Mark Wahlberg almost missed out on his big break opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries after treating the Titanic star badly at a charity event.
Wahlberg reveals his co-star objected to the idea of the former rapper and Calvin Klein underwear model acting alongside him in the 1995 film.
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Leonardo was like, 'Over my dead f***ing body. Marky Mark's not going to be in this f***ing movie'.
"We'd had a thing - I didn't even realise it, (but) I was a bit of a dick to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, 'This f***ing asshole is not going to be in this movie.'"
But casting director Avy Kaufman urged DiCaprio to change his mind and at least meet with Wahlberg.
Wahlberg adds, "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***ing dude's pretty good, right?' The next thing you know, boom, we're hanging out."