Don't call him Mark Wahlberg Marky Mark again. Ever. He's a respectable actor now, folks. No, really, he is pretty damn good, appearing...

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Note to Harry Styles: Run and hide.

Mark Wahlberg was a guest on Conan this week and acknowledged that, yes, his kids are excited to see him in Transformers 4.

But his daughters are sort of over their father being a movie star these days and are totally focused on One Direction instead, Harry Styles in particular.

So how does Wahlberg plan on solving this problem? Simple: invite the group to a red carpet premiere. Lure Styles to him... and then punch the "prick" in the face.

Watch him hilariously explain the scheme now:

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Mark Wahlberg went OFF this week on actors comparing themselves to soldiers in an expletive-filled rant that did not name Tom Cruise by name, but ...

Given the controversy over comments in Cruise's lawsuit deposition in which he compares acting to fighting in Afghanistan, the implication is clear.

Speaking at the AFI Festival, Wahlberg lashed out, "For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to SEAL training? I don't give a f--k what you did."

"For somebody to sit there and say 'my job was as difficult as being in the military.' How f--king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for 2 hours."

"I don't give a s--t if you get your ass busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order your f--king chicken."

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Mark Wahlberg is feeling some good vibrations this week.

The actor, 42, dropped out of high school in ninth grade, but the Oscar nominee wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed yesterday that he went back, worked hard... and has earned his diploma!

"My circumstances were not unlike millions of other teens today, who live in tough working class neighborhoods surrounded by drugs, violence and crime, and who struggle to stay on the right path without positive influences," Wahlberg wrote, adding that he's been "lucky" to have a career that enabled him to graduate after all these years.

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Mark Wahlberg has been where Justin Bieber is at now.

The Oscar nominee was once a teenage star and, in light of Bieber's impressive run of scandals and moronic behavior (peeing in a bucket? Really?!?), Wahlberg has some advice for the young celebrity.

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"Justin, are you listening? Don't be so naughty, yeah?" Wahlberg joked in a Webchat with Great Britain's The Sun. "Be a nice boy, pull your trousers up, make your mum proud, yeah? Stop smoking all that weed, you little bastard."

The actor was mostly kidding, however, though he did then get serious and jump to Justin's defense.

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This weekend saw a 20% drop-off in box office earnings at the movie theater, with Pain and Gain topping the chart at just $20 million.

Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, and Dwayne Johnson star in Michael Bay's new action/crime/comedy.

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The new film pushed Oblivion into second place, adding $17.4 million in earnings to bring its total gross to $64.7 million.

Read our Pain and Gain review to find out more, and hit the jump for the full weekend box office report:

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Pain and Gain is like if a Coen Brothers movie and a Scorsese movie had a baby and that baby disappointed its parents and went into porn.

At its core, the film is about a trio of hapless men just trying to get ahead in life, but who end up getting in way over their heads.

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The difference between Pain and Gain and every Coen Brothers movie with that premise is that Michael Bay’s hapless men aren’t timid and pathetic.

They’re not looking for recompense or justice. They’re just greedy meatheads.

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Justin Bieber has a pair of major celebrities in his corner.

At last night's premiere of Pain & Gain, both 50 Cent and Mark Wahlberg responded to the controversy surrounding Bieber and his recent Anne Frank comments, with the rapper echoing the sentiment that has landed Bieber in trouble:

"She probably would have been [a belieber]," Fiddy said of the Holocaust victim.

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Wahlberg, meanwhile, thinks JB just needs a break.

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Shia LaBeouf is out.

And Mark Wahlberg is in?!?

Confirming surprising rumors that circulated around the Internet last week, Transformers director Michael Bay left a note on his website yesterday that acknowledged the Oscar nominee would anchor the fourth installment in this critically-lambasted franchise.

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Referring to a recent collaboration between the pair, Bay wrote:

"Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on 'Pain and Gain' and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the 'Transformers’ legacy."

The first three Transformers flicks have earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide. But, come on, they're terrible.

What do you think of Wahlberg  being cast in Transformers 4, which comes out in June 2014?

 

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Mark Wahlberg is continuing to walk back his recent comments about September 11, saying he made a mistake but attempting to put it in some context.

In the latest issue of Men’s Journal, the actor said that he would have handled things differently had he been on one of the planes downed by terrorists.

Wahlberg's 9/11 comments were widely criticized and he quickly apologized. Speaking to Kidd Kraddick in the Morning on Friday, he explained it as such:

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“I would never disrespect the victims of 9/11 or their families. It was misunderstood. My only intention was to explain that I would do anything to protect my family – I would put myself in harms way to protect my family or innocent people."

"That was it. First and foremost, I am not speaking as an actor."

"I am a real guy from the streets and I’ve been in a lot of situations, so I was very out of line and I wasn’t thinking about the real heroes and the guys, women, children, fathers, sons, daughters who were on those flights.”

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Give Mark Wahlberg credit for a swift, simple and seemingly sincere apology after a boast that he would have fended off 9/11 hijackers and prevented a plane from crashing.

For reasons unknown, he said this to Men's Journal. The quote:

"If I was on the [hijacked] plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'Okay, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'"

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This came up because Mark was initially booked on one of the fights that was hijacked, only to change it serendipitously. He mused about what might've been.

It did not go over well.

Wahlberg's reps promptly issued a statement from the 40-year-old Contraband star admitting the foolishness of his statements and expressing remorse.

"To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with, and to suggest I would've done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible," Wahlberg wrote. "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims."

"My answer came off as insensitive, and that was certainly not my intention."

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