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Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn't Want Mark Wahlberg In The Basketball Diaries

12 November 2014 10:50 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Picture it. It's 1994. You're Leonardo DiCaprio. You've just made the leap from your successful stint on television's popular family sitcom Growing Pains to film with noteworthy turns in This Boy's Life with Robert De Niro and What's Eating Gilbert Grape with Johnny Depp. Now you're being told your next film will co-star that pant-drooping, often shirtless, always swaggering rap star/underwear model Marky Mark. You might not be happy. DiCaprio certainly wasn't. And Mark Wahlberg knows it. While doing the press rounds for his upcoming effort The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg looked back on his time making the 1995 biopic, The Basketball Diaries. Based on the Jim Carroll memoir, the film starred Leonardo DiCaprio as a tough New York kid with the heart of a poet. But when the critically acclaimed ingendude found out Wahlberg was up for a supporting role, he wasn.t having it. "Leonardo said, .No way, I.m »

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Win The Sopranos complete series boxset

4 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Sopranos 15th anniversary complete series on 8th September, we’ve been given 1 boxset to give away.

Tony Soprano (Gandolfini) is the head of two families and sometimes the pressure is too much to bear. As head of the Sopranos crime family, he deals with conniving underbosses, rival families, and the occasional dead body. As husband to his wife, Carmela, and father to his two children, Meadow and Anthony Jr., he deals with financial difficulties, infidelity, and trying to keep his “professional” life from colliding with his family life.

In addition to the outstanding performance from Gandolfini, The Sopranos features a critically acclaimed cast including Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas, The Basketball Diaries) as Tony’s therapist Dr Jennifer Melfi, Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Copland) as Tony’s wife Carmela Soprano, and his mobster pals Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas, The Lovely Bones) as Christopher Moltisanti and Steve Schirripa »

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The Basketball Diaries

26 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

If you love a dark tale of drugs, desperation and a little sexual perversion to go along with it all (we could say “real life” after all) and you don’t happen to have seen the movie, The Basketball Diaries, then please do something to rectify this forthwith!

But before you do so – it’s essential to know where the movie comes from and why. The Basketball Diaries is set in New York – a city very famous for its dark side. The book was originally penned in 1978 by punk poet and musician Jim Carroll. It’s semi-autobiographical based on Jim’s early life experiences in the Big Apple – a time when he was obsessed with basketball but simultaneously descending into a life of drug addiction.

On a slightly lighter note for most female movie fans, the 1995 movie which was directed by Scott Kalvert and stars a young Leonardo DiCaprio – which »

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‘Hellion’ Review: Come For Aaron Paul, Stay For Josh Wiggins

11 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Kat Candler expands her short film of the same name to feature-length with Hellion, in which she explores the warm-tinted indie trend of faux-nostalgia for small Southern towns, where the ruffians – or hellions – learn to be men. Subplots abound in this tale of men on the Texan coastline, but there’s no strong central plot to be found. Aaron Paul plays Hollis Wilson, a grieving husband who’s lost his wife and is trying to keep custody of his two sons. Paul brings a level of emotional depth to the character that audiences have come to expect from the Breaking Bad actor, but it’s really 15-year-old Josh Wiggins who steals the show – in his first film to date – as the older son, JacobDeke Garner and Juliette Lewis round out the cast as Wes, the younger brother, and Pam, the boys’ aunt. A combination of Hollis’s parental absence and Jacob’s delinquent behavior eventually exposes »

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Boyle & DiCaprio To Tackle Steve Jobs Biopic?

21 April 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, that didn’t take long. It was announced a short while ago that David Fincher had walked away from his planned biopic on Steve Jobs, over issues of money and control, and it now looks like Sony Pictures is set to rebound fairly nicely. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story today that Danny Boyle- the director behind such films as Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 127 Hours, and 28 Days Later- is in talks to take over the project. That’s not all. While Fincher had been eyeing Christian Bale for the title role, Boyle is said to have approached Leonardo DiCaprio.

