Mark Wahlberg (born 05.06.71) Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and ex-rapper, best known for his musical career as 'Marky Mark' and his acting career in films like 'Boogie Nights', 'The Departed' and 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Mark Wahlberg had a net worth of 200 million USD.
Childhood: Mark Wahlberg was born in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, to Alma Elaine and Donald Edward Wahlberg as the youngest of nine children. As several of his siblings had criminal records, Wahlberg became associated with drugs and violence at an early age, with two trips to prison by the time he was 21. Wahlberg's older brother, Donnie, was a member of the band 'New Kids on the Block', and Mark appeared with the band for a brief period of time.
Career: Mark convinced his brother Donnie to start a new hip-hop band, called 'Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch', with Mark acting as the frontman. Their 1991 single, 'Good Vibrations', hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 list, as well as a becoming certified platinum record. After showing off his physic in the music video for 'Good Vibrations', Wahlberg became a Calvin Klein underwear model for a time. In 1993, Wahlberg began his acting career by appearing in the television movie, 'The Substitute'.
The following year, Wahlberg made his big-screen debut in the film 'Renaissance Man', alongside Danny DeVito. In 1995, he appeared with Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, 'The Basketball Diaries'. He shot to the public eye in 1997 for his performance in 'Boogie Nights'.
In 2004, he became exectutive producer for the HBO series, 'Enterage', which was loosely based on his experience as a new star in Hollywood. Two years later, he starred alongside DiCaprio again in the Martin Scorsese crime thriller 'The Departed'.
In 2010, Wahlberg appeared in three films, one of which was the action comedy 'The Other Guys', and another was 'The Fighter', alongside Christian Bale. In 2012, he appeared in the Boston-set Seth MacFarlane film, 'Ted', with 2013 seeing him star in 'Pain & Gain', '2 Guns' and 'Lone Survivor'. The following year, he starred in the fourth 'Transformers' film, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.
Personal Life: Wahlberg began dating model Rhea Durham in 2001, and the couple got married in 2009. The couple have four children together
She is glad powerful men are taking steps to help the vulnerable.
Michelle Williams has responded to her 'All The Money In The World' co-star Mark Wahlberg's decision to donate the money that he earned in re-shoots for the flick to the Time's Up campaign to support victims of sexual assault. And it seems she is in approval.
Michelle Williams at the BAFTA Los Angeles tea party
After reports surfaced that Mark Wahlberg earned around $1.5 million, in contrast to Michelle's reported '$80 per diem totalling less than $1,000', for doing re-shoots in Ridley Scott's new movie, the anger surrounding the pay gap has encouraged the actor to make a generous donation for his fellow women.
The actor says he's in support of the fight for fair pay.
Ridley Scott's 'All The Money In The World' has seen nothing but controversy since reports of alleged sexual misconduct against its former leading star Kevin Spacey had surfaced. Director Ridley Scott made the quick decision to recast and reshoot the film with Christopher Plummer in the role of John Paul Getty Sr., dismissing Spacey from the production following the reports coming to light. It was the right decision, but one that Mark Wahlberg, who also stars in the film refused to approve unless he was paid over $1 million.
Mark Wahlberg has righted what many would call a major wrong
This of course brought a discussion up surrounding the film of how Wahlberg had seemed to profit off of Scott making the right choice, and, if Spacey is indeed guilty of what he's been accused of, profiting off of sexual abuse. The report also came after it was revealed Wahlberg made $1.5 million for the film's reshoots, whilst female co-star Michelle Williams got only $80 per day. This meant that she got less than 0.1% in reshoot fees than her male co-star Wahlberg.
A new report by USA Today suggests Wahlberg refused to go along with Plummer's re-casting in 'All The Money In The World' unless he got paid.
A new development in the saga concerning the massive pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for the re-shooting of All The Money In The World suggests that Wahlberg refused to approve the casting of Christopher Plummer until he was paid more than $1 million.
