Ernie Hudson felt humbled by Leonardo DiCaprio years before ‘Titanic’ actor became a movie star

Leonardo DiCaprio was not messing around while playing basketball with Ernie Hudson!

Ernie Hudson is an American actor known for portraying some iconic characters in movies like Ghostbusters, The Crow, and, Leviathan. Alongside these notable movies, the actor also starred with Leonardo DiCaprio before he became famous.

Starring in the 1995 film titled The Basketball Diaries, DiCaprio and Ernie Hudson had to have a Basketball match in the film. Well, in a recent interview, Hudson revealed that DiCaprio kicked his b-tt even before he was a famous movie star!

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in The Basketball Diaries
When Leonardo DiCaprio Kicked Ernie Hudson’s B-tt!

It was an interesting time when DiCaprio hadn’t quite yet reached the same level of fame that he got from Titanic. Well, the actor starred in an iconic film back in 1995 alongside Mark Wahlberg aka Marky Mark, titled The Basketball Diaries.

Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddermore in Ghostbusters: AfterlifeErnie Hudson as Winston Zeddermore in Ghostbusters: Afterlife
As the name suggests, the film was based on Basketball. Starring alongside DiCaprio, Ernie Hudson portrayed the role of Reggie in the film. In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ernie Hudson talked about how DiCaprio beat his b-tt even before he was a famous movie star!

“I won. I won. You know, in the film. But in reality, Leonardo kicked my b-tt. I’m not a basketball player. I think they hired me, assuming because I’m a six-foot-tall Black man that I could play basketball, and I can’t. I’m very bad at it.”

Well, after starring in the film, DiCaprio later found the role of a lifetime when he worked alongside Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s Titanic. However, his alleged rival Mark Wahlberg might have gotten the role of Jack Dawson if he had been a little more focused!

Mark Wahlberg Could Have Taken Leonardo DiCaprio’s Most Famous Role!

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Mark Wahlberg plays Michael Light in Arthur the King

We all know that Leonardo DiCaprio found his fame from starring in James Cameron’s one of the most successful movies. Well, the role could have potentially gone to Mark Wahlberg if he had kept a little more focus on his meeting with James Cameron. In an interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Wahlberg talked about his meeting with the veteran director went.

“Wasn’t really interested even in reading. I love James Cameron and I was so excited to meet James Cameron. I was like, yo, is that your Hummer outside? He said, “Yeah”. We’re supposed to have a meeting and I was like let’s go for a ride. ‘Can I drive’. I drove his Hummer around with him and he was like ‘oh this kid’s not focused.’”

And the rest, we know is history. DiCaprio got the role of Jack Dawson and found worldwide fame and love. On the other hand, The Basketball Diaries received an average rating of 7.3/10 on IMDB and a mediocre 47% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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