I am Mark Wahlberg Ask Me Anything (self.IAmA)

2450 ups - 559 downs = 1891 votes

I have someone typing out my responses to help save time, meaning I can answer more of your questions. I will be reading and choosing the questions I want to answer, and the responses being given are 100% my words.

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2327 comments submitted at 18:34:14 on Jul 27, 2013 by Mark-Wahlberg

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  • boxoffice1
  • 684 Points
  • 18:48:04, 27 July

How did it feel to blind that Vietnamese man?

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  • elapid
  • 14 Points
  • 19:21:31, 27 July

I would be impressed if he had the balls to answer this and not ignore the difficult questions like all the other celebrities do.

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  • sanph
  • 1 Points
  • 19:30:18, 27 July

It's a question he's answered before, openly in public, and the answer is easily found with Google. He's free to ignore it this time if he wants. Redditors aren't the moral arbiters of the world.

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  • venom_aftertaste
  • 122 Points
  • 19:18:30, 27 July

After Mark Wahlberg blinded a man for a hate crime:

Wahlberg has stated: "I did a lot of things that I regretted 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."

> So basically he's got resources to really go and make things right but chooses not to and he doesn't have any guilt over it anymore so it's ok.

Link to Mark Wahlberg's assault & convictions page

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  • immorta1
  • 4 Points
  • 19:29:54, 27 July

What the fuck? 45 days for assaulting and partially blinding a man. How is that justice?

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  • come_on_now_guys
  • 13 Points
  • 19:27:35, 27 July

tl;dr he feels pretty good about it and isn't interested in apologizing

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  • bellamybro
  • 22 Points
  • 19:26:23, 27 July

Wahlberg is a sociopath who has learned how to properly carry himself as a celebrity, that's all. He learned quickly that you don't make it far in Hollywood if you have a reputation as a douchebag.

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  • Home_Sweet_Reddit
  • 2 Points
  • 19:32:36, 27 July

Seems like another IAMA is backfiring.

Ps Mark your movies tend to suck.

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  • come_on_now_guys
  • 1 Points
  • 19:31:41, 27 July

brb making popcorn

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  • tonyjnel
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:18, 27 July

I believe he had a troubled youth but changed his ways. In "Good Vibrations" he explained that he was drug free. He seems like a super nice guy now.

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  • AnEpiphanyTooLate
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:20, 27 July

Ha! Good one.

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  • ShibDib4
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:21, 27 July

Wow, you must know him very well to be able to diagnose his sociopathy.

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  • Louaym
  • 0 Points
  • 19:31:07, 27 July

Everything is so simple in your world. I envy you.

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  • bellamybro
  • -1 Points
  • 19:32:34, 27 July

Right, the idea that he cleaned himself up is so much more deep and nuanced!

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  • PurpleCircusPeanuts
  • -1 Points
  • 19:30:38, 27 July

Not true, most of hollywood is a douche bag

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  • Kenster180
  • 0 Points
  • 19:31:22, 27 July

But he does have a reputation for being worse than a douchebag

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  • ProN00b
  • 1 Points
  • 19:31:13, 27 July

Wow this guy is a complete jackass. And we gave him an AMA?

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  • kno-
  • 6 Points
  • 19:27:45, 27 July

OUTTA MY WAY VIETNAM FUCKING SHITS

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  • jaycrew
  • 33 Points
  • 19:16:28, 27 July

Snarky Mark and the Funky Punch

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  • Schroedingers_gif
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:36, 27 July

Mark Wahlberg and Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"

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  • riverj09
  • 41 Points
  • 19:17:30, 27 July

You should ask the Vietnamese man to see it from his point of view

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  • honeythatsokay
  • 15 Points
  • 19:20:48, 27 July

i'm glad this was asked and hope it isn't deleted.

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  • nikiu
  • 65 Points
  • 19:10:33, 27 July

And the question is deleted in 3.. 2.. 1.. (I came here to ask the same thing also)

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  • ZZZlist
  • 29 Points
  • 19:16:53, 27 July

This was my first thought when I saw this thread too.

