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The Return of Marky Mark?

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Mark Wahlberg is landing huge film roles left and right, but he hasn’t become too big for his britches to remember his past glory as a barely clad rapper.

Now Wahlberg is mulling over a possible return to the music world, thanks to his latest movie role.

Wahlberg portrays a heavy metal singer in "Metal Gods," and the role made him think about returning to the days when he was hitting the music charts as Marky Mark of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

"I miss the freedom of being a musician. You show up when you want, go on when you want, but movies give me the discipline I needed," Wahlberg has said. "If I don't have to be a judge on karaoke shows on MTV, then I might go back to music."

As the rapper known as Marky Mark, Wahlberg scored a hit with "Good Vibrations" and found success as a model for Calvin Klein underwear. He also sang in the film "Boogie Nights" and appears on the movie’s soundtrack.

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