Sure, he may be a household name now, but before Mark Wahlberg made us laugh in Ted (and again in Ted 2) and scared the crap out of us in Fear, he was just a Boston-bred, pants-dropping rapper named Marky Mark. His signature move — dropping trou during onstage performances — was not only revolutionary for its time, but also gave us a glimpse of Mark's killer confidence and unbearably hot bod. Even though Mark Wahlberg has gone on to achieve huge success as an actor with films like Boogie Nights and The Fighter and as the executive producer of Entourage and Boardwalk Empire, we want to make sure that nobody ever forgets how he got his start and first captured our attention: as a buff, tough, Calvin Klein underwear-wearing bad boy. In honor of Mark's 44th birthday today, let's take a trip down memory lane.
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