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
Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg has soup for lunch then poses with fans in Beverly Hills wearing a 'Today I Win' t-shirt at beverly hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015
Seth MacFarlane understands the importance of toeing the line.
Unsurprisingly, the release of Ted 2 has sparked a range of complaints about Seth Macfarlane's over-the-edge style of humour. Well, the film does contain a gag about Charlie Hebdo. But MacFarlane insists that he's not out to offend anyone.
'Ted 2' explores Ted's right to be recognised as a person
"The context, to me, makes it OK," he says about the scene in which stoners John (played by Mark Wahlberg) and his teddy bear pal Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) shout rude suggestions to an improvisational stand-up comic. "You're not mocking any one of those events or people; you're acknowledging these are all tragedies that don't belong in a comedy club, and that is why the audience goes along with you."
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Fans of the surprise 2012 hit Ted will find plenty to love in this sequel, in which Seth MacFarlane takes the same approach: throwing every kind of gag at the screen in the hopes that some of them stick. Thankfully, there are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments to make sure the film is continually entertaining, even if the plot isn't particularly inventive.
In the past three years, John (Mark Wahlberg) has seen his marriage fall apart, while Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) has married his girlfriend Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). A year later, Ted and Tami-Lynn are in a rut and decide that perhaps a child will help kickstart their romance. Unable to conceive for obvious reasons, they turn to adoption, but this raises a red flag about Ted's status in society: he isn't actually a person, and the state declares that he's property. On the verge of losing everything, Ted and John hire novice lawyer Samantha (Amanda Seyfried) to defend Ted's right to be treated as a person. But their opponent is a slick lawyer (John Slattery) hired in secret by toy company Hasbro, which is now in league with Ted's long-time stalker-nemesis Donny (Giovanni Ribisi).
The ongoing central gag here is that John and Ted have never grown up, stuck in their dope-smoking fanboy ways, which allows for all kinds of rude mayhem, plus lots of cameo appearances from genre stars, including a gratuitous trip to New York Comic-Con that turns into the film's funniest sequence with a series of sublimely silly running gags. On the other hand, the one-joke premise badly limits the film's scope for coherent storytelling, merely dashing from one nutty set-piece to the next and hoping that something funny will happen. Thankfully, most sequences are genuinely amusing, at least for audiences whose goal is just to have a good time at the movies.
Continue reading: Ted 2 Review
Brad is a good-natured and very correct radio executive who has also wanted to have children of his own. Since marrying his beautiful new wife, his dream comes true when he becomes the stepfather to two delightful children named Megan and Dylan. As much as he tries to be a father to them, however, they are not entirely filled with respect for him; something that becomes a problem when their real father Dusty Mayron phones up out of the blue. He's everything Brad isn't; handsome, super cool and a total god in the eyes of his children. When Dusty moves back over to spend time with his children, he and Brad find themselves battling each other for the kids' affections, doing everything they can to out-do each other in parenting. Can these two completely different souls ever become friends? Or will they remain parental rivals forever?
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‘Ted 2’ proved to be no match for the mighty ‘Jurassic World’ at the box office this weekend.
Seth Macfarlane comedy Ted 2 failed to top the US box office this weekend, taking a disappointing $32.9 million and debuting in the number three spot. For the third week in a row Jurassic World managed to hold on to the number one spot as it added another $54.2 million to its haul.
Ted 2 failed to topple Jurassic World at the box office.
Ted 2’s box office total was around $15 million less than industry experts had expected. Back in 2012 the original film took the number one spot in its opening weekend, taking $54.4 million at the box office. The comedy sequel stars Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried and features Seth MacFarlane as the voice of the foul mouthed bear.
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Beats 'Ted 2' And Holds On To US Box Office Top Spot
As the sequel hits, he reflects on the success of MacFarlane's talking bear.
