Photo: Mark Wahlberg’s “Gambler” Weight Loss

The drastic weight losses by Christian Bale for “The Machinist” and Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club” now have new competition – in the form of Mark Wahlberg.

People reports that Mark Wahlberg has lost an astonishing 61 pounds (27.7Kg) for his role as a literature professor who is addicted to gambling in the upcoming remake of “The Gambler”.

Wahlberg says: “I started at 196 lbs (89kg) and got down to 135 (61kg). I began with a liquid diet. Then I completely changed my training program and gave up wine, bread and pasta. Now I’m eating small portions of protein throughout the day and jumping rope a lot.”