November 29th, 2010
01:00 PM ET
Update, 12/1 10:26 a.m.: The plot thickens! Although Ruffalo told GQ that he found being on a terror-advisory list "pretty [expletive] funny," the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency tells CNN that Ruffalo isn't on such a list. In fact, the spokesperson said, "we do not have a 'list' (never had a list), nor was Mr. Ruffalo ever listed or mentioned in any of our bulletins.”
Huh. Well, for what it's worth, in a video submitted by CNN iReporter Chris Barrett, Ruffalo told Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman that the story “snowballed into something huge, something fantastical, with maybe a grain of truth at the center of it.”
Don't be surprised if you see "The Kids Are All Right" star Mark Ruffalo being scanned and patted down at the airport. The actor tells the December issue of GQ that his name has landed on a terror-watch list.
Ruffalo's moniker became red-alert material after he helped organize screenings of "Gasland," a documentary about natural-gas drilling. The Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security caught wind of his efforts and placed him on a terror-advisory list, which the actor told GQ he finds "pretty [expletive] funny."
"It's kind of raaadical," added the 43-year-old star, who will battle bad guys as the Hulk in the 2012 superhero ensemble "The Avengers."
"I think if you’re going to do it, that’s the one," he tells the magazine of his decision to play a character with superpowers. "[The Hulk's] got a lot of conflict, you know? He’s the only one who’s got to be dragged into it."
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