I am no stranger to sending effusive employment inquiry emails. I have sent plenty in my day, all genuine. Which is why I'm thrilled that notable charming man and successful person Mark Ruffalo does this when he wants a gig, too. Because apparently Ruffalo emailed Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson asking if he'd please hire him for that movie. I'm into it.
Johnson directed Ruffalo previously in the 2008 movie Brothers Bloom. Therein lied Ruffalo's opening. As he recalled to Collider recently:
I just reached out to Rian recently, by the way. My email to Rian after all these years was, ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.’ I love hanging out with Rian so [just hanging out on set] is interesting to me, but I would like a role.
Gotta admire a person who goes for what they want. If I were an actor you can bet I'd be hounding everyone I knew for a role in Star Wars, especially if the upcoming movie turns out to be any good. What I'm really hoping is that Ruffalo's discussion of his campaigning for the gig opens the floodgates and we get to find out about all the other actors and all the directors they've begged for a job. Marvel's list is probably endless.