The PLANET OF THE APES star has a violent past, which led to a 50 day stint in prison for attacking two Vietnamese men he tried to rob.
However, 15 years later Wahlberg believes he has won his battle with his short temper - with the help of "the right music."
Wahlberg, who once fronted hip-hop group MARKY MARK + THE FUNKY BUNCH, has ditched the rap music he used to love in favour of CIGARETTES + ALCOHOL and other Oasis hits.
He explains, "I try not to listen to rap anymore because as soon as I do, I'm ready to bust some heads. I can only listen to some angry 2PAC record on my way to church.
And Wahlberg has also found the teachings of Uma Thurman's Buddhist guru father ROBERT extra calming, as he prepares to become a father for the first time in August (03).
He adds, "I'm listening to the JEWEL TREE by BOB THURMAN. He's a professor at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.
"In my next film (I LOVE HUCKABEES), my character listens to that Tibetan music. It's very calming."
Thurman's spoken word cassette package has become a big hit in America for people keen to learn more about Buddhism.21/05/2003 13:47