Skip to comments.‘How F***ing Dare You’: Mark Wahlberg Rants Against Hollywood Privilege,
Posted on 11/15/2013 8:36:24 PM PST by Impala64ssa
...Gives Emotional Tribute to Soldiers Sacrifice
Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few things to say about Hollywood privilege Tuesday night.
In a highly emotional Q&A session for the premiere of Lone Survivor, Wahlberg, sitting with Marcus Luttrell, the celebrated former Navy SEAL whom the highly anticipated film is based on, laid out the stark differences between what actors and soldiers go through.
For actors to sit there and talk about, Oh I went to SEAL training, and I slept on the I dont give a f*** what you did. You dont do what these guys did, Wahlberg said after the Lone Survivor screening, according to The Wrap.
For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the militarys. How f***ing dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours, he continued.
Wahlbergs comments came after statements widely attributed to Tom Cruise went viral, in which Cruise appeared to compare shooting movies on location to serving in Afghanistan with regard to being away from his daughter. Wahlberg didnt name Cruise, and Cruise didnt actually make the comparison: an attorney made the suggestion, and as TMZ later reported, Cruise said, Oh come on.
But Wahlberg made no bones about the fact that the effort behind filmmaking isnt in the same universe as what soldiers have to endure.
I dont give a s*** if you get your a** busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order f***ing chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is, he said.
Wahlberg then mentioned Luttrell by name, honoring his and all soldiers service to America, while placing what he himself does in stark contrast.
I trained for four-and-a-half years, and I was The Fighter and f*** all that. It really means nothing, Walberg said. I love Marcus for what hes done, and Im a very lucky guy to do what I do, and Im proud to have been part of it, but its just so much bigger than what I do.
If there was any endorsement of the job he and the other actors for Lone Survivor, Wahlberg said it was all about the details and making sure the film was authentic.
Director Peter Berg would never let any one of us forget about what was important in the course of making the movie and whether it was Marcus or the other SEAL guys, Wahlberg said.
If they saw something that didnt ring true, I dont care if it was going to be the biggest stunt sequence in the movie, they would cut, call bulls***, and grab all of us by the f***ing back of the neck and say, No, do it this way, and do it right and make it real, and if you dont, its a problem. I was really proud to be a part of that.
The real piece of information in this story is that apparently Cruise didn’t even say it. So what’s the big f***ing deal.
He wants to ban guns. In his youth, he and his friends beat a man they robbed so badly they left him blind. You can see why he wouldn't want the man on the street to be able to protect himself against predators.
I remember seeing the quote and thought it was attributed to Cruise .... so who was it that actually said it, do you know? (I don't...)
In any case, despite Wahlberg's other shortcomings it's actually heartening to see someone standing up for our Country's best and brightest in the Military. They deserve and have earned our gratitude. I think that's what Wahlberg was trying to say anyway...
Marky mark was such a tough street robber that his M.O. victim was old Vietnamese guys with really slight frames, hobbling along on canes.
Reeeeal tough, that Marky Mark.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
And who did Marky Mark last vote for?
Who does he support in 2016?
Just curious, of course.
No one here should hang a damn thing on Wahlberg. He is a Boston lib. He will be a Boston lib. He will continue to be regardless of reality.
He is not worth of a sh!t.
Here’s a toast to you, Brother!
I have watched some of the training on TV and I will say that it is a wonder any of them make it through.
One thing I did notice in the Ranger training is the trainers did not seem to be orally brutalizing them. They were putting them through such difficult training that it probably made no difference.
I do recall the training which a German/French waffen SS group went through. They were situated in a beautiful castle in a gorgeous forest. Their training was really brutal but their officers did not berate them or scream at them like they did in the WWI novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”. I think one could even call the trainers as being kind to them but they did have to do the work and it was brutal. These men fought as well as any I have heard of.
They were the famed Charlemagne Division.
That being said, I wish all libs talked to other libs that way.
Gotta say I never thought much of Wahlberg until I saw his ads for the Wounded Warrior Project - not just your average pretty face-empty headed Hollywood personality....
***...and Cruise didnt actually make the comparison: an attorney made the suggestion, and as TMZ later reported, Cruise said, Oh come on.***
????? Somebody better tell FOX -
Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan
Friday, November 08, 2013 4:39:31 PM · by Zakeet · 99 replies
Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013
Posted right here on FR last week as reported by FOX - sloppy journalism by FOX?
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Go watch The Shooter -- which is about as left-wing nutjob a conspiracy movie as you will ever see -- with veiled references to Bush, and not very veiled references to Cheney, then come back and tell me how three minutes of sanctimonious overheated sucking up in order to boost his film cred/audience appeal makes up for that and all of the other leftard causes he supports.
I think that “quote” was the headline. I don’t care for Cruise or his movies, but what he said was with regard to being away from his daughter, and in the middle of a custody debate, and why he doesn’t see her that much. It is the being away that is brutal. Although unlike our warriors, it is probably easier for Cruise to hop on a private jet and get away for a day or two if he really wanted to.
Excerpt from some site:
The actor is suing a magazine for $50 million regarding alleged misinformation regarding his relationship with his 7-year-old daughter, Suri. Information from his deposition in the case won’t go over well with potential movie goers.
Turns out Cruise once spent more than a 100 days without seeing his daughter, but he says his arduous film schedule and training regimen are to blame.
Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, “That’s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.”
My son’s done that. STFU!
