The 39-year-old actor was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, revealing 'When I heard I was getting this star, I felt like it was a practical joke.'
Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, July 29. Wahlberg, who has become the 2,414th star to receive the honor, was accompanied by his co-star on his new movie "The Other Guys", Will Ferrell, who hosted the unveiling.
"I'm so happy my kids are sitting through this. When I heard I was getting this star, I felt like it was a practical joke," Wahlberg said as quoted by Associated Press. Ferrell, in the meantime, was also as thrilled as Wahlberg, saying "I'm glad to be here. I first became a fan of Mark's when I bought his workout video," later jesting "And I love all your 'Bourne' movies."
Wahlberg brought his model wife Rhea Durham and their four kids, Ella Rae, Michael, Brendan Joseph and Margaret Grace along with him during the sidewalk ceremony. When making his acceptance speech, Wahlberg took nearly 2-year-old Brendan on stage.
Mark Wahlberg has been credited for his roles in some of his movie such as "The Perfect Storm", "The Italian Job", "Invincible", "The Basketball Diaries", "Fear", "Shooter", "Max Payne", "The Lovely Bones", "Planet of the Apes", "The Happening" and "We Own the Night". He landed supporting actor nod at 2006 Academy Award for his role in "The Departed".