EDIT: Here is a link for reference.

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  • girldinosaurs
  • 0 Points
  • 19:27:04, 27 July

Speaking of links, be sure to check out this link for my new movie, Broken City!

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  • th12teen
  • 37 Points
  • 19:15:09, 27 July

Well it does say ask anything...

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  • StickleyMan
  • 2 Points
  • 19:27:08, 27 July

If AMAs were movies that had been sanitized for showing on TV, this one is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.

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  • MyNameCouldntBeAsLon
  • -3 Points
  • 19:21:12, 27 July

Asking anything does not mean you will get answers to everything. It's just common sense. Also, it is stated in his description.

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  • Farisr9k
  • -3 Points
  • 19:21:47, 27 July

He doesn't have to answer everything though

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  • HomieHavko
  • 12 Points
  • 19:15:43, 27 July

Yes, I knew I'd be using my pitchfork today!

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  • mozza5
  • 1 Points
  • 19:31:00, 27 July

I think he'd help himself a lot if he just spent a few minutes on this. Anytime his name is mentioned on reddit this comes up.. hope you're reading this Mr. Wahlberg, this would set the record straight and probably help you in the long run.

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  • Echelon64
  • 3 Points
  • 19:28:10, 27 July

I didn't even have to CTRL+F this shit.

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  • mister_pants
  • 23 Points
  • 19:21:30, 27 July

A friend of mine knew Wahlberg back when he was a Dorchester thug, and these days he doesn't seem to be anything like that person. He's commented several times on what a wake-up call prison was, and detailed the efforts he made to change his path. Guy has pulled a complete 180 in life, and from all appearances is a class act. What's the point in hounding him about something for which he's paid his societal debt?

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  • ReallyGuysImCool
  • 11 Points
  • 19:26:20, 27 July

Ask what he's done for that Vietnamese guy then. Hes done nothing despite having said he probably should

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  • steepleton
  • 1 Points
  • 19:28:04, 27 July

well i'd be nice if i was a fucking millionaire too.

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  • bellamybro
  • 2 Points
  • 19:29:37, 27 July

lol wut? he did 45 days for blinding a man in one eye and concussing another, because he was 16 and didn't understand the consequences of his actions (apparently 16 year olds don't understand that beating someone on the head with a stick might be bad for their health, but I digress). that's not exactly "paying his societal debt".

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  • waterproof
  • 1 Points
  • 19:30:45, 27 July

Going to jail isn't paying a debt to society. Going to jail is being exiled from society until you learn to behave yourself.

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  • WHM-6R
  • 7 Points
  • 19:23:04, 27 July

Hey, those kind of questions aren't fair. He's just hear to talk about Rampart.

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  • mozza5
  • 3 Points
  • 19:29:49, 27 July

Chill, he forgave himself.

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  • lgarza12
  • 2 Points
  • 19:31:31, 27 July

Mods shouldn't delete this one. it's a question a lot of us want the honest answer to. I just hope this doesn't become "Woody Allen AMA #2" and if he does answer honestly, nobody goes on a fucking witch hunt and creates all this bullshit drama for karma

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  • Nicolas0112358
  • 4 Points
  • 19:27:00, 27 July

This should be on top.

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  • path819
  • 4 Points
  • 19:21:59, 27 July

We need an answer to this one.

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  • johnnyblac
  • 4 Points
  • 19:21:25, 27 July

Not only that, but I've noticed that you (Walberg) incorporates an unusually high number of Asians into your work (most of which in a negative light/role.)

Do you still have some lingering hatred for them, or have you gotten over it and thought that somehow casting these guys would help the Asian community? Or is just some random fluke in casting?

I'm not criticizing you or anything, but just want to give a heads up from a minority's perspective: it makes it incredibly difficult to like your work (buy tickets to your movies, watch your shows) knowing your history with a minority group, and to constantly see that minority group portrayed in a certain way. I want to like your movies and watch them without any hesitation, but it would make it easier if either (1) you left us out of them altogether; and/or (2) you incorporated us in either a neutral or positive light.

