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31st Jan '13 12:25:19 PM TrollBrutal
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-->'''{{Wayne|sWorld}}''': Yeah, I thought Mark Wahlberg was [[EvenTheGuysWantHim super]]-[[StupidSexyFlanders sexy]] in this, [[ShirtlessScene especially with his shirt off]].
-->'''Garth''': What?
-->'''Wayne''': [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud I'm sorry, that was an inside thought.]]

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born 1971) is an American actor and former musician. After a troubled youth that saw numerous brushes with Johnny Law, Wahlberg's older brother Donnie (of the NewKidsOnTheBlock) arranged an entry-point into the music business (though personal agreements made him decide against permanently joining the New Kids). Now styling himself as Marky Mark (accompanied by the Funky Bunch), Wahlberg became a rap star. Their most successful single was "Good Vibrations" (not to be confused with TheBeachBoys song). This period in his career is often regarded as being rather {{Narm}}y, even by fans and Wahlberg himself. By the mid-1990s, he began to make the transition into acting, and became an even bigger success than before, both commercially and, with his role in ''BoogieNights'', critically. He even earned an [[AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ''TheDeparted''. He was most recently seen starring as "Irish" Micky Ward in ''TheFighter''.

He has also served as the executive producer of ''{{Entourage}}'' which is loosely based on his experiences as an up-and-coming actor.

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!! The films of Mark Wahlberg include:

* ''Film/{{Fear}}'' (1996)
* ''The Basketball Diaries'' (1996)
* ''BoogieNights'' (1997)
* ''TheBigHit'' (1998)
* ''ThreeKings'' (1999)
* ''ThePerfectStorm'' (2000)
* ''PlanetOfTheApes'' (2001)
* ''[[TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]'' (2003)
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''TheDeparted'' (2006)
* ''Invincible'' (2006)
* ''{{Shooter}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/MaxPayne'' (2008)
* ''TheHappening'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' (2009)
* ''DateNight'' (2010)
* ''TheOtherGuys'' (2010)
* ''TheFighter'' (2010)
* ''Contraband'' (2012)
* ''{{Film/Ted}}'' (2012)

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!! Tropes related to Mark Wahlberg:

* DarkAndTroubledPast: His teenage criminal activities, which included multiple arrests for assault.
* DoingItForTheArt: He went far out of his way to get ''TheFighter'' made. His career in general contains a much higher percentage of serious drama than one might reasonably expect from a former rapper.
* DyeingForYourArt: He trained every day for four years waiting for ''TheFighter'' (where he played a boxer) to escape Development Hell.
* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted. A native Bostonian, he is one of the relatively few major stars who can credibly do an accent from there (others including MattDamon and Creator/BenAffleck).
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He's the youngest of nine children.
* {{Motormouth}}: One of his favorite acting moves. Watch his movies, you'll see it.
* MrFanservice: He made great use of his terrific physique to get his career off the ground, most famously in ads for Calvin Klein.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Possibly wisely, Wahlberg makes no attempt to alter his native accent, and just talks like the [[{{Southies}} Southie]] he is, even when his characters are supposed to be from [[FourBrothers Chicago]] or [[{{Shooter}} Wyoming]], for instance.
* OldShame: His music, to a great extent.
** Some of his earlier films as well, such as ''Fear'', where he played a psychopathic stalker, rapist and murderer.
* ShirtlessScene: Not infrequently.
* TripleNipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being MrFanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".

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-->'''{{Wayne|sWorld}}''': Yeah, I thought Mark Wahlberg was [[EvenTheGuysWantHim super]]-[[StupidSexyFlanders sexy]] in this, [[ShirtlessScene especially with his shirt off]].
-->'''Garth''': What?
-->'''Wayne''': [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud I'm sorry, that was an inside thought.]]

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born 1971) is an American actor and former musician. After a troubled youth that saw numerous brushes with Johnny Law, Wahlberg's older brother Donnie (of the NewKidsOnTheBlock) arranged an entry-point into the music business (though personal agreements made him decide against permanently joining the New Kids). Now styling himself as Marky Mark (accompanied by the Funky Bunch), Wahlberg became a rap star. Their most successful single was "Good Vibrations" (not to be confused with TheBeachBoys song). This period in his career is often regarded as being rather {{Narm}}y, even by fans and Wahlberg himself. By the mid-1990s, he began to make the transition into acting, and became an even bigger success than before, both commercially and, with his role in ''BoogieNights'', critically. He even earned an [[AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ''TheDeparted''. He was most recently seen starring as "Irish" Micky Ward in ''TheFighter''.

He has also served as the executive producer of ''{{Entourage}}'' which is loosely based on his experiences as an up-and-coming actor.

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!! The films of Mark Wahlberg include:

* ''Film/{{Fear}}'' (1996)
* ''The Basketball Diaries'' (1996)
* ''BoogieNights'' (1997)
* ''TheBigHit'' (1998)
* ''ThreeKings'' (1999)
* ''ThePerfectStorm'' (2000)
* ''PlanetOfTheApes'' (2001)
* ''[[TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]'' (2003)
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''TheDeparted'' (2006)
* ''Invincible'' (2006)
* ''{{Shooter}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/MaxPayne'' (2008)
* ''TheHappening'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' (2009)
* ''DateNight'' (2010)
* ''TheOtherGuys'' (2010)
* ''TheFighter'' (2010)
* ''Contraband'' (2012)
* ''{{Film/Ted}}'' (2012)

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!! Tropes related to Mark Wahlberg:

* DarkAndTroubledPast: His teenage criminal activities, which included multiple arrests for assault.
* DoingItForTheArt: He went far out of his way to get ''TheFighter'' made. His career in general contains a much higher percentage of serious drama than one might reasonably expect from a former rapper.
* DyeingForYourArt: He trained every day for four years waiting for ''TheFighter'' (where he played a boxer) to escape Development Hell.
* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted. A native Bostonian, he is one of the relatively few major stars who can credibly do an accent from there (others including MattDamon and Creator/BenAffleck).
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He's the youngest of nine children.
* {{Motormouth}}: One of his favorite acting moves. Watch his movies, you'll see it.
* MrFanservice: He made great use of his terrific physique to get his career off the ground, most famously in ads for Calvin Klein.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Possibly wisely, Wahlberg makes no attempt to alter his native accent, and just talks like the [[{{Southies}} Southie]] he is, even when his characters are supposed to be from [[FourBrothers Chicago]] or [[{{Shooter}} Wyoming]], for instance.
* OldShame: His music, to a great extent.
** Some of his earlier films as well, such as ''Fear'', where he played a psychopathic stalker, rapist and murderer.
* ShirtlessScene: Not infrequently.
* TripleNipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being MrFanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".

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12th Jan '13 2:02:41 PM Blackie62
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* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted. A native Bostonian, he is one of the relatively few major stars who can credibly do an accent from there (others including the aforementioned Damon and Creator/BenAffleck).

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* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted. A native Bostonian, he is one of the relatively few major stars who can credibly do an accent from there (others including the aforementioned Damon MattDamon and Creator/BenAffleck).
30th Dec '12 12:13:05 PM Kalmbach
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* TrippleNipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being MrFanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".

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* TrippleNipple: TripleNipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being MrFanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".
30th Dec '12 12:12:34 PM Kalmbach
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* TrippleNipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being MrFanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".
21st Nov '12 6:06:12 PM LordCrayak
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** Some of his earlier films as well, such as ''Fear''.

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** Some of his earlier films as well, such as ''Fear''.''Fear'', where he played a psychopathic stalker, rapist and murderer.
30th Sep '12 11:03:40 AM nombretomado
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* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted. A native Bostonian, he is one of the relatively few major stars who can credibly do an accent from there (others including the aforementioned Damon and BenAffleck).

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* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted. A native Bostonian, he is one of the relatively few major stars who can credibly do an accent from there (others including the aforementioned Damon and BenAffleck).Creator/BenAffleck).
20th Sep '12 7:27:44 PM karategal
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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He's the youngest of nine children.
28th Aug '12 4:16:30 PM Aquila89
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Mark Wahlberg (born 1971) is an American actor and former musician. After a troubled youth that saw numerous brushes with Johnny Law, Wahlberg's older brother Donnie (of the NewKidsOnTheBlock) arranged an entry-point into the music business (though personal agreements made him decide against permanently joining the New Kids). Now styling himself as Marky Mark (accompanied by the Funky Bunch), Wahlberg became a rap star. Their most successful single was "Good Vibrations" (not to be confused with TheBeachBoys song). This period in his career is often regarded as being rather {{Narm}}y, even by fans and Wahlberg himself. By the mid-1990s, he began to make the transition into acting, and became an even bigger success than before, both commercially and, with his role in ''BoogieNights'', critically. He even earned an [[AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ''TheDeparted''. He was most recently seen starring as "Irish" Micky Ward in ''TheFighter''.

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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born 1971) is an American actor and former musician. After a troubled youth that saw numerous brushes with Johnny Law, Wahlberg's older brother Donnie (of the NewKidsOnTheBlock) arranged an entry-point into the music business (though personal agreements made him decide against permanently joining the New Kids). Now styling himself as Marky Mark (accompanied by the Funky Bunch), Wahlberg became a rap star. Their most successful single was "Good Vibrations" (not to be confused with TheBeachBoys song). This period in his career is often regarded as being rather {{Narm}}y, even by fans and Wahlberg himself. By the mid-1990s, he began to make the transition into acting, and became an even bigger success than before, both commercially and, with his role in ''BoogieNights'', critically. He even earned an [[AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ''TheDeparted''. He was most recently seen starring as "Irish" Micky Ward in ''TheFighter''.
28th Aug '12 4:12:56 PM Aquila89
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* HeelFaceTurn: A notable real life example. From a {{Jerkass}} assaultant who made homophobic comments to a really nice, calm and collected actor.
24th Aug '12 10:00:19 AM Dedars1
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* HeelFaceTurn: A notable real life example. From a {{Jerkass}} assaultant who made homophobic comments to a really nice, calm and collected actor.
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