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Knowing When to Walk Away; Knowing When to Run

In 1978, Kenny Rogers sang “The Gambler” which told the story of a gambler’s best advice in which he says that, in gambling, you have to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.  450 more words

Spiritual Growth

The Gambler

This was my first time singing in public. Personally I would have preferred a different song, but when you work in community theatre, and someone else chooses the material, you just have to get on with it. 73 more words

Criminals in The Gambler (2015)

A film about a self-destructive English professor who owes a number of gangster a huge amount of money. Mark Wahlberg plays a privileged university lecturer and ex-novelist which opens the movie up for critical analysis and the more I think about the movie, the less I think I like the movie. 481 more words


Gambler, No. 5 [The Trees That Talk]*

Were I a rich man, I would propagate all kinds of trees that will grow in the open air. A greenhouse is childish. I would introduce foreign animals into the county; for instance the reindeer.

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'American Psycho' And 6 More Roles Leonardo DiCaprio Missed Out On

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of today’s most popular actors, which means he has movie offers thrown at him left and right. And it’s pretty much been that way ever since he broke every box office record possible in 1997 with… 745 more words

Fascinating Facts

Genius Springs Up In Unlikely Places

On an airline flight yesterday I was watching a 2014 Mark Wahlberg film called The Gambler.  I had not heard of it before.  Apparently it didn’t do too well at the box office last year, due to its depressing and nihilistic tone. 706 more words


Mark Wahlberg´s character in The Gambler

Recently I watched The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg playing the leading role. William Monahan (Kingdom of Heaven, The Departed) wrote the screenplay which is based on a 1974 film written by James Toback, starring James Caan as Axel Freed. 1,425 more words