Mark Wahlberg: Movie Cop
“The Departed” (2006) – After brief stints as a bank robber (“The Italian Job”) and an existential firefighter (“I Heart Huckabees”), Wahlberg joined director Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film “The Departed,” an all-star remake of the Hong Kong cops and crooks drama “Infernal Affairs.” Set in Boston, Massachusetts, the crime drama allowed Wahlberg to break out his rough and tumble Beantown accent (complete with accompanying foul mouth) as Staff Sgt. Sean Dignam. Wahlberg’s character helped to oversee the undercover operation that the film centres on and generally did a lot of yelling and cursing while trying to root out a mole in the police department. Perfect casting, and Wahlberg even earned an Oscar nomination for his performance.