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Wahlberg's remarkable film career began with Penny Marshall's Renaissance Man and The Basketball Diaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a star turn opposite Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear. He has enjoyed playing diverse characters for visionary filmmakers such as David O. Russell, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson.
Wahlberg's breakout role in Boogie Nights established him as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He later headlined Three Kings and The Perfect Storm with George Clooney, and The Italian Job with Charlize Theron. He followed those with I Huckabees, Four Brothers and the football biography, Invincible. He then appeared in Shooter, based on the best-selling novel Point of Impact. Wahlberg reunited with The Yards director James Gray and co-star Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night, which Wahlberg produced.
In 2008, Wahlberg starred in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, and in Max Payne. He recently appeared in director Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones. Due out this year is The Fighter for director David O. Russell and The Other Guys, with Will Ferrell.
Wahlberg is an executive producer on The Fighter and We Own the Night, as well as on the HBO series Entourage and In Treatment, which have received six Golden Globe and three Emmy nominations.
Future projects include the new HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, with Martin Scorsese and How to Make it in America, along with other feature film projects. A committed philanthropist, he founded The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to benefit inner city children and teens.
Mark Wahlberg Facts
|Birth Name||Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg|
|Also known as||Marky Mark|
|Birthday||June 5, 1971 (42)|
|Birthplace||Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Mark Wahlberg compared to you?|
|The Italian Job|
|Pain and Gain|