Mark Wahlberg, who’s been nominated twice for an Oscar, has achieved the award he’s always wanted for a very long time – his high school diploma.
Mark, 42, who was dismissed from school in ninth grade after being accused for attempted murder, said that he was inspired by his four children to graduate, according to People. He also said that he didn’t want his kids to wonder why they needed to do something which he neglected.
The “Ted” star took online classes and admitted that he found math to be the hardest one. He also took help from a tutor and studied between takes of his new film, Two Guns. Mark kept his graduation project a secret, which also includes his Two Guns co-star Denzel Washington.
Mark, while giving away scholarships at an event by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens on Monday (Sept. 16), said that he wondered why he didn’t he graduate while he was at school. He added that it was very hard to go back and do all these difficult tasks.
On that attempted murder case, Mark eventually pleaded guilty to assault and spent two years in jail, though he was released after 45 days.
Mark got his high school diploma last June and is said to the class of 2013. He said that he will go to college and study more things that relates to his acting career.