Happy birthday Mark Wahlberg
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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer and businessman, and formerly a model and rapper. In the initial years of his career, he was the front-man of the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

Wahlberg has acted in several movies from various genres, including "The Perfect Storm," "Planet of the Apes," Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," "Ted" and the sci-fi movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

As the actor celebrates his 45th birthday, here are some of his most famous and popular quotes:

"I've always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle."

"There's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best."

"Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility. I was a street hustler. I did whatever it took. I sold whatever I could sell. I'm a good organiser."

"Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a new-found respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter."

"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 like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I'm old-fashioned."

"I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie."

"I work out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; take Thursday off; then I work out Friday and Saturday. So sometimes I'll eat whatever I want on Thursday, like a big breakfast of pancakes and bacon and eggs and stuff. You can eat a big, hearty breakfast because you're going to burn off most of it during the day anyway."

"In my movies, I'm not trying to erase any old image of myself, really. And also I'm not trying to imitate anyone or follow in their footsteps, because I know, Burt Reynolds was just one of the people that told me this, I know how you can only last in this business if you got something special to offer, just by being yourself."

Source: Brainy Quote