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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Mark Ruffalo

Ruffalo could count on Kenneth Lonergan to help launch his career.

Kenneth Lonergan helped launch Mark Ruffalo's career in more than one medium. One of Ruffalo's earliest stage roles was the lead in Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, and one of his first screen gigs was in Lonergan's You Can Count On Me. But that breakout performance almost didn't happen, and as the Oscar-nominated Ruffalo gears up to return to Broadway in Arthur Miller's The Price, he tells us why.