You may recall that there was all ready an attempt to capitalize on the visionary tech giant, which starred Ashton Kutcher and was directed by Joshua Michael Stern. But jOBS was a swing and a miss. The film flopped at the box office, and was savaged by critics. But if »

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MTV Awards 2014 - Mark Wahlberg to Receive MTV Generation Award

11 March 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

The MTV Awards are next month and Mark Wahlberg will receive the Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' actor will be presented with the prestigious honor at the MTV Movie Awards next month by the cast of 'Entourage', the show which he served on as executive producer. Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said: ''Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to 'The Departed,' 'The Basketball Diaries' to 'Ted,' 'Entourage' to 'The Fighter,' in front of the camera and behind - he's done it all and he's always memorable. ''Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we're proud to recognize him with this year's Generation Award.'' The awards ceremony - which will be hosted »

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Mark Wahlberg to be honoured with MTV Generation Award

11 March 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark Wahlberg is to be handed the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which will be held on April 13th. The occasion will serve also as reunion of the cast of HBO’s Entourage with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara presenting Wahlberg with the gong.

President of MTV Stephen Friedman said of Wahlberg, “Mark is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind-he’s done it all and he’s always memorable. Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognise him with this year's Generation Award.”

The Generation Award has previously been handed to Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler (sighs), Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey. »

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‘The Basketball Diaries’ Director Dies Aged 49

10 March 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Scott Kalvert, the director behind The Basketball Diaries, has died aged 49.

Kalvert started his career directing music videos, with Cyndi Lauper, Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg), DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince himself Will Smith listed as a handful of his clients. Moving on, but staying within the music genre, he directed the Guns N’ Roses concert video Live At The Ritz in 1988, shortly followed by The Basketball Diaries in 1995. Based on Jim Carroll’s memoir People Who Died, the film helped launch the career of the then-teenage Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office are investigating his death as a suicide. No other details have been released.

Our thoughts are with Kalvert’s family at this sad time.

Source: Deadline

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Reunited 'Entourage' gang to present Mark Wahlberg with MTV Generation Award

10 March 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, if anyone deserves an award from MTV for a career that bridges the channel's generations, it's actor, producer, former underwear model and onetime Funky Bunch leader Mark Wahlberg. The 42-year-old star will be honored at the MTV Movie Awards next month with the MTV Generation Award -- the irreverent ceremony's slightly more youthful answer to a career achievement award. MTV head honcho Stephen Friedman explained the selection: “Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to 'The Departed,' 'The Basketball Diaries' to 'Ted,’ ‘Entourage’ to 'The Fighter,’ in front of the camera and behind – he's done it all and he's always memorable. Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we're proud to recognize him with this year's Generation Award.” (No mention of the fact that "Good Vibrations" is still a tune, »

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Mark Wahlberg to Receive Generation Award at the '2014 MTV Movie Awards'

10 March 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MTV announced today that Academy Award nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for his brilliant body of work in the film and television industry. Check out a brief promo with the actor making room on his trophy case for the award.

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Wahlberg, known for his diverse film roles and television producer credits, will fittingly be presented the award by Entourage cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015. Hosted by Conan O'Brien, the 2014 MTV Movie Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt.

Here's what Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, had to »

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Mark Wahlberg to Receive Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards

10 March 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The men of “Entourage” will publicly reunite for the first time since the series ended when they present Mark Wahlberg, the HBO show’s muse and one of its executive producers, with the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.

The on-stage appearance comes ahead of the highly anticipated “Entourage” movie, slated for summer 2015.

Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern-day Renaissance Man: from ‘Dirk Diggler’ to ‘The Departed,’ ‘The Basketball Diaries’ to ‘Ted,’ ‘Entourage’ to ‘The Fighter,’ in front of the camera and behind – he’s done it all and he’s always memorable,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, in a statement. “Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognize him with this year’s Generation Award.”

The award is said to be MTV’s highest honor. Past recipients include Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, »

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Mark Wahlberg to Receive Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards

10 March 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The men of “Entourage” will publicly reunite for the first time since the series ended when they present Mark Wahlberg, the HBO show’s muse and one of its executive producers, with the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.

The on-stage appearance comes ahead of the highly anticipated “Entourage” movie, slated for summer 2015.

Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern-day Renaissance Man: from ‘Dirk Diggler’ to ‘The Departed,’ ‘The Basketball Diaries’ to ‘Ted,’ ‘Entourage’ to ‘The Fighter,’ in front of the camera and behind – he’s done it all and he’s always memorable,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, in a statement. “Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognize him with this year’s Generation Award.”

The award is said to be MTV’s highest honor. Past recipients include Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, »

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Mark Wahlberg to be handed Generation prize at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

10 March 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Wahlberg is to be handed the Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

The Ted actor will be recognised for his film career at the annual ceremony, to be hosted by Conan O'Brien next month.

The cast of Entourage will present Wahlberg with the award, having served as executive producer for the show, which was loosely based on his life.

Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara will reunite for the prize-giving ahead of the Entourage movie, which is scheduled for release in 2015.

"Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind - he's done it all and he's always memorable," said MTV President Stephen Friedman.

"Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we're proud »

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Mark Wahlberg to receive MTV Generation Award

10 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Mark Wahlberg will receive the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards in June, the network announced today.

The ceremony will also serve as an Entourage reunion, as cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon will present the award to Wahlberg, who produced HBO’s series and appeared in it occasionally. The long-in-the-works Entourage movie will premiere in June 2015.

Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind — he’s »

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Mark Wahlberg to Receive Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards

10 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Following the announcements that Conan O'Brien will host and the list of nominees last week, MTV has now announced that Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will receive the "MTV Generation Award" at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on April 13. The cast of "Entourage" will be on hand to present the award to Wahlberg, who served as the show's executive producer and whose life it was loosely based on. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will be the first time Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara reunite ahead of the Entourage movie, coming in June of next year. "Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to 'The Departed,' 'The Basketball Diaries' to 'Ted,' 'Entourage' to 'The Fighter,' »

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Filmmaker Scott Kalvert of 'Basketball Diaries' fame found dead

8 March 2014 9:32 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 9: Scott Kalvert, who is best known for helming Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg starrer 'The Basketball Diaries' in 1995, was recently found dead in his home in Woodland Hills.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the La Coroner's Office is looking into claims of possible suicide in the 49-year-old filmmaker's death.

Kalvert had also directed some iconic music videos including DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith's 'Parents Just Don't Understand', Salt-n-Pepa's 'Shoop' and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's 'Good Vibrations'. (Ani) »

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Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Dead at 49, Possible Suicide

8 March 2014 4:51 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Scott Kalvert, best known for directing 1995's "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday. He was found in his home in Woodland Hills and pronounced dead at 1:55 pm. The L.A. Coroner's Office is investigating the death as a possible suicide. He was only 49 years old. In addition to his work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in "Basketball Diaries," Kalvert was known for directing music videos such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith's "Parents Just Don't Understand," Salt-n-Pepa's "Shoop" and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations." He also directed the 2002 feature "Deuces Wild," starring Stephen Dorff and Brad Renfro. His most recent credit was for the 2009 made-for-tv Nickelodeon musical "School Gyrls," on which he served as an executive producer. Donnie Wahlberg, whom Kalvert directed in New Kids on the Block's 1993 video "Dirty Dawg," remembered the director in a series of tweets Friday. "Rip to a dear friend; Scott Kalvert. »

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Scott Kalvert, Basketball Diaries Director, Dies at 49

8 March 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Scott Kalvert has died at the age of 49. The director was found dead on Wednesday, March 5, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Kalvert was found in his Woodland Hills, Calif., home and was pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m. The L.A. Coroner's Office is investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Kalvert is best-known for his work in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, starring a then-unknown Leonardo DiCaprio. He also directed 2002's Deuces Wild starring Stephen Dorff, video documentaries for Cyndi Lauper, Guns N' Roses, and a workout video [...] »

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The Basketball Diaries director Scott Kalvert dies, aged 49

8 March 2014 1:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Scott Kalvert has been found dead at the age of 49.

The director was found at his home in Woodland Hills, California on Wednesday (March 5) and pronounced dead at the scene. His death is currently being investigated as a suspected suicide.

Kalvert is best known for directing the 1995 movie The Basketball Diaries. After working with Mark Wahlberg in the video for 'Good Vibrations' with his former band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, the director cast him in the film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film was an adaption of Jim Carroll's juvenile diaries and chronicled his decline from promising basketball player, to heroin addict.

He also directed the 2002 crime film Deuces Wild which starred Stephen Dorff and Brad Renfro. Elsewhere, Kalvert took on the role of executive producer for 2009 Nickelodeon film School Gyrls, featuring Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy as themselves.

In his career, Kalvert also worked on »

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Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Dead at 49, Considered Possible Suicide

7 March 2014 6:54 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Another creative flame has been snuffed out before its time. Scott Kalvert, who directed a young Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 drama The Basketball Diaries, was found dead at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon. He was 49 and coroner's investigators are treating his death as a possible suicide, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No other information was available yet as to what authorities found when they arrived at his house. Mark Wahlberg recently stirred up some Basketball Diaries dirt when he told THR that DiCaprio tried to keep Wahlberg out of the movie because he was sore over some trash-talking  "Leonardo was like, 'Over my dead »

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