It’s no secret that I have a long-standing crush on Mark Ruffalo – both for his striking good lucks and phenomenal acting skills. Acknowledgement for his skills do not often go unnoticed and Ruffalo, a two-time Academy Award® nominee, was honored at the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The evening including a series of film clips from his most memorable performances.
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The event raised more than $400,000 for the Film Center and culminated in the presentation of the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award to Ruffalo. The annual fundraiser is the primary event that ensures that the GSFC can continue to present the highest quality films and film-related events in Chicago.
Photo credit: Gene Siskel Film Center
About the Renaissance Award:
Each year, the Gene Siskel Film Center celebrates the art of film by honoring a filmmaker who advances the art of cinema. Past Renaissance Award honorees have included some of the most respected actors and directors working in the film industry today, including Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., George Lucas, Nicole Kidman, Bob Balaban, John Woo, Michael Mann and William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman. The Renaissance Award was designed specifically for the Gene Siskel Film Center by R.S. Owens & Company, creator of the Oscar® statuette.