Jennifer Garner participated in immortalizing Mark Ruffalo on Hollywood Boulevard. The 56-year-old actor from Avengers was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday in Los Angeles.
His costar Garner, who starred with him in the films “13 Going on 30” (2004) and “The Adam Project” (2022), paid respects at the ceremony. In 2018, Garner, 51, was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame. Garner and Ruffalo chuckled as they performed a portion of the “Thriller” dance, a reference to a moment from their romantic comedy, as Garner made her way to the podium.
Speaking at the event, Garner first said, “How lucky are we to have been in a movie that kids are still dressing up as for Halloween?” before naming some of Ruffalo’s other leading ladies: “I’m curious if my fellow actors Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth [Paltrow], Keira Knightley — I wonder if they are in agreement that Mark owes this rom-com success to the scruffy hair, the untucked, cute button down, both of which established the norm for cute guys everywhere for the next 20 years.”
“To work with you, Mark is to love you, no matter what anyone says,” Garner remarks.
The Walk of Fame released a press statement stating that Ruffalo is the 2,772nd individual to be awarded a star on the renowned boulevard. David Fincher, who oversaw Ruffalo in the 2007 film Zodiac, and actor Timothy McNeil, who substituted for Laura Dern at the ceremony were also present at the star’s honour.
Joss Whedon, the director of Avengers, and actors Barry Keoghan and Lili Reinhart also attended the ceremony, along with Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios.
“Mark Ruffalo has an incredible skill and a steadfast commitment to his work. His performances have enthralled audiences all across the world”, according to a statement from Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez.
Ruffalo most recently attended Willem Dafoe’s Walk of Fame star ceremony in January, where he starred in Poor Things. He starred in that film with Dafoe, 68, and Emma Stone, and is currently nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 96th Academy Awards.
As an artist, Ruffalo bagged his fourth nomination under the category Best Supporting Actor.