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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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chickie    

Way to go Mark! One of the few Hollywood types that keep things real and in perspective. All of these so-called celebrities forget one very important thing -- they are simply "entertainers", nothing more. They don't put their life on the line each and every day to protect citizens. That honor is left to the brave men and women who serve in the military; also the men and women who serve in police forces, fire departments, etc. Those are our REAL heroes. And yet we continue to idolize these whiny, self-important entertainers who think it is their right to be above the laws of us 'common' folk. They will continue to soak us for every dollar we have to continue to acknowledge their 'greatness'.

343 days ago
47.

30dB    

Tom Cruise is getting hammered in Twitter over his comment. Over the last 7 days Cruise is indexing at 73% negative in Twitter. And the comments from veterans and other supporters of our soldiers are not pleasant.
http://www.30db.com/homeNews.php/?type=summary&topic=Tom%20Cruise&startDate=20131107&endDate=20131113

343 days ago
48.

BlackStallion    

Team Marky Mark. He'll beat the s*&t out of anyone in Hollywood. Tough guy, but can act circles around Cruise and Howard.

343 days ago
49.

Tim C    

Many celebrities think they work hard or have it rough. Personally I feel from what they are paid they have it pretty easy. The public will always be the judge of when a celebrity should retire by the box office numbers. Tom has proven several times how phoney that smile is and his box office has and will continue to show how the public feels.

343 days ago
50.

billybob    

Wait a minute: wasn't Marky Mark the super-douche who told the world that he would have stopped the terrorist on 911 if he was on that plane??
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I think, stupid dumbazz Wahlberg is still doing some image polishing here and he should just STFU!

343 days ago
51.

ohreally    

Didn't Mark Walberg make his own poor comments awhile back? He was talking about the 9/11 flight he missed and how if he had made the flight how things would have happened differently.
So it looks like both Mark and Tom have made a similar mistake.

343 days ago
52.

Nobrows    

Good for Mark ! ! ! Glad someone has the courage to call out these jerks when they make those kinds of comparisons.

343 days ago
53.

jerseyclark    

As Army Veteran I am sickened by his words. I never did like him but for him to compare himself just shows his ignorance.

343 days ago
54.

bkblueknight    

yes. a lecture on manners. from a white rapper named markie mark

343 days ago
55.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Tom Cruise is the goofiest guy alive.

343 days ago
56.

Tiffany Lafontaine    

TOM CRUISE IS AN IDIOT , HE IS NOTHING LIKE A SOLDIER OUR MEN AND WOMEN FIGHT 4 US AND PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE 4 US. WHAT THE HELL DOES HE DO , HE SITS IN A CHAIR 4 HRS PUTTING MAKE UP ON LIKE A WOMAN. AND IS ON TV. GET THE **** OUT OF HERE, AN ACTOR OR ACTRESS IS NOTHING LIKE A SOLDIER AND IF ANYTHING OUR SOLDIERS DESERVE BETTER PAY MORE THEN WHAT THOSE ****TY ACTORS GET.

343 days ago
57.

Dead@27    

Dirk's got his Diggler all twisted up in a knot.

343 days ago
58.

Cord    

Maybe making movies isn't like being in Afghanistan, but being a Scientologist and making it through OTIII, where Tom learned about Xenu the evil galactic ruler, takes an enormous amount of valor. And that's why the clams gave him a medal of valor.

You don't get no medals just visiting your demon spawn.

343 days ago
59.

nikki6    

I honestly can not stand Tom Cruise. I think he's an egotistical creepy little man. But, I can't help but feel TMZ completely blew this story up. I honestly don't think he was comparing himself to afghan troops. He clearly stated in his depo that the thought was preposterous. TMZ didn't even do a retraction. Not really cool, am I the only one that recognizes this?

343 days ago
60.

Michelle    

and that is why i LOVE Mark Wahlburg!

343 days ago
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