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Mark Ruffalo

2017 Superhero for Earth Award

Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy® nominee Mark Ruffalo is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, easily moving between stage and screen and working with directors including Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Spike Jonze, David Fincher, Fernando Meirelles and Michel Gondry.

Ruffalo has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in the last six years for Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right,” Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and Thomas McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” 2015’s Best Picture Oscar® winner.

Earlier in 2015, Ruffalo reprised his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the hit sequel to “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

Ruffalo received a Screen Actors Guild® Award, as well as Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominations, for his role as gay rights activist Ned Weeks in the HBO film “The Normal Heart,” based on the play by Larry Kramer. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the film also starred Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer and received a total of 16 Emmy nominations and one Golden Globe nomination.

After seeing the devastation of fracking in neighboring Pennsylvania with documentary filmmaker Josh Fox, Ruffalo joined forces with local organizers to put a stop to fracking in his home state of New York. This effort in time transformed into the Solutions Project, which aims to bring clean, sustainable energy to 100% of the US. The Solutions Project grantmaking dollars support efforts in 22 states across the US to accelerate the transition to clean energy for all. Over 88 businesses across the globe, like IKEA, Crayola, Apple, and Budweiser, have already committed to 100% and are powering their operations with clean energy.