Mark Wahlberg parks a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
HollywoodNews.com: Mark Wahlberg, star of the upcoming Sony comedy “The Other Guys,” finally found a spot on Hollywood Boulevard.
The actor was lauded with a star on the Walk of Fame Thursday. He joins a group of honorees that totals 2,414.
Wahlberg’s “Other Guys” co-star made the introduction, quipping, “”I first became a fan of his from his workout videos. And I loved him in the Bourne movies.”
“The Other Guys” bows on August 6.
Wahlberg was gracious at the ceremony thanking “all the people gutsy enough to put me in movies.” Wahlberg started off as a pop rapper and underwear model originally under the name of Marky Mark. The industry embraced him as a serious actor after his turn as a tragic porn star in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights.”
In the wake of “Boogie Nights,” Wahlberg has also become an action star (“Perfect Storm,” “Planet of the Apes”) and received an Oscar nod for his role in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.”
Wahlberg is also the executive producer on the HBO series “Entourage,” “In Treatment,” “How to Make it in America” and the upcoming “Boardwalk Empire.”
The Hollywood Reporter had the news.