Mark Wahlberg Is Ready to Get in the Ring

Marky Mark was looking all Entourage-esque as he glanced back at his fans after stopping by Live With Regis and Kelly yesterday. He's busy promoting his new movie, We Own the Night, but Mark is already buzzing about his upcoming role in The Fighter. Mark has been training for a year to prepare to play legendary boxer Micky Ward, and playing one of his heroes isn't something he takes lightly. He said,

"For me, it's a dream come true. It's much like when I did 'Invincible'; I'd always dreamed of being a football player. For five or six months, to get the pads on and do the whole thing. This is [another] dream come true."

"'Irish' Micky Ward was, in my opinion, one of the greatest champions of all time, and the biggest heart that ever stepped into the ring. I am committed to making him proud, and I know that Brad feels the same way about portraying his brother Dickie. We are going to make it real."

It sounds to us like Mark is ready for his second Oscar nomination already. We're hoping Brad gets buff a la Fight Club for this role. Talk about movie manjoyment!