Wahlberg was A-OK in my book even before all of this. Hopefully Hollywood doesn’t feel a need to retalliate.
That’s one of my favorite movies actually. Aside from the improvised IV infusion scene, it’s a pretty good action movie. Just watched it two days ago for the umpteenth time in fact.
I never heard anything about that, so I looked it up. You are right. And Wahlberg didn't beat up just one person, over time he beat up many people.
But now he's got his life together. He is now a wonderful person, and he says wonderful things. But there is one small problem. He hurt some people really, really bad. I'm sure those people are in pain to this day.
You have to ignore about 20 solid minutes of pure left wing crap spread throughout the film to be able to enjoy it as an actioner.
If Mark Wahlberg had been on one of those planes that was hijacked during 9/11 he would have stopped it!
Well if it was Joe Biden he would have said “This is a big f***ing deal.”
He's a d0uchebag ... but it's pretty clear his testimony has been misrepresented.
I read some interview where the reporter asked Wahlberg if he ever tried to reach out to the Vietnamese guy he blinded in the robbery and try to help him out financially.
Basically, Wahlberg's response was that he hadn't and he didn't feel the need to. He had made peace with himself. He forgave himself for what he did to that man, and that was enough.
Wahlberg just went up a couple notches in my book.
Hadn’t heard that. I will admit I never thought very much of him in the past.
No. He would have instead attacked any innocent and defenseless passengers within reach.
At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street and, using a large wooden stick, knocked him unconscious (while calling him "Vietnam f*cking shit"). He also attacked another Vietnamese man, leaving him permanently blind in one eye.
In another incident, the 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack.
And he has already gotten a reputation as a prototype for Hollywood narcissists in his own right. I hope this is a possible sign he is finally changing, but if not, I would not place too much value at all in this.
you write much
see post #24
I didn’t really notice.
I didn’t really notice. and he didn’t write it, direct it, or produce it either way.
Is Wahlberg himself a veteran? Just curious, that wouldn’t make his comments any more or less true, they stand alone.
My pet peeve though: from my heart I wish that God was back in our armed services other than being some proverbial entity whose last name is Damn.
It used to be well understood that purity of heart and courage and joy and dug-in determination went together. Then somehow we got the idea that cursing (and degrading talk about the bodies that God made) was the way of power and strength.
That’s just wrong. Anything the devil can pretend to do, God can actually do, and of course will do it far better. Also that put a saner perspective on war. It isn’t for naught that US conquests have been waged with the clear objective of bettering the conditions on the ground, not just leaving a smoking enemy. Even in the Gulf War the US was spoken of as having waged war “like a god.”
If the latest adventures in Islamic territory have fared so poorly, it is because to take hold, they would have required Islam (especially its militant flavors) to be supplanted by a more gospel-friendly philosophy. Which is a very tough thing to do.
He read the script and took the part. You may not be able to accept the fact that he’s a far left guy, but he is.
A perfect description of his tirade. I know people want to believe that there is some sincerity in Hollywood, but there is not, this is simply a marketing strategy aimed at the target audience of this movie.
Hmm, might be. If he’s not a vet.
But even yet. I am reminded of the adage that hypocrisy is the tribute which vice pays to virtue. If evil people didn’t know that virtue was good, they wouldn’t even ape it. And funny thing, virtue gets the glory (at least kind of... it is a virtue marred by profanity, which is the modern idea of manly strength). So we have evil pretending to something that is a counterfeit anyhow. What is it called when you make a phony of a phony? A metaphony?
Lone Survivor is an excellent book and well worth the read.
Nice speech, but in the end, he’s still Hollywood
“I am a sh*tbird but I can't fly”
Over and over.
You're aren't the first one...
The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice hitherto little known in our American Army is growing into fashion. He hopes that the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to check it and that both they and the men will reflect that we can have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our army if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added to this it is a vice so mean and low without any temptation that every man of sense and character detests and despises it. - George Washington
It’s not like I hero worship Mark Whalberg. I just like that particular movie. Stallone publically came out against assault weapons a few months ago- about the same time Bullet to the Head came out. I boycotted the movie and lost a lot of respect for Stallone the raging hypocrite because of his comments. I haven’t seen that Whalberg has made similar comments. If you showed me that he had, I would have nothing good to say about him either. I just haven’t seen it.
as a famous person once said, “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE”.
in a Hillary screech
Wahlberg had been in trouble 2025 times with the Boston Police Department in his youth. By age 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances.
At fifteen, he harassed a group of black school children on a field trip by throwing rocks and shouting racial epithets.
At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street and, using a large wooden stick, knocked him unconscious (while calling him “Vietnam fucking shit”). He also attacked another Vietnamese man, leaving him permanently blind in one eye.
For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in state prison at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction, of which he served 45 days. In another incident, the 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack.
Commenting in 2006 on his past crimes, Wahlberg has stated: “I did a lot of things that I regret, and I have certainly paid for my mistakes.” He said the right thing to do would be to try to find the blinded man and make amends, and admitted he has not done so, but added that he was no longer burdened by guilt: “You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right by other people, as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night. I feel good when I wake up in the morning.”
45 days is paying for his mistakes?
“You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasnt until I really started doing good and doing right by other people, as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I dont have a problem going to sleep at night. I feel good when I wake up in the morning.”
sounds like a liberal to me
Wahlberg’s brother was in Path to 9-11.