Mark Wahlberg is the type of actor that can do it all. From comedy to drama, Wahlberg has shown that he has strong acting skills in a variety of roles. Next weekend Wahlberg will be taking over the Transformers franchise when the latest film Transformers: Age of Extinction is released on June 27, 2014.
Wahlberg started out original in the entertainment industry as a teen pop musical icon with his band Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch but gone are the days of Wahlberg singing and dancing in music videos. He has shown that he is one of the few in the entertainment industry that can make the transition from music to respected actor.
TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten Mark Wahlberg films in honor of Transformers: Age of Extinction coming out next weekend. From action roles like Shooter to more dramatic roles like The Lovely Bones, Wahlberg has that Hollywood A-list talent that connects with moviegoers. Did your favorite Wahlberg film not make the list? Comment below and add your favorite.
Shooter was released in 2007 and featured Wahlberg in the lead role of this action heavy film. Wahlberg played a marksman who was living alone and trying to get out of his unique industry. He is forced to come back to work after he learns of a plot to kill the president.
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9. Four Brothers
Four Brothers was an intense and heartfelt drama that featured Wahlberg staring alongside Tyrese Gibson and Garrett Hedlund. The chemistry between actors is what helped the audience to connect and invest emotionally into this film.
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8. The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm was based off of a true story and featured Wahlberg in one of his first early dramatic roles. The ending to this film is one that audiences did not soon forget.
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7. The Italian Job
< i>The Italian Job was a fun, high energy and intense feature film that had Wahlberg behind the wheel driving this action film forward.
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6. The Lovely Bones
In one of his most emotional roles to date, Wahlberg plays the father of Susie Salmon, who was murdered. Wahlberg’s performance in this movie is heartfelt and powerful.
Wahlberg was not always known for his seriously roles, when he teamed up with Seth MacFarlane for this R-rated comedy, the result was box office and comedic gold. A sequel to the film is already underway.
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4. The Departed
This Oscar winning feature film showed that Wahlberg could hold his own with some of the best of the best in Hollywood.
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3. Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights was released back in 1997 and is a huge fan favorite film for Wahlberg.
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2. The Fighter
Another Oscar winning feature film that showed off Wahlberg’s talents was The Fighter. He was in the movie opposite Christian Bale, who was giving the performance of his career so far but yet Wahlberg still held his own on camera.
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1. Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor is one of Wahlberg’s more recent films and is incredibly powerful and timely. Based on a true story, of four Navy SEALS who are on a covert mission. The SEALS are faced with an impossible moral decision that ends up taking most of their lives. Wahlberg carries the movie and has audiences invested from the opening scene until the credits.