Mark Wahlberg arrived on our screens back in the mid 90’s with roles in movies like Basketball Diaries and The Substitute. Since then he has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest and best known leading men.
His career has been one of the most eclectic in Hollywood, having worked in Academy Award winning films like The Departed and The Fighter, to critical duds like the Planet of the Apes and Max Payne. He has also had the privilege of working with some of the best directors in the business including Martin Scorsese, David O Russell and Paul Thomas Anderson, though he has also worked with Michael Bay.
Mark’s latest movie Lone Survivor, the story of a group of solider trapped at the top of the mountain having to fight out terrorists hits cinemas this Friday.
With that in mind we’ve decided to take a look back at six of Wahlberg’s best performances.
One of Wahlberg’s most divisive movies is the 2005 revenge drama Four Brothers, in which he stars alongside Andre Benjamin, Tyrese Gybson and Garret Hedlund as the titular set of siblings.
The Four Brothers, all of whom are adopted are all brought back to their home when they find out that their Mother has been murdered. The film is an ultra violent revenge flick from start to finish and Wahlberg gives exactly the kind of performance he has become associated with so closely over the years: a quick talking tough man who will stop and nothing to avenge and protect those close to him.
The film has divided both critical and fans opinions but one thing that was certain coming out of the movie was the strength of the performances with newcomers like Hedlund receiving heavy praise and Wahlberg being highlighted as a stand out as well.