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Mark Wahlberg to receive MTV Generation Award

2014-03-11 17:30
Mark Wahlberg

Los Angeles - Mark Wahlberg will receive the Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards.

The Transformers: Age of Extinction actor will be presented with the prestigious honour at the MTV Movie Awards next month by the cast of Entourage, the show which he served on as executive producer.

Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said: "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.

"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."

The awards ceremony - which will be hosted by Conan O'Brien - will mark the first reunion of Entourage stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara before the spin-off movie, which is released next year.

The Generation Award is handed out to "an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent" and previous recipients have included Johnny Depp, Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise and Mike Myers.

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will take place on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood.

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