Mark Wahlberg tells The Hollywood Reporterthat he almost wasn't cast in the 1995 film The Basketball Diaries due to an ongoing feud he had with Leonardo DiCaprio. It was so bad that when Leo was approached about Mark joining the cast, he apparently exclaimed, "Over my dead f**king body."
“Because we'd had a thing -- I didn't even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a dick to him at a charity basketball game," the Lone Survivor star goes on to explain. "So he was like, 'This f**king a**hole is not going to be in this movie.' So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and he kind of looks at me, and then we do a scene, and they're like, 'Hmm, this f**king dude's pretty good, right?' The next thing you know, boom, we're hanging out."
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Leo, 39, and Mark, 42, went onto star in Martin Scorsese's 2006 Oscar-winning film The Departed.