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July 2nd, 2012
01:35 PM ET

Clips From Friday: Oliver Stone on the economics of pot and Mark Wahlberg on knowing his lines

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."

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  1. RC Chon

    Piers Morgan,
    Watched your rpogram regarding the Obamacare with Ted Kennedy's son. You stated that you have free health care in the UK. You should clarify that comment with how much itaxes are paid to cover this free healthcare. I looked it up online and it said 50% taxed income. I don't believe that is free.

    Love your show. Thank you
    RC Cohn

    July 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. William Ainsworth

    Piers Morgan uses argument that Our Goverment requires Us to have car insurance. This is untrue,New Hampsire doesn't.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Raj

      How about "at the point service in the healthcare system, no question could be asked about insurance" where this mandate come from. ONE OF THE MAIN REASON FOR THE RAISE IN HEALTHCARE COST

      July 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. William Ainsworth

    Car insurance is up to the States, Not the Goverment.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Navin Naik


    Could you ask Michele Bachmann, Can she give gurantee that he or she will go to emergency room and will not recieve public fund at all.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ed Burdorf

      Michele Bachmann does not understand the law on captial gains under the health care bill. it is 3.8%on unearned income on taxpayers over $250,000. it is not a sales tax on the sale of a house. there is no about $20,000 sales tax on the sale of a house for $500,000. Very few homes will be subject to this tax. Please let people know that there is no sales tax on the sale of a house. Please read the tax bill and relay that to the public. Too many people believe what Michele says about this being a sales tax.

      July 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Verca

    Hallelujah!!! I'm glad somebody gets the " BIG PICTURE"! They can fine and imprison me for driving without insurance. I can get my car repaired but not my heart.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Bill Corrigan

    I'm watching Piers Morgan talking about "Obamacare". He needs to stop interupting while his guests are trying to reply to his questions or go back to his socialist merry old England

    July 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Raj


    I listened to your interview with Michelle Bachmann. Following are my comments
    1. When the pool of insurers increase (low risk pool), reduces the overall premium for everybody, because overall risk is reduced (that is her plan also, allowing anybody to buy insurance across state lines)
    2. John Roberts stated this as a TAX because it would be collected by IRS
    3. Romneycare and Obamacare are written by the same guy form heritage foundation
    4. It is not a tax, because it is not uniformly applied to all

    July 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Blake

    Cool name by the way.
    You are using the wrong analogy. The correct analogy would be social security. This is a forced federal tax / penalty (whatever you what to call it) that is forced on the American public. I may be wrong but everyone is forced to pay into this federal government 'period uncertain annuity' if they earn income. I absolutely agree with this tax, and I absolutely agree with a federal government mandated health insurance tax. I would prefer a single payer solution to limit corporations profiting off health insurance and also because of all the synergy involved, but that's a whole other issue. We need to have non-government panels to define the facts concerning healthcare and insurance, and then panels of ordinary citizens to debate what options are available to address the soaring heathcare costs issue. All I am hearing are talking points. Anyway you can get CNN to undertake such a program, say one hour each day until the election so that the American public can be informed of the facts and possible solutions?

    July 3, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse | Reply

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