5 Reasons We Love Mark Wahlberg

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Mark Wahlberg at Ted premiere

When it comes to sexy, talented men, Mark Wahlberg is on top of the list. In addition to that amazing body and adorable face (and OMG, is it adorable), we're here to show you how much of the full package (no pun intended) the Ted star is.

Here is our list of the top five reasons why we absolutely drool over Mr. Wahlberg!

1. He's talented in front of & behind the camera. There aren't many actors who can play very different roles and have us believe each of them, but Mark is one of those talented few. He can play anything from a professional boxer (The Fighter) to a Boston seargant (The Departed) to a porn star (Boogie Nights). His talents continue behind the camera as well – he was one of the executive producers of the hit HBO show Entourage, and some of the scenarios were inspired by his personal life and hardships as a young party animal. As we all know, Entourage was extremely successful, and we can't wait for the upcoming movie version!

2. He loves his family. Unlike other stars, Mark hasn't been married five times and his kids don't get snapped as "most fashionable." Rather, he keeps his three children and wife Rhea far from the cameras. He once told Redbook he doesn't want his kids to grow up in Hollywood and that they're more important to him than anything else. "For me, family always comes first," he said. "I would do anything to protect them." Being a good husband and dad? Now that's sexy. Oh, and his first date with wife, Rhea? Sunday mass at St. Patrick's. It warms our hearts, really. He may have gotten his strong family values from his loving parents and eight siblings. Mark Wahlberg And Rhea Durham's Big Happy Family

3. He's the ultimate reformed bad boy. Okay, so he's not in jail or getting arrested for assault anymore (hey, everyone makes mistakes). But, he still carries that "I will take you down" attitude. He even admitted that when he was younger, he was arrested over 20 times! We don't like that he broke the law, but come on – who doesn't like a badass? Don't let his tough reputation fool you, though – Mark admits that watching movies like The Help and Tangled with his family reduces him to tears! He considers himself an "emotional wreck."

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4. He had those good ol' "Marky-Mark" days. You didn't think we were going to leave this off the list, did you? Althought he's nowhere near the 1991 Good Vibrations singer that he used to be, we still love 90s Mark. Looking at him in his boy band days makes us swoon. His brother Donnie Wahlberg started the boy band trend with New Kids on the Block with Mark as one of the original five members. When he decided to exit, he made room for Joe McIntyre to step in. Mark turned to music to release his energy as his parents encouraged, which he later turned into acting. We'd say it all worked out pretty well. Mark Wahlberg And 30 More Smokin' Hot Dudes Over 40!

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5. His, um... assets. We can't get enough of his eyes, smile, abs, legs and how every inch of him is covered with muscle--to sum it up nicely. You can't even mention Mark Wahlberg without thinking of his body. We saw it in Calvin Klien ads, in snapshots at the beach and even when he's fully dressed. This man might as well be flames, he's so hot. Don't deny it either – girls want to be with him, and men want to be like him.

We left out many amazing things about this gorgeous guy (like his love for charity, aww!) We couldn't include everything! So, do you agree that Wahlberg's got the whole package?