I had a wonderful Sunday crowd-sourcing questions from my social media coven yesterday. I threw out the first ball: I’m interviewing Mark Ruffalo Monday morning for his movie Infinitely Polar Bear. He has become the thinking woman’s stud muffin — who reals/reels us in with his bruised charm and keeps us awake with his political activism and emotional engagement. Questions? Thoughts?
Writer Sheila Weller, who just published an amazing article on the Black Dahlia murder case for DuJour Magazine, chimed in immediately and wrote, in part, “I am in the Older Woman Who Have the Hots for Mark Ruffalo club. I love his voice — it is utterly distinctive and has a kind of…slow, shhh-for-sss earnestness…for lack of a better word…that tantalizingly complicates his gritty sexiness. Does he know that? An d `use` it?”
I’m curious about Ruffalo playing a bipolar father in this current movie, and his character Bruce Banner/The Hulk is arguably a bipolar superhero in the Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde mold. There is both huge charm and huge vulnerability and darkness to this man — and is that what modern women are seeking? (Or not?)
There is an eight-minute CBS interview with Ruffalo during the Foxcatcher Oscar campaign that netted him a second nomination for Best Supporting Actor but the link is wonky. So, instead, I’m adding two lighter moments from Ruffalo on the Graham Norton Show, including one where he gets a smooch from Meryl Streep:
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