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Mark Wahlberg (born 05.06.71) Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and ex-rapper, best known for his musical career as 'Marky Mark' and his acting career in films like 'Boogie Nights', 'The Departed' and 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.

Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Mark Wahlberg had a net worth of 200 million USD.

Childhood: Mark Wahlberg was born in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, to Alma Elaine and Donald Edward Wahlberg as the youngest of nine children. As several of his siblings had criminal records, Wahlberg became associated with drugs and violence at an early age, with two trips to prison by the time he was 21. Wahlberg's older brother, Donnie, was a member of the band 'New Kids on the Block', and Mark appeared with the band for a brief period of time.

Career: Mark convinced his brother Donnie to start a new hip-hop band, called 'Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch', with Mark acting as the frontman. Their 1991 single, 'Good Vibrations', hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 list, as well as a becoming certified platinum record. After showing off his physic in the music video for 'Good Vibrations', Wahlberg became a Calvin Klein underwear model for a time. In 1993, Wahlberg began his acting career by appearing in the television movie, 'The Substitute'.

The following year, Wahlberg made his big-screen debut in the film 'Renaissance Man', alongside Danny DeVito. In 1995, he appeared with Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, 'The Basketball Diaries'. He shot to the public eye in 1997 for his performance in 'Boogie Nights'.

In 2004, he became exectutive producer for the HBO series, 'Enterage', which was loosely based on his experience as a new star in Hollywood. Two years later, he starred alongside DiCaprio again in the Martin Scorsese crime thriller 'The Departed'.

In 2010, Wahlberg appeared in three films, one of which was the action comedy 'The Other Guys', and another was 'The Fighter', alongside Christian Bale. In 2012, he appeared in the Boston-set Seth MacFarlane film, 'Ted', with 2013 seeing him star in 'Pain & Gain', '2 Guns' and 'Lone Survivor'. The following year, he starred in the fourth 'Transformers' film, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.

Personal Life: Wahlberg began dating model Rhea Durham in 2001, and the couple got married in 2009. The couple have four children together



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Patriots Day Review

Excellent

The third time's a charm for Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who previously teamed for the true life adventures Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, both films that spent too much time glorifying rah-rah heroism to properly tell their stories. But this dramatic thriller, which recounts the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, is a startlingly visceral experience, allowing for a lot more humanity in the characters. Which actually makes them feel both more honest and more heroic.

Wahlberg plays Tommy, a street cop who feels like no one notices that he's rather good at his job. When two brothers (Alex Wolff and Themo Melikidze) explode bombs at the marathon's finish line, Tommy leaps in to help the injured. And due to his local knowledge, he also helps advise FBI investigator Richard (Kevin Bacon), who is working with the local police commissioner (John Goodman). As the frantic manhunt for the bombers extends over the following days, Tommy's wife (Michelle Monaghan) tries to get him to rest, but he pushes on. And with the whole city helping the cops, the brothers are eventually chased into the neighbourhood of beat cop Jeffrey (J.K. Simmons) for an intense showdown.

This film manages to get the balance right between gritty action and inspiring heroics. Berg mixes documentary footage in seamlessly, grounding everything in reality, and he lets the actors draw out the flaws in these real-life people. This makes them much easier to identify with, which in turn makes the action sequences that much more involving. There's a shootout in here that is perhaps one of the most outrageous ones ever put on film, even more remarkable because it's true. And while Wahlberg is the only character who gets some proper depth, he plays Tommy beautifully, bouncing off everyone else in ways that add meaning and energy to the film.

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Mark Wahlberg: "Good Will Always Overcome Evil"


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Ahead of its release in British cinemas later this month, Hollywood A-lister Mark Wahlberg spoke about the themes behind his new movie Patriots Day, a passion project that deals with the events and aftermath of the Boston bombings back in April 2013.

“Good will always overcome evil, you know? People will continue to do bad things but they cannot dictate how we live our lives. We need to be able to go to a marathon, we need to be able to go to a baseball game, to go to the movies – to live normal lives. We all need to be able to come together, and good always prevails over evil,” the 45 year old actor said.

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Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowl Trailer


Has humanity been left to defend itself against the ruthless Decepticons now that Optimus Prime has vacated the planet? It may seem that way, but the Autobot leader is still relatively close by, seeking his own mission to uncover the secrets of his origins. Father and daughter Cade (Mark Wahlberg) and Tessa Yeager are surviving as best they can under the protection of the few Autobots that remain, but Megatron is on the warpath reducing the planet to rubble and wiping out every human that stands in the way of his domination. There's a hopeless, apocalyptic mood running through this new story, because the war between man and machine will no doubt continue to wage until one of both races are extinct. However, there may be, at least, another hero who can save Earth from total ruin.

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Patriots Day Is Mark Wahlberg's Love Letter To Boston


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After working together on Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg reunited to make a third true story about heroism, Patriots Day, set around the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Wahlberg says he was drawn to the film because it's set in his hometown. 

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"Boston didn't always have the best reputation," he says. "But I was really inspired by the way people responded, and I wanted to tell this story. It's never been more difficult or complicated for me to make a movie. It's about my home, my people, my community."

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Why We Need More Families Like The Wahlbergs In Hollywood


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It's safe to say, there aren't many families like the Wahlbergs in Hollywood right now. Through disaster and adversity, these siblings have stuck together - and they have had some trying times in their lives. It might seem heartwarming to see them working together on 'Wahlburgers', but their bond goes deeper than good food.

