View Poll Results: Who was the best Bruce Banner?

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  • Eric Bana

    9 4.19%
  • Edward Norton

    38 17.67%
  • Mark Ruffalo

    163 75.81%
  • Lou Ferrigno

    5 2.33%
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    Default Mark Ruffalo vs. Edward Norton vs. Eric Bana. Who you got?

    The only other hero that has had as many actors play him was James Bond. These are the latest and greatest when it comes to Hulk and also Lou. Personally I felt Ruffalo captured the insecurity of Banner a lot better than either. This is a frail man that will strike at any moment due to issue with confidence and control.
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    mark ruffalo and give him his own movie.

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    I'm really excited to see what Ruffalo can do. I was a huge fan of his before this film, and I know he has incredible ability. Norton is great too, but Ruffalo has a stronger ability at showing frailty. At least in my opinion.
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    Mark Ruffalo.
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    Ruffalo for sure.

    Funny thing is, I was not expecting much. I had thought Norton had nailed it but then Ruffalo blew him out of the water.

    Quote Originally Posted by AcesX1X View Post
    mark ruffalo and give him his own movie.
    Also, this. I hope the talk of him getting a 2015 movie happens.
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    i have to admit. i had absolutely no faith in Ruffalo going-in. but he more than won me over. i think he and the Hulk stole the movie. i'd gladly watch another solo movie. way to go Ruffalo!


    p.s. i still think that movie-Banner really has little in common with the guy in the comic books.
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    Bill Bixby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyman View Post
    Bill Bixby.
    I'ld say Bill bixby as well. But it wasn't a choice, so I went with Ruffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty_Cristo View Post
    p.s. i still think that movie-Banner really has little in common with the guy in the comic books.
    i agree. i actually think comics banner has gotten way too inaccessible to the readership. i think this is a great time for marvel to reassess what they're doing with the hulk and get him closer to how his movie portrayal is. the movie hulk in avengers is so much more in the spirit of classic hulk than the character today, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glynne Ainsworth View Post
    I'ld say Bill bixby as well. But it wasn't a choice, so I went with Ruffalo.
    You're right. My mistake. It should be Bixby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosocialize100 View Post
    The only other hero that has had as many actors play him was James Bond. These are the latest and greatest when it comes to Hulk and also Lou. Personally I felt Ruffalo captured the insecurity of Banner a lot better than either. This is a frail man that will strike at any moment due to issue with confidence and control.
    Hasn't Batman had the same number of actors? Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale. Five if you include Adam West. Ruffalo was easily the best out of the Hulk actors.
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    This movie Hulk was just better than the previous movie Hulk so just off that Ruffalo comes out looking better. But Norton is the better actor in general.

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    Ruffalo, he does need his own movie. From what I saw in the Avengers, he has earned it.

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    Ruffalo, hands down, but I'd credit Joss Whedon with much of that as well. He's really seemed to unlock the key to what makes Hulk work: an affable Banner. Bana's repressed childish rage and Norton's practiced quiet both led to lead characters that are completely unlikable. They are practically place-holding cyphers used as plot devices biding time until the monster is unleashed. However, Ruffalo's truly Zen-like approach, rife with self-deprecating, gallows humor makes Banner a guy you actually like, and when he turns into a monster, you feel the loss of Banner. That way when the moments come when you can see Banner in Hulk, having liked Banner then makes you like Hulk. Judging by the audience reaction at my screening, it worked.

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