Mark Wahlberg And Top 10 Interesting Facts About Him. He Asks God For Forgiveness For His Role Of A Porn star
The 49-year old actor Mark Wahlberg and the 10 things you maybe didn't know about him.
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Teenage drug addict, a violent man, a racist, a rapper, a Calvin Klein model. Mark Wahlberg's youth in one sentence. He himself admits to being very lucky in life.
- How many of his siblings ended up in prison
- What his kinds think about him being a rapper in the past
- Which famous model he started his modeling career with
- What he plans to do with a replacement penis he took from set
- Which event almost cost him his life
- How he tries to help during the coronavirus pandemic
He did cocaine at 13 and finished high school at 42
Mark Wahlberg's parents split up when he was 11 years old. Although they took good care of him and his 8 siblings after, they could not avid problems. In time, Mark, 3 of his brothers and his sister ended up behind bars. The first negative breaking point happened when he was 13 and started doing cocaine, says The Guardian.
He got to drugs due to bad company and surrounding violence. According to his own words, he faced this on the street as well as at home, as the youngest member of the family. At 16,
the problematic Wahlberg decided to leave school. He finished it approximately 25 years later.
For The Huffington Post the actor stated that he educated himself during his free time on set through online studies. „I have a message for those looking for a second chance: Never give up. Always believe in yourself and think big,“ he says.
From assaults to Christianity
When Wahlberg was 15, him an his friends bullied three African-american children. According to court records, they threw stones at them and shouted "kill the ne*roes". At the age of 16, attacked 2 Vietnamese people and he did not resist racist comments. The court sent him behind bars for 2 years but he only served 45 days.
That was when Mark decided to change. Forbes states that he sought help from a Catholic priest James Flavin, whom he communicates with to this day. Since then, he has become a man of faith, adds Daily Mail. According to the portal, one of his Vietnamese victims has already forgiven him his juvenile indiscretion.
Rapper Marky Mark
Before Mark Wahlberg got from a drug problem to an acting career, he tried pursuing a rap career with a nickname Marky Mark. The rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was successful at the beginning. The first album Music for the People from 1991 got to the top of the Top Heatseekers chart and good positions of the famous Billboard 200. According to Digital Spy, the most famous hit of the group is the song Good Vibrations.
The second album You Gotta Believe from 1992 could not be considered successful and the group broke up a year after that. Marky Mark did not become the second Eminem but did not forget the "how to" of rap even after years in the film industry.
He showed his rap skills during an episode of The Dan Patrick Show in 2016. Back then, his daughter asked him to rap, but since he started rapping about her upbringing, she looked quite ashamed. According to Wahlberg, his son felt the same during a match of American football, when they played the song Good Vibrations on the field. The famous actor's son "buried his head into his helmet" in shame, informs People.
Success in modeling
During his rap years, according to Forbes, a billionaire David Geffen noticed him. Although he did not appreciate his musical art, he thought that a handsome young man like him could make it in modeling. He recommended Mark to the company Calvin Klein, who shot advertisements promoting underwear with him and model Kate Moss. The also shot a series of photos together.
An artificial penis from set
Since 1993, Wahlberg started slowly, but steadily making his way to Hollywood. Movie creators at the time capitalized on his sporty body and in 1997, he was cast in the film Boogie Nights as a porn star Dirk Diggler. Whereas his character was supposed to be very well endowed, he wore an artificial penis in his underwear.
He apparently liked it a lot so he brought it home. In a show with Seth Meyers, he revealed that it is the only souvenir he ever took from set. He is considering selling it in an auction in the future and donating the money to charity. Boogie Nights, by the way, is considered by the religious actor the most controversial film he has ever made, and is asking God for forgiveness, says Chicago Tribune.
He starts the day by praying and exercises at 3:40
Wahlberg did not strart treating his body negligently even at a later age. In a house which he decided to sell in 2015, he owned a professional boxing ring and a huge gym, informs The Hollywood Reporter. The actor prepared for a fight drama The Fighter in said ring.
According to a regime, which began to spread from his Instagram in 2018, the actor gets up at 2:30. Shortly after, he finds time to pray, after which he continues with the first exercise of the day. Apart from that, he plays golf, enjoys time in a cryo chamber, spends time with his family and exercises again. Fans found several inconsistencies in the plan, to which Wahlberg said that he was not the one to post it onto the account. That is why the time segments did not add up, but the basis remains the same.
He almost ended up on the plane that crashed into the Twins
Mark Wahlberg was supposed to be a passenger on the plane of American Airlines which crashed into one of the buildings of the World Trade Center after the terrorist abduction on the 11th of September 2001. Daily Record states that the actor has decided to change plans last minute and flew to a film festival in Canada with friends
He later inappropriately stated that if he was on the plane with his kids, the terrorists would not have it easy. "There would be lost of blood in the first class cabin," said the actor. He received immense criticism subsequently had to admit that his comments could have offended families of the victims. "Claiming that I would have behaved otherwise han the passengers on that plane was irresponsible," he admitted.
He supports same-sex marriage
Mark Wahlberg is Catholic, but he confirmed for The Hollywood Reporter that he rejects the religious stance towards gay marriage. He demands equal treatment for all sexual orientations in this subject. He received criticism from Catholic clergy for the support of same-sex marriage.
A Catholic Joseph Ciambra wrote on his website that he considers the actor a devoted catholic who did not have "enough catechesis". According to Ciambra, homosexuality can be "fixed" through faith. He states on his website that people may only be cured from homosexual desires through the mercy of Jesus Christ. The actor was also criticized by the blog Rorate Caeli. They consider gay marriage unnatural.
Mark with his brothers Paul and Donnie own a network of restaurants with burgers, which they named Wahlburgers. It has 36 restaurants worldwide, 31 of which are in the United States, 2 in the UK and Canada and 1 in Germany. The Coronavirus pandemic has also had a negative impact on Wahlburgers revenue, but even during limited hours, the brothers did not forget to thank those who "fight on the front lines".
The Wahlbugers network therefore gave out hundreds of meals for free. Fans know the story of creating the Wahlburgers network thanks to a series of the same name - Wahlbugers. It shows the brothers Donnie, Paul and Mark as the main characters in 10 series.
Mark Wahlberg is a close friend of comic Will Ferrel's, but even he had no idea that his friend has more than two nipples. If you look at photos of Mark Wahlberg shirtless, on the left side of his chest you can see a small pink spot - a third nipple.
You could hardly see it in modeling photos and in movies. Due to aesthetic reasons, it simply had to be deleted. However, the actor considers it a part of his body and does not seem to be interested in its removal.
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