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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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My understanding was that Tom's publicist made the comparison in an effort to clarify that Tom did not abandon Suri for long periods of time any more than soldiers in Afganistan abandon their families for long periods. Simply that their jobs take them away from their family. Not that the jobs were in any way similar. Stop over reacting and makiing a mountain out of a mole hill.

240 days ago


This just shows what a narcissistic moron Tom Cruise is and what a stand-up great guy Mark is. Mark wins this one, hands down,

240 days ago


Reason 4 million as to why I LOVE me some Wahlbergs! They are good boys w/big hearts and are down to earth!

240 days ago


As a mother of a US Soldier, I think Mr. Smart A** Cruise needs to get a reality check!!! How dare him compare his career to the careers of people who actually matter to this country. Get a clue Cruise, your a nobody to this country, our Soldiers are!!!

240 days ago


This coming from the guy who said he would have stopped 9/11. What a little douche.

240 days ago


Gotta love Marky Mark!

240 days ago


Cruise might have been went through intensive training for his last film, but that doesn't compare to a soldier. Cruise is making minimum 10 Million for that film plus five star hotels and airfare. Our soldiers probably make a hundredth of that in a year, they risk their lives, they protect the nation, and are beneficial. Tom Cruise is a waste of talent who is a good for nothing idiot. All he does is make the mass pay out of pocket to see his crappy movies.

240 days ago


Mark is not afraid to speak the truth ! george clooney either who once said hollywood is a bunch of spoiled cry babies and they should try working a real job like selling women's shoes, or picking tobacco or selling vacuum cleaners door to door, they would not last a day at a real gig !

240 days ago


Remember when Mark W said that if he was on one of the 9/11 flights he would have been able to fight the terrorists? He later apologized but you think he would have some sympathy for saying stupid things

240 days ago


funny how Marky Mark compares himself to an actor.

240 days ago


Mark Wahlberg is a lot more handsome, now.

240 days ago

Ozzie X    

I've grown to appreciate Mark Wahlberg. Bravo.
After watching Oblivion with Tom Cruise I've lost respect for his acting and movie choices. I plan on never watching anymore of his movies. Same applies for Will Smith after watching After Earth.

People are tired of these big budget films with actors who are over paid with over inflated egos.

240 days ago

Gino aka get real    

Tommy the Scientology moron is no match for Mark, a real man, so i hope for Tommy sake he keeps is bs religion and mouth shut.

240 days ago


That's you told Tom Cruise, yea ****! Lol

240 days ago


I think Cruise is a lot loco with this Scientology thing BUT maybe the reference just meant in time away from your child? We don't go blasting our soldiers for being crap parents being away from their kids for over 100 days do we? They have to rely on the phone/mail to be a parent no?

240 days ago
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