He might have started out as Marky Mark, but Wahlberg quickly transitioned into a bonafide movie star and producer. He has played everything from a porn star to a U.S. Navy Seal. Here is a look at his impressive career.
The Basketball Diaries
In this gritty film based on the real-life story of Jim Carroll and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The boys balance between life on the basketball courts and the streets.
Boogie Nights (1997)
In his much heraled role as Dirk Diggler, high school dropout turned porn star, in this Paul Thomas Anderson film, Wahlberg turned the movie's last line into a career prophecy: "You're a star."
Three Kings (1999)
Wahlberg starred alongside George Clooney and Ice Cube in David O. Russell's film about four soldiers in the Persian Gulf war who set out to steal hidden gold, but end up helping innocent victims of war.
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Clooney and Wahlberg joined forces again as they take to the sea as fisherman who find themselves at the center of a massive storm.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Tim Burton directed the remake of this classic sci-fi blockbuster that starred Mark as astronaut Leo Davidson who, after a detour through a wormhole, finds himself in a bizarre world where apes rule... and look a lot like Helena Bonham Carter.
Rock Star (2001)
Leather pants? Check. Screeching vocals? Check. Heavy metal hairdo? Check. Wahlberg had it all when he played an 80's rock star wannabe turned rock god.
The Italian Job (2003)
Mark plays a thief in on one last heist. Venic, Italy provides a gorgeous backdrop while Charlize Theron provides some pretty spectacular scenery as well.
Based on the true story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philly who trys out and earns a spot playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL.
The Departed (2006)
Wahlberg got an Oscar nomiation for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Dignam in Scorsese's crime thriller.
The Other Guys (2010)
Mark showed that he has some serious comedy chops and d a sense of humor when played a NYC detective alongside Will Ferrell.
The Fighter (2010)
Going back to his Boston roots, Wahlberg played real-life pro boxer "Irish" Micky Ward as he rises through the boxing ranks while watching his trainer/brother get knocked out by drugs and crime.
Lone Survivor (2013)
Wahlberg embodied the strength and spirit of U.S. Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, telling his harrowing true story of a failed mission in Afghanistan.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Autobots + Decepticons + Wahlberg = Blockbuster. This equation adds up to a boxoffice bonanza as Mark takes on the role of Cade Yeager in the fourth installment of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise.