Quote: "Hollywood just seems to be living in a bit of a bubble. I think they're a little disconnected with what real people are dealing with and facing. Despite the fact that people may want to buy your album or go to your movie, it doesn’t mean they're necessarily going to listen to who you tell them to vote for because you don't put food on their table... You don’t know what’s going on in Middle America." Mark Wahlberg wasn't surprised Americans ignored celebrities when it came to casting their votes in last month's (Nov16) election, which Donald Trump won in a major upset that stunned Hollywood.
Quote: "It’s such a small community, so everyone knew someone who was affected. I also felt a sense of pride being there. It was extremely difficult making (the) movie... it’s becoming more and more difficult to talk about it." Mark Wahlberg opens up about how he became emotional while filming his new movie Patriots Day, which focuses on the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Quote: "The only music I really listen to, right now, is Adele... I always listen to Adele because I'm always listening when I'm travelling, and it relaxes me and makes me feel comfortable. People think I'm a wimp because of it but I don't care. I've listened to that 21 album probably 21 million times." Hollywood action man Mark Wahlberg is a big fan of the British soul superstar.
Quote: "He's not one to watch television or go to the movies, so I don't think he knew who I was... He was probably annoyed by me, but it was an honour." Mark Wahlberg on meeting the Pope.
Quote: "Initially I didn't want to be on television. I'm sick of being on television. Yes, I'm an actor and a producer, which is my first love, but being on TV as Mark Wahlberg was not of interest to me. But it was about promoting and building the business. And it's been a nice thing that has brought our family closer." MARK WAHLBERG is getting used to becoming a reality TV star in family business drama Wahlburgers.
Quote: "I'm not usually a big movie prop guy, but I figured if I had to go and stand in the room with a bunch of people who were sitting there with me naked and sculpting this gigantic thing, it should be something I keep. I have it locked in a safe; if my kids see that they would be traumatised." Actor Mark Wahlberg reveals he has the prosthetic penis from his infamous scene in BOOGIE NIGHTS under lock and key.
Quote: "Wow. She's beautiful. Wow. See, we've played golf before, and my wife was like, 'You should ask him to play golf.' And I would, but the only thing I'm not cool with - he can't play from the ladies' tee. He's gotta play me from the back tees - I'd love to play golf with him anytime." Mark Wahlberg on seeing his golfing buddy and retired Olympian BRUCE JENNER reveal his female persona CAITLYN JENNER on the cover of Vanity Fair for the first time.
Quote: "All of (her friends have one). And in younger grades, which makes her even more crazy... In this day and age, they have access to so much information. You don't want kids seeing that kind of stuff." Actor Mark Wahlberg is refusing to let his eldest child, 11-year-old daughter Ella, have a cell phone.
Quote: "I like my car because it's very unassuming. I have tons of bags of Lifesavers (mints). My kids always want to go in there - they call it the mint mobile - and they want to drive to school in that so they can have mints before they go to school. My kids love it. My wife will not get in it for anything." Actor Mark Wahlberg cannot convince his wife Rhea to ride in his Toyota Sienna minivan.
Tweet: "I have no ill will against anyone! I'm just super biased for my hubby (husband) that's all. Mark loves Justin. It's all good!" Mark Wahlberg's wife Rhea Durham backtracks after upsetting Justin Bieber's fans by targeting the pop star's sexy new Calvin Klein underwear ad, comparing it to her husband's vintage campaign.
Quote: "My daughter had real aspirations to be on Broadway, she's been in six musicals... done all the school plays, but as of yesterday... she said, 'I don't wanna do Broadway anymore, I wanna do movies.' So we're not letting them do anything acting any more until after they graduate." Mark Wahlberg's daughter has changed her mind about embarking on a stage career.
Quote: "The first thing I ate was a huge pancake, eggs over easy, English muffins, home fries, bacon, sausage... I ate until I was sick." Mark Wahlberg overindulged as soon as filming on new movie The Gambler was complete. The actor shed 61 pounds (27.7 kilograms) to play a drug-addicted gambler by sticking to a liquid diet for four months.
Fact: Donnie Wahlberg's actor brother Mark Wahlberg was unable to attend his sibling's weekend wedding to Jenny McCarthy, so the New Kids on the Block star recruited his four bandmates to serve as his groomsmen instead. The happy couple chose The Sound of Music classic song Edelweiss for their first dance following the ceremony in St. Charles, Illinois.
Quote: "I'm dreading the teenage years with my daughters; it's not going to be easy for them to go on a date. But I'm hoping one nice, nerdy boy will come into each of their lives at the right time when they're twentysomething, and they'll be with that person forever." Action man Mark Wahlberg worries about the boys his girls Ella, 10, and Grace, four, will date when they're older.
Quote: "I purposely try not to. It is what it is, you know. I'm old... Maybe just from the neck down." Actor Mark Wahlberg avoids looking at himself in the mirror.
Quote: "I know what this really means. Many people have gotten this award before... Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, many others. And you know what they all have in common? None of them have been invited back! This is the 'You're too f**king old to come back' award! But you know what? It was a great run and I'm a lucky guy in so many ways..." Actor Mark Wahlberg jokes about the real meaning behind receiving the Generation Award in recognition of his career achievements at Sunday's (13Apr14) MTV Movie Awards.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg will be honoured with the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards on 13 April (14) in Los Angeles. Previous winners include Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp and Reese Witherspoon.
Quote: "The girls have turned to One Direction, and it's like they don't care about dad anymore. My four-year-old's going, 'Daddy, I like Harry.' And I'm like, 'Well, I'm gonna punch Harry in the nose when I see him.' She pulls out pictures of him, and she's hiding pictures in the room, and I pretend that I'm gonna rip them up and I get jealous. But if I see that little prick, he's gonna get it." Mark Wahlberg jokes about his daughters' obsession with One Direction's Harry Styles.
Quote: "My daughter had this blueberry scone and I was about to rip it out of her hand - she's four. She was looking at me like, 'Dad, what are you doing?' But I didn't do it." Actor Mark Wahlberg is fighting off the urge to eat while on a strict liquid diet. The Lone Survivor star is in the process of shedding weight for an upcoming role.
Quote: "It was a close call. They just blew mortar in my face from two feet away. That's a major problem. It was supposed to be '3, 2, 1 move out of the way'. But it was 'Boom!' All of a sudden it was just right in my face. It was the first time I lost my cool on a movie set." Mark Wahlberg recalls a close call on the set of his new war film Lone Survivor.
Quote: "We'd send each other mass texts of the most disgusting stuff - like a naked guy bending over. It was an amazing bonding experience." Actor Mark Wahlberg and his Lone Survivor co-stars found ways to lighten the mood on the set of the film, which tells the story of the real-life U.S. Navy Seal who was the only survivor of a failed mission to kill an al-Qaeda leader.
Quote: "My sons and I thoroughly enjoy Legos. We go to the toy store every week for more. I never want to take what we build apart; I want to put it on a shelf. My wife is starting to get a little annoyed with the Legos lying around." Mark Wahlberg likes to use the building blocks with his kids.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg is sporting a neck brace after waking up with a mystery ailment while shooting the new Transformers movie in Hong Kong. The actor showed off his new accessory on Wednesday (11Dec13) when he was photographed out in Hollywood. He tells the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter he has just recovered from three herniated discs, explaining, "I'm not in pain anymore. I've been able to repair them through corrective exercises.
Quote: "We did have a little bit of a parting of the ways. I was upset for a while. I'm not anymore." Mark Wahlberg admits he was upset when his filmmaker pal David O. Russell did not offer him the lead in Silver Linings Playbook. The role went to Bradley Cooper instead.
Fact: Actor Mark Wahlberg is going back in history to produce a film about the origins of Roman leader Julius Caesar. The Roman will explore the dictator's life as a young general before his rise to power.
