Mark Ruffalo stars in The Kids Are All right and the actor has never been better. That’s saying something about the acclaimed actor who stole scenes from Oscar nominee Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me, Jake Gyllenhaal in Zodiac and Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island.
Ruffalo is also a writer-director.
He wrote The Destiny of Marty Fine and made his directorial debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with Sympathy for Delicious — which won the festival’s Special Jury Prize.
Mark Ruffalo’s performance in The Kids Are All Right is a revelation. He is equally soft and endearing as he is powerful.
In The Kids Are All Right, Mark Ruffalo portrays an organic, locally grown food restaurant owner who has his world turned upside down when two children seek him out as their father.
Ruffalo’s character was a sperm donor and is approached at a time in his life where he welcomes the idea of being a father to two teenage children who are being raised by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening’s lesbian couple.
The Kids Are All Right’s children are happy, but seeking the father figure they never had.
In the hands of Mark Ruffalo, his character Paul’s insertion into the formerly perfect family led by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening is sensitive, moving and slightly manipulative. But it is the performance by Ruffalo that allows The Kids Are All Right audience to adore him even as his character’s faults come to the forefront. It’s what audiences have been doing with Mark Ruffalo performances for years.
Mark Ruffalo sits down with SheKnows for an exclusive video interview where the acclaimed actor talks about why he joined The Kids Are All Right cast and how reuniting with Julianne Moore after their stellar combination in Blindness made the filming of the independent movie a total delight.
Mark Ruffalo exclusive video interview