Mark Wahlberg: It Always Comes Back To Being About Those Guys - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Mark Wahlberg: It Always Comes Back To Being About Those Guys

Posted: Updated:

Mark Wahlberg, who did his own stunts in "Lone Survivor", almost got killed while shooting the film.

To make the movie about US Navy Seals in Aghanistan look authentic, no green screens or computer-generated special effects were used while filming.  And in that pursuit of realism, people really did get injured on the set.

In one sequence, director Peter Berg blew a mortar on Wahlberg's face from less than two feet away and it turned out to be a very close call.

"I did blow him up, by accident, That was close. We almost lost Mark, for real," Berg, said in a statement.

Mark Wahlberg joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Mark Wahlberg: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor, producer, model, and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting, and is now known for his roles in films including Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2003), The Fighter (2010), and Lone Survivor (2013). He has also served as executive producer of the HBO series' Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and How to Make It in America.

2) Wahlberg began recording as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, earning a hit with "Good Vibrations" from the album Music for the People. The record, produced by brother Donnie, hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, later becoming certified as a platinum single. The second single, "Wildside", peaked at No. 5 on Billboards Hot Singles Sales chart and at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified as a gold single. Marky Mark opened for the New Kids on the Block during their last tour. The second Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch LP, You Gotta Believe, was not as successful as the prior, yielding only a minor hit single in the title track. Wahlberg later collaborated with the late reggae/ragga singer Prince Ital Joe on the album Life in the Streets. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch also had their own video game, titled Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Make My Video, which despite the band's success was a huge flop. The project combined rap and ragga vocals with strong eurodance music (as in the singles Happy People, German No. 1 hit United, Life in the Streets, and Babylon) courtesy of Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen as producers.

3) Wahlberg dropped the "Marky Mark" name and began an acting career, making his debut in the 1993 TV movie The Substitute. His big screen debut came the next year, with the Danny DeVito feature Renaissance Man. A basketball fanatic, he caught the attention of critics after appearing in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, playing the role of Mickey alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, in a film adaptation of the Jim Carroll book of the same name. He also starred in the 1996 James Foley thriller Fear.

‘Lone Survivor' is now playing.

Twitter: @mark_wahlberg

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Melissa Magsaysay: Fall Fashion Trends

    Melissa Magsaysay: Fall Fashion Trends

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:52:56 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] When it comes to Los Angeles style, this gal wrote the book.Author of 'City Style', and co-creator of the blog for Stylish Mother's 'The Hive', Melissa Magsaysay stopped by the studio with the stylish looks that you'll be seeing around town.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] When it comes to Los Angeles style, this gal wrote the book.Author of 'City Style', and co-creator of the blog for Stylish Mother's 'The Hive', Melissa Magsaysay stopped by the studio with the stylish looks that you'll be seeing around town.
  • Rory Kennedy: Last Days In Vietnam

    Rory Kennedy: Last Days In Vietnam

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:33:52 GMT

    Rory Kennedy is the youngest of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's eleven children. She's also a documentary filmmaker and producer. Her new film ‘Last Days In Vietnam' chronicles the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War.

    Rory Kennedy is the youngest of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's eleven children. She's also a documentary filmmaker and producer. Her new film ‘Last Days In Vietnam' chronicles the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War.

  • Wilson Cruz: It's Not About The Diseases, It's About The Relationships

    Wilson Cruz: It's Not About The Diseases, It's About The Relationships

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:28:32 GMT

    Wilson Cruz is on the new FOX show ‘Red Band Society' which takes place in a hospital where young people deal with serious illnesses. Wilson plays a nurse.

    Wilson Cruz is on the new FOX show ‘Red Band Society' which takes place in a hospital where young people deal with serious illnesses. Wilson plays a nurse.


  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Wilson Cruz: It's Not About The Diseases, It's About The Relationships

    Wilson Cruz: It's Not About The Diseases, It's About The Relationships

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:28:32 GMT

    Wilson Cruz is on the new FOX show ‘Red Band Society' which takes place in a hospital where young people deal with serious illnesses. Wilson plays a nurse.

    Wilson Cruz is on the new FOX show ‘Red Band Society' which takes place in a hospital where young people deal with serious illnesses. Wilson plays a nurse.


  • Jada Pinkett Smith: I'm Having A Blast Playing This Character

    Jada Pinkett Smith: I'm Having A Blast Playing This Character

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:31:41 GMT

    Jada Pinkett Smith co-stars in the new FOX series ‘Gotham' The story takes place years before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. Jada plays a crime boss named 'Fish Mooney.'

    Jada Pinkett Smith co-stars in the new FOX series ‘Gotham' The story takes place years before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. Jada plays a crime boss named 'Fish Mooney.'

  • Mo'Nique: Every Action Is Forgivable

    Mo'Nique: Every Action Is Forgivable

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:12:58 GMT
    Mo'Nique will be playing standup shows in Ontario, Friday and Saturday night, September 12th and 13th. For those of you who haven't seen her stand-up...it's pretty ‘R' rated. Here's a bit of what we can show you on TV.
    Mo'Nique will be playing standup shows in Ontario, Friday and Saturday night, September 12th and 13th. For those of you who haven't seen her stand-up...it's pretty ‘R' rated. Here's a bit of what we can show you on TV.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices