91 Inspiring Mark Wahlberg Quotes On Success As A Movie Star

Mark Wahlberg, an inspirational actor, has turned his life around after he was convicted of drug and other crimes. He went on to be one of Hollywood’s biggest producers and stars. Some of his top movies are Ted, Shooter, Daddy’s Home 1 & 2, Uncharted, Lone Survivor, and finally the TV series that portrayed Mark’s life and friends; ‘Entourage’.

Enjoy these inspirational quotes from Mark Wahlberg about his acting career, and the lessons he has learned throughout his life.

Below are 35 inspiring quotes by Mark Wahlberg

1. “All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.” – Mark Wahlberg

2. “I have a lot of real life experience with hustling and doing stupid stuff.” – Mark Wahlberg

3. “I want people to come see my films and enjoy them but at the end of the day you can’t control what people think.” – Mark Wahlberg

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4. “[I want to be remembered] as a great servant of God who tried to give back as much as possible, and as a great father and husband.” – Mark Wahlberg

5. “I’ve been in enough movies to know that when you’re on the set and you start shooting, you’re looking at playback and you get a sense of what it’s going to be like.” – Mark Wahlberg

6. “I do understand that going out and promoting the movie is a big responsibility, and part of the reason they give me the job in the first place.” – Mark Wahlberg

7. “Well every moment, every project is different. My approach was slow and I wanted to learn as much from people that I could. And I got something different out of each experience.” – Mark Wahlberg

8. “I prepare mentally and physically for everything I do. I like having to do both, because you submerge yourself into the character and the world and you live it until it’s over.” – Mark Wahlberg

9. “I’m much more concerned with being a good dad than a good actor, being there for my children, educating them and hopefully helping them avoid some of the mistakes that I’ve made.” – Mark Wahlberg

10. “I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That’s why I’ve been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don’t succeed, I feel good about the effort.” – Mark Wahlberg

11. “I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. Give them enough trust to be able to share with you. I don’t want them to be terrified of me, you know? But I don’t want them to think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, either, because they can’t.” – Mark Wahlberg

12. “I’ve always been into working out and eating healthy. That’s just who I am.” – Mark Wahlberg


13. “Working with talented people and challenging myself as an actor [excites me].” – Mark Wahlberg


14. “I never got on the course with my dad, but to be playing golf with my kids – that’s a dream.” – Mark Wahlberg

15. “There will be new and exciting filmmakers to come and movies that will be great successes.” – Mark Wahlberg

16. “I always root for the bad guy and I don’t think you have a great movie without a great villain.” – Mark Wahlberg

17. “Every time I do a movie, I’m reading the script, or if it’s something I have coming up, I’m reading the script, and I just spend hours and hours and days and weeks and months going over the script and just writing a lot of different ideas down, finding a little dialogue or just coming up with ideas for scenes and moments and all that kind of stuff.” – Mark Wahlberg

18. “I just focus on my work with inner-city kids, and in my community, and on my philanthropic work.” – Mark Wahlberg

19. “I love roles where I am required to prepare physically. And it’s fun putting on weight and eating.” – Mark Wahlberg

20. “I’m the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.” – Mark Wahlberg

21. “The environment I was raised in, you had to, to survive.” – Mark Wahlberg

22. “A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I’m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.” – Mark Wahlberg

23. “The only thing I don’t like about acting is that it takes so much time away from my family. Otherwise, I don’t have any complaints.” – Mark Wahlberg

24. “I’ve always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his: I won’t play forever. Some don’t know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.” – Mark Wahlberg

25. “You know, there’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Together laughing. Playing. It’s the best.” – Mark Wahlberg

26. “If I can start my day out by saying my prayers and getting myself focused, then I know I’m doing the right thing. That 10 minutes helps me in every way throughout the day.” – Mark Wahlberg

27. “I don’t like to eat in movies. I don’t like props. Some people have always got to have a thing and they’re doing this or doing that. I hate it. It is not my desire to fight or talk. Or both!” – Mark Wahlberg

28. “Having more success allows you more freedom to take more risks and do things.” – Mark Wahlberg

29. “There are guys who want to look good, and there are guys who want to perform at their best. Being fit is about being able to perform at your best, not necessarily just looking your best.” – Mark Wahlberg

