6/6/96 Beverly Hills,Ca Marky Mark Wahlberg at Tempest Club for his birthday party.
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This weekend, Mark Wahlberg officially takes over a huge franchise with Transformers: Age on Extinction, and in the process can check “fights robots” off his incredible road to film domination.

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But before there was Mark Wahlberg, “Movie Star”, there was Marky Marky, “Rapper”. Sure, most of us know about his former life with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but did you know just how famous he was during that time? And doesn’t it seem like a lifetime ago?

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The video below encompasses all that was great about the Marky Mark-era of Mark Wahlberg—rapper, model, mega-star. Watch this clip from an early-90s segment of CBS’ 48 Hours as he gets photographed for Vanity Fair by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and goes about his crazy, Hollywood life:

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