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The Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Mark Ruffalo with Renaissance Award

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) honored actor Mark Ruffalo with the Renaissance Award for his acting, directing, and producing achievements. The event was hosted at the Ritz Carlton Chicago Hotel to celebrate Ruffalo’s dynamic career and to raise funds for the GSFC’S year-round film programming and lecture and discussion series. Past Renaissance Award recipients include George Lucas, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Kidman, William H. Macy, Reese Witherspoon, and Morgan Freeman. Broadway World's coverage of the event includes information about Ruffalo's career and environmental activism. The Chicago Tribune recounts highlights from Ruffalo’s conversation with film critic Michael Philips at the award ceremony. A red carpet interview with the actor reveals his roots in social consciousness and advice for making it in the film industry. 

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