Mark Wahlberg Talks "The Fighter": Lessons on Perseverance & Dedication

The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg, is being called one of the best films of the year. But this story of two professional boxing brothers took five years to make. Wahlberg talked to Charlie Rose about how he never gave up on this film, and how hard he trained to get in shape for the role:

On never giving up:

On training three hours a day without even knowing if the film was going to get made:

He was dedicated to looking like a "real fighter" and not just an actor playing a boxer:

I highly suggest watching the full interview with Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and director, David O. Russell, over at

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