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September 20, 2016 — Jimmy Fallon put together a competition with guest and Deepwater Horizon actor Mark Wahlberg. In a large setup on New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, the two took turns seeing who could achieve optimum accuracy with summer’s final fruit.

To no one’s surprise, Marky Mark turned out to be naturally talented at the test of strength, casually hitting the central target rings without breaking a sweat and handily beating the host at his own game. It’s not quite watermelons exploding, but you have to give it to Fallon for consistently coming up with wacky ways to showcase his guests’ secret skills.

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When you see Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon, the $150m movie based on the true story of the tragic oil rig explosion in 2010 which cost 11 crew members their lives and created the worst environmental disaster in US history, it’s hard to imagine any other Hollywood actor in the role.

It’s not so much that he resembles Mike Williams, the chief electronics technician who was the last to escape from the burning rig and on whom Wahlberg’s character was based: Williams’ face is rounded, whereas Wahlberg’s has the lean definition of someone who has spent a lifetime staying in shape. It’s more that you can absolutely believe in Wahlberg as the devoted father who jeopardises his family life by helping his wounded colleagues, and as the honest blue-collar working stiff, with a mind like a steel trap.

Wahlberg has spent more than two decades climbing to the top of the Hollywood tree. His breakthrough role in Boogie Nights came in 1997; his first Oscar nomination came 10 years later, for Scorsese’s The Departed, followed by another in 2011 for The Fighter.

You could forgive Wahlberg if he let success go to his head. He grew up poor, the youngest of nine siblings. His father was a delivery driver who left when Wahlberg was 11. He got involved with drugs and gang violence not long after, and only cleaned himself up after a spell in prison made him determined to turn his life around. He followed his brother (Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block) into music, finding success – and even a Calvin Klein modelling contract – with his hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch before turning to acting.

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The production has officially started on Transformers 5 … and they’re in Britain.

Explosions and Hollywood stars descended on an historic Northumberland town as the set from the new Transformers movie set up in front of Alnwick Castle.

Actor Mark Wahlberg along with director Michael Bay were seen filming Transformers: The Last Knight outside the home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Two explosions were captured by a drone after numerous super cars from the film were seen driving near Kielder Water earlier in the week.

The crew were seen going back and forth along the road from Alnwick Garden to the castle, as the morning fog was slowly burnt off by the sun.

Cranes and lights were set up pointing through the castle windows as filming took place inside as well.

Wahlberg, 45, who also starred in Ted, The Departed and The Boxer, paused for a break in filming to have his make-up done as Bay gave out instructions.

The fifth instalment in the series, which has Steven Spielberg as an executive producer, also filmed in London near Bank tube station, when a dramatic stunt saw a car hurled onto its side.

The series, directed by Bay, has grossed over £2.79bn ( 3.7bn) worldwide.

Stars in the film, which is expected to shoot in other places around the North East, include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci and Isabela Moner.


Mark Wahlberg speaks onstage at ‘In Conversation With… Mark Wahlberg’ during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox – and – “Deepwater Horizon” premiere screening party presented by Johnnie Walker at The Addison Residence on September 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

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St Andrews is no stranger to A-listers popping in from time to time and locals were delighted when the Wahlbergs arrived in town yesterday (September 6). Actor Mark Wahlberg visited a kilt shop in the town and was spotted getting into a vintage red sports car as throngs of people flocked to grab a snap.

The star of smash-hit movies such as Boogie Nights and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed also enjoyed a round of golf on the historic Old Course.

He’s in Fife while filming takes place for the US reality series Wahlburgers, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant chain owned by Mark and his brothers Paul and Donnie.

Chef Paul sampled The Tavern’s menu at Strathkinness. “This is my first time in Scotland,” he said. “It’s my first trip and it’s absolutely beautiful, and it’s been made better because my brother was kind enough to get me a car.”  []

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Mark Wahlberg slicks his hair back while getting into character for Transformers: The Last Knight filming on Monday (September 5) in London, England.

The 45-year-old actor was joined on set by his co-star Laura Haddock.

According to Variety, Stanley Tucci is officially set to reprise his role as Joshua Joyce in the film.  []

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His rugged physique helped win him lucrative modelling contracts long before his reinvention as one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors.

But while his early days as a Calvin Klein poster boy are behind him, Mark Wahlberg still adheres to the rigorous health and fitness regimen that helped win him an army of female admirers.

Speaking to the October issue of Men’s Health, Mark, 45, admits he trains intensively and refrains from excess, opting instead to limit his calorie intake and force himself into having early nights – but a series of exercise related injuries means he has to limit himself.

‘There’s no way I’m going out, eating dinner, drinking wine. I literally go home and go to bed. If I finish work at 8pm, I try to be in bed by 9pm. You gotta put the work in. Then you gotta get the rest and recovery,’ he explained.

‘I always do full-body workouts, and I gotta prevent myself from getting any more injuries: I’ve got some herniated discs, labrum tears in my shoulders, a couple broken bones in my hands.
‘And I don’t want to just look like a bodybuilder. I’ve done that before, with Pain & Gain. I want to be able to play with my kids. I want to run and play basketball.’

