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Spirit Awards: Mark Ruffalo is excited, content, 'slightly hung over' [Video]

February 26, 2011 |  5:20 pm

Entering the final weekend of a nearly five-month-long award circuit, many actors are ready for the junkets, luncheons and red carpets to end. Mark Ruffalo, up for best supporting actor for his role in "The Kids Are All Right" at the Oscars on Sunday, said he's been patiently awaiting the close of a grueling season.

"I'm excited, I'm tired, but mostly content and slightly hung over," the actor said Saturday at the Independent Spirit Awards, where he was also nominated in that category, for that film.

While many are anticipating that Christian Balewill take supporting actor on Sunday, Ruffalo said he would -- not surprisingly -- be pleased if there was a shake-up.

"I'm always up for a surprise. You know, things get too boring if it's too patent, so I'm hoping to see some surprises tomorrow," he said, grinning.

To keep his mind off all the Hollywood fanfare, Ruffalo has become active on Twitter, where he often sends out messages about social causes.

"It's a pretty interesting tool for democracy," he said of the social-media site. "Things like Twitter and Facebook on the surface appear totally kind of shallow and trite. But I started Twitter when the Iranian revolution began and I witnessed that revolution go down on Twitter in first person. And it was one of the most exciting things I had experienced in my young adult life."

Click for more photos from the Spirit Awards red carpet.

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-- Amy Kaufman
Twitter.com/AmyKinLA

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