Mark Wahlberg apparently noticed how Matthew McConaughey dropped 50 pounds and won an Oscar.

Wahlberg has reportedly lost 61 pounds for his role in the upcoming film "The Gambler," according to People.com

The "Lone Survivor" star dropped all that weight to play a literary professor with addiction issues.

"I started at 196 and got down to 135 ... 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," he told the website.

"The Gambler" is set to hit theaters next year.

As most of the civilized world knows, McConaughey brought home a best acting Oscar for playing an emaciated AIDS victim in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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