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Mark Wahlberg

I Love Tom Cruise

But He Needs to Shut Up

11/14/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Mark Wahlberg says he wasn't specifically targeting Tom Cruise when he railed on actors who compare their jobs to soldiers at war -- but he STILL thinks Tom needs to shut the hell up.

Wahlberg -- who was tooling around L.A. Wednesday -- said he wasn't aware Tom was the one who made the actor-soldier comparison when he blasted actors who dared feel that way at the AFI Fest Tuesday night.  Wahlberg says he's a huge Cruise fan and meant no disrespect.

But Wahlberg made it clear -- any comparison is B.S.

Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. Check the video.

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Get this ... on the red carpet at the AFI Fest ... Mark clearly knew about Tom's depo, saying "An actor recently just said his job was almost as important or as difficult as someone in the military ... Not Cool."

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Don't back track Wahlberg, you know it was specifically about Tom Cruise's looney azz. And you're 100% justified in calling him out

344 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Of course he was talking about Tom. How many other actors can you come up with that publicly compare their acting work to a tour in Afgan?
Yes the winner just one complete f**ked up twisted alien worshiping freak Tom

344 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

i think mark is my new fave actor

344 days ago
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Cally    

Absolutely GUTLESS - yesterday's hero is now today's coward, now he knows it was the almighty TOM CRUISE who said those things. Like THAT matters, who it was?! Didn't matter yesterday, yesterday it was "I don't give a sh*t which actor thinks he works like a soldier" ... but today, now he's knows it's Tom Cruise .... Pathetic!

344 days ago
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awesomewave    

I guess a funky bunch of hired goons showed up on Mark's doorstep overnight.

344 days ago
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Kiana    

Don't be a wimp Wahlberg, you were the man no your bending to a freakshow like Cruise? Be the dad your kids know you are and stick to your guns.

344 days ago
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static    

Marky Mark why don't you tell us again about if only you had been on one of those planes during 911 you would have prevented it from being hijacked.

344 days ago
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South Beach    

Markie, you just joined the "Talking Crap Club" along WITH Tommy. In fact, you may have beat him on this round.

344 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

I'm indifferent to Tom Cruise and I second the shut the hell up about how hard play acting is... If it's tough, ya knew the job was tough when you took it... DAGNABBIT!

344 days ago
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TOGCIADC    

This is sort of like the pot calling the kettle black! They both need to just shut up and do what we pay them to do...act whether it be good acting or bad acting.

344 days ago
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Ozzie X    

I thought it was established Tom Cruise scoffed at the fact the attorney in his deposition asked him if working on a film was like fighting in Afghanistan? It's not like he made a press release and said he works like a soldier in Afghanistan. Tom is yumpy but he never specifically said those words.

344 days ago
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paul a.    

Good for Mark. But Im a fan of Tom C as well and Im giving him the benefit of the doubt that his statement was taken completely out of context.
Both of these guys are great!
Tom, maybe this lawsuit was a mistake.....oh well.....live and learn.....

344 days ago
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Jayla    

Where was Mark at enlistment age? Oh yeah, prolly jail. Or doing some other idiotic and criminal thing southies do....like most of his other siblings.
Instead of joining the military, which would have been a great thing after he maimed a man, he ran right to the rap industry to further promote his street cred.
If Mark was such a military guy, well, he had a chance to enlist. He chose the wannabe thug life instead.
It's dumb for both Tom to compare and Mark to rage, because both assume that military are these poor, put upon guys that deserve some sort of pity, and that military are too daft to understand analogies. Bogus.
Team Tom because he at least tries to associate his feelings with those of other normal people. Mark and others treat the military like some sort of broken little bird that needs his pity and protection. I call BS. The truth is that military dudes aren't really sweating Tom either way, and aren't offended, at least the ones that are busy. And Tom clearly figured that any sane person would not assume he meant he was in the same peril as our soldiers.
Then again, lawyers aren't sane and lawyers love to use peoples words against them, put them on the spot. It's their job to take people out of context, which, by the way, is right up there with falsely accusing someone, when it comes to things that make you want to punch a person in the eye.

344 days ago
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who dat    

Here is his 9/11 comment:

"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry,'"

344 days ago
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JFO    

Thank you, Mark Wahlberg. At least someone had the b***s to say it.

344 days ago
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