As has been established in the NSFW first look at 'The Gambler, John Goodman plays a shady gangster named Frank who loans money to Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg). In a new, exclusive clip, we learn exactly how dire Jim’s situation is.
What does Mark Wahlberg have in common with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Christopher Walken? Well, in addition to being fine actors, all are favorite subjects of impersonators. It’s easy to see why the star of the newTransformers movie — with his Boston accent, cocked head and piercing squint — is so fun to mimic. We’ve rounded up the best-of-the-best Wahlberg impressions, and called on comedian Daniel Van Kirk (whose own sturdy Wahlberg-channelings can be seen on various YouTube videos and Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies podcast) to offer his expert judgment, via our Wahlberg-ized rating system: (1) Max Payne-ful (2) Some Pain, Some Gain!
Mark Wahlberg’s come a long way since his days as a member of The Funky Bunch. The Boston native has been a serious actor — enough with those tired Marky Mark jokes — for two decades now. He steps into the series’ fourth installment to play a Texas inventor who joins Optimus Prime and company in their ongoing war against the Decepticons. Boogie Nights (1997) Starting with its triumphant Toronto and New York film festival premieres, Paul Thomas Anderson’s porn-industry drama has been lauded by critics and moviegoers alike.
There were no giant robots rampaging down the red carpet at today’s Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere; But the film’s stars — including Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz — were in attendance, as was Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons. Here are the highlights of today’s big robot roll-out: Proud Destroyer Bay said he didn’t hurt Hong Kong “too much,” then giddily turned toward the skyline to point out the CGI damage he did to the city: “I totally destroyed that, I destroyed that, and I hurt the Bank of China a little bit…” Mature and in Charge Mark Wahlberg knows he’s now old enough to play a dad — and he’s okay with that. A father of four, the 43-year-old actor said he relates to his Transformers character, a working-class guy trying to protect his teenaged daughter.