Watch a Slimmed-Down Mark Wahlberg Hit the Tables in an Exclusive First Look at 'The Gambler'

October 22, 2014 5:06 PM

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Watch a Slimmed-Down Mark Wahlberg Hit the Tables in an Exclusive First Look at 'The Gambler'

Like the ‘bots he clashed with in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg has some serious shape-shifting abilities. The 43-year-old actor shed a startling 60 pounds to play Jim Bennett — a college professor with an all-consuming gambling addiction — in the upcoming film The Gambler, a remake of the 1974 James Caan drama. You can get a first look at Wahlberg’s take on the character above.

In an exclusive chat with Yahoo Movies, Wahlberg explained what led to the drastic weight loss, recalling his first meeting with the film’s director, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). “Rupert was a little bit freaked out when he saw me,” Wahlberg remembered. “He said, ‘I don’t really th...

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