30. “When you go into a starring position and you’re carrying a movie, it’s important that people like it. So I only do things that I can connect with in some sort of way, or that I can identify with.” – Mark Wahlberg

31. “I don’t intend to be insensitive to the victims and their families but, at the same time, as an actor, it’s our job, and we are obligated to portray the characters in the most realistic way possible.” – Mark Wahlberg

32. “I want to give my kids the world, but I also want them to appreciate everything, to succeed, to be good people, to enjoy life. It is my greatest role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.” – Mark Wahlberg


33. “If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I’ve failed.” – Mark Wahlberg


34. “A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.” – Mark Wahlberg

35. “For me, family always comes first I would do anything to protect them.” – Mark Wahlberg

36. “Most of the humor comes from how outrageous the situations and circumstances are.” – Mark Wahlberg

37. “The best part of a great movie is a great villain and I usually have a tendency to root for the bad guy.” – Mark Wahlberg

38. “I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.” – Mark Wahlberg

39. “I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.” – Mark Wahlberg

40. “Look, if you’re driving down the highway at 120 miles an hour, I’d rather be behind the wheel than in the backseat.” – Mark Wahlberg

41. “I also like to get out there to promote a positive message about the importance of family and faith and of doing the right thing.” – Mark Wahlberg

42. “Boston didn’t always have the best reputation, nor did I, growing up in Boston, as a kid with challenges and obstacles in front of me.” – Mark Wahlberg

43. “I’m proud to be white. I don’t have anything against my color. But I don’t think color matters, either. Just like I feel it doesn’t matter that I’m a white dude doin’ black music.” – Mark Wahlberg

44. “It’s never been more difficult or complicated for me to make a movie. It’s about my home, my people, my community.” – Mark Wahlberg

45. “I like to talk to people. I’ve got one assistant, one Blackberry. That’s my overhead. I don’t text that much or email. I prefer to meet face-to–face with people and engage in conversation. I’m old-fashioned.” – Mark Wahlberg

46. “I always try to bring a little bit of my own personality to the character, or some sort of personal connection makes it a little bit more of an organic portrayal and the audience can kind of maybe believe it a little bit more. But I always look for something to kind of connect with and identify with, or bring something of myself to the table.” – Mark Wahlberg

47. “It’s funny, because when you’re younger you’re in a rush to be 18 or 21 or whatever. Then you reach 30. The days seem to fly by in a matter of minutes. This could be the halfway mark, you might think? You never know, it could even be the three quarters point. Who knows?” – Mark Wahlberg

48. “I have more money now than I know what to do with.” – Mark Wahlberg

49. “I miss being able to wake up when I want and go on stage when I want and pull down my pants when I want.” – Mark Wahlberg

50. “It’s always been a dream of mine, and a childhood fantasy, to play a great champion. An actor would be more appealing to me than being an athlete. This is like some second place consolation prize.” – Mark Wahlberg

51. “Well, I would love it if they could take all the guns away. Unfortunately, you can’t do that so you hope that good people in the world have them to protect the people who can’t protect themselves.” – Mark Wahlberg


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53. “I stopped smoking weed for my kids. We were driving one day when we noticed that you could smell the smoke coming from someplace. When my daughter inquired, I explained that it was a smell reminiscent of a skunk. Then she said, ‘Sometimes Daddy smells like that!’ to me and my wife. So I knew I had to quit.” – Mark Wahlberg

54. “Music is my life. The last job I had, I was a bricklayer’s apprentice. It was a job that I enjoyed and made me happy. To build a wall for the side of a building felt really good to me.” – Mark Wahlberg

55. “I’m always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.” – Mark Wahlberg

56. “I would definitely like to direct at some point. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some amazing talent and study them. But when the right time and the right story arrives, and I feel like I’m compelled to tell it, then I’ll do that.” – Mark Wahlberg

57. “It’s all about love and how we are all connected.” – Mark Wahlberg

58. “I’ve got a pretty wide range of stuff that I’m interested in in life. But producing… it gives me a lot more time at home to spend with my family as opposed to being away on location shooting nights for months at a time.” – Mark Wahlberg

59. “I don’t go to Mass every day. However, I do go to church each day. Just sitting there, thinking – it’s a great way to start the morning, you know? You feel so good coming out, and your approach to everything is suddenly really clear.” – Mark Wahlberg

