Know what really grinds Mark Wahlberg’s gears (besides when you forget to say hi to your mother for him)? Receiving the 2014 Generation Award. Because according to the artist formally known as Marky Mark, all this fancy award signifies is the necessity for him to get the [insert expletive-laden tirade here] out of Dodge.
“It’s the ’Too F–king Old to Return Award,’ ” the actor explained in his typical Bostonian, anger-fueled manner at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. And not even receiving the honor from “Entourage” buds Vince, Turtle and Drama (a.k.a. Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon) could quell his anger. Noting some of the previous winners — none of whom have retired from acting, it should be noted — Wahlberg frustratingly resigned himself to the idea that he was no longer cool enough to return to the Movie Awards. And that made him very angry.
“It was a great run and I’m a lucky guy in so many ways,” Wahlberg stated before rhapsodizing about his older career choices (never forget those Calvin Klein underwear ads, you guys). Naturally, this elicited strong reactions from the audience, which caused him to reply, “Hey, shut the f–k up! I’m about to cry in a minute. Sh–, I ain’t f–king around. I’ve got to do ’Ted 2.’ ”
Noticeably absent from the accolades were fellow Entouragers Kevin Connolly (Eric Murphy) and Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold). And while Connolly had an excuse (see below), we’ve yet to hear from Piven as to why he was unavailable, though it seems reasonable to assume he was wandering the streets of London performing improvised “Mr. Selfridge” monologues for anyone within earshot.
— Kevin Connolly (@mrkevinconnolly) April 14, 2014
The distinction, given to an actor who has shown not only a variety of cool role choices, but also personal and professional flair with talent to boot, has previously been awarded to such non-Hollywood-leavers as Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Johnny Depp and Jamie Foxx. So something tells us we shouldn’t count Wahlberg out just yet. After all, as he said, “This is America and anything is possible!” Especially with friends like these:
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerrycferrara) April 14, 2014