Some actors just go about their thing, they’re good at their thing, but it’s not flashy, and everyone likes them, so much, but Out There, beyond the People Who Know, nobody notices. Until much later. I feel like that’s what’s happened to Michael Keaton. And it gives me great comfort to believe that that’s what might happen for Mark Ruffalo. Later.

Because how can you not appreciate the work of Mark Ruffalo. And the fact that he’s not constantly demanding that you appreciate the work of Mark Ruffalo. No. Mark Ruffalo wouldn’t refer to himself in the third person. He’s just the guy who’ll always work. He’ll never not work. And it will always be good, solid work.

Until then though, until he gets his, and he will eventually, he’ll just be this guy at your table. And that’s OK too.