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Wahlberg gets Walk of Fame star

Rapper-turned-underwear model-turned-Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg has been enshrined in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 39-year-old actor was presented with a star on Hollywood Boulevard's famed sidewalk monument.

Will Ferrell, who stars with Wahlberg in the action-comedy The Other Guys, being released next week, was on hand for the ceremony. "I'm glad to be here," Ferrell said. "I first became a fan of Mark's when I bought his workout video. And I love all your Bourne movies." The Bourne films star Matt Damon, not Wahlberg.

Wahlberg first gained fame in the early 1990s, recording with the hip-hop group Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch. That was followed by an ad campaign featuring him in Calvin Klein underwear. He then turned to acting and his breakout role was Dirk Diggler in 1997's Boogie Nights.

Wahlberg got a supporting actor Oscar nomination in 2006 for The Departed.


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