In the latest "actors being real-life heroes" newsMark Wahlberg is making some very controversial, some might say narcissistic, claims regarding 9/11.

In a recent interview that appears in February's issue of Men's Journal, the Contraband star recalls his brush with death, being that he was scheduled to fly on one of the planes that were hijacked on 9/11.

“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did," Wahlberg said in the interview. "There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”

While we're sure Wahlberg was well-intentioned in saying this, it seems a bit smug that the actor thinks he alone had the super-human-ability to stop 9/11's events, especially being that this is said so far in retrospect, and his only hero credentials are creating Entourage (or ending it, depending on your sensibilities) and playing a string of tough-Boston-types on-screen.

Are Wahlberg's comments disrespectful to those who were on the plane, assuming they should have intercepted the hijacker's evil plans? Or was his bold statement just that of a father who hopes he would, if need be, be a hero for his children's sake? Weigh in below.

[via EW]