Quote: "Denzel was always asking me what I was doing but I didn't want to share that information. Nobody knew because I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch so I didn't want to say that I was doing it until I actually finished. What if I said I'm doing this and I didn't finish?" Mark Wahlberg refused to tell Denzel Washington he was busy studying for his high school diploma while they were filming their action movie 2 Guns. The actor graduated this summer (Jun13).
Fact: Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Sidney Poitier are among the stars who helped media magnate Sumner Redstone celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday (27May13) during a lavish 1930s-themed bash at his Beverly Hills, California home.
Quote: "I got tears in both shoulders and a couple of herniated discs!" Actor Mark Wahlberg suffered multiple injuries while training for his role in new movie Pain & Gain.
Quote: "The most uncomfortable thing about this movie was having to get a spray tan every week. I would do it on the balcony of my hotel room, which was on the 17th floor. You think you're free of the cameras and paparazzi, and there I am getting photographed in my underwear getting a spray tan. Not a good look for me." Actor Mark Wahlberg on the embarrassing side of preparing for his new movie Pain & Gain.
Quote: "My character is currently on Death Row in Florida. When you take these bodybuilders and you give them steroids, they think they're invincible and these guys weren't the brightest guys in the world." Mark Wahlberg on the real-life crooks behind his new comedy Pain & Gain.
Quote: "I saw the movie with an audience in Amsterdam and a pot-smoking teddy bear in a group of pot-smoking people and they serve alcohol in the theatre. It was just outrageous... People are yelling at the screen and really interactive... Normally, American comedies don't work oversees, but all they saw was a weed-smoking teddy bear... and prostitutes and they were thrilled." Mark Wahlberg loved watching Ted with filmgoers in Holland.
Quote: "We'll start shooting probably around the end of the summer... Sex and The City did a great job on the first movie... There's certainly a financial upside to making a good movie, and hopefully we'll be able to make a second movie, and not s**ew it up like Sex and The City did." Mark Wahlberg reassures Entourage fans over the upcoming movie version of the hit Tv show.
Quote: "At seven o'clock... I said, 'I've gotta go to the bathroom,' and I just jumped in my car and went home... I knew he would end up dragging me from party to party." Mark Wahlberg on ditching Sean '' Combs, his 'date', at the Golden Globe Awards.
Quote: "Part of me wants to show my sons, but my wife would kill me." Mark Wahlberg thinks his boys would love to see his R-rated comedy Ted.”
Quote: "There were moments where I knew I needed to get on the right course. Very sobering moments. As a 17-year-old adolescent hearing the jail door slam behind you, that's a very sobering moment. I had a very specific moment where I knew I needed to change my life, but when you decide to change your life then actually doing it, that becomes a very challenging and uphill battle that you need to take on a day-to-day basis." Actor Mark Wahlberg on deciding to turn his life around after spending time in prison for assault as a teen.
Quote: "We were driving to the Academy Awards for The Fighter, and I'm like 'Babe, I've finally found the next movie. It's going to be big, it's about me and a teddy bear.' She said, 'You idiot. You are going to the Academy Awards for the last time. Your career will be over.'" Mark Wahlberg's wife, model Rhea Durham, warned him not to accept the lead role in 2012 comedy Ted.
Quote: "I'm really proud that he came out to clean the air (sic). I'm a guy who needed a second chance, I believe in second chances. Hopefully people will give him a break." Mark Wahlberg offers his support to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has confessed to using performance enhancing drugs.
Quote: "We have a beverage together that we're gonna be announcing... It's not alcohol; it's water." Mark Wahlberg has plans to get into the drinks business with his pal Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
Quote: "We had the meeting and I said, 'Hey, by the way what do you think about me and Justin Bieber in a like Color of Money-type of basketball, street hustler movie?’ They bought it in the room in five seconds. So we developed the script, the studio loves it, his camp loves it." Mark Wahlberg is ready to turn Justin Bieber into a movie star.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg has sold a new reality show about his family's fast food business, Wahlburgers, to executives at the History Channel.
Fact: Actor Mark Wahlberg turned weatherman during an appearance on a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania breakfast Tv show on Wednesday (09Jan13) after agreeing to give viewers a forecast for the day. The Ted star also agreed to deliver a traffic report as he promoted gritty new thriller Broken City on Good Day Philadelphia.
