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On Friday evening, controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone stopped by "Piers Morgan Tonight" to talk about his new film "Savages" and explained why he thinks the marijuana trade needs "to move to decriminalization and legalization" in the United States. "If there were no war on drugs, the Mexican economy would have to - would dry up," said Stone.
"We've militarized the war on drugs," Stone explained. "We've made enemies, we've made them into narco states almost, as a result our prisons too. Fifty percent of our prison system in America is victimless crimes."
Actor Mark Wahlberg was also on the program Friday night and talked about his new comedy "Ted." During the interview, Morgan marveled at a scene in the film where Wahlberg rattled off 57 random names in quick succession and was able to repeat the scene with perfection through multiple takes.
When asked how he was able to accomplish the feat Wahlberg replied, "A lot of practice," but then noted his surprise over the fact that his level of preparedness for his films was considered unusual.
"It's your job, you know? I've worked with many actors who have been paid a lot of money. They show up and they don't know their lines," said Wahlberg. "But it's frustrating to me because, you know, you're getting paid a lot of money. We have this amazing job. Just show up and be prepared."