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Matthew Stafford would like 1 particular actor to play him in movie

Matthew Stafford in a practice shirt

Matthew Stafford’s journey from the bottom of the standings in Detroit to making the Super Bowl in Los Angeles is probably worthy of a Hollywood film. It turns out that Stafford has one particular actor in mind to portray him if the movie ever gets made.

During Super Bowl media day this week, the Los Angeles Rams quarterback was asked whom he would like to play him in a potential film about his life.

“I’ll say Leonardo DiCaprio,” he replied, via Brad Galli of WXYZ in Detroit. “He’s one of my favorites. Big-time actor. Special actor. I don’t know how he is at throwing the football. But modern technology, I’m sure we could make it look good.”

DiCaprio obviously has wide range and an extensive filmography. But he does not really have too much experience with sports movies, other than playing the lead role in “The Basketball Diaries” back in 1995.

In any case, the Oscar-winning actor is definitely popular with NFL stars. A few years ago, we saw DiCaprio partying with another famous quarterback.

Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


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