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Gallery: The Fighter, and the Best and Worst of Mark Wahlberg

Gallery: The Fighter, and the Best and Worst of Mark Wahlberg
While his castmates Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Melissa Leo got Oscar nominations for their roles in The Fighter (out this week in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack from Paramount Home Entertainment) -- with the latter two winning the trophy -- Mark Wahlberg's performance went unheralded. (He did, however, share in the film's Best Picture nod as one of its producers.) But given the larger-than-life quality that Bale and Leo, in particular, brought to their roles, it seemed like an intentional call on the part of Wahlberg and director David O. Russell to let Wahlberg's on-screen personality recede a bit so the spotlight could shine elsewhere. Still, he's just fine in the film, and it inspired me to think of the sublime (and the ridiculous) turns he's had elsewhere -- and no, we're not counting The Marky Mark Workout in either category.
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Stars in Rewind: Yo! The Marky Mark Workout!

Stars in Rewind: Yo! The Marky Mark Workout!
Before Mark Wahlberg was a successful and respected actor in the movie industry, he was Marky Mark. He wore big gold chains, overalls, and tightie whities. We're all glad those days are gone. One thing can be said about those dark days of Calvin Klein underwear ads -- he did have a rocking body. He probably still does, but Martin Scorcese doesn't exactly make shirt-stripping a requirement for his Boston cops. At least, I hope he doesn't.

Luckily, the glory gangsta (yes, I mean that sarcastically) days have been preserved in The Marky Mark Workout video. I'm sure some of you out there have seen this before (and judging from one Wahlberg fan site, it's something the devoted have watched numerous times), but I hadn't and thought it was worth a giggle. Wahlberg doesn't exactly have the cheeriest public persona, but his youthful self was really someone you might not want to hang around.
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