Mark Wahlberg gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Mark Wahlberg got his star, No. 2,414, on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday, taking time along the way to thank his wife and kids and Penny Marshall and God.

Will Ferrell, Wahlberg’s ‘The Other Guys’ costar, kept the introduction brief but took time to explain, ‘I first became a fan of Mark’s when I bought his workout video. And I love all your ‘Bourne’ movies.’


Indeed. Especially the one where Jason Bourne goes undercover as an adult film star in the Valley?

But more seriously, Ferrell said, ‘Not only is he one of the hardest-working guys, he’s a great family man, and just a great dude.’

‘I really felt like this was all a big practical joke,’ quipped Wahlberg, who toward the end of his acceptance speech brought his toddler son, Brendan, up to the mike with him (see it at the Hollywood Reporter).

Wahlberg reviewed his career -- ditching a boy band for rap, showing off his goods as ...

... an underwear model, getting his first film break from Marshall, playing a guy risking it all for his family in ‘The Perfect Storm,’ and, um, not getting to deliver that speech he’d prepared when he was Oscar-nominated for ‘The Departed.’
‘I love my family ... my kids are actually sitting through this, and so far they’re, I know they’d rather being playing at the park or going to the toy store.’

Wahlberg’s ‘The Other Guys’ opens in theaters Aug. 6. More pictures below -- what can we say, someone appeared to be in the mood for smooching.


And it wasn’t Will Ferrell.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos: Will Ferrell, top, introduces Mark Wahlberg at the latter’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on July 29. Wahlberg with his star, above right. Credits: Danny Moloshok / Reuters, top; Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, right.

Photo: Wahlberg with wife Rhea Durham and their kids, from left, Ella, Grace, Michael and Brendan. Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images

A Times database puts readers on the sidewalks of Hollywood, using more than a century of archives to track the lives of the stars, including recent Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock and recent honorees Dennis Hopper, Russell Crowe and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.