Mark Wahlberg has one of the most fascinating stories in all of Hollywood. He has gone from a life of drugs and violence at a very young age, to a popular but short-lived music career, and from there, becoming a highly respected and talented actor. In addition, he is now a successful producer who has worked on many great projects, including the popular HBO series Entourage and Ballers. He is also vocal and outspoken, which sometimes lands him in trouble, but Wahlberg also commands a great amount of respect for his incredible transformation, and the work he puts into his acting, both physically and mentally.
In celebration of Mark Wahlberg’s 48th birthday and his impressive career, here are few fun facts about the American actor, producer, businessman, model, rapper, and songwriter.
10. He Converted An Airplane Hanger Into His Personal Gym
It is no secret that Wahlberg is in tip-top shape and works incredibly hard to achieve his muscular physique, which is something that he has done throughout his career, ever since he got his start at a young age as a Calvin Klein model. For dozens of his roles, he has put time and effort in the gym, working hard to achieve the right look. This is most evident in the movies The Fighter, which earned 7 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and Pain & Gain, where he starred alongside Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Seeing as he puts so many hours into maintaining his form, it only makes sense that he has his own home gym. And Wahlberg’s gym will put anybody’s to shame, as it is a converted airport hanger, taking up over 2,500 square feet on two levels. The gym comes complete with a boxing ring, hundreds of pieces of equipment, and a state of the art sound system.