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Mark Wahlberg

Actors Comparing Themselves to Soldiers

'How F**king Dare You!' [VIDEO]

11/13/2013 1:40 PM 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.

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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I find it funny that everyone bashed Wahlberg for years because he was a violent punk in his youth and caused a lot of damage to his victims, and now he is sooooo cool because he stood up to Tom Cruise. He still has yet to repay the victims of his crimes and is also a racist, yet he now he is praised because of his words against Cruise, words that he can't even speak without cursing like a punk-ass child.

342 days ago


Not only is Wahlberg handsome but he is very intelligent. You go Mark! Tom Cruise is a douche

342 days ago

Matt O    

This from the guy who said " 'If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first class cabin and then me saying "OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry"

They are all retarded

342 days ago


Good for you, Mark Wahlberg!!!

342 days ago


Cruise is an idiot and soooo full of his Bull **** that he doesn't know where it ends.

342 days ago


Sure hope he finally fires those lawyers! They got him into a heap of trouble for a comment that wasn't even his!
He needs to get lawyers with a sense of proportion who realize that although they may be able to make a fortune off of him by flattering him and attacking everyone who breathes a hint of criticism, even if it's the truth, about Tom, no one in the world buys into the "innocent, hard-working Tom with the brutal job" version of reality but Tom himself.
If he wants to play make-believe and let himself get sucked dry by scientology instead of being a real father, fine, but the lawyers need to realize that his life is tabloid fodder and all they've done is make him look worse than he already did.

342 days ago


Tom Cruise is a moron thinking playing a movie role is the same as serving as a soldier my uncle was a sargent in the army who almost lost his life serving our country so him saying acting is: he same when were you nearly killed by a grenade oh didnt think so

342 days ago


Now I'm not the biggest fan of Cruise but from all that's been posted and "direct quotes" and whatnot, it sounds like Cruise likened his career to Afghanistan in a personal family kind of way. He didn't like. It to the brutality of war, he likened it to be separated from his child for long periods of time. Nowhere does he say it is as physically or mentally challenging, only in relation to separation from his daughter. He likened the "brutality" to that of an Olympic athlete in training... Not defending him as a fan, but just kind of pointing out exactly what he said...

342 days ago


Little man syndrome.
In his mind he IS the bigger than life characters he plays in the movies.
Delusions of grandeur.

342 days ago

Deb Sav    


342 days ago


Right On!

342 days ago


props to mark

342 days ago


Considering Marky Mark said if he was on the plane, he could have stopped 9/11 he should watch what he says.

342 days ago

patti arnold    

Love Mark Wahlberg I commend him to stand up to Mr. macho who thinks he better than anyone .shut your pie hole and never compare the military to your job again ****WAFFLE

342 days ago


I like Tom Cruise. Is his "religion" a little wacky to me? Yes. Is Tom a little strange to me? Yeah. But he is a very, very good actor and very talented. And I don't see where he has done any harm to anyone. Wahlberg has got a shady past and is trashy and profane in his comments. Can't say that for Tom. Team Tom.

342 days ago
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