It’s that time of the week again, the thing some of you are craving for, the one, the only new installment of the Friday Faces (which also happens to be my 700th(!) post on my blog).
This week’s star is Mark Wahlberg. He was born June 5, 1971 in Boston. He lived in a busy house as he has 8 brothers and sisters. Growing up he had various run ins with the police, including use of cocaine (at the age of 13), assaulting various people and eventually was charged with attempted murder. He ended up in jail for 45 days and after that he slowly started changing. His brother was very succesfull as part of New Kids on the Block (he himself was even part of the group but quit) and Mark started his own recording career. He had a hit as Marky Mark with Good Vibrations. After this he also started doing advertisements for Calvin Klein.
In 1993 he appeared in a TV episode of Out all Night and his first movie was the TV version of The Substitute. He showed a lot of promise and when he starred in Boogie Nights he made a name for himself as a serious actor. He has since starred in big movies like The Perfect Storm, Three Kings and The Departed and also proved he is a great comedic actor in The Other Guys and Date Night.
Picking my favorite is difficult, but I’d probably go for The Departed, just because that’s such an awesome movie.
What’s your favorite Mark Wahlberg role?
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