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Mark Wahlberg

Actors Comparing Themselves to Soldiers

'How F***ing Dare You!'

11/13/2013 12:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mark Wahlberg lashed last night, saying "For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to SEAL training?  I don't give a f**k what you did."

Wahlberg was speaking at the AFI Fest in L.A., when someone asked a question about the rigorous training for his movie, "Lone Survivor." It seems Mark may have had our story about Tom Cruise on his mind in which Tom seemed to compare his acting job to fighting in Afghanistan. 

Wahlberg unloaded, saying "For somebody to sit there and say 'my job was as difficult as being in the military.'  How f**king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for 2 hours."

Wahlberg didn't stop there.  He said, "I don't give a s**t if you get your ass busted.  You get to go home at the end of the day.  You get to go to your hotel room.  You get to order your f**king chicken."

As we reported, we have seen the video of Tom Cruise's deposition where he makes the Afghanistan reference.  When the opposing lawyer says, "Now your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan," Cruise does not react -- he certainly doesn't make the question look like a joke. 

In fact, when Cruise responds, "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like and certainly on this last movie it was brutal, it was brutal," he doesn't make it look like it's an obvious joke.   It seems more like a macho answer.

But then, the opposing lawyer crystallizes the point and says, "Do you believe the situations are the same?"  You can see a light bulb go off in Cruise's head, and he realizes where the lawyer is going, and he snaps, "Oh come on."  At this point Cruise is disavowing any comparison.

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2:04 PDT:  Wahlberg's rep tells TMZ, Mark loves Tom and was in no way referencing him in his comments.

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16.

Jack    

Love that Markey Mark.

257 days ago
17.

susan    

Good for you Mark. I think Cruise is really out there in left field with Tom Cruise.He lost it a long time ago!!!

257 days ago
18.

Larwilb    

Tom Cruise is this generations' Rock Hudson!

257 days ago
19.

sy    

you people need to do your homework - check your facts before commenting - Cruise didn't say that - and Mark W - that goes for you too-- anything to stir up hate

257 days ago
20.

Janet    

I agree with Mark Wahlberg. Tom Cruise doesn't know what war really is. The war he's talking about is on the movie set NOT A REAL WAR!.

257 days ago
21.

Rick Boxer    

I certainly hope ALL actors of the fame, wealth and privilege status of both Cruise AND Wahlberg know not to compare themselves with soldiers...what hubris that would be!

257 days ago
22.

wildman    

M.W. is the same hollywood piece of **** ovomit dick smoker that thinks AMERICANS should not have guns

257 days ago
23.

Babs    

I think its obvious to everyone that Tom Cruise is totally in love w/ himself!

257 days ago
24.

Master Chief     

Hollywood actors of the past 25 years are nothing like the actors and athletes in the 1st and 2nd World Wars; these men and women could have stayed home and collected and paycheck but no they enlisted into the military and fought and some even just killed. I don’t put much stock into what most celebrities say today; too many of them aren’t living in the real world.

257 days ago
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billybulldog    

Mark is one dude that could take someones head off.Props to him for being real.

257 days ago
26.

Wadi    

I am Retired Navy, and Mark Wahlberg just became my Favorite Actor!

257 days ago
27.

Excalibur    

What is the profain part?

257 days ago
28.

Chris    

Mark was right.

On the other hand, Tom Cruise was right, too, if the last paragraph is to be believed. Not that I like the guy very much, but he was annoyed by the lawyer's insinuation that Cruise believed his job was equivalent to being a soldier in Afghanistan. He was only referring to the fact that he was often away due to his job.

257 days ago
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Granny8934    

Good for Mark!!! It is about time someone had the backbone to confront cruise on his pathologically inflated value he holds of himself and his importance to the planet.

257 days ago
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