Mark Wahlberg

Biography: Back in the early '90s, when this rebel-turned-rapper was showing off his talent by sporting a pair of boxers in racy Calvin Klein ads, no one could have predicted that he would become a dashing, Oscar-nominated movie star. But Wahlberg has a long tradition of defying expectations. The younger brother of New Kids on the Block's Donnie Wahlberg, this working-class hunk was an original member of the boy band but quit before they came to fame. A troubled teen, Wahlberg had a number of run-ins with the law, including a drug-induced attack on a Vietnamese man that earned him a stint in jail and a racist reputation. With his brother's help as producer, he turned his life around and launched a music career of his own. As rapper Marky Mark, the pretty-boy leader of the Funky Bunch, Wahlberg became a teen idol. But to the hard-core hip-hop community he was joke, a one-hit wonder ("Good Vibrations") destined for pop-culture oblivion. Reinventing himself once again, Wahlberg turned toBack in the early '90s, when this rebel-turned-rapper was showing off his talent by sporting a pair of boxers in racy Calvin Klein ads, no one could have predicted that he would become a dashing, Oscar-nominated movie star. But Wahlberg has a long tradition of defying expectations. The younger brother of New Kids on the Block's Donnie Wahlberg, this working-class hunk was an original member of the boy band but quit before they came to fame. A troubled teen, Wahlberg had a number of run-ins with the law, including a drug-induced attack on a Vietnamese man that earned him a stint in jail and a racist reputation. With his brother's help as producer, he turned his life around and launched a music career of his own. As rapper Marky Mark, the pretty-boy leader of the Funky Bunch, Wahlberg became a teen idol. But to the hard-core hip-hop community he was joke, a one-hit wonder ("Good Vibrations") destined for pop-culture oblivion. Reinventing himself once again, Wahlberg turned to acting. His big break came in the lauded 1997 indie Boogie Nights. As a well-endowed, blue-collar kid who becomes a '70s porn icon, Wahlberg was a revelation. Boasting charisma and surprising range, he was equally convincing as a sexy stud and a strung-out has-been. From then on, the budding star chose his projects carefully, signing on to a string of highly anticipated pictures. Unfortunately, many of them failed to live up to their buzz (The Yards, the Charade remake titled The Truth About Charlie, Rock Star) and even the ones that did make money (A Perfect Storm, the remake of The Planet of the Apes) took critical drubbings. As the romantic lead in yet another remake, the 2003 ensemble heist flick The Italian Job, he scored a commercial and critical hit. The next year, he branched out into producing with the autobiographically inspired HBO series Entourage, about a hot Hollywood heartthrob and his hangers-on. But it was his turn as a Boston cop in 2006's The Departed that finally earned him industry respect in the form of Golden Globe and Oscar nods. He earned a second Oscar nomination for producing The Fighter (2010); that same year, he began producing a new show for HBO, Boardwalk Empire. Wahlberg had a huge hit in 2012 with Seth MacFarlane's Ted, and joined the Transformer franchise in Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014. Wahlberg continued his steady work, starring and producing both Deepwater Horizon (which was nominated for two Oscars) and Patriots Day (about the Boston Marathon bombing) in 2016. Expand

Mark Wahlberg's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 85 Boogie Nights
Lowest Metascore: 27 Transformers: The Last Knight
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 51
  2. Negative: 9 out of 51
51 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Uncharted Jul 16, 2021 Victor Sullivan tbd
tbd Infinite May 28, 2021 Evan Michaels tbd
43 Scoob! May 15, 2020 Blue Falcon 5.7
49 Spenser Confidential Mar 6, 2020 Producer / Spenser 6.2
57 Instant Family Nov 16, 2018 Producer / Producer / Pete / Pete tbd
38 Mile 22 Aug 17, 2018 Producer / Cast / Principal Cast / James Silva 5.3
72 All the Money in the World Dec 25, 2017 Fletcher Chase / Fletcher Chase 6.4
30 Daddy's Home 2 Nov 10, 2017 Executive Producer / Dusty Mayron / Dusty / Dusty Mayron 5.6
27 Transformers: The Last Knight Jun 21, 2017 Cade Yeager / Cade Yeager 4.1
69 Patriots Day Dec 21, 2016 Producer / Producer / Boston Police Department Officer / Boston Police Department Officer / Sgt. Tommy Saunders / Sgt. Tommy Saunders / Sgt. Tommy Saunders / Sgt. Tommy Saunders / Tommy Saunders / Tommy Saunders tbd
68 Deepwater Horizon Sep 30, 2016 Executive Producer / Producer / Cast / Mike Williams / Mike Williams 7.3
tbd Stealing Cars Apr 1, 2016 Executive Producer tbd
41 Mojave Jan 22, 2016 Cast / Norman 4.8
42 Daddy's Home Dec 25, 2015 Cast / Dusty / Dusty / Dusty Mayron 7.9
48 Ted 2 Jun 26, 2015 John / John Bennett / John 6.2
38 Entourage Jun 3, 2015 Producer / Producer / Mark Wahlberg / Mark Wahlberg 6.6
59 Champs Mar 13, 2015 Himself 8.9
35 Manny Jan 23, 2015 Himself 4.6
55 The Gambler Dec 25, 2014 Producer / Producer / Jim Bennett / Jim Bennett / Jim Bennett / Jim Bennett tbd
32 Transformers: Age Of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Cast / Flynn Vincent / Cade / Cade Yeager / Flynn Vincent 4.4
60 Lone Survivor Dec 27, 2013 Producer / Producer / Marcus Luttrell / Marcus Luttrell / Marcus Luttrell / Marcus Luttrell tbd
70 Prisoners Sep 20, 2013 Executive Producer 8.6
55 2 Guns Aug 2, 2013 Stig / Marcus 'Stig' Stigman / Michael 'Stig' Stigman / Stig 6.6
45 Pain & Gain Apr 26, 2013 Daniel Lugo / Daniel Lugo / Daniel Lugo / Daniel Lugo 4.8
49 Broken City Jan 18, 2013 Producer / Billy Taggart / Billy Taggart 5.4
62 Ted Jun 29, 2012 John / John / John / John / John Bennett / John Bennett tbd
51 Contraband Jan 13, 2012 Producer / Cast 6.0
79 The Fighter Dec 10, 2010 Producer / Producer / 'Irish' Mickey Ward / 'Irish' Mickey Ward tbd
64 The Other Guys Aug 6, 2010 Detective Terry Hoitz / Terry Hoitz 6.8
56 Date Night Apr 9, 2010 Holbrooke / Holbrooke tbd

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