Also, making our women your sexual/romantic counterparts does not count for the above. Neither does casting our males as your servants and/or flamboyant homosexuals (not that there is anything wrong with homosexuality, but to stereotype all males of a race as such, is).

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  • Baron_Tartarus
  • -3 Points
  • 19:23:12, 27 July

> How did it feel to blind that Vietnamese man?

i know i'll be downvoted but god reddit, do we have to do this every fucking time?

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  • nonsensical_zombie
  • 4 Points
  • 19:30:03, 27 July

do what?

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  • IndyRL
  • 2 Points
  • 19:32:42, 27 July

Bring up facts, evidently.

He'd rather we pander and fawn I suppose.

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  • hessleepgolfing
  • 4 Points
  • 19:27:32, 27 July

That guy can't forget it so why the fuck should mark?

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  • Tempusername4
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:19, 27 July

(just this once!)

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  • qubqub
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:56, 27 July

To be fair, it's "ask me ANYTHING". Why not ask questions that people normally wouldn't get a chance to ask a celeb and a lot of people are curious about. I can watch a movie interview with Mark if I wanted to know how he feels about a movie he's worked on. I think the great thing about AMAs are that they give us a chance to see a more 'real' side to celebs and also it gives him the chance to clear the air if he really wanted to. Can you imagine if he owned up to it, said he'd go track the guy down and make amends and actually DID IT? Reddit would go nuts. He'd be a hero.

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  • joeydaws
  • -1 Points
  • 19:31:32, 27 July

I feel that people don't even care about the Vietnamese guy, it's more about being "edgy" and trying to be the guy that asks the "tough questions". It makes us seem like people that only look at the negative side of things when a question like this is at the top

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  • yehhey
  • 0 Points
  • 19:15:49, 27 July

he better reply or i'll have to call it selective hearing.

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  • Subwaycookienipples
  • 7 Points
  • 19:17:56, 27 July

I'm sure he has been advised not to answer this question

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  • steepleton
  • 1 Points
  • 19:30:31, 27 July

is it wrong to blind asians, also what's up with the ending to planet of the apes?

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  • SophisticatedVagrant
  • 1 Points
  • 19:31:04, 27 July

Not that I don't approve, but jesus, Reddit really goes straight for the throat.

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  • Grizmeer
  • 1 Points
  • 19:31:30, 27 July

The box office always tells Mark the hard truth.

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  • HopelessAmbition
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:31, 27 July

Way to be a douche

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  • DV_DC
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:32, 27 July

Not answering this is going to ruin the rest of the thread. The next question down is how he liked filming the Departed and which he cheerfully answers.

He should just respond and get it out of the way. Apparently he has addressed it before.

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  • snoobs89
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:58, 27 July

Give the guy a break man, yeh he did something he ain't proud of. Im not trying to say blinding a guy is no big deal or boy's will be boy's kind of shit but... nah fuck it I got nothing. He blinded a man that shit dont wash off.

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  • DAN_DAN_DAN_DAN_DAN
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:06, 27 July

Mark's trite apologies don't do the crime justice. To hear in depth from MW what kind of mentality he was in when this assault happened, and what specifically he's learned to the contrary - if anything - IS warranted.

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  • peri0d
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:10, 27 July

When he was thirteen years old? Jesus, how does it make you guys feel you made your mother clean your diapers.

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  • aodhrua
  • 0 Points
  • 19:08:32, 27 July

came here to also ask this.

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  • mostdeadlygeist
  • 1 Points
  • 19:14:15, 27 July

On top of this...if he wants to answer...any form of payback to the poor guy since then?

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  • boxmandude
  • -3 Points
  • 19:19:03, 27 July

cant you just look it up? 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." Source EDIT:Source

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  • dog_eat_dog
  • 8 Points
  • 19:25:37, 27 July

Great, so he basically just found the strength within himself to not really care about it any more. I think in a court of law that can sometimes be seen as "little remorse".

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  • boxmandude
  • 0 Points
  • 19:29:51, 27 July

Judge all you want. people do make mistakes, he's human. I guess if you stay focused on you, and not on the mistakes of others, you'd be a better person yourself.

