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Everyone has some kind of skill, but there are few people in Hollywood — or on Earth, for that matter — who can match Mark Wahlberg. The guy isn't just skilled, he's actually skilled at looking skilled.
Think about it. Running? Walking? Shooting? Punching? Looking hot? Doing it with the ladies? Showing off his six-pack? Hell, Wahlberg is so good, he makes just standing and staring into space look like an incredible feat of manliness. The guy can do everything and he can do it better than you.
Don't believe us? Well, just check out some of these examples of the many, many skills Mark Wahlberg has mastered over the course of his movie career.
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
UPDATE:Looks like David O. Russell can wipe his wandering hands clean of the inappropriate contact allegation made by his 19-year-old niece.
"We are pleased that the authorities have looked into this matter, and have confirmed that the investigation has been concluded and the case has been closed," reps for Russell told The Playlist in a statement.
So this is a weird one, even by Hollywood standards.
Apparently, director David O. Russell (of "The Fighter" fame) was involved in an incident with a teenage transgender relative in the gym at an Embassy Suites in Florida last week.
Russell, 53, and Nicholas Peloquin, 19, happened to be working out at the same time and, according to Nicholas (who goes by "Nicole"), Russell is his mother's adopted brother, making Russell Nicole's uncle.
Now, why Peloquin just happened to be at the same hotel gym at that time beats us, but here's where it gets really twisted. Get More »
Yo, Adrian! They did it ... again. With "Warrior," director Gavin O'Connor based his story on the "Rocky" formula of a working-class fighter who rises up through the ranks to achieve greatness in the ring while overcoming domestic drama.
It's not surprising that filmmakers keep returning to the 1976 Best Picture Oscar winner for inspiration. Just last year, the biographical boxing drama "The Fighter," starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg as brothers with an arena's worth of family issues, took home two Oscars by also dusting off the "Rocky" blueprint. Get More »
Melissa Leo first gained recognition playing tough-cookie Det. Sergeant Kay Howard on the series "Homicide: Life On The Street," then worked steadily as a character actress until landing her Academy Award-nominated role in 2008's illegal immigration drama "Frozen River."
She made an even bigger impression the following year in "The Fighter" opposite Mark Wahlberg as the real-life Alice Ward, a role that earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and a chance to drop the F-bomb in front of a billion people.
Leo now appears alongside Lucas Black and Robert Duvall -- who play a pro golfer and a sage cowboy-golfer, respectively -- in the drama "Seven Days in Utopia." We sat down with the veteran actress to discuss "Utopia," her Oscar win and more. Get More »
The cast and crew of "The Fighter" wasted no time in considering a sequel -- and in an exclusive interview with MTV Movies, director David O. Russell stated that he'd like to take a jab at writing the script himself.
"I would do it whenever anyone says they're ready," Russell said. "I'm ready to write it."
Russell stated that the sequel would involve all the original cast, and has a strong possibility of focusing on Micky Ward's epic trio of fights with Arturo Gatti. For the full story, head on over to MTV Movies.
A big winner at this year's snooze-inducing Oscars, where it nabbed Best Supporting gongs for both Melissa Leo and Christian Bale, David O. Russell's "The Fighter" makes it way to Blu-ray and DVD as one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.
The praise is warranted.
A jacked up Mark Whalberg stars in this true uplifting story as Micky Ward, a talented boxer held down by his drug addled brother/trainer Dicky (Bale) and domineering mother/manager Alice (Leo). When he meets feisty bartender Charlene (Amy Adams), Micky finally comes to realize what he needs to do in order to break free from his family and own the ring. Get More »
When a pet project garners five Oscar nominations, two Oscar wins and over $90 million at the box office (so far), what do you do next?
Make a sequel. Immediately.
And that's exactly what "The Fighter" star Mark Wahlberg has in the works for Micky Ward and his trainer/ brother Dicky Eklund.
On the red carpet at Sunday's 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Wahlberg told "Extra"'s Mario Lopez that he's already gearing up for "The Fighter 2." Get More »
So much for the Oscars being predictable.
A year after the David vs. Goliath slugfest between "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker," this year's theme appears to be Young Hollywood vs. Old Hollywood, with "The Social Network" (the movie that defines a new generation?) battling against "The King's Speech" (the more traditional Oscar crowd-pleaser for the 40-and-over set). Get More »
When Catherine Hardwicke first signed on to direct "Twilight," much of the world was still ignorant of two rising stars named Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson. By 2008, it was a full-blown phenomenon. "Twilight" made $392.6 million worldwide, making it the biggest film ever directed by a woman. That should give her a free pass in Hollywood, right?
Wrong. After Hardwicke and Summit parted ways, she didn't get another big gig until she signed with Warner Bros to direct "Red Riding Hood."
But not for lack of trying -- Hardwicke read a script that caught her interest immediately -- a simple story of two brothers, one a failed boxer, the other still dreaming of glory. But Hardwicke couldn't even get an interview. She was told a man had to direct it. Get More »