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Emcee Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Will Ferrell and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
At 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Dillon's Irish Pub
On Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

Mark Wahlberg was honored today with a star in the motion picture category on July 29, at 11:30 a.m. in front of Dillon's Irish Pub. The star ceremony coincides with the release of Sony Pictures' action-comedy The Other Guys, in which Wahlberg stars opposite Will Ferrell and will open nationwide on August 6. Actor Will Ferrell and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura on hand to participate in the event.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, the youngest of Alma & Donald Wahlberg's nine children, was born June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts.
Wahlberg's remarkable film career began with Penny Marshall's Renaissance Man and The Basketball Diaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a star turn opposite Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear. He has enjoyed playing diverse characters for visionary filmmakers such as David O. Russell, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson. His breakout role in Boogie Nights established Wahlberg as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He later headlined Three Kings and The Perfect Storm with George Clooney and The Italian Job with Charlize Theron. He then starred in the football biography Invincible with Greg Kinnear, and in Shooter, based on the best-selling novel Point of Impact. He reunited with The Yards director James Gray and co-star Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night, which he also produced. In 2008, he starred in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening and also in Max Payne.
Wahlberg earned Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for his standout performance in Martin Scorsese's acclaimed drama The Departed.
He appeared recently in director Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones and in a cameo role in the comedy Date Night. Later this year, he will star in The Fighter for director David O. Russell.
Wahlberg is also executive producer of the HBO series "Entourage," "In Treatment," and "How to Make It in America," for which he has received six Golden Globe and three Emmy nominations. "Boardwalk Empire," his next producing project with Martin Scorsese, will premiere on HBO this fall.
A committed philanthropist, in 2001 he founded the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation which benefits inner-city youth.

About The Hollywood Walk of Fame: It began with the installation of a few demonstration stars in August 1958, the first of which was dedicated to actor Preston Foster. Officially dedicated in November 1960, the Walk now features 2,400 stars in the categories of television, radio, live theatre, motion pictures and recording. The Walk of Fame ceremonies draw international media attention and throngs of people to catch a glimpse of a favorite celebrity or Hollywood industry leader. It is one of the top tourist draws in Los Angeles and most recognizable images of Hollywood, along with The Hollywood Sign.
Follow the Walk of Fame 50th Anniversary plans, news of upcoming star ceremonies and video clips from the ceremonies at www.WalkOfFame.com

Recorded by Marlene Panoyan, Director of Communications, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on July 29, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder. This clip is not available for reproduction in any other form or media. Additional permission is needed for any use. Contact Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at info@hollywoodchamber.net or call 323-469-8311. For more information, visit www.HollywoodChamber.net. To purchase a copy of this or other Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremonies, please contact info@hollywoodchamber.net.


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