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Mark Wahlberg will receive the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
The reunited Entourage cast — Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon — will present the Oscar-nominated actor and producer with the award at the April 13 awards show. This marks the Entourage gang’s first public appearance together ahead of their June 2015 feature.
“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,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV. “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.”
The MTV Generation Award is considered the MTV Movie Awards’ top honor, recognizing an actor who has engaged the MTV audience during their career. Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey have previously received the award.
Film and TV credits for Wahlberg, who will be coming off hosting the March 29 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, include We Own the Night, Contraband, Prisoners and Lone Survivor, as well as starring in A&E reality series Wahlburgers.
Jesse Ignjatovic, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones serve as executive producers with MTV’s Garrett English. Wendy Plaut is co-executive producer and executive in charge of celebrity talent, with Amy Doyle as executive in charge of music and celebrity talent. Joanna Bomberg is executive in charge of music talent.
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