When Seth Macfarlane's 2012 comedy Ted became a massive hit, work predictably started on a sequel. But MacFarlane was keen to do something new, so this film pushes both the talking teddy bear Ted (voiced by MacFarlane himself) and his human pal John, played by Mark Wahlberg.
Mark Wahlberg insists his character definitely hasn't settled down
Despite ending up with the girl in the first film, Wahlberg insists that John hasn't settled down. "That wouldn't be any fun," he laughs. "No, no, no, they're crazier than ever!"
Continue reading: 'Ted 2' Gives Mark Wahlberg A Chance To Get Crazy
The cast of 'Entourage' open up about what the movie is really about.
Ever since the TV series wrapped up its eighth season in 2013, an Entourage movie has been on the cards. Producer Mark Wahlberg says it was always a plan to take the characters to the big screen.
The cast of 'Entourage' open up about the accuracies of the movie
"A lot of fans were very upset that it wasn't on air anymore," he says, "and everywhere I'd go, people asked me when the Entourage movie was coming. So I just kept pushing the project uphill. Every time I had a chance to talk about it in a meeting, I would talk about it. I'd have financed it myself, if I had to do it!"
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Both shameless and shamelessly entertaining, this relentlessly boyish movie carries on exactly as the TV show left off after its eight-season run. In fact, it actually feels like a ninth season was condensed into 104 minutes, as it carries on with the same misogynistic approach, leering at women while laughing at the inappropriate behaviour of men. But these guys still have their charm, and when they get together the screen lights up with snappy banter and a hilariously knowing depiction of how crazy life is within the movie industry.
It's been four years since we last saw them, and Vince (Adrien Grenier) is just out of a disastrous marriage, yearning to direct his next movie, a raving sci-fi take on Jeckyll and Hyde. As luck would have it, his loyal ex-agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) is now a studio boss, so he lets him make the movie with his best pal Eric (Kevin Connolly) as producer, his older brother Johnny (Kevin Dillon) in a key supporting role and his pal Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) as their driver. But the Texan moneybags (Billy Bob Thornton) is dubious about all of this, and sends his know-it-all son Travis (Haley Joel Osment) to keep an eye on post-production. And Travis has some ideas of his own, much to everyone's horror.
While the rather bland Grenier holds the centre as Vince, the rest of the characters are given subplots to run with. Ari is in marriage counselling because he can't tear himself from his work; Eric goes through a few more women while preparing for his ex-girlfriend to give birth to their child; Johnny hopes this small role might finally kickstart his career; Turtle pursues a relationship with MMA champion-turned actress Ronda Rousey; and Travis is jealous of how much time Vince is spending with model-turned-actress Emily Ratajkowski. None of these plots have anywhere to go, but they pass the time amiably.
Continue reading: Entourage Review
Mark Wahlberg will play Commissioner Ed Davis in 'Patriots' Day'.
Mark Wahlberg is to produce and star in Patriots' Day, a feature film about the Boston Marathon bombing and the city wide manhunt that followed. Wahlberg is in talks to play Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who led to manhunt that led to the killing of one terrorist and the arrest of another.
Mark Wahlberg could play Commissioner Davis in the Boston bombings movie Patriots' Day
Wahlberg's portrayal will be formed with the help of research done and footage shot by 60 Minutes. The script has been written by Matt Charman, who penned Bridge of Spies, the forthcoming Cold War thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks.
Continue reading: Mark Walhberg to Play Police Commissioner in Boston Bombings Movie
Paramount Pictures are considering expanding the 'Transformers' universe and Akiva Goldsman is in negotiations to head up the writing team.
The Transformers universe will be expanding and Paramount, the studios behind the hit films, are in negotiations to hire Akiva Goldsman to head a group of writers to pen a series of Transformers scripts. If Goldsman is hired, he will be working alongside director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The Transformers universe will be expanding in a series of sequels and spin-off movies.
Continue reading: Paramount Considering Expanding Transformers Franchise
Date of birth
5th June, 1971