Quote: "I don't like seeing blood and guts all that much. I don't like watching horror movies for that reason and certainly don't think I could be in one." Actor Mark Wahlberg doubts he will ever win a part in a horror film.
Fact: Movie star Mark Wahlberg has developed a new whey protein complex to help body builders pack on muscle like he does for his films. The actor teamed up with nutritional experts to create the supplement, called Marked.
Quote: "They think they can see it because they see the poster and see daddy with a teddy bear, but I tell them no, because the teddy bear has got a potty mouth." Mark Wahlberg's kids desperately want to see dad's R-rated new film Ted.
Quote: "I don't know if he was offered the part or not. He was probably tied up with 30 Rock... but (Steve) Buscemi is one of the greatest living actors." Mark Wahlberg is happy with the casting of TV drama Boardwalk Empire, which he produces, even though he initially considered Alec Baldwin for the lead as crooked Atlantic City, New Jersey city official Nuckie Thompson.
Quote: "She's not my type... I like shapely women." Mark Wahlberg insists he was never attracted to his Calvin Klein underwear campaign co-star Kate Moss.
Quote: "When I came onstage, some random heckler in the crowd said something vulgar to Mila. So that's why I got a little upset. I did say somebody was going to get slapped, but I figure it's Sunday, I went to church, I'm feeling forgiving right now." Mark Wahlberg has forgiven the heckler who interrupted Mila Kunis during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (03Jun12).
Fact: Action man Mark Wahlberg proved he's a real gentleman at the weekend (21-22Apr12) after he was photographed helping an elderly nun cross a road after attending a church service in Miami, Florida.
Quote: "Candy with my kids - I don't want them eating it at all. It makes them crazy. Every once in a while - a little sip of Sprite or a little bit of candy, maybe a little ice cream. They want the chocolate - Halloween is a big no-no." Mark Wahlberg bans his kids from eating sugary treats.
Quote: "I have a wife and four kids and three guys who look just like me, so they can do it. I hate that, when people try to come off cool and tough. We all know there's a platform underneath and 20 guys holding onto them. It's Hollywood. Let's save the hero stuff for the firefighters and the police and the soldiers." Mark Wahlberg refuses to do his own stunts on movies.
Quote: "I have one hoop at 10 feet and one at nine feet... I have a camera on the nine-foot one, so when I dunk on your head and I am feeling pretty bada**, I can send you a highlight reel of it on Dvd." Mark Wahlberg loves to boast about his basketball skills.
Quote: "I don't go out at night anymore. I don't hang around with the guys... I stopped smoking cigarettes. I stopped smoking pot... I'm focused on my family, my faith and my work." Mark Wahlberg has cleaned up his life and ditched his wild ways since becoming a dad.
Fact: The Malibu, California home where Mark Wahlberg trained for The Fighter is on the market - and the actor's throwing in the boxing gym he created there. The star's estate, on sale for almost $14 million (£8.75 million), also features a putting green, basketball court and a high-tech movie theatre.
Quote: "My first nomination ever was for Best Villain for Fear, which I f**king lost... Jim Carrey for The Cable Guy? I mean come on!" Mark Wahlberg looks back on his MTV Movie Awards history ahead of Sunday night's (05Jun11) prizegiving.
Quote: "I remember Micky (Ward) calling me and apologising. He was upset that I didn't get nominated (for Best Actor). I was like, 'It's all good, dude'. He was like, 'No, if I had been crazier in real life, you woulda gotten it.'" Boxer Micky Ward blames himself for Mark Wahlberg's Oscars snub. Wahlberg played the boxer in The Fighter.
Quote: "I've already won the real statue. Such a beautiful wife and four beautiful children at home." Mark Wahlberg is adamant he doesn't feel bitter about missing out on a Best Actor Oscar nod for his role in THE FIGHTER.
