Tough playing a lawyer fighting against a toxic chemical

Actor Mark Ruffalo (right) with lawyer Robert Bilott (left) at Dark Waters’ New York premiere.
Actor Mark Ruffalo (right) with lawyer Robert Bilott (left) at Dark Waters’ New York premiere. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

In Marvel movies, Mark Ruffalo plays the Hulk - a giant, green and very angry superhero.

But the actor found it infinitely harder portraying the mild-mannered real-life hero who took on a powerful company, DuPont, for dumping a toxic chemical linked to deaths, cancers and other illnesses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'Tough playing a lawyer fighting against a toxic chemical'. Subscribe