you really close. But we were also informed by the real relationship these people had, and there was a huge weight and responsibility to that.

Read the full interview at National Post

InterviewVideo     

Variety published today a sneak peek of the Actors on Actors conversations between Mark Ruffalo and Jessica Chastain. The full video will air next January on PBS.

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