60. “I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.” – Mark Wahlberg

61. “The world obviously needs to change… if we can’t protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem.” – Mark Wahlberg

62. “I attribute all of my success to my Catholic faith. My faith has given me the ability to be a good father, a good husband and most importantly a good person.” – Mark Wahlberg

63. “Even my going back to school was to inspire young people that it’s never too late to education. That’s all I can do, and try to be the best father and husband that I can be.” – Mark Wahlberg

64. “I grew up in predominantly black neighborhoods and went to predominantly black schools. In my teen years, hip-hop was what I heard. Basically I’m just being myself.” – Mark Wahlberg

65. “Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.” – Mark Wahlberg

66. “I don’t enjoy doing nothing or sitting in my trailer watching ESPN.” – Mark Wahlberg

67. “I don’t want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable. You can become complacent and feel entitled if you do. I’m ready to go dig ditches if I have to. To provide for my family, I will do whatever it takes. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I’ve been handed.” – Mark Wahlberg

68. “I love movies that are challenging to me both physically and emotionally and that I have to take a lot of time leading up to it to get into that headspace and live in that headspace throughout the course of the production.” – Mark Wahlberg

69. “There aren’t really many compliments flying around with me and my friends. It’s a lot of tough love. But you know, that love is there and if you need to have a serious conversation you just gotta wait for the right time to do it.” – Mark Wahlberg

70. “I approach a comedy the same way I do a drama. I try to make it as real as possible.” – Mark Wahlberg

71. “I’ve always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren’t quite the same thing.” – Mark Wahlberg


72. “The important thing is that ever since I realized all the wrongs that I had done, I have been trying to correct them for the past 27 years.” – Mark Wahlberg


73. “Hopefully, we’re still living in the land of second chances.” – Mark Wahlberg

74. “Pretty early on in making the first movie I realized that this is what I wanted to do. It felt as if I had found my niche and that this was what I should be doing. The world of movies and making movies was all I could do. When I wasn’t making a movie, I was making my own movies. When I wasn’t making movies, I was watching movies. Looking back, I studied film and reminisced about great men I could relate to. It just became my life.” – Mark Wahlberg

75. “I’m only doing whatever the next role calls for.” – Mark Wahlberg

76. “As soon as I ended up being incarcerated, I said, you know, this is not the life for me.” – Mark Wahlberg

77. “There’s nothing better than meeting somebody with a great soul, and a great spirit and a good heart.” – Mark Wahlberg

78. “I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it’s not a lie.” – Mark Wahlberg

79. “If I am awarded a pardon for my philanthropic work, great; if not, I will continue to be involved in the community and to work just as hard, if not harder, to prevent kids from going down the same road and making the same mistakes.” – Mark Wahlberg

80. “I’m fortunate that my job gives me the motivation to be as fit as possible. My profession requires mental and physical preparation so that I am able to train as an athlete for all my activities. I’m living the dream, man.” – Mark Wahlberg

81. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.” – Mark Wahlberg

82. “I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that they’re getting paid all this money and people won’t leave them alone. It’s part of it.” – Mark Wahlberg


83. “Success for me is just having a job and have the studio feel confident that I can go out there and make a movie that people will enjoy.” – Mark Wahlberg


84. “I embrace old age. Look, I’m never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I’ve learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.” – Mark Wahlberg

85. “I just want to do the best possible job with everything that I do. But I’m far more concerned with being a good father as opposed to being a good actor because that’s what’s really going to matter.” – Mark Wahlberg

86. “But no, I’m not political. My obligation is to pull the lever and elect somebody who’s going to make life a little better for everybody, especially those who don’t have as much good fortune as others.” – Mark Wahlberg

87. “The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.” – Mark Wahlberg

88. “I love being on sets with very seasoned directors as well as very new directors. It’s a learning process every time. You learn something new every time.” – Mark Wahlberg

89. “I always tend to like the characters that I play. I’m convinced that I am this person and I’m OK with whatever they do.” – Mark Wahlberg

90. “I like to do projects I feel some connection to.” – Mark Wahlberg

91. “I approach everything the same. I try to make it as real as possible, whether you gotta make people laugh or make people cry, it’s always the same approach for me. But if I start doing pratfalls, somebody please pull the plug on me.” – Mark Wahlberg


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