- The 1997 film was a turning point in Mark Wahlberg’s acting career.
- Wahlberg starred as adult film actor Dirk Diggler.
- The actor recently confirmed that he still has the prosthetic dong that was used to make the film.
After beginning his career as a rapper, Mark Wahlberg transitioned to acting in the 90s with films such as The Basketball Diaries, Fear, and Boogie Nights.
Boogie Nights, in particular, was a breakout role for Wahlberg as the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film put the young actor front and center as rising adult movie star Dirk Diggler.
In case you haven’t seen the film, Diggler was quite blessed when it came to his manhood. The character was so well-endowed, in fact, that a foot-long prosthetic dong was used in the film. And guess where that foot-long prosthetic dong currently resides, 25 years after the film hit theaters? In the possession of Mark Walhberg himself.
Mark Wahlberg still has the famed prosthetic from 1997’s Boogie Nights
“Is it true that you still have the prosthetic you wore in ‘Boogie Nights’?” Ellen DeGeneres asked the Oscar nominee during a recent episode of her show.
“Yes, yes. It’s in a safe locked away,” Wahlberg replied. “It’s not something I could leave out. All of a sudden my kids are looking for a spare phone charger and pull that thing out and go, ‘What the heck is this?!’ It wouldn’t be a good look.”
Wahlberg’s latest film Father Stu hit theaters in the United States on Wednesday, April 13. The film also stars Jacki Weaver, Mel Gibson, and Teresa Ruiz.