Tom Brady may have cemented himself as the greatest quarterback in NFL history with a fourth Super Bowl win earlier this month, but he’s already thinking of a second career as an actor.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is going to Canton, Ohio to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after his NFL career comes to a close, but he could also be planning a trip to The Oscars by that time if he is serious about his post-retirement plans.
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No, Brady isn’t thinking about retirement anytime soon, so take a deep breath Pats fans, but the future Hall of Famer is thinking about life after football and that could include a second career as a movie star.
According to The Boston Herald, Star Magazine reports that Brady is eyeing a career in Hollywood when he decided to hang up the cleats.
“At 37, Tom knows he only has a few seasons left before retirement. He’s thinking ahead and believes he could become a huge movie star.
“He’s used to being a superstar. After winning the Super Bowl again, he’s thinking about new challenges outside of football.”
Brady made a cameo in the HBO show Entourage a few years ago and once hosted Saturday Night Live and can be seen in Ted 2 and this summer’s Entourage movie. But he was playing himself in those roles, with the exception of SNL, which is its own animal, but could he hack it on the big screen?
Well, actor, producer and friend, Mark Wahlberg seems to think he can at least hold his own.
“Tom [Brady] is in the movie. He plays himself, but he does an amazing job. Funny, funny moment.
“He did a great job, really funny. So, I got him in two movies.”
It is one thing to play yourself in a role and a completely different thing to play a character, of course, but he wouldn’t be the first former athlete to have a second career as an actor. Former NFL players, Bubba Smith, Howie Long, Lawrence Taylor, O.J. Simpson, Fred Dryer and Jim Brown are some of the notables who appeared on the small and big screen after their playing days.
He’s certainly got the Hollywood good looks and if this sketch from SNL is any indication about his ability to do whatever it takes for a laugh, then I’d cast him to star in my movie.
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