“I don’t rule anything out”: Mark Wahlberg, Who Played a P*rn Legend in Boogie Nights, Won’t Pigeonhole Himself into Doing Only “Meaningful” Family Movies

While he wants to do meaningful and family-friendly films currently, Mark Wahlberg does not rule out returning to bold and intense roles.

"I don't rule anything out": Mark Wahlberg, Who Played a P*rn Legend in Boogie Nights, Won't Pigeonhole Himself into Doing Only "Meaningful" Family Movies

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  • Mark Wahlberg is currently promoting his new film 'Arthur the King'.
  • The actor revealed how he wants to play age-appropriate roles and films that an entire family can enjoy.
  • However, he does not rule out returning to bold and intense films like 'Boogie Nights', 'Lone Survivor', etc.
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Mark Wahlberg has been in the industry for almost 3 decades and has been in some of the most acclaimed films in Hollywood. Wahlberg has dabbled in various genres and has shown his versatility as an actor. Films like Boogie Nights, Fear, Invincible, The Departed, Fighter, Lone Survivor, etc. have shown that he does not like to typecast himself into a specific type of performance.

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Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell in 2013's Lone Survivor
Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell in 2013’s Lone Survivor

In the 2010s, Wahlberg started venturing into blockbusters and family-friendly projects like The Transformers franchise, more recently with Uncharted, and The Family Plan. However, the actor reassures that if the script is right, he is ready to commit to anything that he finds interesting and worth dipping his skin into.

Mark Wahlberg Won’t Rule Out Doing Films Like Boogie Nights Just Yet

Mark Wahlberg played a rising p**n star in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights
Mark Wahlberg played a rising p**n star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights

Mark Wahlberg is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming true-life-inspired adventure film Arthur the King. The actor has been doing mostly family-friendly and big-budget films that are aimed at all types of audiences. The actor recently told Yahoo Entertainment that he desires to play age-appropriate roles and do films that the entire family can enjoy.

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The actor has also played some bold and intense roles including a p**n star in Boogie Nights, a foul-mouthed cop in The Departed, a boxer in The Fighter, and a Navy SEAL in Lone Survivor. The actor further revealed in the interview that he has not abandoned that side of him and he is ready to commit to such roles if the right script comes in. He said,

“Listen, if the right script comes, I don’t rule anything out. But I do enjoy doing things that the whole entire family can see. Look, I’m 52 years old now. I’m a dad of four. I’ve got a kid in college. I like playing age-appropriate roles. I think a lot of people don’t embrace that and audiences are like — this doesn’t seem real. I want to do things that are believable and realistic.”

The actor has been recently doing some action-oriented roles with The Family Plan, Uncharted, and the upcoming The Union. The actor might return to character-driven drams like Father Stu again in the future if he’s impressed with the script. Wahlberg’s viewpoint on age-appropriate roles is exemplary and he will surely start committing to more dramatic roles as he is now past 50.

Mark Wahlberg Fell in Love With His Canine Co-Star in Arthur the King

Mark Wahlberg primsies an inpiratinal tearjerker with his latest film Arthur the King
Mark Wahlberg promises an inspirational tearjerker with his latest film Arthur the King

Mark Wahlberg is coming back to doing true story-inspired films with his latest adventure film Arthur The King. Wahlberg plays the real-life Mikael Lindnord, an adventurer racer who famously befriended a dog named Arthur during a race in Ecuador. They forge an unbreakable bond over a 435-mile journey across mountains, rivers, and various difficult terrains.

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Wahlberg recently told People that he fell in love with the dog who played Arthur in the film. He and the dog developed such a strong bond that he tried to pay the owner of Arthur in an effort to adopt him. The actor was surprised by the unlikely connection that was formed between him and Arthur. He said,

“Oh my God, I tried to bribe the trainer to sell me the dog. I offered her whatever she would want. But, of course, that bond is not something that you can separate. I just fell in love with him. I was amazed by how close we got and our connection. So, of course, I wanted him”

The film promises to be a heartwarming film about friendship and the deep connection that exists between a dog and a man. In addition to Wahlberg, Arthur the King also stars Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, Juliet Rylance, Ali Suliman, and Bear Grylls. The film is set to be released in theatres on March 15, 2024.

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