Mark Wahlberg Positively Paying His Dues
With a career stemming from humble beginnings as the ‘front man’ for infantilized 1990’s hip-hop group – “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch”, superstar – “Mark Wahlberg”, has a challenging past (drugs, gangs, and dropping out of school), championed by a strong sense of determination and unyielding positivity.
In a recent article (“Men’s Fitness” – July/Aug. 2015), ‘Wahlberg’ admits to spending 45 days in ‘Suffolk County’s Deer Island House of Correction’; an experience that sharpened his 16-year old perspective, and ultimately changed his life. ‘Wahlberg’ recalls adolescent thoughts, which attest to his hope for a brighter future … “This is what my life is? No, I don’t want this. I’ll do everything I can to turn it around!”
The unforgiving consequence of mischief put ‘Wahlberg’ on a personal crusade to change the course of his destiny (through prayer, physical fitness, and positive affirmations). Now, 28-years later (with an impressive box office career that spans a quarter century), the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”, and “The Fighter”), has Hollywood eating from the palm of his hand.