Entertainment Movies Mark Wahlberg Reveals Past Feud with Leonardo DiCaprio: 'He Didn't Want Me' in 'Basketball Diaries' Wahlberg spoke at the LEAP Foundation conference at UCLA. By Emily Zauzmer Published on July 25, 2018 11:50 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Mark Wahlberg is getting candid about a past feud with Leonardo DiCaprio. Wahlberg spoke on Tuesday at the LEAP Foundation conference at UCLA where detailed the tension between the two actors before they filmed 1995’s The Basketball Diaries, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. “He didn’t want me for the part, and I didn’t think he was right for the part,” Wahlberg. “We both had to really learn how to respect each other, and we earned it.” Mark Wahlberg Flexes His Abs at 47 in Shirtless Post to Celebrate LeBron James’ Move to Lakers Wahlberg has opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the feud in the past. In 2013, he told the outlet that DiCaprio was opposed to the idea of Wahlberg appearing in The Basketball Diaries. Ron Galella/Getty “Leonardo was like, ‘Over my dead f—— body. Marky Mark’s not going to be in this f—— movie,’” Wahlberg recalled. “Because we’d had a thing — I didn’t even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a d— to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, ‘This f—— a—— is not going to be in this movie.’” The Hollywood Reporter noted that Avy Kaufman, the casting director, convinced DiCaprio to audition alongside Wahlberg. He continued, “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—— dude’s pretty good, right?’” He concluded, “The next thing you know, boom, we’re hanging out.” Mark Wahlberg Celebrates 47th Birthday in Massachusetts with a Rainy Golf Game and Slice of Pie RELATED VIDEO: Mark Wahlberg Talks Being a Dad to Four Kids At the LEAP Foundation conference, Wahlberg shared his mindset that his positioned him for success. “It’s having that ‘marathon’ over ‘a sprint’ attitude,” Wahlberg shared, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “If it was going to take 22 years, so be it.” Wahlberg and DiCaprio both seem to have put the feud behind them. DiCaprio is filming a Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with Brad Pitt, while Wahlberg is expanding his family’s Wahlburger chain.