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Mark Wahlberg Slams Tom Cruise Comments: ‘How Dare You’ Compare Acting To Military?
YAHOO FINANCE ^ | 13 NOVEMBER 2013 | ALY WEISMAN

Posted on 11/14/2013 4:21:08 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Mark Wahlberg plays a Navy SEAL in his upcoming movie "Lone Survivor."

Tom Cruise made some controversial remarks that became public last week comparing acting to fighting in Afghanistan.

Specifically, Cruise said that being away from his young daughter for a long movie shoot was like “serving in Afghanistan.”

Business Insider's own Brian Jones, who served in Afghanistan, took serious issue with the actor's remarks.

So did Mark Wahlberg, who plays a Navy SEAL in his latest film "Lone Survivor," based o n actual events of the failed 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings" in which f our Navy SEALS who were tasked with the mission to capture Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

During a Q&A after the world premiere of “Lone Survivor" last night in Los Angeles, Wahlberg went off when asked about the difficulty of the shoot:

For actors to sit there and talk about ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don’t give a f--k what you did. You don’t do what these guys did. For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How f---ing dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours.

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1 posted on 11/14/2013 4:21:08 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Mark Wahlberg is today's version of John Wayne.

I just watched Wahlberg's "Shooter" the other night. Incredible.


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2 posted on 11/14/2013 4:25:00 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Beck was talking about this yesterday.....he was going to the premiere.

He asked Marcus Luttrell if the movie was 'real'....faithfully rendered....and Luttrell said it was exactly what is in his dreams(or nightmares) every night!

Hope to see this one.

3 posted on 11/14/2013 4:29:22 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Mark is right on this.


4 posted on 11/14/2013 4:40:34 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Saw it a few years ago; great movie.


5 posted on 11/14/2013 4:43:11 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I like Wahlberg, not the crazy about Cruise, but, Cruise's comments really were taken out of context. He got caught in a lawyer's rhetorical trap.

http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/11/tom-cruise-war-comparison-acting-deposition-afghanistan-video/

6 posted on 11/14/2013 4:52:20 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Didn’t Wahlberg say if he was on United 93; he would have taken the terrorists down by himself?


7 posted on 11/14/2013 4:53:40 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Marky Mark is today's version of John Wayne?! We are surely doomed.

8 posted on 11/14/2013 4:53:52 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Tom Cruise, while not on my list of favorite actors, just got Palin’d.

He referred to his separation from his daughter as ‘brutal’. He did not compare himself to a soldier - opposition lawyer did that.

.....wonder if he can see visitation from there.


9 posted on 11/14/2013 4:54:39 AM PST by oldmomster
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To: carriage_hill

The movie was okay. It didn’t do justice to the book, and they took every opportunity to inject leftist drivel into the dialog.


10 posted on 11/14/2013 5:04:44 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I didn’t even know there was a book; I’ll check that out on Amazon. Thanks.


11 posted on 11/14/2013 5:08:04 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill; bitterohiogunclinger

Please do read the series. Bob the Nailer will become one of your favorites. The movie does not do the book(s) justice.


12 posted on 11/14/2013 5:11:06 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Cruise! You can’t handle the TRUTH.


13 posted on 11/14/2013 5:16:08 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thought he was good in this one.

14 posted on 11/14/2013 5:21:58 AM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Even in context it is a piss poor analogy. I’ve saw the whole thing earlier this week. Nothing compares to war especially asymetrical battle field. Tom is a wormy whiner


15 posted on 11/14/2013 5:41:48 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Everybody please take a cold shower. Marky Mark is a BIG Dem liberal. I’ve liked him fine in plenty of movies and he is a pretty good actor but he is a cafeteria Catholic Boston moron.

He had his way, that little .22 he used in “Shooter” to start taking it back at the bad guys would be about all the firearm you could legally own.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 5:43:21 AM PST by FAA
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To: oldmomster

I saw a longer verison earlier this week that seemed like Tom did think he was in a War zone. Maybe it was twisted too. At any rate he acts like a whiney beyotch.


17 posted on 11/14/2013 5:45:48 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
"Shooter" could be one of the most left-wing Hollywood movies ever made.
18 posted on 11/14/2013 5:55:21 AM PST by wideawake
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To: FAA

I saw him present an award, I was channel surfing, it may have been the oscars. He was “on-stage” with that stupid bear he was in a movie with. Some remarks had to do with offending peoople and Wahlberg said “I am a Roman Catholic” . He may be more of a closet conservative than we think. I thought it odd at the time that he would say Roman Catholic and not just Catholic. Or why bring religion into it at all. I have read he is a loyal husband and father and don’t many people get more conservative as they grow older? Let’s cut him some slack.


19 posted on 11/14/2013 6:02:20 AM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: MomwithHope

I like both Him and his Brother


20 posted on 11/14/2013 6:15:16 AM PST by scooby321
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To: MomwithHope

Bingo I always thought he is a closet conservative. Remember Mark in his younger days had a reputation as a bad boy. But now, when his girlfriend got pregnant he got married and now I believe they have 2 kids. He has settle down a lot. Your right I think as he is growing older he is becoming more conservative. I believe he stated he is Pro Life also. I say good for him.


21 posted on 11/14/2013 6:20:11 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I always watch Shooter when it is on. A bit over the top in the story line but the sniper activities are top notch and Kate Mara is not hard to look at either. Watched Wahberg in “the yards” the other night too.

Frankly I don’t like very many actors but I think this guy is not in my hate group even if he is from Boston.


22 posted on 11/14/2013 6:34:19 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

Wahlberg is the Anti-Damon.


23 posted on 11/14/2013 6:48:20 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ve spend a lot of time not liking “Marky Mark”. Now he’s trying to ruin all that by saying things I agree with.

Dammit.


24 posted on 11/14/2013 6:52:36 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Funny, during the movie the other night, there was a trivia question: whom is Walberg sometimes confused with being? Answer was Damon. Definitely seem like the anti matter of each other.


25 posted on 11/14/2013 6:56:07 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: wideawake

I only watched Shooter because I knew Danny Glover was gonna get capped.


26 posted on 11/14/2013 7:08:37 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Hah!

By the way, Ned Beatty could not act his way out of a wet paper bag in that movie.

Glover murdered him in every scene.

27 posted on 11/14/2013 7:16:10 AM PST by wideawake
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To: MomwithHope

Wahlberg contributed to the Presidential campaigns of Obama in both ‘08 and ‘12. How much “slack” do you cut to stupid like that?

I don’t cut any “slack” to the people I know personally who did that. I make them remember their stupidity every chance I get and I don’t care if they get upset. They need to learn.


28 posted on 11/14/2013 7:45:54 AM PST by FAA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Tim Cruise as Jack Reacher...that was a huge Hollywood joke for me this year.


29 posted on 11/14/2013 8:07:35 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally. Marky Mark is a big, gun grabbing, liberal. Don’t be swayed by a little tough talk. He would gladly turn your ass in for having a firearm, whilst keeping his Hollywood, armed security.


30 posted on 11/14/2013 8:20:22 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

The only movie I ever saw that followed the book was “the godfather”. I think the author had input into the movie. Saw nothing in the movie that wasn’t in the book.(that I can remember)


31 posted on 11/14/2013 6:54:22 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Dr. Ursus

It was way worse than nutcase Cruise. Wahlberg was making implications about bravery and intelligence of the people on the flight.

Wahlberg was going to find some place to land as well.


32 posted on 11/17/2013 4:18:15 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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