There are few actors on the planet who can boast of having worked with names like Paul Thomas Anderson, Tim Burton or Martin Scorsese. And even less that they have achieved such a number of resounding box office successes as Mark Walhberg.
All his filmography has collected more than five billion dollars all over the planet, with titles like the saga ‘transformers‘, that this week premieres its seventh installment (although without Wahlberg) or ‘ted‘. The actor plans to bring to light three projects during this 2023.
The actor, born in Boston on June 5, 1971, turns 52 and despite being one of the best-known performers in Hollywood, there are facts that the general public does not know about him. Here we review seven curiosities of the incombustible Mark Wahlberg.
New Kids on the Block and the Wahlbergs
Wahlberg became interested in the music world since I was a teenager. At the age of 13 he founded, among others, what would be the future group New Kids on the Block. The one from Boston was just a few months in the germ of the boy bandbut who did continue to be part was his brother Donnie, who is still a member to this day. The band has sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
Number 1 on Billboard
Despite having missed the opportunity with the legendary boyband, Wahlberg did not give up on his dream of succeeding in the world of music. In 1990 began by forming a group with other rappers, called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and even got a number one on Billboard Hot 100, the most important hit list in the United States. Meanwhile, she also made Model for Calvin Klein.
The group took the sale two albums that were placed among the best sellers in the country. Furthermore, in 1995 she released an album of remixes with the rapper Prince Ital Joe. Later he released four solo singles, although without repercussions.
When Walhberg was only 15 years, the future actor committed the first of his crimes with racist overtones, throwing rocks at three African-American children, and the next day they came back for them. Two years later, in 1988, knocked a man unconscious Vietnamese ancestry with a wooden stick, and that same day attacked another. The one in Boston was charged with attempted murder and spent 45 days in jail.
In 1992, he broke his jaw from his African-American neighbor after he accused him of having racistly insulted him. Wahlberg recently admitted that at the time he was drug addict and that he is completely sorry (he has even spoken personally with his victims).
Wahlberg not only has celebrities in his closest family circle, but if you look further into his family tree, there are people well known to the public. He is a distant cousin of actresses like Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson or Glenn Close. It is also even more distantly related to John Cena, WWE superstar and in recent years, also from the movies.
The secret to keeping your abs
For the one in Boston the physical exercise It is one of the pillars of his life. The actor has shared on many occasions his sport routine through their social networks. Wahlberg has an exercise habit that he repeats every day: a 10 minute warm up with an elastic band, as well as push-ups and sets on the Versaclimber.
Subsequently, the training begins as such, in which he does up to eight exercises with several repetitions, among which are weights and different exercises to strengthen the abdominal area. In addition, it also follows a very strict diet, both in terms of food and intake times.
The actor had planned to fly with his friends in the american airlines flight 11 bound for Los Angeles. But Wahlberg and the rest of the group decided, the day before, not to take that flight and go to the Toronto Film Festival. The next day, the plane was the first to crash into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Cricket in Barbados
celebrities usually invest in various companies to generate wealth, and some of those purchases tend to be… eccentric. Mark Wahlberg, in 2013, decided to have an equity stake in the cricket team Barbados Trident (now called the Barbados Royals) after the actor’s friend and team owner Ajmal Khan introduced him to the sport. The franchise has not done badly since the one from Boston invested in them, since They have won the Caribbean League twice.
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