Mark Wahlberg Gets Star on Walk of Fame
Marky Mark is finally feelin’ Hollywood’s good vibrations! Today he will be receiving an honor that not every celebrity gets in their career, his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, making him the 2,414th star to be honored.
In honor of this achievement, Celebstalk would like to take a walk down memory lane with you, because we all know that Mougy-Mark didn’t just wake up famous.
Born in 1971 in Boston, Mark’s first taste of fame came in the early 90’s when with the help of his big brother, Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block then, actor in movies like The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis and Righteous Kill with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino now), he got started as the lead member of the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Almost immediately, the hit single “Good Vibrations” went to the top of the charts and managed to stay up there just long enough to certify platinum.
His break out acting role came in 1997’s Boogie Nights, where he starred alongside original moug Burt Reynolds and a stellar cast as porn star Dirk Diggler. Mark also was the face (and the sexy ass!) of Calvin Klein when he appeared on billboards everywhere in nothing but his skivvy’s.
He has gone on to much bigger things, like Oscar winning roles in movies like The Departed (Leonardo DiCaprio). Other films he has starred in include Date Night (with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey), Three Kings, Invincible, The Italian Job (Charlize Theron), The Basketball Diaries, Fear (Opposite Reese Witherspoon), The Lovely Bones, The Perfect Storm(with mega-moug George Clooney) and the upcoming comedy, The Other Guys (with funnyman Will Ferrell).
In addition to that impressive resume, Mark is also the executive producer on Entourage as well as shows like In Treatment, How to Make It In America and Boardwalk Empire.
So, Mark, Celebstalk congratulates you on this stellar achievement! You’ve come a long way, buddy…Calvin should be proud.