Quote: "She gave a boy in her class my cell phone number, he called me and said, 'Hey Mr. Wahlberg, I'm taking your daughter to the movies.' I'm like, 'What?!'" Mark Wahlberg is already taking issue with his seven-year-old daughter Ella dating.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg hit the golf course with Cameron Diaz during his recent stay in Palm Springs for the desert city's film festival. The couple played a round with Diaz's rumoured boyfriend Alex Rodriguez and reality TV star Adrienne Maloof.
Quote: "I stopped smoking weed for my kids. One day, we were driving and you could smell it from somewhere. My daughter asked what the smell was so I told her it was a skunk. Then she said, 'Sometimes daddy smells like that!' to me and my wife. So I knew I had to quit." Family man Mark Wahlberg on his decision to quit smoking marijuana.
Quote: "I just don't want my kids to think tattoos are cool." Mark Wahlberg on what's driving his decision to get his skin art removed.
Quote: "The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church. The kids will be mad with me. 'Daddy! It takes too long!' I'm saying: 'It's only 10 minutes and this is something I really need to do.'" Catholic actor Mark Wahlberg has a strict religious schedule.
Quote: "These days, I'll be in church and people will come up to me and say: 'Do you mind if I sit and pray with you?' And they'll start praying and it'll turn out they're praying for their new movie to be a success or whatever, and I'm like, this is not what I come here for. For me to sit down and ask for material things is ridiculous." Religious actor Mark Wahlberg never prays for professional success.
Quote: "He's pretty nice looking. He was pretty in-shape for this, so it was not hard to play somebody who thought he was attractive." Amy Adams on THE FIGHTER co-star Mark Wahlberg's ripped physique for the film.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg is planning to give back this Christmas - he's jetting off to Afghanistan to bring a little holiday cheer to U.S. troops stationed there.
Quote: "I spent more money paying my trainers and having them travel with me than I got paid, by a good half a million dollars." Mark Wahlberg was left out of pocket by his portrayal of boxer Micky Ward in The Fighter
Fact: 'IRISH' MICKY WARD, the boxer Mark Wahlberg portrays in acclaimed new film The Fighter, is a teamster who drives movie stars around when they film in his native Boston, Massachusetts.
Quote: "(Director) David O. Russell told me to not work out. He told me he wanted me to look like a girl who drinks beer. While Mark Wahlberg was training and Christian Bale was not eating I was drinking beer. I had a great time." Amy Adams on the preparation for her role in THE FIGHTER.
Quote: "F**king trees, man, the plants. F**k it. You can't blame me for wanting to try to play a science teacher. You know? I wasn't playing a cop or a crook." Mark Wahlberg admits he wasn't impressed with the plot of his 2008 thriller THE HAPPENING, which depicted plant life turning against mankind.
Quote: "I think that I would, it's Marky Mark. I might as well." Justin Bieber insists he would record a duet with Mark Wahlberg after the rapper-turned-actor expressed interest in hitting the studio with the teen pop sensation.
Quote: "My plan was always to have four; my wife wanted four, she wanted two boys and two girls. We're blessed to have both and now every once in a while she talks about having a fifth." Mark Wahlberg admits his model wife Rhea Durham is secretly yearning to add to their growing brood.
Quote: "I thought it would be funny." Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg regrets dedicating his 1992 memoir, Marky Mark, to his penis.
Quote: "Dora the Explorer. Anything to do with kids, I'm pretty sharp on." Hollywood star and father-of-four Mark Wahlberg is an expert on children's entertainment.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg will be honoured with the 2,414th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - in front of an Irish pub. The Invincible star, whose family hails from Ireland, will be feted by his The Other Guys co-star Will Ferrell when he shows off his star on 29 July (10).
Quote: "We were sitting beside the Lakers bench... He turned around to Matt Damon and he goes, 'Shut the f**k up...' That was the year the Celtics went on to win the final." Boston Celtics fan Mark Wahlberg on his run in with Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
Quote: "Most days I’m up at 5.30, on the (golf) course by six, and off the course by eight, helping my wife with the kids." Golf fanatic Mark Wahlberg is an early riser.
