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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 didn't read all of the comments, so maybe this has already been mentioned. But wasn't Wahlberg the one who said that he would have fought off the 9/11 terrorists and landed the plane?

322 days ago


Yeah, but dont forget what Wahlberg said last year.

322 days ago


that's right boston, tell it like it is! some east coast sensibility!

322 days ago

Trish Kerwin    

Well finally ... someone else who has the balls to say it. Thank You Mark Wahlberg for telling it like it really is. Tom Cruise ... shut up and sit down!!

322 days ago


Then he should be willing to do it for the same pay, too.

322 days ago


Wahlbergh lets not forget your claim that you would have single handedly stopped the hijackers on 911 and landed the plane had you been there. You're just as bad as Cruise

322 days ago


Tom Cruise did not say that! In the deposition he was asked if his being a way from his daughter was like a soldier serving in defense or something like that. He said something like of course not but it was brutal very brutal. Mark: You should know better how the tabloids work!!!

322 days ago


Everybody so badly wants to burn Tom. Tom made it clear that the comparison was nonsense. Mark, being a celebrity, and knowing how many lies are told and distortions are made by the media, should have gotten his facts straight first. Tom is just everybody's favorite scapegoat right now. You might not like someone but at least be fair.

322 days ago


anyone who thinks reality shows would be a great career move, i find VERY questionable...

322 days ago


Thank you Mark Wahlberg!

322 days ago


Thank you Mark. Tom may have meant it another way but should never have said it. He just does not get the real world any more. Thanks to all who are and did serve.

322 days ago

Salvador Gonzales    

One can't take a person who prays to aliens to seriously, anyways.

322 days ago


No! How f**king dare YOU Marky Mark? You thug in a suit! As for what Tom said or didn't say, it's obvious that there was some kind of misunderstanding. This is a prime example of how lies become the truth. So what, Tom apparently makes this alleged statement, and everyone jumps on the guys back. Marky Mark, who is a veteran at beating people senseless amongst other things (and don't bother looking at Wikipedia, that's just the cut-down version) now comes up smelling of roses. WTF?

322 days ago


Good for him! Pampered Hollywood morons have no idea what it takes to be in the military. We don't get paid millions of dollars to make movies. We put our lives on the line because we love our country not to get rich.

322 days ago


I really like Mark and good for him for putting the little creepy Tom in his place!!!

322 days ago
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