Peter Berg on Directing Lone Survivor and Talking Taylor Kitsch Out of a Suicide Leap

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Peter Berg on Directing Lone Survivor and Talking Taylor Kitsch Out of a Suicide Leap
Fifteen years ago, Peter Berg was an actor with a few notable credits (among them, a regular gig on Chicago Hope and a supporting role in the noir classic The Last Seduction), but he's since engineered an impressive career change as a film director, working himself up to Hollywood's top tier after helming films like Friday Night Lights and Hancock. As he'll be the first to admit, Berg needed every bit of that leverage to make his new movie Lone Survivor, adapted from the book by former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, about a harrowing Afghanistan mission that found Luttrell (played in the film by Mark Wahlberg) and his fellow SEALs (played by Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch) stuck on a dangerous Afghan mountain, radically outnumbered and outgunned while awaiting rescue. Berg recently sat down with Vulture to discuss how he pulled it off, when he had to calm
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