The one exception to that is Juliette Lewis, who’s funny and vivid in an oddly limited role as a grad student who translates Dominick’s grandfather’s manuscript, and then tells him that perhaps he shouldn’t read it. “It’s dysthymia. Missing that time ???? And the Sturm und Drang are enlivened by elements of mystery and suspense: whether Dominick will identify his father, and whether he’ll get Thomas released from a harsh psychiatric prison, a quest in which he’s helped by a sympathetic social worker played by Rosie O’Donnell and a watchful psychiatrist played by Archie Panjabi. It’s a time he remembers as “the best of times, the worst of times”. “You get calloused, a little bit harder maybe, so be on guard for that. As he chose to keep his condition private, many fans speculated about what may have happened to the 52-year-old. On December 1, 2008, Ruffalo’s brother, 39-year-old Scott, was found with a gunshot wound to his head at his home. Speaking to Men’s Journal in 2013, Ruffalo opened up about losing his younger brother. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Ruffalo has since shared that he has often taken on film roles, such as his role in The Kids Are Alright, as they have reminded him of his brother’s personality. When asked about his plans post-graduation, the now Academy Award nominated actor felt “embarrassed” about sharing his dream of becoming an actor, and lied about his plans for the future. Feature Image: YouTube/The Graham Norton Show. After his father Frank’s painting business went under, the family were forced to relocate to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where Frank started a new business. “With every new adversity, I protested – almost to God – ‘How much more of this do I have to take?'”. Other excellent performers, like Panjabi and Kathryn Hahn, as Dominick’s ex-wife, don’t have a lot to work with; even at more than six hours, Dominick takes up so much of the show’s air that other characters fight to register. The playing-twins trick doesn’t often enter your mind, partly because the story is so focused on Dominick but mainly because Ruffalo’s work is so unobtrusive. Make it count.”, A post shared by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo) on Feb 14, 2020 at 8:51am PST. If you think you may be experiencing depression or another mental health problem, please contact your general practitioner. Mark Ruffalo brother: How the actor's brother's death shaped his life. And while “I Know This Much Is True” pulls you along on the strengths of its soap opera mechanics, its smoothly downbeat vibe and Ruffalo’s performance, it promises more than it delivers — eventually the story collapses in on itself, settling for the sentimental formulas it’s been pretending it was above. That it doesn’t — that there’s enough juice in him to keep you moderately interested for most of the six-hour-plus story — is almost entirely thanks to the man playing him, Mark Ruffalo.