Tom Brady would want this actor to play him in a movie

The quarterback described the actor as "one of the 'grind it out' kind of guys."

Tom Brady attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday, May 7, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Tom Brady at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in 2018. –Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

If Hollywood ever makes a movie about Tom Brady’s life, who would play him? Turns out the quarterback has a specific actor in mind.

During an appearance on Westwood One radio, Brady took a question from a California firefighter about who should hypothetically portray the quarterback on the silver screen. His answer? Dorchester’s own Mark Wahlberg.

“I’m going with Mark Wahlberg,” Brady said. “A Boston legend, [from] Dorchester, one of the ‘grind it out’ kind of guys. He’d be my choice.”

Brady has made cameos in Wahlberg’s “Ted 2” and the Wahlberg-produced “Entourage” movie, so his pick isn’t surprising. Then again, Brady chose a different actor with local ties when asked the same question back in 2016: Matt Damon.


“Matt Damon. He’s a great actor, and he’s from Boston, so we’ve got a few things in common,” Brady told Harper’s Bazaar in a May 2016 interview. “I’ve seen him throw a football, though. He definitely needs to work on that.”