Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg hopes God can forgive him this career choice. Photo by Getty Images

Mark Wahlberg hopes God won't hold this entry on his IMDb page against him.

The actor opened up about his film career and Catholic faith during an event alongside Cardinal Blase Cupich in Chicago on Friday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Wahlberg revealed that he prays God can give him a break for his role as porn star Dirk Diggler in the hit 1997 film "Boogie Nights," saying that the movie is "up there at the top of the list" of projects he has regrets about.

"I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past," Wahlberg said.

This isn't the first time that the Boston star has asked for forgiveness when it comes to his movies. Wahlberg jokingly asked Pope Francis to pardon him for making the comedy "Ted" during the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.


"Holy Father, please forgive me," Wahlberg said at the event. "I’ve always hoped that the good Lord has a sense of humor, when it comes and pertains to many of the movies that I’ve made."

At the event in Chicago, Wahlberg also talked about his troubled past as a youth in Dorchester, including the incident where he violently assaulted a Vietnamese immigrant. The actor admitted that he's made a lot of mistakes in his life, but hopes that his story can inspire others to change their lives around.

"I've never been shy about sharing my past and the bad decisions I've made," Wahlberg said. "I've continued to try to do as much as I can to help young people." 

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