Every Mark Wahlberg Movie, Ranked Worst to Best

From ball-busting blue-collar cops to well-hung porn stars – our complete stem-to-stern breakdown of the 'Deepwater Horizon' star's career

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12. 'Rock Star'

Based loosely on the true-life story of Tim "Ripper" Owens, a Judas Priest cover band singer who got hired to be frontman for the real Judas Priest, this metal-fueled movie starts off as comic fantasy, then becomes something more dramatic. Playing Chris Cole, a variation on Owens who gets hired to sing for fictional rock gods Steel Dragon, Wahlberg gets to put his pop-star boldness and magnetism to good use, sprinting and bounding all over the stage; that he also gets to play the type of working-class underdog he loves so much is a bonus. The film is too all over the place tonally to work, but man, the star is aces.

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