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The youngest of the group, of course, is Mark Wahlberg. By far the most famous of the group, this Oscar nominated movie star has had some major film roles including 'Boogie Nights', 'Planet of the Apes', 'Max Payne', 'The Fighter', 'Ted', 'Lone Survivor' and most recently 'Deepwater Horizon'. He's also set to star in the Boston Marathon bombing re-telling 'Patriots Day', 'Transformers: The Last Knight' and he's just been announced to return in 'Daddy's Home 2'. 

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Mark Wahlberg: 'It Was Amazing To See Boston's Support For Patriots Day Movie'


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Mark Wahlberg has never been shy about showing his pride for his home city of Boston.

But in 2013 the city endured a terrible tragedy when two bombs exploded during the annual Boston marathon. While April 15, 2013, will always be remembered as a dark day in the city, it also strengthened the Boston community who all came together to support each other.

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Patriot Day actor Mark Wahlberg at the AOL Building, Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016

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Transformers: The Last Knight - Teaser Trailer


With the few remaining Autobots in hiding, the world is a dark place. Galvatron is still at large and Optimus Prime has left earth to fulfil a bigger mission, having gone to seek out the Creators. Having previously helped the Autobots, Cade Yeager is still in danger and the war between man and machine is reaching ever higher levels.

The Decepticons still have a wish to invade and take over the planet Earth and now it looks like they might be in the best position to do so. Why do these machines have such a fascination with our planet and how many genuine Autobots are left to help fight alongside humans?

The soundtrack to the first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight is a re-working of Flaming Lips single 'Do You Realize' recorded by Ursine Vulpine.

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Mark Wahlberg Thinks Celebrities Shouldn't Talk Politics


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Mark Wahlberg has said celebrities should stay away from talking politics because most of them “live in a bubble”.

Speaking to Task and Purpose, a magazine which is aimed at US veterans, the actor explained why he hasn't joined the chorus of celebrities who have voiced their political opinions in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

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Mark Wahlberg Takes The Lead In His Third Film From Peter Berg, 'Patriots Day'


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Mark Wahlberg reunites with director Peter Berg for an emotionally challenging new drama about the Boston marathon bombings entitled 'Patriots Day'. It's a film that explores the powerful sense of community in the wake of such a terrifying event, especially in conjunction with a national holiday.

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'Patriots Day' marks the third collaboration between Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, with the former having had the lead role in two other Berg movies: 'Deepwater Horizon' and 'Lone Survivor'. It's also not the first time Wahlberg has played a cop, the first time being 2010's 'The Other Guys'. 

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Patriots Day Trailer


On the morning of April 13, 2013 the citizens of Boston city awoke in a good mood, it's Patriots' Day and also the day the Boston marathon is held on. As is usually the case, additional police are asked to put on their uniforms and help with crowd control for the event which is always popular with residents and tourists. 

Tommy Saunders was one of the officers to take to the streets and help police the event. As the race starts, the mood in the crowd is high and all are seen to be having a good time; The sergeant talks to his boss, Police Commissioner Ed Davis and then sees a familiar face in the crowd; his wife Carol be beckons Tommy over and the two begin to have a brief chat before an almighty noise and tremor is unleashed through the streets. 

The police officers on the street run into action and begin to help wounded runners and bystanders. Hundreds of people are on the streets injured and worried; first responders begin treating as many people as possible and sending the injured off to hospital.

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Mark Wahlberg seen alone and with Rhea Durham and director Peter Berg at the 2016 AFI FEST Closing Night Gala screening of Lionsgate's 'Patriots Day' held at El Capitan Theatre and Presented By Audi - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 17th November 2016

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Mark Wahlberg at the European Premiere of 'Deepwater Horizon' held at Cineworld, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th September 2016

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Mark Wahlberg, Mike Williams and Peter Berg at the European Premiere of 'Deepwater Horizon' held at Cineworld, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th September 2016

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Mark Wahlberg at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 'Deepwater Horizon' held at Roy Thompson Hall - Toronto, Canada - Tuesday 13th September 2016

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Mark Wahlberg

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5th June, 1971

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Mark Wahlberg Movies

Patriots Day Movie Review

Patriots Day Movie Review

The third time's a charm for Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who previously teamed...

Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowl Trailer

Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowl Trailer

Has humanity been left to defend itself against the ruthless Decepticons now that Optimus Prime...

Transformers: The Last Knight - Teaser Trailer

Transformers: The Last Knight - Teaser Trailer

With the few remaining Autobots in hiding, the world is a dark place. Galvatron is...

Patriots Day Trailer

Patriots Day Trailer

On the morning of April 13, 2013 the citizens of Boston city awoke in a...

Deepwater Horizon Movie Review

Deepwater Horizon Movie Review

This reunion of actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg feels like a natural successor...

Deepwater Horizon Trailer

Deepwater Horizon Trailer

Deepwater Horizon is an American disaster film that is based upon the true story of...

Mojave Trailer

Mojave Trailer

Thomas is an artist who's lost his way. Seeking solace he goes into the desert...

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Daddy's Home Movie Review

Daddy's Home Movie Review

An odd mix of sentimental family warmth and gross-out antics, this comedy doesn't have the...

Ted 2 Movie Review

Ted 2 Movie Review

Fans of the surprise 2012 hit Ted will find plenty to love in this sequel,...

Daddy's Home Trailer

Daddy's Home Trailer

Brad is a good-natured and very correct radio executive who has also wanted to have...

Entourage Movie Review

Entourage Movie Review

Both shameless and shamelessly entertaining, this relentlessly boyish movie carries on exactly as the TV...

Entourage Trailer

Entourage Trailer

The world of acting is no longer enough for superstar Vincent Chase, whose now looking...

Ted 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

Ted 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

With the marriage between Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) having gone off and...

Ted 2 - Teaser Trailer

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Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is getting married. The next thing the couple have on their to-do...

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