Congratulations to alumnus Mark Ruffalo!
Spotlight, which stars alumnus Mark Ruffalo, received the award for Best Picture at the 2016 Academy Awards. The film also won a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Mark was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Infinitely Polar Bear.
Mark has had a long and successful career that began with his breakout performance in the film You Can Count on Me. In 2015, he won a SAG Award for his work in The Normal Heart. He was also nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA award for his work in The Kids Are Alright.
Other work includes The Avengers, Foxcatcher, Shutter Island and his directorial debut Sympathy For Delicious (written by Stella Adler faculty member Christopher Thornton).