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  • Mark Wahlberg: Good Actor?

    watched The Fighter a few days ago. enjoyable movie.

    im never sure about the Funky Bunch though. he seems great in some movies, and terrible in others.

    my theory, if the movie is bad, his acting seems bad. if the movie is good, his acting seems good. his acting doesnt change, our perception changes based on the context of his acting.

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  • #2
    He's not an actor, he's a hollywood star....

    O.k., he's an actor, but with very limited skills....very limited....
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    • #3
      He's solid in everything. Even the crap like Planet of the Apes. He's even better in The Departed. I thought he was the weak link in The Fighter but still solid.
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      • #4
        Meh. He always plays the scowling, beat the odds manlyman....his range is pitiful....
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        • #5
          Meh. He always plays the scowling, beat the odds manlyman....his range is pitiful....


          Oh, like in Date Night?
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          • #6
            Horrible, horrible actor.

            I've enjoyed some of his movies despite this, the same way I found a way to enjoy "The Matrix" despite Keanu Reeves.

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            • #7
              Horrible, horrible actor.

              I've enjoyed some of his movies despite this, the same way I found a way to enjoy "The Matrix" despite Keanu Reeves.


              Did you like Boogie Nights?
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              • #8
                Oh, like in Date Night?


                That is exactly what he played in Date Night, IIRC. The only difference is that it was a small role so we didn't get to see him beat the odds

                I did like him in Boogie Nights, though. He was perfect for the role, IMO.
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                • #9
                  Did you like Boogie Nights?


                  I thought it was decent. Wahlberg didn't seem like he had to do too much acting. Dirk Diggler was written as a half-wit.

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                  • #10
                    I like him - but he needs a good director to become passable. I'd never call him a great actor, he's a bit of a poor mans Matt Damon.
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                    • #11
                      That is exactly what he played in Date Night, IIRC. The only difference is that it was a small role so we didn't get to see him beat the odds

                      I did like him in Boogie Nights, though. He was perfect for the role, IMO.


                      So let me get this straight. His role in Date Night, The Departed, and Boogie Nights is all the same character?
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                      • #12
                        So let me get this straight. His role in Date Night, The Departed, and Boogie Nights is all the same character?


                        He comes from the Sean Connery School Of Acting. Every role that Mark Wahlberg plays, he plays as Mark Wahlberg. And Mark Wahlberg just isn't that talented as an actor.

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                        • #13
                          So let me get this straight. His role in Date Night, The Departed, and Boogie Nights is all the same character?


                          Didn't say that. Hope this helps.
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                          • #14
                            Why aren't you mentioning "Max Payne", in which Mark Wahlberg gave a masterful performance as "Mark Wahlberg"?

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                            • #15
                              He comes from the Sean Connery School Of Acting. Every role that Mark Wahlberg plays, he plays as Mark Wahlberg. And Mark Wahlberg just isn't that talented as an actor.


                              Most actors in Hollywood play variations of the same character. It's a niche or what casting directors call a type. When he's cast well he's pretty good, when he's cast badly he's so-so. I thought he was miscast in The Fighter, but it was his baby.
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