Early morning starts are also key to his healthy lifestyle, with the actor somehow finding the time to squeeze in a game of golf at 6am.

‘We’re usually sprinting pretty much. If you’re doing the right things, then there’s enough time in the day to get it all done,’ he said.

Frequently away from his Los Angeles home – the actor has just wrapped forthcoming movie Deepwater Horizon on location in New Orleans – Mark admits he uses every opportunity to train, however unorthodox.

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New set video for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released online featuring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and director Michael Bay offering a behind-the-scenes look at some sort of water scene.

Per the norm, we can see explosions are involved.

“As Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel discovered, this isn’t your typical water slide,” the Transformers movie social networks posted.

Watch below.

“Transformers: The Last Knight” has a June 23, 2017 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stephen Merchant, Isabela Moner, Jean Dujardin, Jerrod Carmichael, Allen Phoenix, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.

When it comes to the pinnacle of football, there’s the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and now the Wahlbowl. Yes, the Wahlbowl.

Mark Wahlberg was in town last weekend to show the Patriots a screening of his new movie, but as it turns out, that wasn’t the only Foxborough-based filming he had going on. The whole Wahlberg clan hit the field at Gillette Stadium in the season finale of “Wahlburgers,” which aired Wednesday on A&E.

In the episode, Mark, his brothers, and their families played a game of touch football at the Patriots practice facility, the Empower Field House. The teams were split up by Mark’s children, Brendan and Mikey, and there were even some Patriot cameos.

Broadcaster and former quarterback Scott Zolak did what he does best and called play-by-play for the game, alongside the Wahlberg matriarch Alma. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also stopped by to watch the game and even stepped up big time for the team anchored by Bob Wahlberg.

“It was a little trick play I pulled out of the bag, and he caught it,” Bob said.

Robert tied the game with his touchdown, even though he “lost it in the lights” for a few seconds.

With Robert as a spectator for most of the Wahlbowl, Paul Wahlberg felt the pressure.

“I don’t know if he’s looking at future picks,” he said. “I don’t know what the deal is.”

Mark settled in as quarterback for his team, launching left-handed passes downfield for his nephew, Brandon, and at least one Wahlberg made an impression on Robert.

“You’ve got a good arm, tight spiral,” Robert told Mark. “I’m going to tell Tommy [Brady] he’s got to be careful.”

“Brendan’s Bad Boys” ultimately defeated “Mikey’s Ducks, but both teams were able to bolster their highlight reels and get some reps. And now the Wahlbergs need only wait until the 2017 NFL Draft to see if their hard work on the practice field paid off.  []

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Chinese star Zhang Ziyi also will participate in a conversation as the festival added 35 films by first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality exhibits.

The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday finalized the lineup for its 41st edition, adding onstage conversations with Deepwater Horizon star Mark Wahlberg and Chinese star Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as 35 films from first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality fare.

Toronto’s Discovery sidebar will feature world premieres of Wayne Roberts’ Katie Says Goodbye, starring Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and The Killing star Mireille Enos; Scottish director Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling, starring Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick; and Rachel Lambert’s In the Radiant City, produced by Jeff Nichols.

Elsewhere, the TIFF Docs section added world premieres for Oscar-nominated director Nanette Burstein’s Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, about the anti-virus pioneer who went on the run from authorities in Belize in 2012; Michelle Sinclair’s The Terry Kath Experience, about an original member of the pop band Chicago, directed by Kath’s daughter; and Mohanad Yaqubi’s Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory.

And Toronto on Tuesday unveiled its virtual reality lineup, having planned five VR exhibits, including Tracy Rector’s Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone); Maureen Fan’s, Eric Darnell’s and Michael Hutchinson’s Invasion!; Michael Beets’ Jafri; KA and The Battle Within, from Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Media.


Some quick news is coming in via the Tracking Board as they’re reporting that Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard) has been tapped to direct Home Invasion starring Mark Wahlberg.

Home Invasion will re-team Wahlberg with Contraband scribe Aaron Guzikowski, who also penned Prisoners and the upcoming new installment in the Friday the 13th franchise. In addition to starring, Wahlberg will produce with Stephen Levinson through Leverage Management.

Wahlberg will play a contractor whose artist wife suffers from an illness that prevents her from being in the sunlight so he builds a futuristic house that blocks out natural light. When a band of criminals attempts to break into the house to steal one of his wife’s valuable sculptures, he must evade and outsmart them to protect his home.

The film was pitched as “Panic Room meets Die Hard.”


