“The Basketball Diaries” was a breakout role for both MARK WAHLBERG and LEONARDO DICAPRIO. But if either of them had their way back in the mid-’90s, it would have only been a breakout role for ONE of them.
Because they HATED each other. During a speech to high school and college students at UCLA, Mark said, quote, “He didn’t want me for the part, and I didn’t think he was right for the part.”
But he added, quote, “We both had to really learn how to respect each other, and we earned it.”