Quote: "I could only hope and pray that I could have a career like Mark Wahlberg." TWILIGHT hunk Kellan Lutz wants to emulate the Hollywood star's career success after following in his footsteps by becoming a Calvin Klein underwear model.
Quote: "My kids really care about other people. When the earthquake happened my daughter wanted to give all her stuff to Haiti. They are really aware of people who are less fortunate." Actor Mark Wahlberg is raising his children to appreciate their good fortune.
Quote: "It didn't go too well. She didn't like him at all. He was a pleasure. I have worked with so many women, great ones, and Kate was always difficult." Fashion designer Calvin Klein admits a 1990s photoshoot with Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg was disastrous.
Quote: "I try to be romantic. Having kids means once they're in bed, being romantic is cuddling on the couch and watching TV. But we do have date nights every week. I have one with my daughter and one with mommy." Mark Wahlberg on family life with his wife Rhea Durham.
Fact: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Sean Combs were among the celebrities ringside at Saturday night's (14Nov09) welterweight clash between MANNY PACQUAIO and MIGUEL COTTO in Las Vegas. The fight was stopped in the 11th round and Pacquaio declared the winner.
Fact: Baseball ace DEREK JETER has landed a cameo appearance in new comedy THE OTHER GUYS. The New York Yankees star dons a scraggly, long-haired wig for his role alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
Quote: "I've got another baby, another one on the way but this'll be it; four is enough." Mark Wahlberg confirms he's set to be a dad again - but his next baby will be his and wife Rhea's last.
Fact: The big fight between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton brought out the stars on Saturday night (02May09) - celebrities including Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Sean Combs, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg were all ringside at the Las Vegas match to watch Pacquiao knock out Brit Hatton in just two rounds.
Quote: "Every time I got arrested, I told my mom it wasn't my fault. I always blamed my friends and the craziest thing was she always believed me!" Mark Wahlberg reflects on his troubled youth.
Quote: "After playing a science teacher in THE HAPPENING, I play an accountant in THE LOVELY BONES, I needed to go back to doing what I do best, which is busting heads." Mark Wahlberg loved playing tough guy MAX PAYNE in the movie adaptation of the violent videogame.
Quote: "The other big word that he says is 'paparazzi,' because I'm always saying, 'Oh my god, the paparazzi are following us.' And you know, it's an open door." Mark Wahlberg's two-year-old son Michael is a fast learner.
Quote: "I could not have been more embarrassed. AIl I thought about was my kids seeing it (The 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s). Because, as we all know, kids can be cruel." Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg dreads explaining his career as a scantily clad 1990s pop star to his kids after they catch him on a TV countdown.
Quote: "I got to beat MARK up with my little gun, which was fun - he cried a little bit. I'm sure I saw a few tears." Mila Kunis impressed her MAX PAYNE co-star Mark Wahlberg with her shooting skills as she prepared to play an assassin in the movie adaptation of the video game.
Quote: "I got love for them. I wish I was a nerd. I would've avoided jail. I could've of gotten a nice education." Mark Wahlberg warms to the comic book geeks at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, where he's promoting new movie MAX PAYNE.
Quote: "I got love for them. I wish I was a nerd. I would've avoided jail. I could've of gotten a nice education." Mark Wahlberg warms to the comic book geeks at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, where he's promoting new movie MAX PAYNE.
Quote: "He's wonderful with children, and he loves his children so much. He talks about them all the time." Actress Zooey Deschanel is convinced THE HAPPENING co-star Mark Wahlberg will make a great father of three. Wahlberg's girlfriend is expecting a son this autumn (08).
Quote: "Things have completely changed for me now. My life is as boring as it could get, and I'm thrilled at that!" Actor Mark Wahlberg is glad he's no longer the hellraiser he was in his youth.
Quote: "I've had 20 years of hating the cops and now 16 years of admiring them and appreciating the sacrifices and the risks that they take to protect us." Former juvenile delinquent Mark Wahlberg admits playing police detectives in THE DEPARTED and new film WE OWN THE NIGHT has given him a new respect for the law.
