Trivia / Mark Wahlberg

  • Doing It for the Art: He went far out of his way to get The Fighter made. His career in general contains a much higher percentage of serious drama than one might reasonably expect from a former rapper.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: He trained every day for four years waiting for The Fighter (where he played a boxer) to escape Development Hell.
  • Name's the Same: Not be confused with Mark L. Wahlberg, who announced the Lifetime run of Shop 'Til You Drop and hosted GSN's Russian Roulette and Fox's The Moment Of Truth, and is currently the host of PBS' Antiques Roadshow.
  • Near Misses: Both he and Ted co-star Seth MacFarlane were scheduled (separately) to be on Flight 11, one of the planes that crashed into the Twin Towers. Wahlberg decided to go to a Toronto film festival instead at the last minute.
  • Old Shame:
    • In a rare case of a musician actually disowning his entire musical career, Wahlberg has no interest whatsoever revisiting his career as rapper Marky Mark. In an interview, he described coming across a VH-1 retro-'90s special in which he appeared, and apparently he didn't find it as funny as the VH-1 commentators did.
    Mark Wahlberg: Oh my God, how am I going to explain this to my kids?
  • Production Posse: So far, he starred in three films directed by David O. Russell.