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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
Like the 2015 original, this comedy plays merrily with cliches to tell a silly story that's funny but never particularly clever. It's an enjoyable bit of escapist entertainment, mixing some sharp gags in between the more obvious jokes. But while the script makes a feeble attempt to poke fun at over-the-top machismo, it indulges in relentless gender stereotyping.
Now best buddies, co-dads Dusty and Brad (Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) decide to combine their families to celebrate Christmas this year. Then Dusty's estranged tough-guy dad Kurt (Mel Gibson) turns up, as does Brad's more touchy-feely father Don (John Lithgow). This raises issues for both Dusty and Brad, who are clearly chips off the old blocks. They may be united in their love for their kids (Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez and Didi Costine), but old rivalries spark as they take the family to a huge mountain cabin with their wives (Alessandra Ambrosio and Linda Cardellini). What follows is a combination of wacky slapstick and various forms of sabotage as Dusty and Brad's bromance is put through the wringer.
None of this is remotely original, with elaborate set-pieces that feel like they've been lifted wholesale from other holiday comedies. And the plot is never remotely surprising either. But the actors have chemistry, and invest some sparkiness in their characters. Much of the antics centre on the clash between Gibson and Lithgow, who play up the aggression and sweetness, respectively. It's badly exaggerated, but the actors throw themselves into the roles, and the interaction between the three generations is nutty enough to keep the audience chuckling even through some rather stupid gags. The filmmakers seem to think that crazed conflict is hilarious, but actually the funniest moments are when Walhberg and Ferrell are working together to approach a problem.
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Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey) may have been the richest man of his time, but in 1973 he proved how he was also one of the most frugal. So much so, in fact, that while most parents and grandparents would give anything in the world to see the safe return of their child or grandchild after a kidnapping, he point blank refused to pay the $17 million that was demanded of him by an organised crime ring who abducted and tortured his 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). No matter how much the teen's mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) begged the billionaire to pay the ransom, he wouldn't budge, citing that his willingness to pay up would encourage the kidnapping of his other grandchildren.
Things started to get serious when John Paul's ear arrived in the post with the threat that the boy would be posted to them piece by piece if the ransom was not paid. Gail decided to join forces with one of Jean Paul's closest associates, former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), who agreed to help her bring her son back home and get his client to change his mind about paying up.
'All the Money in the World' is the true story of an oil tycoon and his unusual reaction to seeing his grandson kidnapped. Kevin Spacey is unrecognisable with his Jean Paul Getty prosthesis. The film has been directed by the Academy Award nominated Ridley Scott ('Alien', 'The Martian', 'Blade Runner') and written by David Scarpa ('The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'The Last Castle') who adapted the screenplay from the book 'Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty' by John Pearson.
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Wahlberg topped the annual Forbes list of the highest-paid actors, with $68 million earned in the last 12 months.
The gender pay gap in Hollywood is likely to become a headline-grabbing issue once again with the revelation that the highest-paid male actor in Hollywood last year, revealed to be Mark Wahlberg, earned $42 million more than Emma Stone, the highest-paid female star.
The world’s top ten highest-paid male actors over the last 12 months were revealed on Tuesday (August 22nd) in the annual list published by Forbes magazine. Together, Transformers star Wahlberg and the other nine actors collectively earned $488.5 million – nearly three times more than the $172.5 million earned by the highest paid actresses put together.
The list’s author, Natalie Robehmed, said that the disparity is down to the kinds of roles on offer.
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While some critics wish the series would come to an end, the Transformers franchise is only just getting started.
The fifth film in the series, The Last Knight, is launching an expanded universe that will include sequels, prequels and spin-offs. There are at least 10 films in various planning stages at the moment. It was Michael Bay who brought Mark Wahlberg into this universe. "The reason why I made the first film [2014's Age of Extinction] and now this one," Wahlberg says, "was the opportunity to work with the director and creator of this whole world, Michael Bay. He and I made another movie called Pain & Gain, and I just love working with him. It's the escapism, the cool factor, the wow factor. And Michael's constantly making it bigger and better and trying to give the audience more."
Marc Wahlberg at the premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight
He also observes that Bay runs the set like a well-oiled machine. "Michael has the whole movie in his head," Wahlberg says. "So sometimes he'll be doing things that will seem to not make sense, but then you see the movie and you'll understand why. We'll be in the middle of a scene and all of a sudden he'll be like, 'This is not working.' And you don't know if he's talking about necessarily the dialogue, your performance or the clouds in the background. You just have to be prepared for anything. Michael doesn't have a lot of time for explaining things, it's a pretty fast paced shoot!"
