I’m a huge Mark Wahlberg fan. That is well documented. I just think he’s a very charming and compelling actor who is just as good when he’s being casual and funny in a comedy as he is when he’s being uncasual and tough in an action movie. What? There is nothing gay about a guy appreciating another guy’s body of work and giving him thoughtful and sincere compliments. Grow up. But man oh man, sometimes when Mark Wahlberg talks in interviews it is like, AHHHHHHH! Mark! Shouldn’t you be on set reading the lines someone else wrote for you? Stop ad-libbing! For example, here he is talking about the upcoming Transformers reboot. From PerezHilton:
“I’m really excited about Transformers. Michael Bay and I just did Pain and Gain, and we had such a good time making it. He came to me and said, ‘I’m kind of doing a whole different reboot on Transformers. Are you interested?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it!’ I loved the idea, and I think we can make something really cool and kick-ass. This is not something where it’s already established and I’m just in there to get a paycheck. I’m thinking this is the most important role of my career and I can do something really special. It’s the only time my kids have ever been interested in a movie I’m making.”
This is not something where it’s already established, it’s just a billion-dollar franchise based on a decades old property being directed by the same guy who directed all the other ones. It’s practically the first movie ever made in terms of innovation and creativity. Also who on Earth does a Transformers movie for something other than the paycheck? The TRANSFORMERS are doing it for a paycheck and they are MAKE BELIEVE TRUCK-ALIEN-TOASTER-OVEN-CARTOONS! Come on, man. PAH! I guess this IS the most important role of Mark Wahlberg’s career, though, since he was unable to stop 9/11 single-handedly and therefore life is meaningless. Role of a lifetime on that plane. “OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.” “The only lifetime achievement award I need was given to me by keeping America safe.” Woulda coulda shoulda. So this makes it: 1. Transformers. 2. Entourage cameo. 3. 100 way tie of everything else.