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Mark Wahlberg receives Walk of Fame Star

July 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rapper turned film star and TV producer Mark Wahlberg received the 2,414th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.The actor's star is located near the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Will Ferrell, Wahlberg's co-star in the action-comedy "The Other Guys," and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who produced Wahlberg's 2007 film "Shooter," joined him in speaking in the late-morning ceremony in front of Dillon's Irish Pub.

In the early 90s, Wahlberg got his start in music, recording as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He then turned to acting, debuting in the 1993 made-for-cable television movie "The Substitute." His movie debut came a year later in "Renaissance Man."

Wahlberg's breakout role came in 1997's "Boogie Nights," as porn star Dirk Diggler.

Wahlberg received a best supporting actor Academy Award nomination for his role in the 2006 best picture Oscar winner "The Departed."

Wahlberg's other film credits include "The Perfect Storm," "The Italian Job," "Invincible," "The Basketball Diaries," "Fear," "Max Payne," "The Lovely Bones," "Planet of the Apes," "The Happening," "We Own the Night" and "Date Night."

City News Service contributed to this report.


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