Mark Ruffalo has earned a reputation as one of Hollywood's genuine good guys. The Wisconsin-native is as humble a movie star as you're likely to meet, but life hasn't always been as kind to him as he is to others. In fact, given everything he's been through, it's a wonder that he isn't a total jerk. Today, the affable Avenger is enjoying the heights of his fruitful career, but before he played the Hulk in Hollywood's biggest franchise, he had to first experience the lowest of lows. From crippling poverty and illness to several brushes with death, this is the tragic - but ultimately triumphant - real-life story of Mark Ruffalo...
His family went bankrupt | 0:34 He battled real-life anger issues | 1:34 He suffered from anxiety | 2:35 He had a brain tumor | 3:31 Half of his face was paralyzed | 4:51 Did somebody take his brother's life? | 5:47 He was accused of terrorism… or was he? | 7:14
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