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Mark Ruffalo talks about his next role (in the men's room)

June 18, 2010 |  5:55 pm


Mark Ruffalo plays a mostly unaffected, borderline-hippie sperm donor in "The Kids Are All Right," the alternative-family dramedy from Lisa Cholodenko

And it turns out the actor shares at least one common trait with his character -- as far as being unaffected goes, Ruffalo was graceful under fire when grilled by an executive type in a men's room. The Ministry saw it firsthand Thursday in downtown L.A., where the "Kids" premiere at L.A. Live opened the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Before the movie started, Ruffalo was washing and drying his hands in the men's room when a suited man accosted him with questions about the actor's next project.

"Um, I think I'm just going to spend some time with the family," Ruffalo said, hands drip-drying amid the awkwardness. 

Giving the suit the slip, the actor joined wife Sunrise Coigney for the film -- alongside ...

... costars Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson. Julianne Moore only got to hit the red carpet before being whisked back to a movie set. (Click to launch a photo gallery of red carpet arrivals.)

"Glee" star Jane Lynch enjoyed the film with a male pal, snacking on pizza and popcorn, seated just a row behind "The Blind Side" star Quinton Aaron.

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Mark Ruffalo and his wife, Sunrise Coigney. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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