Legendary actor, Mark Wahlberg, whose net worth of a staggering $400 million is primarily attributed to his illustrious acting career actually transcends the silver screen, encompassing prosperous ventures as a producer and entrepreneur.
Wahlberg’s cinematic repertoire reads like a who’s who of blockbuster hits, including “Boogie Nights,” “The Departed,” “Ted,” “Entourage,” and “Daddy’s Home.”
Most recently, Mark Wahlberg captured the hearts of Indonesian audiences with his exceptional performance in “Two Guns,” a production presented by Indonesia’s Trans TV Cinema.
Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the “2 Guns” Actor Mark Wahlberg:
- He’s a Gemini!
As his birthday is on June 5, 1971, the “2 Guns” actor would fall under the Gemini zodiac sign, which is known for their flexibility, intuitiveness, and cleverness. Sounds about right that an actor like Mark Wahlberg, whose artistic record ranges from action films to comedies speaks for itself.
- He can rap and sing!
Surprisingly, Wahlberg possesses musical prowess. He displayed his rap skills in “Good Vibrations” and showcased his singing talents in the 2001 film “Rock Star.” While he diligently trained with a vocal coach for half a year, some exceptionally high notes received a little vocal assistance.
- He dropped out of school at the age of 14
Wahlberg’s life took an unconventional turn when he left school at the tender age of 14 as his upbringing was earmarked by the challenges of growing up amidst “drugs, violence, and crime.” However, in 2013, he earned his GED, driven by his desire to set a positive example for his children.
- He almost got involved in the 9/11 attack
Fate intervened when Mark Wahlberg was originally scheduled to board American Airlines Flight 11, the ill-fated aircraft that tragically struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. However, a last-minute decision to attend the Toronto Film Festival spared him from the calamity.
- He’s a luxury watch collector
Beyond Hollywood’s glamor, Wahlberg is an avid collector of fine Swiss watches, including esteemed brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe.
- His family has a burger restaurant!
The Wahlberg family ventured into the restaurant industry through Mark’s brother, Paul, who owns a flourishing Boston-based burger chain. Their engaging family dynamics have been chronicled in the reality TV series “Wahlburgers,” which has been captivating audiences since 2014.
- He had all his tattoos removed (and it took 5 years!)
In a surprising transformation, Wahlberg underwent a five-year journey to remove all his tattoos. He attributed this change to personal growth and a heightened sense of maturity. The “2 Guns” Star added that contrary to the recommended time frame of five to seven years, with treatments spread over multiple visits, Wahlberg opted for a more accelerated approach.
- He was studying during the filming of “2 Guns” and no one knew!
During the filming of “2 Guns” alongside Denzel Washington, Wahlberg discreetly pursued studies between takes. He chose to keep this scholarly endeavor hidden from his co-star, opting not to “count the chickens before they hatch.”
- His house has a full-size boxing ring and a 2,500-square-foot private gym
Wahlberg’s abode boasts an astonishing 2,500-square-foot private gym and a full-size boxing ring. He invested $2 million in constructing this opulent home gym while preparing for his role as Mickey Ward in “The Fighter.”
- He was attacked on set by Chimps during the filming of “Planet of the Apes”
Mark Wahlberg’s participation in “Planet of the Apes” (2001) came with an unexpected challenge. Real chimpanzees featured in the film, and these primates displayed a particular aversion to Wahlberg, even resorting to attacking him during filming. He humorously recounted the experience, dubbing the chimps as “the worst.”
That wraps up the 10 things you needed to know about the “2 Guns” actor! Mark Wahlberg’s journey stands as a testament to his adaptability and resilience, both in the realm of entertainment and his personal life.