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Mark Wahlberg Can't Smile: A BuzzFeed Investigation

Smiling: harder than it looks.

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This is Hollywood bad boy Mark Wahlberg.

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You know him from such films as Daddy's Home and Daddy's Home 2.

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Hollywood bad boy Mark Wahlberg has starred in a lot of movies, with a storied career that spans over two decades. But do you know what all of his roles have in common? I'll tell you: They're all bad boys.

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why he only plays bad boys?

Well, friends, I have a theory...

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Come closer and I'll tell you.

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Closer.

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Come on, don't be afraid. Come a little closer.

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Just a bit more...

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That's perfect! So, what I have to tell you is...

Hollywood bad boy Mark Wahlberg doesn't know how to smile.

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Oh you don't believe me? Well, the proof is in the pictures.

Here he is making his best attempt at a smile. What's he doing with his mouth? I couldn't tell you. What I can tell you is that it's not a smile.

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Here's another one.

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Here's a pretty sad attempt.

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Anddd here's another — COMMIT, MARK. COMMIT TO THE SMILE.

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It's the face ventriloquists make when they want it to look like their puppets are speaking.

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It's as if he's trying to act natural at the very same moment that he's whispers to Heather Graham, "act natural."

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And here we have another brand of Wahlberg smile. It can best be described as the face you might make while staring directly into the sun.

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Here's the staring-into-the-sun look with sunglasses on.

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And here's the staring-into-the-sun look with Christian Bale.

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Mark, buddy, what is going on?

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Here he is looking confused. Wouldn't YOU be confused if you didn't know how to smile?

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And here's Mark's natural state.

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Mark, if you're out there, if you're reading this, we're pulling for you. One of these days, you're gonna figure it out.

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