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With this fifth Transformers movie, it seems clear that Michael Bay is still trying to define this franchise. The first film was solidly entertaining, but the sequels have been hit and miss. And this jarringly chaotic episode never finds its feet. Is it aimed at teen boys (robots hitting each other), young children (a random little girl in the cast) or action fans (Mark Wahlberg being heroic)? Meanwhile, the plot only barely connects a stream of wildly overblown set-pieces.
We find Wahlberg's mad inventor Cade now in hiding protecting the good Autobots, while government meathead Lennox (Josh Duhamel) chases the evil Decepticons. Somewhere in space, tentacled temptress Quintessa (Gemma Chan) has turned heroic Transformer Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) to the dark side, and now they're heading to suck the life out of Earth, as you do. Humanity's only hope is in a mysterious talisman Cade possesses and the staff of Merlin the magician (Stanley Tucci in an Arthurian prologue), which only Oxford professor Vivian (Laura Haddock) can wield. She's accompanied by dotty Sir Edmund (Anthony Hopkins), who helpfully explains the mythology with the assistance of robot butler Cogman (Jim Carter). Then everyone converges on Stonehenge for an epic battle.
To be fair, Bay does have an eye for spectacle, and the film looks properly amazing in Imax 3D, especially as Bay throws everything he can think of at the screen, including some adorable baby dinosaur robots, a submarine chase, various elements from Star Wars and Alien, and a military invasion that desperately wants to outdo Saving Private Ryan's opening scene. All of this is piled into a blender and edited together with absolutely no sense of logic or geography.
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It’s part of modern life that divorce and separation is part of many families and a lot can't even form civil friendships. When Brad Whitaker met his wife Sara and her two children he thought that he'd been given the instant perfect family - for the most part, he had! Though Megan and Dylan were a little reluctant to take to Brad, with time and much persistence, both kids warmed to their mum's new husband.
Brad is kind, friendly and a real family man, just like his father. Megan and Dylan's birthfather, Dusty, on the other hand isn't quite as mild mannered as the latest addition to the family and when Dusty announces that he's going to come visit the family, Sara is far from impressed. What starts out as animosity toward one another soon develops into an admiration for both their strengths.
Though many wouldn't have guessed it, now Brad and Dusty are great friends! As the winter holidays come around, both Dusty with his partner, Karen and Brad and Sara decide that the family will all get together for one big holiday celebration. The kids are thrilled with the decision, as is the entire family, but the mood soon changes when Dusty receives a phone call from his dad, Kurt. The family unit has just got a little bit bigger and Dusty really isn't sure how his rough and ready father is going to appreciate the new Dusty or their larger family arrangement. If that wasn't enough, Brad's father also joins the team.
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Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg at STX Films CinemaCon 'The State of The Industry: Past, Present and Future' Presentation held at The Colosseum of Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 28th March 2017
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg at STX Films CinemaCon's 'The State of The Industry: Past, Present and Future' Presentation held at The Colosseum of Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 28th March 2017
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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'Patriots Day', about the Boston bombings in 2013, is released in British cinemas on February 23rd.
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.
Mark Wahlberg stars in 'Patriots Day'
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These siblings have been there for each other through everything.
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.
Mark Wahlberg is the main star of the Wahlberg family
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 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
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell first teamed up five years ago for The Other Guys, and now they take their verbal rivalry to the next level as a duelling father and stepfather in Daddy's Home.
"We weren't necessarily actively looking to work together again," admits Ferrell. "However, it goes without saying that at the end of that movie, after it was released and the reaction to it, we both were like 'If there's another opportunity, then, for sure.' And this came along."
The 48-year-old Ferrell says that their prickly on-screen interaction isn't that difficult to generate. "Mark is one of those people who doesn't ever have to worry about looking or acting cool," he says, rolling his eyes. "He's the man who already has a perfectly faded leather jacket in his closet. And every morning, Mark is already doing a two-hour workout, while I'm still in REM sleep. I'm much more like the straight-laced guy I play in the movie. Well, maybe not that nerdish! I'm perfectly fine with my level of masculinity or lack thereof. But I don't know how to do or fix anything. Mark probably doesn't either, but he could figure it out in a half hour."
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Date of birth
5th June, 1971
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