Which is exceptional. Remember that Ethan Embry had an incredible career long after That Thing You Do! Yes, he’d been on Empire Records the year before, but he turned that flash of success into gigs in Can’t Hardly Wait, Sweet Home Alabama, and a host of TV roles. Do you want to know when this Mark Wahlberg story could have happened? In 1997, Embry played Rusty Griswold, son of legendary Chevy Chase Clark Griswold, in Vegas Vacation. So maybe he was celebrating the end of a long shoot? Or a particularly trying day? Mark Wahlberg probably just needed some context on poor Ethan Embry’s day.