Mark Wahlberg Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Mark Wahlberg will added the shine along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Oscar-nominated actor was presented with a star Thursday on Hollywood Boulevard’s famed sidewalk monument. Family and friends gathered as he received the honor.
Will Ferrell, who stars with Wahlberg in the action-comedy “The Other Guys” being released next week, was on hand for the ceremony. Ferrell said, “I’m glad to be here.” He then added several jokes, “I first became a fan of Mark’s when I bought his workout video. And I love all your ‘Bourne’ movies.”
But on a more serious note, Ferrell called the 39-year-old husband and father of four “not only one of the hardest-working guys, but a great family man and a great dude.” About getting the honor, Wahlberg himself said, “I’m so happy my kids are sitting through this. When I heard I was getting this star, I felt like it was a practical joke.”
Wahlberg first gained fame in the early 1990s, recording with the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Followed by starring an ad campaign in Calvin Klein underwear, Wahlberg got all the attention, especially from the ladies. He then turned to acting and got attention with his breakout role as Dirk Diggler in 1997′s “Boogie Nights.” Wahlberg got a supporting actor Academy Award nomination in 2006 for “The Departed.”
His other movie credits include “Four Brothers,” “Three Kings,” “The Perfect Storm,” “The Italian Job,” “Invincible,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “Fear,” “Shooter,” “Max Payne,” “The Lovely Bones,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Happening,” “We Own the Night” and “Date Night.” Wahlberg has also added a behind-the-scenes role to his resume: He’s an executive producer of the HBO series “Entourage,” “In Treatment,” “How to Make It In America” and “Boardwalk Empire.”
Wahlberg’s star is the 2,414th addition to the famed attraction and is located right off the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Congrats, Mark!