Mark Wahlberg to receive MTV Generation Award
Mark Wahlberg will receive the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards in June, the network announced today.
The ceremony will also serve as an Entourage reunion, as cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon will present the award to Wahlberg, who produced HBO’s series and appeared in it occasionally. The long-in-the-works Entourage movie will premiere in June 2015.
“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,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “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.”
Past recipients of the honor, which is basically MTV’s equivalent of a Lifetime Achievement Award, include Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.
Hosted by Conan O’Brien, the 2014 MTV Movie Awards will air live on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.