Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, film and television producer, and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, and became famous for his 1991 debut as a musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was named No.1 on VH1’s 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90’s. He is well known for his roles in films such as Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), and The Fighter (2010). He has also served as the executive producer of the TV series Entourage, Boardwalk Empire and How to Make It in America. —Wikipedia
If he worked with James Gray and Martin Scorsese the rest of his career, we would have a truly interesting performer on our hands. Not a conventionally good actor, but his performance in The Yards is a thing of beauty.
Well, I hate to tell ya, Mark: You chewed up the scenery in "The Happening" man! You chewed up all the goddamn trees and houseplants, man! What happened on that film, man? You once owned the fucking night, man! But on "The Happening", M. Night owned you brother! I bet you're still having M. Nightmares and wakes up in a pool of sweat each morning. But you're a fighter, righter? You can take max pain; you don't fear that your career is (basketball) diarrhea.