He knows how to apologize

Wahlberg seems to be able to step up and apologize, whether it's to victims of his past criminal behavior, or to Pope Francis for his less-than-desirable language in the movie Ted. The result is a man who owns his mistakes publicly and continually tries to learn from them.

He can work with family

There's something impressive about being able to go into business with other family members and stay sane. The Wahlbergs proved this when Mark went into a restaurant business with two of his brothers. The result is now a successful chain, Wahlburgers, that even has its own popular TV show.

He doesn't let work interfere with his prayer life

The star famously popped into St. Aidan's Church in England while he was there filming a Transformer's movie. Putting his celebrity status aside -- well, apart from his security team -- he went into the church for a Sunday morning Mass and gave a large donation before leaving.

He loves an early wake up

The action hero amazed everybody last year when he revealed his daily schedule. Truly leaving his bad boy days behind, Wahlberg wakes up at 2:30 a.m. and devotes the first half hour of his day to prayer. Admittedly, he's off to bed at 7:30 p.m., but still, he fills his time with family activities, meetings, and of course, a lot of sports!

He's all about the kids

Whether he's having photos taken with his four adorable children, or chastising them on the radio, it's obvious how much Wahlberg loves being a dad. Yet he doesn't stop there. The Boston native started the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to help inner-city youngsters have a better quality of life.