Mark Wahlberg honored

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award.

The MTV Movie Awards will take place on April 13 and the nominations were announced last week.

Now it’s been revealed that Mark – who has starred in movies including Ted and The Fighter – will take home the coveted prize.

It’s considered the evening’s “highest honor” and is set to be presented to the star by the cast of Entourage, the show Mark worked on as executive producer.

“Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to

The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind – he’s done it all and he’s always memorable,” Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, praised him in a statement. “Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognize him with this year’s Generation Award.”

As well as racking up the acting credits, Mark, 42, has also worked as a producer on films such as Prisoners and Broken City.

Previous winners of the MTV Generation Award include Jamie Foxx, who was presented with the prize last year, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock.

Leonardo DiCaprio reigned supreme when the nominations were announced last week, being named in six categories.

He has a chance at taking home the best male performance gong, as well as best onscreen duo, best shirtless moment, best musical moment, best #WTF moment and The Wolf of Wall Street could also win best movie.

The ceremony will be hosted by Conan O’Brien and takes place in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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