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  • Gold_blooded
  • 0 Points
  • 19:31:23, 27 July

Except he said that he DID feel guilty until he changed his attitude towards others. I love how reddit is full of children who never made mistakes. Keep projecting you're inadequacies, it's adorable.n

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  • tuna_safe_dolphin
  • 2 Points
  • 19:29:13, 27 July

Well, why ask him any question then? I'm sure there's plenty of MW interview material online already.

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  • boxmandude
  • 1 Points
  • 19:32:22, 27 July

Maybe some new questions about his new movies, future endeavors, I mean do we really need to bring up the same shit that can be found on his Wikipedia page? Don't be fooled, he's here to promote himself, why not be creative and ask him something different?

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  • Sub8male
  • 1 Points
  • 19:21:14, 27 July

VIETNAM FUCKING SHITS!

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  • stack-attacker
  • -1 Points
  • 19:26:20, 27 July

He was 16 back then and on cocaine, he did something stupid, get over it.

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  • iUptvote
  • 1 Points
  • 19:31:17, 27 July

Seriously, that must have been a lifetime ago for him.

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  • OxidizedBovine
  • -3 Points
  • 19:22:55, 27 July

He did it when he was 16. He is now 42. He's obviously a changed person, get over it.

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  • bellamybro
  • 5 Points
  • 19:30:19, 27 July

TIL bad things don't count if they happened a long time ago

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  • Gold_blooded
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:00, 27 July

No, you're bound by life by the mistakes you made when you were a kid. Reddit demands perfection.

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  • Subwaycookienipples
  • 0 Points
  • 19:10:21, 27 July

This is Mark's response when asked if he did this. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmytj56Tck

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  • weemee
  • 0 Points
  • 19:27:43, 27 July

Will the PR person be reading this to him?

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  • goldgecko4
  • -1 Points
  • 19:28:11, 27 July

I'm sure he doesn't remember, because it happened when he was sixteen, over twenty-five years ago.

Shit, I don't remember how I felt at sixteen, except that a lot of it was dumb and useless in the long run.

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  • jASHIK
  • -1 Points
  • 19:14:44, 27 July

i asked a question referring to this below.. .so far zero answer

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  • Owen-Wilsons-Nose
  • -2 Points
  • 19:28:17, 27 July

Oh, man. Did this genuinely need to be asked?

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  • 189SH
  • -48 Points
  • 18:55:23, 27 July

C'mon man. Pretty weak.

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  • boxoffice1
  • 39 Points
  • 19:01:00, 27 July

It's pretty weak to attack a man too

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  • Subwaycookienipples
  • 4 Points
  • 19:06:04, 27 July

What the hell is the story behind this?

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  • boxoffice1
  • 20 Points
  • 19:06:59, 27 July

Source

>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.

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  • dumdumdurr
  • 10 Points
  • 19:17:27, 27 July

Whoa. TIL. What's he got against Vietnamese people? Did he live in a Gran Torino neighborhood with Hmong gangs makin trouble in the neighborhood?

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  • CariniGambarini
  • 2 Points
  • 19:19:45, 27 July

Pretty sure he's from Dorchester, which is basically the same thing.

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  • slenski
  • 9 Points
  • 19:20:07, 27 July

To be fair, 16 year old Mark could be really different than 42 year old Mark

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  • ignitionnight
  • 1 Points
  • 19:33:01, 27 July

To be even more fair, 16 year old me is extremely different from 26 year old me. The dude has matured and grown up as a human being for sure and I love most of his movies. But the last response I heard about this incident from him showed very little compassion or empathy for his victim. Really shitty to try to ignore it and downplay the damage he did to another human being for no reason.

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  • IAmACantBanChris99
  • -52 Points
  • 19:09:28, 27 July

sorry mark but this sub is more for people that are still famous. try posting to r/self you might have better luck there lol

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  • Subwaycookienipples
  • 12 Points
  • 19:12:31, 27 July

You're retarded

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  • bellamybro
  • -15 Points
  • 19:13:23, 27 July

u mad?