He may be a mere 42 years of age, but Mark Wahlberg will be this year’s recipient of the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
This accolade is considered to be MTV’s highest honor, and is awarded to an actor who has engaged the network’s audience entirely throughout their careers.
Past recipients have included Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.
Wahlberg began his career in 1991 as the frontman/rapper for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Since, he has been nominated for two Oscars, two Golden Globes and a handful of Emmys.
He will be presented with this honor by the reunited cast of Entourage cast — Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon — at the April 13 show.
Says MTV President Stephen Friedman, “Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern-day Renaissance man. From Dirk Diggler [Boogie Nights] to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind — he’s done it all and he’s always memorable. Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognize him with this year’s Generation Award.”
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