The Basketball Diaries: Directed by Scott Kalvert. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio. A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
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Release date : October 19, 2004. Actors : Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio, Patrick McGaw. Producers : Chris Blackwell, Dan Genetti, John Bard Manulis, Kathie Hersch, Liz Heller. Language : Unqualified.
Distributed by New Line Cinema, The Basketball Diaries stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll, along with Bruno Kirby , Lorraine Bracco, Ernie Hudson, Patrick McGaw , James Madio, Michael Imperioli, and Mark Wahlberg in supporting roles. The Basketball Diaries premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 1995.
The film is an adaptation of poet and memoirist Jim Carroll's juvenile diaries chronicling his kaleidoscopic free-fall into the harrowing world of drug addic...
The Basketball Diaries (Leonardo Dicaprio fanfic) Angie and Leo have been friends since they were little kids. They lived in the same apartment block, they grew up together, they did everything together. Angie has always been supportive of Leo especially his love of basketball but things turn sour...
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From Jim Carroll not knowing who Leo was to how close River Phoenix really got to the role, here's the truth about the making of The Basketball Diaries, 25 years later. Seemingly every hot young ...
Leonardo Dicaprio and Mark Wahlberg in 'The Basketball Diaries', 1995 (IMDb) It was a pretty big deal and almost everyone from Matt Dillion to River Phoenix, all young faces of talent from the 1980s, tried to bag the role. However, the project was basically at a standstill, with frequent switches in the people involved in the project.
I was not nice to Leo that day." Luckily for Mark Wahlberg, The Basketball Diaries director Scott Kalvert wasn't caving to his young star's pressure. Kalvert thought Wahlberg had promise as an actor.
Leo was always a fan of medium hairstyles, never having cut his hair short, unless a role in a movie required him to do so. Here he is back in the 90s sporting the famous ‘wet look’ which could be obtained by using copious amounts of hair gel. It’s also his iconic look in Basketball Diaries.