Ha ha, suckers! I've got each and every one of you straight men in my on vacation grasp (I'll be in PA for a whole week, terrorizing the locals and cheering on the Flyers.) That doesn't mean that I've forgotten about you and your obsession with THE AVENGERS. (Although does anyone else get a big LOL moment out of the fact that LOL is even risking a limited release on the same weekend?) Since it would be asinine for me to do a ScarJo Hot or Not, guess whaaaaaaaat??
Mark had been in minor roles since the early 90's before he got a breakout moment to star in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, the first time that I noticed him and his rugged handsomeness. He continued to work on indies for many years, including the heartbreaking role of a widower in MY LIFE WITHOUT ME, a film that I want to shout about and given the opportunity to do so within this column, damn well am going to.
His vocal inflections are a little flat, but a heartbeat above most of what Vincent D'onofrio has muttered out in the last 10 years. He has occasional spark, landing him in the sad sap roles of rom-coms like 13 GOING ON 30 and JUST LIKE HEAVEN. But given moments to shine, that he does. Powerful as a detective in ZODIAC, wily as a con artist in THE BROTHERS BLOOM and crazy, sexy, cool as a hippie sperm donator in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.
Sometimes, however, I will admit that Ruffalo looks goofy as fuck. After putting on weight or allowing himself to grow crazy beards shot with silver hairs and looking as if Bob Dylan picked out his wardrobe in the dark while high, Mark just ain't a big hulk of hotness. Better looking that the average dude? Sure. Sexy because he has that casual air of not giving a damn? Absolutely. Hot? Well.... close but no Edward Norton, if you catch my drift.
What do you think of Mark Ruffalo?