Mark Wahlberg Slams Tom Cruise: 'How F--king Dare You' Compare Acting to Fighting in Afghanistan
UPDATED WITH VIDEO!
As NewsBusters reported last week, Tom Cruise had the nerve to compare the demands involved in acting to fighting in Afghanistan.
During a Q&A session at the premiere of his new film "Lone Survivor" Tuesday, Mark Wahlberg blasted Cruise (vulgarity warning):
Wahlberg elaborated on his experience making this film as well as his respect for our troops at the AFI festival in Hollywood:
MARK WAHLBERG: You know, for actors to sit there and talk about, "Oh, I was, went to SEAL training. Slept on…" I don’t give a f--k what you did. You don’t do what these guys did. [Applause]
You don’t. You know? For somebody to sit there and say, "Well, my job was as difficult as somebody in the military." How f--king dare you, you know, while you sit in a makeup chair for two hours. [Applause]
I don’t give a sh--t if you're getting 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 f--king chicken, or steak, or a bottle of Cabernet, or whatever the f--k it is.
In "Lone Survivor," Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell, part of a group of four members of SEAL Team 10 who were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd in the failed June 28, 2005, mission "Operation Red Wings." Luttrell was the only member of his team to survive.
Here's the trailer:
*****Update: video of Wahlberg's comments:
(HT Entertainment Weekly)
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Uncommon sense from an actor. Well said. And, the movie looks good, too.