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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.

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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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RachesRules    

First off, LOVE Wahlberg. Secondly, Tom Cruise didn't even make the reference, the lawyer and some idiot at TMZ did. Tom has always been such a gifted actor, it's the cult that has been his downfall. Really really sad.

242 days ago
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242 days ago
18.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

This is why I like Mark. :)
Tom ------> Please, sir.

242 days ago
19.

Pudding Tang    

Dirk Diggler is the new hollywood voice of reason.

242 days ago
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JazzyPudding    

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242 days ago
21.

Bolingbrook Mom    

Wahlberg just took Cruise to CHURCH! Too bad Cruise doesn't attend the Church of Reality.

242 days ago
22.

jenny     

mark went to jail for blinding a chinese man in the eye because mark was a white suprematist racist he got lucky after going to jail hes still a disgusting human he sounds very jealous of Tom he probably thinks hes a bigger star,I think toms comment was just a comment not to be taken so seriously mark is a Ugly little man

242 days ago
23.

she    

This is the same Wahlberg who said if he had been on one of the flights taken on 9/11, he would have been able to stop the attack. TMZ, it feels like you started a misleading story about Tom Cruise and this tool is going by what TMZ says. He's a hypocrite. Mark is so tough but he is just an actor, too.

242 days ago
24.

Matt    

People applauding Mark Wahlberg, you do remember he's the same guy who said he would have stopped one of the planes on 9/11 right?

So besides the fact Tom Cruise never actually compared himself to a soldier, Mark himself has no problem making tough guy comments.

242 days ago
25.

rlemons    

I love Mark! He is sometime who took his, that was spiraling out of control, and turned it totally around. You can't hold a grudge against someone for the past. Especially when they've changed. No one should ever compare themselves to a solider. He's 100% right in his comments.

242 days ago
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ladydiinpa    

get 'em Mark; and he should know;; but as if we did not all know there is no comparison...

242 days ago
27.

strunz2318    

He couldn't be more right...good for him. Cruise was way out of line.

242 days ago
28.

Justsayin'    

Coming from Mark Wahlberg the same man who publicly said if HE were on the plane when 9/11 happened things would've gone "differently".

242 days ago
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leslie.turner88@yahoo.com    

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aemish    

I LOVE THIS GUY! Awesome.

242 days ago
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