Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mark Wahlberg gets Walk of Fame star

ark Wahlberg was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame today, becoming the 2,414 star to receive the honor. Wahlberg next appears opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy "The Other Guys," opening Aug. 6.

Ferrell introduced his co-star, joking, "I first became a fan of his from his workout videos. And I loved him in the Bourne movies."

Taking the stage, former rap star and underwear model Wahlberg referenced his past careers and thanked "all the people gutsy enough to put me in movies." At one point, he brought his nearly 2-year-old son to the stage, who proceeded to play with the microphone during the speech. Wahlberg wrapped up by saying, I gotta get this kid something to eat so I'm gonna go now."

Wahlberg made his film debut for director Penny Marshall in "Renaissance Man" and earned an Oscar nomination for "The Departed." Other films include "Max Payne," "The Perfect Storm" and "The Italian Job." He also serves as executive producer on the HBO series "Entourage," "In Treatment," "How to Make it in America" and the upcoming "Boardwalk Empire."


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