Even his Incredible Hulk back in 2008 was a thinker before getting angry and turning green. Reflective and thoughtful in real life, he brings those qualities to most of his roles.He has campaigned for Barack Obama, saying: "I'm not disillusioned with the last four years, I think we've achieved a lot."He declares that he "can't imagine what life would be" if he were too famous to take the New York subway, yet had he reprised his role as the Hulk in The Avengers Assemble, which has surpassed The Dark Knight in billion-dollar profits, he undoubtedly would have been.He was furious in 2010 when Marvel broke the news publicly that Mark Ruffalo would replace him, telling this newspaper that the studio had been "unprofessional and dishonest" in their dealings with him."The truth about making an action film is that it can be fun, but it can also be really tiresome," he says."It might make a very exciting scene as a whole but the doing of it can be very technical and fragmented as a process.
He's created a dark, dark world for me to explore here."A dark world.
He starred opposite Brad Pitt in the 1999 cult classic Fight Club. The 25th Hour, Kingdom of Heaven, The Illusionist and even The Incredible Hulk weren't good enough vehicles for his talent.
Fortunately, this year he has The Bourne Legacy out, plus Moonrise Kingdom, a Wes Anderson whimsy set around scouting in the 1960s and a sleeper, word-of-mouth summer hit.
All the characters are willing participants in the darkness.
So there's no one here gleefully trying to take over the world. "There is a perception that class warfare is starting to be staged.