Quote: "If I was in the right situation (and in) the right mood I would do it." Mark Wahlberg admits he'd get up and perform MARKY MARK + THE FUNKY BUNCH's 1991 mega-hit GOOD VIBRATIONS at a party - if he was in the right mood. Wahlberg was Marky Mark before he dedicated his time to making movies.
Quote: "It's all part of who I am, it was fun." Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg on his time as MARKY MARK with the FUNKY BUNCH.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg has signed on to star in M NIGHT SHYAMALAN's scary new thriller, THE HAPPENING, which will be released on Friday 13 June 2008. Wahlberg will play a father who takes his family into hiding in an effort to avoid the end of the world.
Quote: "Every once in a while we get to play golf but, for the most part, their nightlife is over because I can't take them out to clubs anymore... I've got two kids; I'm in bed by nine o'clock." Mark Wahlberg upsets his friends by letting parenthood take over his life.
Quote: "There's supposed to be a sequel and then a prequel but we don't wanna do it just for a paycheque; we only want to do it if it's better than the first." Mark Wahlberg on plans to revisit BostonIrish mob movie THE DEPARTED for two new movies. Wahlberg was Oscar nominated for his role as tough cop DIGNAM in the Martin Scorsese thriller.
Quote: "She doesn't know I'm in movies. Her mother asked, `Do you know what Daddy does?' and she said, `Yeah, he works really hard to buy me all my toys.'" Mark Wahlberg's three-year-old daughter, ELLA RAE, thinks her dad is a modern SANTA CLAUS.
Quote: "THE WIGGLES are big, man. I can't even get in touch with The Wiggles. I figured I could call them up, get my daughter to meet them." Mark Wahlberg learns fame won't get you an audience with children's supergroup The Wiggles.
Quote: "Sooner or later, I have to take a backseat to my family. I want to be there and need to be there. When my daughter is 10 and 11 and especially in the teenage years, I want to be there with a gun. It's not mess-around time." THE DEPARTED star Mark Wahlberg plans to put his family first when his daughter starts dating.
Quote: "Yeah, I've had some bumps in the road. The Truth About Charlie wasn't a highlight. And Planet Of The Apes, though an amazing experience, didn't turn out the way I'd hoped." Actor Mark Wahlberg reflects on his less successful career moves.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg took girlfriend RHEA DURHAM to mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York for their first date in 2001.
Quote: "I don't know how many times I've had to call my parents and caused them to cry and they had to come and bail me out because I did something bad. So to hear them, for the first time, have tears of joy, it meant the world to me." Mark Wahlberg reveals the joy of being nominated for an Oscar.
Quote: "I'd rather get Jack on the golfcourse because I know I got a better chance of winning." Mark Wahlberg doesn't fancy his chances against THE DEPARTED co-star Jack Nicholson when the pair fight off for a Best Supporting Actor prize at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards (15JAN07).
Quote: "I've had a lot of run-ins with the police, so it was nice to finally use that experience in a role. I never thought it would come in handy." Mark Wahlberg on playing an undercover cop in his new film THE DEPARTED.
Fact: Mark Wahlberg's longtime assistant ERIC WEINSTEIN first met the movie star when he was hired to teach the actor how to "shoot heroin" in THE BASKETBALL DIARIES.
Quote: "Mark Wahlberg will talk about all the pain and suffering he endured taking hits from these guys, but until you wear hair extensions and green polyester pants, you don't know what pain is." Greg Kinnear on playing former American football coach DICK VERMEIL in new period sports movie INVINCIBLE.
Fact: <p>Mark Wahlberg is reportedly expecting his second child with on/off girlfriend Rhea Durham. The couple, who already have a daughter, two-year-old ELLA RAE, reunited last March (05) after a brief separation. </p>
Quote: <p>"I don't identify with guys that look better than the girls starring with them." Mark Wahlberg admits Hollywood's pretty boys aren't his favourite actors to watch. </p>
Quote: <p>"I've got to thank my dad for giving me the skills to abuse people." THE ITALIAN JOB star Mark Wahlberg owes it all to his parents. </p>