Mark Wahlberg's Wicked Awesome Past
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He's played a porn star, a rock star and fought a planet of apes, but it took playing a part that hit very
close to home to get Mark Wahlberg
an Oscar nomination. "I was arrested by the Boston police 20-some-odd times and I basically used all that experience," Wahlberg said of his role as Beantown cop Dignam in The Departed.
"[To] put it to good use was definitely a blessing." And his hard knock life isn't all he relied on: "Me and [costar] Matt Damon
were laughing, you know, were both from Boston and both worked as hard as we possibly could to lose the accents, and the best roles that we play, is using Boston accents." Whatta pissah!