In 1988, also with his gang, he carried out another racial attack – physical and verbal – on Vietnamese immigrants in the United States. During the investigation it was discovered that Mark was under the influence of PCP, a drug similar to cocaine. He accepted the charges and remained in prison for 45 days, even though his sentence was two years.
Four years later, in 1992, he carried out another physical attack, this time on a neighbor, Robert Crehan, whose jaw was fractured. Finally there was a conciliation, and what happened did not reach a trial.
Later, Mark made a radical change in his behavior. From those racial attacks he went on to become a deeply spiritual man to the point that it was necessary for him to attend church and reconcile with himself. He admits that he was looking for “the wrong people to become a leader, but now I am strong enough to say no and start doing good.”
He is aware that, at the time, he was not a role model. In 2014, and with the intention of alleviating his conscience, he requested a pardon, which generated controversy: “A racist, he will always be a racist,” said one of his victims. Instead, Trihnanother of his victims, decided to publicly forgive him for “those horrifying acts.”
The actor assures that his greatest struggle was in the pandemic, since “he had not missed church for about 15 years.” “But this time I didn’t have the same connection to the church, and that really tested me: When I started saying we were going to do the movie, I went right back in.”
In Father Stu share leading role with Mel Gibson, with whom he maintains a masterful chemistry: they had already tried him in a Christmas comedy. But now, the two experience a sublime feeling about faith. “It was very different because before we went for laughs. This time he understood the struggles of Bill (Long, Stuart’s dad). I think it was the best performance Gibson has given in a long time.Wahlberg considered.