Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, model, and former rapper. Wahlberg has played many different roles in the story of his life. He has started his career headlining the musical group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and later became a one of the fitness cover model-actor of Hollywood. His big screen début is Renaissance Man and he got the attention of critics after appearing in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, playing the role of Mickey alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. He is known for some of his best role in the films like Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Fighter (2010) and much more. Let’s here check out the list of top ten best film starring Mark Wahlberg.
1. Three Kings (1999)
Three Kings is an American satirical black comedy war film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze as four U.S. soldiers on a gold heist that takes place during the 1991 uprisings in Iraq against Saddam Hussein following the end of the Gulf War. Mark Wahlberg is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. It received critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing $107 million on a $48 million budget.
2. The Departed (2006)
The Departed is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs starring superstars including Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles. The movie is basically about a conflict between the police and an Irish gang in South Boston where Wahlberg plays Staff Sergeant Sean Dignam who carries out his job without any ties to Boston’s Irish mob.
3. The Fighter (2010)
The Fighter is emotional as well as biographical drama film based on true story of Irish boxer Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid-1980s. Wahlberg played Ward in the boxing movie after spending five years prior working on getting it made, and it went on to receive seven Academy Award nominations. Wahlberg said he trained eight to 10 hours a day for four years for the part, as the push to get the film off the ground was stalled for a long period of time.
4. Boogie Nights (1997)
Boogie Nights is an American drama film starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heather Graham. The film is the story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Wahlberg as Eddie Adams is a nightclub dishwasher from the San Fernando Valley when he is “discovered” by a 1970s porn mogul.
5. Four Brothers (2005)
Four Brothers is an American vigilante film starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund. The film is about four friends and their adopted mother is gunned down in a store robbery the ‘four brothers’ investigated the murder for themselves & look for the killers but not all is what it seems. Wahlberg plays the leading brother, Bobby, as they investigate the circumstances of the murder of their adoptive mother, Evelyn.
6. Ted (2012)
Ted is an American buddy comedy film starring MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and with Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi in supporting roles. The film is about a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori. Wahlberg is in the role of Bennet who proved his efficiency when playing the role of a man who considered his teddy be more than his girlfriend, it’s very funny.
7. The Italian Job (2003)
The Italian Job is an American heist film starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward Norton, Seth Green, MosDef and Donald Sutherland. The film is about a team of thieves who plan steal gold from a former associate who double-crossed them. They left him dead and ran away in Venice. The character has some time differ in action that will surely make you confuse that how these good guys are thieves. Wahlberg plays professional safecracker Charlie Croker, a chief of thieves whose thirst for gold is exceeded only by his desire for revenge.
8. Invincible (2006)
Invisible is based on the true story of Vince Papale who inspired thousands of young people to fight over a situation as he done. It is the story about a teacher, part-time bartender who got divorced from his wife for financial issues but got a chance of a lifetime when he is signed to play special teams on the Philadelphia Eagles. Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale is a 30-year-old bartender with his life going down the toilet after he loses his part-time teaching job and his wife leaves him. He had portrayed the journey of rising from nothing to achieve his dreams through skill, determination, and athleticism.
9. The Other Guys (2010)
The Other Guys is an American action comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg and features Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson. Its story turns around two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops, whom they idolize, only things don’t quite go as planned.
10. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
The Basketball Diaries is an American drama film based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Jim Carroll. The film is about a teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction. Mark Wahlberg as Mickey was in supporting role as Leonardo DiCaprio was the king of the movie still he proves his best and made a different place.