Actor Mark Wahlberg
joined his co-stars and several real-life veterans on the red carpet Tuesday night for the New York premiere of the new action drama, "Lone Survivor."
have been made to Wahlberg's latest film (which he also produced) and Ridley Scott's 2001 acclaimed thriller "Black Hawk Down," also based around a doomed combat mission, although Wahlberg
didn't necessarily see the connection between the two film.
"I wouldn't make the comparison, but that's me," Wahlberg told CBS News at the premiere.
The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was in the spotlight last month after he criticized actors who complain about their profession. Wahlberg's comments had come in the immediate aftermath of reports that Tom Cruise
had said his job was just as tough as being a soldier who fights in Afghanistan.
"These guys go out there to sacrifice their lives to provide us their freedoms. Quit often a lot of us take advantage of that and take it for granted," Wahlberg
Watch the video above to see what Wahlberg's co-stars Eric Bana
and Emile Hirsch
had to say about "Lone Survivor," which opens in theaters on Dec. 25.