Mark Wahlberg: I Spent More Than I Make

December 15, 2010 By:
Mark Wahlberg: I Spent More Than I Make

Mark Wahlberg was so determined to be apart of The Fighter, he actually finished the movie in some debt.

Mark confessed he spent $500,000 more than he earned paying for the worlds best trainers to make The Fighter as believable as possible.

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He told Sports Illustrated: "There are many, many boxing movies, and I love most of them. But I knew that the thing that would set us apart was if the fights looked more real, and I looked more like a boxer than anyone else who's done it in the past.

“I spent more money paying my trainers and having them travel with me than I got paid, by a good half a million dollars."

Looks like his dedication paid off--he was nominated for Best Actor for a Golden Globe yesterday and is getting a ton of Oscar buzz. Money can't buy you that kind of praise!