USA Today, which broke the original story on Wednesday (January 10th), followed up with a new report that Wahlberg’s contract contained a “co-star approval” clause, which allowed him to veto Plummer’s re-casting in the lead role in a letter to the film’s financiers, saying that he would only give it the green light if he was paid the extra money, according to one insider.
Earlier this week, the same outlet revealed that Wahlberg made $1.5 million for the extensive re-shoots on All The Money In The World, while his female co-star Williams received only a per diem sum of $80 per day. In the end, her remuneration came to less than 0.1% of his.
Williams was reportedly paid just $1,000 for her work, while co-star Wahlberg received $1.5 million.
Celebrities have reacted with anger to new reports that Michelle Williams was paid the tiniest of fractions of what her co-star Mark Wahlberg received for doing re-shoots of the new movie All The Money In The World.
Hollywood figures such as Judd Apatow, Busy Phillips and Jessica Chastain have come out in support of Williams, after a report by USA Today on Tuesday (January 9th) claimed that her castmate Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the extensive re-shoots on the film, while she made less than $1,000.
In early November, director Ridley Scott revealed that the extraordinary decision had been made to replace the movie’s lead star Kevin Spacey, following the dozens of allegations of serious sexual misconduct made against him, with veteran star Christopher Plummer, re-shooting all of his scenes with full cast in the space of only a few weeks to honour the original release date.
All the Money in the World had to recast Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual harassment
Following countless allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of other stars have been accused of similar misconduct - including Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey.
Michelle Williams appears in All the Money in the World
In response to allegations about Spacey, director Sir Ridley Scott reshot his newest movie - which saw Spacey in a significant role - and other actors in the piece have since revealed they re-filmed the scenes for free.
Mark Wahlberg at the LA premiere for Ridley Scott's 'All The Money In The World' held at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. The film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his billionaire grandfather's refusal to pay the ransom - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th December 2017
Like the 2015 original, this comedy plays merrily with cliches to tell a silly story that's funny but never particularly clever. It's an enjoyable bit of escapist entertainment, mixing some sharp gags in between the more obvious jokes. But while the script makes a feeble attempt to poke fun at over-the-top machismo, it indulges in relentless gender stereotyping.
Now best buddies, co-dads Dusty and Brad (Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) decide to combine their families to celebrate Christmas this year. Then Dusty's estranged tough-guy dad Kurt (Mel Gibson) turns up, as does Brad's more touchy-feely father Don (John Lithgow). This raises issues for both Dusty and Brad, who are clearly chips off the old blocks. They may be united in their love for their kids (Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez and Didi Costine), but old rivalries spark as they take the family to a huge mountain cabin with their wives (Alessandra Ambrosio and Linda Cardellini). What follows is a combination of wacky slapstick and various forms of sabotage as Dusty and Brad's bromance is put through the wringer.
None of this is remotely original, with elaborate set-pieces that feel like they've been lifted wholesale from other holiday comedies. And the plot is never remotely surprising either. But the actors have chemistry, and invest some sparkiness in their characters. Much of the antics centre on the clash between Gibson and Lithgow, who play up the aggression and sweetness, respectively. It's badly exaggerated, but the actors throw themselves into the roles, and the interaction between the three generations is nutty enough to keep the audience chuckling even through some rather stupid gags. The filmmakers seem to think that crazed conflict is hilarious, but actually the funniest moments are when Walhberg and Ferrell are working together to approach a problem.
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Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey) may have been the richest man of his time, but in 1973 he proved how he was also one of the most frugal. So much so, in fact, that while most parents and grandparents would give anything in the world to see the safe return of their child or grandchild after a kidnapping, he point blank refused to pay the $17 million that was demanded of him by an organised crime ring who abducted and tortured his 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). No matter how much the teen's mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) begged the billionaire to pay the ransom, he wouldn't budge, citing that his willingness to pay up would encourage the kidnapping of his other grandchildren.
Things started to get serious when John Paul's ear arrived in the post with the threat that the boy would be posted to them piece by piece if the ransom was not paid. Gail decided to join forces with one of Jean Paul's closest associates, former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), who agreed to help her bring her son back home and get his client to change his mind about paying up.
