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Mark Wahlberg: I don’t rely on looks

Mark Wahlberg maintains his looks haven't played much of a part in his big screen success.

The 41-year-old actor is one of the industry's finest stars, appearing in a string of hit movies including The Fighter, Ted and The Departed.

Mark is famed for his impressive physique, but says his handsome face and buff body have not played much of a part in his big screen success.

“I don’t think I’ve ever relied on my looks,” he revealed in an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph.

Mark is famed for appearing in a series of underwear ads for Calvin Klein shot by Herb Ritts, following it with a Calvin Klein television campaign.

The hunk says posing for such things is all part and parcel of being in the public eye.

“I mean there have been moments like the Calvin Klein thing, but many people have come and done that," he smiled, before adding it was a "buzz" at the time. “Well, being a young man who was attractive to the opposite sex wasn’t the worst thing that could have happened to me. But that stuff gets old quick.”

Mark has a supplement line with health and nutrition store GNC and has previously explained his motto behind healthy living.

The star - who has battled drug addictions in the past - has urged people to think about their wellbeing before abusing their bodies.

"I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. If you want to smoke pot and drink beers, do it on the weekend. During the week, eat healthy and exercise," he said.

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