The Fighter star had to memorise 57 movie character names for a particular scene and filmmakers ended up not using the footage.

He tells U.S. chat show The View, "There was supposed to be a scene, because now that (teddy bear character) Ted is suing to be considered a person and have the same rights as everybody else, they say you have to pick a last name, so he's like, 'Oh great, we'll play the name game again.' So I have to rattle off 57 movie names... and they cut the scene out. It took me three months, four months to learn this stuff.

"At least with this stuff it was easy, with the random girl names it was hard because there was nothing to connect anything to. At least with the movies I made a little book. I had each character from the movie with the picture with the name and then I'd write it down everyday in the notebook too. It's stuck in my head forever, the only good thing is it's a good party trick... It is one of those things, you have to learn it like a song and keep (reciting) it."

Wahlberg ended up re-enacting the scene on the daytime talk show on Friday (26Jun15).

He had a similar scene in the first film, in which he rattled off several girls' names.