13 Strange Facts About Mark Wahlberg

13 Strange Facts About Mark Wahlberg | Things You Didn’t Know About Wahlberg and His Movie “Lone Survivor”!

Mark Wahlberg, an American actor, renowned for his roles in various genres, has recently found himself back in the spotlight. This is particularly due to the resurgence of his 2013 film, “Lone Survivor.” It is now taking over Netflix. However, Mark Wahlberg stormed off the set during the filming scene which nearly cost him his life. Join us as we explore 13 strange facts about Mark Wahlberg and his movie “Lone Survivor.”

1. Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple

On Good Morning Britain, Wahlberg disclosed an unexpected detail about himself—a third nipple. Mark and Will Ferrel appeared on the show to promote their new movie Daddy’s Home 2. His co-star, Will Ferrell, was unaware until the live revelation. The shocking reveal leads to a lighthearted exchange between the two actors.

“The third nipple? I’m not aware of that,” said Ferrell.

 “Yes – I never made a point of showing him,” said Wahlbreg following. 

Confused and shocked, Will Ferrell continued to share, “We never talked about that… I just assumed he had two of them.” 

2. Wahlberg’s mansion had a full-size boxing ring

Mark Wahlberg’s extravagant Beverly Hills mansion boasts luxury. However, what is more iconic about the house is the 2,500-square-foot detached gym. This gigantic gym is completed with a full-size boxing ring. A private space where Wahlberg could push his physical limits. 

This house in Beverly Hills was Mark’s first house and apparently, the actor has put a lot of work into renovating the house as he desires. 

“Exercise is a big part of my life, so the gym is a great space where I can really push myself. It has every piece of equipment you’d find in a regular gym but completely private.”

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3. Has a history of Racist attacks! 

In the 1980s, Mark Wahlberg faced legal consequences for racially motivated attacks in Boston. While living in Boston Mark was charged two times for race-related hate crimes. The crimes made him serve jail time as well.

In 1986, Wahlberg (15 years old) and three friends were charged for chasing three black children. Not just that, they were pelting them with rocks while yelling: “Kill the n*****s”. Wahlberg continued harassing another group of black children at the beach.

The second incident took place two years later in 1988. Mark attacked two Vietnamese men. As per the sources, he was high on the PCP drug at the time. Wahlberg called one man, a “Vietnam f***ing s***.” The actor has also knocked him unconscious with a five-foot wooden stick. His troubled young self continued with racist slurs to describe both men.

4. Got arrested 20 times and has an attempted murder charge

Wahlberg’s second race-related hate incident in 1988, caused a huge stir in his life. This led to his arrest, a guilty plea, and a brief jail term, marking a pivotal moment in his turbulent history. 

“I’ll tell you now that’s the mother-fucker whose head I split open,” said young Wahlberg on drugs. Later, Wahlberg explained that he was under the influence of the PCP drug. His initial arrest was for attempted murder. However, He pleaded guilty to felony assault. He was given three months of jail time and had only served 45 days of his sentence.

5. Nearly ended up on one of the hijacked 9/11 planes

A twist of fate spared Mark Wahlberg from being on one of the hijacked 9/11 planes. His decision to change his travel plans a week earlier to see a movie at the Toronto Film Festival. This has saved him from being on the ill-fated flight.

But Wahlberg could not stop thinking about what it could have been. Mark also believes that he could have defeated the hijackers and landed the plane safely. This surely gets added to the list of strange facts about Mark Wahlberg.

“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.”

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6. Has an unbelievable collection of luxury watches

Mark Wahlberg has an extensive watch collection. But they are far from regular watches. The collection features luxury watches, primarily including Rolex and Patek Philippe. With an estimated worth exceeding $10 million, his luxurious preferences show his taste and style.

7. Dropped out of high school at 13

Facing challenges in his youth, Wahlberg dropped out of high school at age 13. Mark dropped out of Copley Square High School, now known as Snowden International School at Copley. Years later, at age 42, he completed his education, not only for personal fulfillment but also as an inspiration to others facing similar struggles.

