I have to admit, at one time in my life, I was a Mark Wahlberg hater. Up until about 6 or 7 years ago, I still would only referred to him as Marky Mark. I'm not sure why exactly. I think it was some kind of defense mechanism because I actually bought, and at one time blasted "Good Vibrations" on a regular basis. On top of that, somewhere as a child I must have thought being an underwear model wasn't a cool thing. Now that I have come to terms with my youth, and accepted my past mistakes (if you want to call it that), here is why I now not only envy Mr. Wahlberg, but think he is about as cool as it gets in Hollywood.
- Basketball Diaries
- Boogie Nights
- The Departed
Each is a classic, for different reasons of course. You can say what you want about his other 25 movie credits, which is quite an accomplishment in itself. Some were good, some were decent, and some we would like to forget. But it doesn't stop there. Adding to his stellar career in front of the camera, Wahlberg has hit gold as a producer on "In Treatment," and legendary HBO show "Entourage." He also has two upcoming shows that are destined for greatness in "How to Make It in America" and "Boardwalk Empire." That is how you get it done my friends.
While you soak that up, I have two more words for you... "Cocaine Cowboys" (2011)