BOSTON (CBS) — Throughout Tom Brady’s career, he’s been pegged by many as a future politician. He certainly has the charm and command to win over any room. (OK, maybe not many rooms in New York or Pittsburgh.) But it appears the quarterback is hoping to put those skills to a more lucrative use: acting.
Despite the 37-year-old’s insistence that he wants to play football forever, he’s apparently mapping out a plan to become a big-time movie star, according to Star Magazine (via the Boston Herald).
“He’s thinking ahead and believes he could become a huge movie star,” a source told Star. “He’s used to being a superstar. After winning the Super Bowl again, he’s thinking about new challenges outside of football.”
It should be noted that Star Magazine hasn’t exactly batted 1.000 when it comes to covering Brady. It was Star that reported last July that Brady and Gisele Bundchen lived in “a house divided,” going so far as to write that “[Gisele] makes Tom get up at 6 a.m. with the children and then has him scrub the toilets and clean the floors while she sleeps in.” That probably wasn’t very accurate. Tom Brady doesn’t clean toilets. Tom and Gisele seem to be getting along just fine.
Regardless, the report about Tom becoming a mega-movie star is more fun. He made his big-screen debut in 2003’s “Stuck On You.” He’s popped up in “Entourage” in the past, and he’ll be making a cameo in this summer’s film release. He also plays himself in “Ted 2,” which comes out in June.
He’s hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2005, with his Sexual Harassment skit being his most memorable work. Here’s his opening monologue:
Brady’s made his way into the cartoon world, too, with a cameo on “Family Guy”:
He recently filled out a 30-second fantasy football commercial, with the help of a stellar wig:
And perhaps his best work came for Funny Or Die, when he lost his temper while getting confused for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon:
Of course, to become a “huge movie star,” Brady is going to have to broaden his horizons so that he can play characters not named Tom Brady … unless somebody wants to write “Tom Brady: The Film,” aka the best movie ever made.
Get on it, Hollywood.