8. Wakes up at 3.30 am to finish the first workout!

Known for his disciplined routine, Wahlberg starts his day early. He is waking up between 3:30 and 4 a.m. for a rigorous morning workout.

He sticks to a tough morning routine which helps him to be productive and consistent. In 2018, the actor became widely popular for sharing his strange daily routine. He reveals waking up at 2:30 a.m. and finishing his first workout of the day by 4.00 a.m. People wondered how he was doing it all even with no caffeine. This is one of the strange facts about Mark Wahlberg.

Image source: Entrepreneur (Wahlberg’s schedule posted on Instagram Stories in 2018)

However, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, he gave an important update on how he now allows himself to sleep more in the routine. He now sleeps until it’s 3:30 or 4 a.m.

9. Asks for Forgiveness from God for doing “Inappropriate Movies”

Wahlberg, reflecting on his career choices, openly admitted to seeking forgiveness from God. Particularly for roles he considers “inappropriate.” His honesty about regrets, such as his role as a porn star in “Boogie Nights.” In an event in Chicago, Wahlberg shared insights about his career choices in the past.

“I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving. Because I’ve made some poor choices in my past.”

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Image source: Insider

10. Relative of Madonna & Celine Dion

Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg’s younger brother is in the successful band New Kids on the Block. Beyond his immediate family, Mark Wahlberg shares distant ties with Madonna and Celine Dion

11. Voted Him the ‘Worst Singer of the Year’

Mark started his career and rose to popularity as a rapper. He came to the limelight with the name “Marky Mark” in the group Funky Bunch. In 1991, he released the album which went platinum with some hit singles like “Good Vibrations” and ‘Will Side.” Then with the second album, the group hit a rough bump where Rolling Stone readers voted Wahlberg as the “Worst Male Singer” of the year.  

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12. Slammed Kevin Hart for attacking his age 

Wahlberg collaborated with Kevin Hart, in the 2022 movie “Me Time.” Following the movie they shared the screen on Kevin’s talk show Hart to Heart. Kevin wasted no time in mocking Mark for his age. “As a young guy, trying to achieve the success that you have already achieved,” Kevin Hart said to Wahlberg.   

Mark then found himself defending against ageism on Hart’s show. Unwilling to accept jabs at his age, Wahlberg fired back, asserting his place.

“You ain’t that f*cking young. Stop f*cking with everybody that’s a little bit older.”

Mark Wahlberg

13. Stormed off the set of ‘Lone Survivor’ after a Mortar blew up close to his face

Mark Wahlberg portrays the character Marcus Luttrell. Marcus was the one who got rescued and wrote the story. He was present on the set to make sure Mark got the character right. 

Wahlberg gave his best and pushed himself to the limit in the brutal battle scenes. Mark mentioned the depth of their effort and the risks they took with no cables, green screens, or pads.

“There [was] a mortar that was supposed to go in three…two…one and I move out of the way and after two takes, Pete told the guy – unbeknownst to me – fire it on two, so I couldn’t get out of the way and it exploded in my face and I was not happy about that. It was the first time I ever lost my cool on set and broke things and threw things and, you know, profanity-laced rant and Pete said it was my fault and I said, ‘Well, I’ll knock you out, too.’ I stormed off the set and went to my trailer and it took me about an hour to cool down. Pete was waiting outside my trailer the whole time and finally, I said, ‘Come on in.’ He apologized and I explained to him why I’m hyper-sensitive about my eyes because I had a bad accident before and he said, ‘Well, just go home and relax.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to go home. 

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Mark Wahlberg’s life is a tapestry woven with unexpected threads—quirky revelations, challenges, controversies, and near misses. As we explore these 13 strange facts about Mark Wahlberg, we get a glimpse of the multi-faceted persona behind the cinematic success. His journey, marked by both triumphs and tribulations, adds depth to the narrative of a Hollywood icon.

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