'All the Money in the World' is the true story of an oil tycoon and his unusual reaction to seeing his grandson kidnapped. Kevin Spacey is unrecognisable with his Jean Paul Getty prosthesis. The film has been directed by the Academy Award nominated Ridley Scott ('Alien', 'The Martian', 'Blade Runner') and written by David Scarpa ('The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'The Last Castle') who adapted the screenplay from the book 'Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty' by John Pearson.
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Wahlberg topped the annual Forbes list of the highest-paid actors, with $68 million earned in the last 12 months.
The gender pay gap in Hollywood is likely to become a headline-grabbing issue once again with the revelation that the highest-paid male actor in Hollywood last year, revealed to be Mark Wahlberg, earned $42 million more than Emma Stone, the highest-paid female star.
The world’s top ten highest-paid male actors over the last 12 months were revealed on Tuesday (August 22nd) in the annual list published by Forbes magazine. Together, Transformers star Wahlberg and the other nine actors collectively earned $488.5 million – nearly three times more than the $172.5 million earned by the highest paid actresses put together.
The list’s author, Natalie Robehmed, said that the disparity is down to the kinds of roles on offer.
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While some critics wish the series would come to an end, the Transformers franchise is only just getting started.
The fifth film in the series, The Last Knight, is launching an expanded universe that will include sequels, prequels and spin-offs. There are at least 10 films in various planning stages at the moment. It was Michael Bay who brought Mark Wahlberg into this universe. "The reason why I made the first film [2014's Age of Extinction] and now this one," Wahlberg says, "was the opportunity to work with the director and creator of this whole world, Michael Bay. He and I made another movie called Pain & Gain, and I just love working with him. It's the escapism, the cool factor, the wow factor. And Michael's constantly making it bigger and better and trying to give the audience more."
Marc Wahlberg at the premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight
He also observes that Bay runs the set like a well-oiled machine. "Michael has the whole movie in his head," Wahlberg says. "So sometimes he'll be doing things that will seem to not make sense, but then you see the movie and you'll understand why. We'll be in the middle of a scene and all of a sudden he'll be like, 'This is not working.' And you don't know if he's talking about necessarily the dialogue, your performance or the clouds in the background. You just have to be prepared for anything. Michael doesn't have a lot of time for explaining things, it's a pretty fast paced shoot!"
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With this fifth Transformers movie, it seems clear that Michael Bay is still trying to define this franchise. The first film was solidly entertaining, but the sequels have been hit and miss. And this jarringly chaotic episode never finds its feet. Is it aimed at teen boys (robots hitting each other), young children (a random little girl in the cast) or action fans (Mark Wahlberg being heroic)? Meanwhile, the plot only barely connects a stream of wildly overblown set-pieces.
We find Wahlberg's mad inventor Cade now in hiding protecting the good Autobots, while government meathead Lennox (Josh Duhamel) chases the evil Decepticons. Somewhere in space, tentacled temptress Quintessa (Gemma Chan) has turned heroic Transformer Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) to the dark side, and now they're heading to suck the life out of Earth, as you do. Humanity's only hope is in a mysterious talisman Cade possesses and the staff of Merlin the magician (Stanley Tucci in an Arthurian prologue), which only Oxford professor Vivian (Laura Haddock) can wield. She's accompanied by dotty Sir Edmund (Anthony Hopkins), who helpfully explains the mythology with the assistance of robot butler Cogman (Jim Carter). Then everyone converges on Stonehenge for an epic battle.
To be fair, Bay does have an eye for spectacle, and the film looks properly amazing in Imax 3D, especially as Bay throws everything he can think of at the screen, including some adorable baby dinosaur robots, a submarine chase, various elements from Star Wars and Alien, and a military invasion that desperately wants to outdo Saving Private Ryan's opening scene. All of this is piled into a blender and edited together with absolutely no sense of logic or geography.
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Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg at STX Films CinemaCon 'The State of The Industry: Past, Present and Future' Presentation held at The Colosseum of Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 28th March 2017
Date of birth
5th June, 1971
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