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Standing before all of Hollywood at last night’s Academy Awards, confronted by an inquisitorial teddy bear, Mark Wahlberg refused to deny his Lord and savior:

Ted: “You’ve got a ‘berg’ on the end of your name. Are you Jewish?”

Mark Wahlberg: “No, I’m Catholic.”

Ted: “Wrong answer. Try again.”

Give that man a Laetare Medal! (Though the Times of Israel , which deemed the segment vaguely anti-semitic, might object.)

The Boogie Nights  star also has drawn criticism in the past due to reports (which he contests) that he turned down a role in Brokeback Mountain on advice of his priest.

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