Patriots training camp isn’t all about snap counts and blocking schemes. After practice Sunday, the team gathered at Showcase Cinemas Patriot Place to watch a screening of “Deepwater Horizon,” Mark Wahlberg’s new movie about the massive oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (The movie arrives in theaters next month.) Addressing Pats players beforehand, Wahlberg, who was accompanied by his mom, Alma, said: “I know the work you guys put in, the effort, and the commitment it takes to do what you do and what you risk going out there on a daily basis.” A big Pats fan who played improbable Philadelphia Eagle Vincent Papale in the 2006 film “Invincible,” Wahlberg said the character he plays in “Deepwater Horizon,” an electrician named Mike Williams, is a Pats fan in real life. Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he thought the movie might resonate with players. “It’s about mental toughness, persevering, knowing how the guys around you are doing,” he said. The crowd, which included coach Bill Belichick and players Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Jimmy Garoppolo, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Butler, and Malcolm Mitchell, applauded when the credits rolled.  []


Mark Wahlberg with his mother, Alma, and team owner Robert Kraft before the screening of his new film, “Deepwater Horizon,” for the Patriots.

Actor Mark Wahlberg is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, showing no signs of slowing down. He joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he dished on his projects, fitness regimen, the removal of his tattoo, and the other actor he gets mistaken for.

Even after decades of being in the spotlight, Mark and superstar buddy Matt Damon deal with a funny case of mistaken identity. He shared, “People always say they love me in ‘The Bourne Identity’… And I just say say, ‘Thank you.’” Matt gets mistaken for Mark as well, adding that fans say, “I love you in ’Ted.’” Mark says, “We just laugh it off. I never correct anybody, I just say, ‘Thank you very much. Watch me in ‘The Bourne Identity 4.’”  []

Wahlberg is in Detroit filming “Transformers 5,” and while filming ran long Tuesday, he was less than an hour late for his scheduled 7 p.m. red carpet appearance.

“I get out of work when Michael Bay says I get out of work,” he joked.

“Detroit reminds me very much of Boston, it’s a great sports town,” he added, saying he’d move to Detroit if his wife wanted to. “We’re pushing to get more incentives here so we can make more films. We’re going to open up more restaurants, so I’ll be here quite often.”

Fans lined Monroe, hoping to catch a glimpse of the actor.

“We’re big fans,” said Angela Miller, who came to Greektown at 9 a.m. from Brighton with her friend Heather Ferrell of Belleville. “We’ve been following Mark and Donnie for a long time, and we got to meet Paul earlier today. We thought it was opening today so we came down.”

Emily Jilg, 27, of Novi cut her family vacation short by one to be in Detroit on Wednesday. She flew out of Orlando at 4 a.m., arriving on Monroe with her friend Linda Wilson, also of Novi, around 1 p.m.

“I would like to meet him and get a selfie,” she said. “I’ve been a fan for years and years and years.”

In December, Wahlberg announced in an interview with FOX 2’s Lee Thomas his plans to open a Wahlburgers in Greektown this summer in a Bedrock building. Later, it was revealed to be 569 Monroe, a 4,200-square-foot space next to the Red Smoke Barbeque restaurant.

In June, Wahlberg released a video statement saying the opening date would be “in four weeks,” estimating a late July opening.

Wahlburgers is owned by Mark, Paul and brother Donnie, who plays Detective Daniel Reagan on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and is a member of boy band New Kids on the Block. Local partner Cutraro also owns Bella Piatti in Birmingham.

According to its website, Wahlburgers has locations in Toronto, New York and the brothers’ native state, Massachusetts. The Greektown restaurant will be first of six Wahlburgers planned for southeast Michigan. These locations are part of a nationwide expansion for the brand, which struck deals with various franchise groups to expand to a total of 118 restaurants.

Wahlburgers Detroit will serve lunch and dinner. The menu includes a full bar with a focus on burgers, sandwiches, sides, salads and gourmet sodas.  []

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The poster for Lionsgate’s Mark Wahlberg starer “Deepwater Horizon” has been released.

Wahlberg stars in the film alongside Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson.

Peter Berg directs from a screenplay written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan based upon the 2010 New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours” by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul.

The film will hit cinemas on September 30.

Inspired by the true story that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.


He’s one of the most successful actors on the planet. But that’s not enough.

At 45 years old, Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar-nominated actor and producer, an entrepreneur, a Catholic, and a father of four who never misses family dinner.

It’s hard to believe he’s the same guy who sold drugs and pleaded guilty to assaulting two Vietnamese men as a teen. Those 45 days at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction were the start of how that guy became this guy.

Wahlberg’s jail cell lesson: Being a screwup is a choice.

“I knew the only way I could be successful was by working hard and doing the right thing,” he says.

That resolve is evident today in everything he does, starting with the alarm clock that goes off at 4:10 a.m.

In the September issue of Men’s Health (available on newsstands and the Apple iTunes Newsstand now), Wahlberg opens up about how he became the man he is now. Keep scrolling for a sneak preview.


Wahlberg is up before dawn most days for a workout with kettlebells, dumbbells, bands, and a jump rope.

He helps send the kids off to school before a day’s work: Deepwater Horizon, about the deadly 2010 oil rig explosion, opens September 30; Patriots Day, based on the Boston Marathon bombing, premieres in December; and Transformers: The Last Knight is due out next summer.

Still, he’s home in time for a never-miss family dinner.

“There’s more than enough time in a day as long as you’re not burning the candle at both ends,” Wahlberg says. “As long as I’m not going out and getting crazy, I’m good. I get eight hours of sleep.”

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