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->'''Wayne''': 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.]]
-->''Film/WaynesWorld''

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (June 5, 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 Music/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 the Music/BeachBoys 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 ''Film/BoogieNights'', critically. He even earned an [[AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ''Film/TheDeparted''.

He has also served as the executive producer of ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' which is loosely based on his experiences as an up-and-coming actor. He was also an executive producer of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', and he appears in the A&E series ''Wahlburgers'', which focuses on his brother Paul's efforts to expand his restaurant business in Boston.

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!! The films of Mark Wahlberg include:

* ''Film/{{Fear}}'' (1996)
* ''The Basketball Diaries'' (1996)
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' (1997)
* ''Film/TheBigHit'' (1998)
* ''Film/ThreeKings'' (1999)
* ''Film/ThePerfectStorm'' (2000)
* ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|2001}}'' (2001)
* ''Film/RockStar'' (2001)
* ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'' (2003)
* ''Film/IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''Film/TheDeparted'' (2006)
* ''Invincible'' (2006)
* ''Film/{{Shooter}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/MaxPayne'' (2008)
* ''Film/TheHappening'' (2008)
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' (2009)
* ''Film/DateNight'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheFighter'' (2010)
* ''Contraband'' (2012)
* ''{{Film/Ted}}'' (2012)
* ''Broken City'' (2013)
* ''Film/PainAndGain'' (2013)
* ''Film/TwoGuns'' (2013)
* ''Literature/LoneSurvivor'' (2013)
* ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' (2014)
* ''Film/TheGambler'' (2014)
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!! Tropes in Mark Wahlberg's acting work:

* ActorAllusion: There is some self-lampooning in regard to Wahlberg's musical past in ''Rock Star'': During the credits, his character says he'll leave rock and attempt to do rap. While "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark is playing in the background.
* {{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 {{Southie|s}} he is, even when his characters are supposed to be from [[Film/FourBrothers Chicago]] or [[Film/{{Shooter}} Wyoming]], for instance.
* ShirtlessScene: Frequently. Lampooned a bit in ''Date Night'', where he is shirtless in every scene he's in.
* TripleNipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being MrFanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".
* {{Jerkass}} He beat one Vietnamese man near to death with a bat after stealing beer from his store, and then beat another with his fists. On both occasions he was yelling racial slurs as he brutally beat them. He also threw rocks at a 4 year old black girl while also yelling racial slurs at her. He suffered no real consequence and has shown no remorse whatsoever for his crimes, even making jokes of them, and still believes he deserves a pardon.
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