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AFI Fest: Wahlberg's 'Gambler' doesn't break the bank
AFI Fest: Wahlberg's 'Gambler' doesn't break the bank

After the world premiere of Mark Wahlberg's new movie, "The Gambler," Monday night at the AFI Fest, a five-minute highlight reel of the actor's career played for the audience at the Dolby Theatre before Wahlberg came on stage for a post-screening Q&A. It was an enviable montage, underscoring the number of great movies Wahlberg has made ("Boogie Nights," "The Departed," "The Fighter" among them) and how his work in these films has often been taken for granted. David O. Russell, who has directed Wahlberg in three movies, once told me, "[He's] from the Spencer Tracy school of acting. You know, ‘Don’t let them catch you do...

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