Time's Most Influential People in the World

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, April 21, 2011

13 of 14: Mark Wahlberg, 39, was acknowleged for his dedication to his work, preparing for years for his role in 'The Fighter,' which he also produced. Wahlberg also started the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to get much-needed funds to youth service and enrichment programs.

"My favorite thing about Mark is that he is genuine. He shares his true self through his work, through his philanthropic efforts and through his commitment to all of his endeavors," actress Amy Adams said of her co-star from 'The Fighter.' "Mark never shies away from the truth... Mark is a powerhouse. He has a work ethic that is incomparable. He is where he is because of his hard work, his talent and his sheer force of will."

(Pictured: Mark Wahlberg appears in a still from his 2008 film 'The Happening.') ( Photo / Twentieth Century Fox)