The Gambler (01/02/15)

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The Gambler (01/02/15)

Post by WyldeMan on 12/10/2014, 10:28 am


Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael K. Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…

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Post by ForeverBlu on 12/12/2014, 9:52 am

How dare this Box headed MOFO star in a remake The Gambler.

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Post by WyldeMan on 12/12/2014, 11:04 am

@ForeverBlu wrote:How dare this Box headed MOFO star in a remake The Gambler.

You're starting to hate everybody now... lol!
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Post by ForeverBlu on 12/12/2014, 12:15 pm

I prefer the other Wahlberg.

The one, that can actually umm, act.

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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/12/2014, 9:35 pm

I like Mark.

I'm curious though, why did he lose this much weight for this role?
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Post by WyldeMan on 12/12/2014, 9:48 pm

@UltimateMarvel wrote:I like Mark.

I'm curious though, why did he lose this much weight for this role?

I like him too and while yes he seems to really know hot to make some bad movies, he's also capable of some really good ones when given the chance. The Fighter, The Lovely Bones, The Departed and Lone Survivor proved this to me. Also this is from Rupert Wyatt and this is what he chose as his follow up to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

@ForeverBlu wrote:I prefer the other Wahlberg.

The one, that can actually umm, act.


Well "the one who can act" can just stay outta his little brother's way over on CBS where an actor of his caliber belongs.  Cool I DUDDITS! 

Here's what you wanted to know about the weight:

At the AFI Fest premiere of the film in Hollywood on Monday, Nov. 10, the two-time Oscar nominee opened up about his decision to drop 60 pounds to play college professor and high-stakes gambler Jim Bennett. The fictional story, based on the 1974 film of the same name, required Wahlberg to be “as thin as possible,” according to director Rupert Wyatt.


“I went from 197 to — the lightest I’d ever been in a movie was in Boogie Nights, I was 138 — so I wanted to beat that,” the 5’8” star said at a post-screening discussion. “I beat it by a pound, so 137. I was losing weight while we were shooting the movie too so continuity kind of went out of the window.”


Though he clearly put everything into the role, the studio still had one major concern — the actor’s lips were visibly blue due to his lack of nutrition. 


“No energy, no nutrition, and the studio, there was a complaint about that, that my lips were always looking blue,” Wahlberg said. “What the f—k do you want me to do? I haven’t eaten anything! If you make them red, I’m going to look weird, like I’ve got lipstick on, so it is what it is.”
The Lone Survivor star, who had recently bulked back up for his role in Transformers: Age of Extinction, had four months to drop the pounds, which he continued to do throughout filming. 

“Once I get into it I can’t stop, so it’s a 24 hour, 7 days a week thing,” Wahlberg explained. “I stopped eating food for the first 6 weeks and just had small liquids throughout the day, then I was exercising two or three times a day.”
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 12/12/2014, 9:57 pm

"blue lips" LOL!

Damn! How do you exercise without eating food and on liquids alone. That's tough.
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