How many F-bombs does Mark Wahlberg drop when speaking passionately about something that really irritates him? You'll soon find out.
The actor delivered an expletive-filled speech at the AFI Fest Tuesday night during the premiere of his latest movie Lone Survivor, an adaptation of Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell's account of his Navy SEALS mission in Afghanistan in July of 2005.
It all started when the moderator, Festival Director Jacqueline Lyanga, turned to Wahlberg to ask about his rigorous training for the film—and this led to a massive bad-word party from the handsome star.
"For actors to sit there and talk about ‘Oh, I went to SEAL training'? 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 being in the military? How f--king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for two hours," Wahlberg said.
Although no names were mentioned, it seemed as though the celeb was indirectly referencing Tom Cruise, who responded to a lawyer's question that compared the extended time away from his daughter Suri while filming a movie to a soldier's tour in Afghanistan.
However, Cruise's attorney Bert Fields released the following statement to E! News to explain what his client meant: "The assertions that Tom Cruise likened making a movie to being at war in Afghanistan is a gross distortion of the record. What Tom said, laughingly, was that sometimes 'that's what it feels like.' As the video shows, he and the lawyer were laughing at his answer, and, when asked in the next question if the situations were comparable, Tom said 'Oh, come on,' meaning of course not.
"Tom is a staunch supporter of our troops and would never say that making a movie was even remotely comparable to fighting in Afghanistan."
So there's that. But back to Wahlberg...
He continued: "I don't give a sh-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. Whatever the f--k it is. People talk about what do we do to bond the way that those guys bonded. We just knew what they did. It didn't matter.
"I didn't have to say a word to Emile Hirsch or a word to Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster…who's my brother even though he's the kind of actor who wants to continuously debate the debate and everything else…and I love him for it. I gave him half my salary…whatever I gave him…to do it because I knew how great he was and for us to be on that mountain together and in the end I could just look at him and it would break my heart knowing that that's my brother and I may never see him again. But it just seems like so much more than that."
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Wahlberg kept explaining, "I've done the movies where I talk about God. I trained for four and a half years and I was ‘The Fighter' and f--k all that. It really means nothing. I love Marcus [Luttrell] for what he's done and I'm a very lucky guy to do what I do and I'm proud to have been part of it, but it's just so much bigger than what I do.
"I love Pete [Berg] for what he did and how committed he was," he said. "He 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, if they saw something that didn't ring true, I don't care if it was going to be the biggest stunt sequence in the movie, they would cut, call bullsh-t, and grab all of us by the f--king neck and say ‘no do it this way, and do it right and make it real' and if you don't it's a problem. I was really proud to be a part of that."
He then felt the need to apologize and told the audience, "I'm sorry for losing my sh-t. Don't ask any more questions tonight."
Director Peter Berg attempted to defend the star's actions, which caught many off guard, by saying that it had been a long night, but Marky Mark wasn't having that, either.
"No, it's just getting f--king started," Wahlberg said. "I'm going to find my f--king second wind and we're going to celebrate this f--king movie. But don't ask me any more questions."
Final F-bomb count: Nine.