American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (2010), Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted (2012).
The major turning point in Wahlberg’s career came with the role of troubled porn star Dirk Diggler in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997). Since then, Wahlberg has chosen roles that demonstrate a wide range of dramatic ability, starring in critically acclaimed dramas such as Three Kings (1999) and The Perfect Storm (2000), popcorn flicks like Planet of the Apes (2001) and Contraband (2012), and even indies such as I Heart Huckabees (2004). Wahlberg was the executive producer of such television series as Boardwalk Empire (2010), In Treatment (2008) and the highly successful comedy Entourage (2004), which was partly based on his experiences in Hollywood.
Upcoming Mark Wahlberg Movies:
The Six Billion Dollar Man – TBA
– TV show The Six Million Dollar Man has been in development, with Mark Wahlberg slated to produce and star as Steve Austin, since 2015. In 2019, after a number of setbacks to the production (including script rewrites and frequent Wahlberg collaborator Peter Berg leaving the project early on), Bumblebee director Travis Knight was chosen to helm The Six Billion Dollar Man, which still has yet to even announce a confirmed release date.
Untitled Mile 22 Sequel – TBA
Arthur The King – TBA