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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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Pamela Cameron    

Tom C. Just because this foolish imp played 15 minutes as a school boy in "Taps", "Top Gun" and whatever other Acting gig he could just to "Pretend" he is a Tough Guy, does not even come close to being a Soldier. The guy would probably run to his mommy half way through basic training.

I served in the Air Force and in the Army National Guard, Active Guard/Guard and Reserves and Active Army. Attended Officer Candidate School this man has no clue what it takes to work for $1000 a month and have people spit at you because the job you do is not what they feel is important. Yet the job the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors do is what gives this actor, want-a-be-soldier free to say stupid things.

Being able to act does not make you equivalent to the person who is trained to run into live fire for a living, while everyone else runs for cover. Tom C. will probably be at the front of the line to run like the scared little boy he is, he cannot even come close to the service that the Military service men and women do everyday, at less than minimum wage for this country.

We are the "First to have our Pay Cut" every time Washington decides to be just as ignorant. Has everyone lost their minds, this shows how totally out of touch people are when it comes to the job requirements of the Military Personnel.

There is a Big difference between taking live fire and sitting in a Flight simulator while acting like a pilot.

Thank God he never really went in the military. He can't hang as they say, he is nothing more than a "Want-a-be" fool.

342 days ago


Going away for long periods of time is hard for ANY parent no matter what the job. At least he's no over bullying another country and killing women and children for their oil.

342 days ago


how dare some actor compare himself to ppl who sacrificed their lives to stop a hijacker during a terrorist attack, and say that he would've done it better and with more flair... oh, wait. that's not this story is it? no, this story is about having to spend long stretches of time away from your children and how brutal that can be for everyone.

342 days ago


It seems Tom's cult has finally brainwashed him into absolute stupidity.

341 days ago

Studley Buck    

What's even worse is that knotty little jerk Wahlberg comparing himself to a real actor.

341 days ago


You should fire that attorney. He's an idiot and shouldn't be allowed to comment on air about anything except maybe legal things. I thought about all the lawyer jokes I ever heard when he commented about the Batkid. Let the moron Derek go thru cancer like the kid did and then he can talk, maybe! It shows some educated people aren't very smart. Other than that, I love your show and Tims stories make me laugh. Thanks

338 days ago


Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2659: Mark Wahlberg, his Wife and "Lone Survivor" - Body Language Tells

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