Over the past 15 years, Mark Wahlberg has been nearly impossible to miss. From his breakout role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Departed," the actor has been continually lighting up the big screen.
No stranger to action movies, Wahlberg gets down-and-dirty again as real-life Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell in "Lone Survivor." Depicting a failed covert mission to capture a Taliban leader, the Peter Berg-directed film gets a wide release this Friday.
Whether or not you've seen Wahlberg lately, there's still much to know about the A-list star. From his years of preparation for a single role to his bad boy past, here are 19 things you probably don't know about Mark Wahlberg.
1. Wahlberg made his acting debut in the 1993 TV movie "The Substitute."
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