Mark Wahlberg to Actors Comparing Selves to Soldiers: How F--king Dare You!

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Mark Wahlberg went OFF this week on actors comparing themselves to soldiers in an expletive-filled rant that did not name Tom Cruise by name, but ...

Given the controversy over comments in Cruise's lawsuit deposition in which he compares acting to fighting in Afghanistan, the implication is clear.

Speaking at the AFI Festival, Wahlberg lashed out, "For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to SEAL training? I don't give a f--k what you did."

"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."

"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."

How does this relate to Tom Cruise? In the deposition he gave for his lawsuit against a celebrity gossip tabloid, he makes the Afghanistan reference.

More specifically, his lawyer did, but the actor was asked about it.

"Your counsel has [equated your absence from Suri for extended periods] as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan," the opposing lawyer asked.

The actor then responded, "I didn't hear the Afghanistan [part], but that's what it feels like and certainly on this last movie it was brutal, it was brutal."

However, when the lawyer asked "Do you believe the situations are the same?" Cruise scoffed at any such comparison with a dismissive, "Oh come on."

Later, Wahlberg's rep said Mark loves Tom and was not referencing him with this. Mark told a similar story, saying he was unaware of the Cruise situation.

It's possible, even likely, that Wahlberg heard about such comparisons being made in general, and had no idea about Cruise's lawsuit or the specific remark.

Still, he made it clear that any such comparisons are B.S. Period.

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Good for Wahlberg!!! Cruise is an idiot!!!

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Love this dude for that!!!!

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Don't hold back Mark, tell us how you really feel! Another classic example of Cruise putting his foot in his mouth. Enjoyed this story far more than your usual Kardashian daily blogs!

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HOW MAUDLIN AND DOUCHE CHILL LADEN A RETARD COMMENT !!! SMARCIE IS EMBARRASSING !!!! THINKS ALL TYHIS MILITARY ADUALATION IS AN OPPROTUNITY TO GET SOM PRESS !!! REALITY !!! THE MILITARY ARE MOSTLY SCUMBAGS WHO WOULD TAKE ILLEGAL ORDERS AND COMMIT MASS MURDER - JUST FUTURE HOMELESS PEOPLE !!!!!

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I actually think Mark is doing a miley cyrus. he needs attention and this way he will get it big time.

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@ christieo

No, I think he had something valid to say, and said it. I agree with every word he said, and I think Cruise owes each and every soldier serving or who ever served a huge apology, but I'm not holding my breath that we'll get it.

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Wasn't marky mark the same asshole who said he would have stopped 9/11 from happening ?! Yeeaahhhh okay MM you stop the terrorists Superman . Homophobic Racist JerkWad

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Wasn't marky mark the same asshole who said he would have stopped 9/11 from happening ?! Yeeaahhhh okay MM you stop the terrorists Superman . Homophobic Racist JerkWad

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@ Abe

And you are another shit 4 brains that doesn't know WTF you are talking. MF'er get a job'- cant you find anyone that will hire Mexicans?

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Tom Cruise has spent his career hiding behind a slew of "beards"to maintain his heterosexual image. He is nothing but a phoney, right down to his bizarre church.
I have no doubt he believes his acting is brutal. He is a complete narcissist who appears to enjoy utter control of every facet of his life...church, beards, work, children. Remember his going after Brooke Shields for her post parfumerie depression? I have always found him gross given the many gay friends & family in my own life. Come out Tom. I seriously think your mental problems are getting the best of you and you truly need a professional intervention. Come out now or at the very least....shut the f--- up!

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Tom Cruise has mental issues as it is. He wouldn't last one day doing what a soldier does everyday of their life. Tom your a complete idiot! Mark I give you thumbs up.

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Well.. I REALLY like the "sitting in the makeup chair for 2 hours" portion of MW's comment! It's true that even the men sit and primp & quite honestly some of the MEN that are "aging unwell" are the ones that actually want to be there & are there in that dang chair the longest!
I have no respect for Mr. Cruise. He doesn't do anything for me (meaning he is UNATTRACTIVE) & I have no respect for him. Honestly, I felt sorry for Katie Holmes when she was married to him; Everyone could see the unhappiness on her face! At first she tried to "meet his expectations" & we the wife that was front & center at all the Fashion Runway Displays (shows) but she quickly gave up on that.
Oh I apologize, this article is about TC comparing himself to a military man.
What a horrible joke! Without this man's personal chef & 2 personal trainers, he'd be a little tub of a man rolling down a Midwestern Street, probably intoxicated! He serves NO COMPARISON to a REAL MARINE or any other Military Branch even in his WILDEST DREAMS!

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