5. He proved everyone wrong
Back when he was first getting into acting, not everyone was so convinced “Marky Mark” could do it. To get his role in Basketball Diaries, Wahlberg had to audition numerous times in order to show Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the movie, he was both talented and serious enough to be given a chance. Once he did, he was off—DiCaprio recommended him for his next big role (the lead in Fear). And the rest is history.
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