In his 1992 autobiography, Marky Mark, Mark Wahlberg wrote a dedication to his penis. “I thought it would be funny,” he told TIME in 2010, expressing his regret.
There’s only one person who could get Mark Wahlberg to rap again: “If Justin Bieber asked me, I’d do that for my daughter.”
As a teen, Mark Wahlberg got some jailhouse cred when his older brother, New Kids on the Block singer Donnie, came to visit. “I showed him off to everybody and I was the cool guy in the unit for a week,” he told NPR.
Mark Wahlberg has made some risqué career choices – from his Calvin Klein billboards to Boogie Nights – that he’s dreading having to explain to his kids. “I’m trying to figure out how to destroy the evidence,” he said in 2008.
Mark Wahlberg did minimal research for his Oscar-nominated role as a cop in The Departed. “I was arrested by the Boston police 20-some-odd times and I basically used all that experience,” he said. “[To] put it to good use was definitely a blessing.”