DiCaprio is rocking the Hollywood industry now for more than two decades, and has delivered a mesmerizing performance consistently in his whole filming journey. He was first recognized from the movie Titanic for the role of Jack Dawson in 1997.
The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American biographical crime drama film directed by Scott Kalvert and based on an autobiographical novel by the same name written by Jim Carroll. It tells the story of Carroll’s teenage years as a promising high school basketball player and writer who develops an addiction to heroin.
Leonardo DiCaprio starring the movie Basketball Diaries was a movie which every one should watch and learn about the addictions teenagers go through and the reasons behind it.
To our main point, Basketball Diaries was going to be filmed under the Columbia Pictures, in the late 1980s, starring Anthony Micheal Hall as the Lead role. Eric Stoltz, Matt Dillon, Stephen Dorff and a few others also were truly interested in the Jim Carroll role.
River Phoenix was so into the Jim Carroll role that he once rolled the script of the movie and went crazy in front of everyone that he will be playing the role and no one else. But unfortunately, he passed away in 1993, two years before the film was released.
And finally the lead went to the legendary Leonardo DiCaprio and as we all have already seen the movie he played the flawlessly.
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