EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ruffalo Shares Advice to His Younger Self

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 7:27 AM PST, December 22, 2014
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ruffalo Shares Advice to His Younger Self

Foxcatcher's Mark Ruffalo may be an award-contending actor this year, but he was not always confident in his abilities.

Ruffalo, 47, says on Hollywood Sessions airing on Monday, Dec. 22 on EPIX, the advice he would give himself at a young age is, "I promise you, you're not going to be homeless."

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"I didn't have a lot of faith in myself, and it was a struggle," Ruffalo explains when asked if he seriously ever worried about that. "I mean everyone struggles, but I was really hard on myself."

Today, he would say to himself, "You're going to be OK."

Ruffalo is a part of the supporting actors episode and the discussion with fellow actors Edward Norton (Birdman), Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes).

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Waltz, a two time Academy Award winner, tells the group that he would have read more books that he bought when he was younger. "I would still like to do that," Ruffalo relates. 

Hollywood Sessions airs Monday at 8pm ET only on EPIX.