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For 'Gambler' director Rupert Wyatt, a career of rolling the dice
For 'Gambler' director Rupert Wyatt, a career of rolling the dice

  Even if she's lucky, a modern film director will only make a certain range of movies over her career; budgets, stories and genres will vary, but within reason. Certainly few filmmakers will jump around the map like Rupert Wyatt, a British-American helmer who in just three movies has racked up the kind of zigzaggy resume a filmmaker with far more experience never achieves. Wyatt was a virtual unknown in Hollywood four years ago when Fox handed him the keys to reboot its flagship "Planet of the Apes" franchise -- he had directed just one movie, an effective but little-seen Sundance drama called "The Escapist." Wyatt took those keys and, with "Rise of...

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