Producers and directors looking for the next leading man might want to shift their focus from Hollywood to the gridiron.
That's because the NFL just wrapped up its second annual Pro Hollywood Boot Camp, a training seminar of sorts that prepares current and former football players for life after the NFL. The program is set up through a partnership between NFL Player Engagement (NFLPE) and Film Life, Inc.
This year, 22 men showed up to the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles to learn the ins and outs of Hollywood. They took classes in everything from screenwriting to acting, and they even got to work on a few short movies.
"The content was very rich and resonated with everyone." New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko told the NFLPE's website. "Additionally, it has been inspiring just to be out here at Universal Studios watching the magic that is created with the camera, in production, editing, and working as a team."
Watch out, Tom Cruise, these guys are coming for your job.
For more photos of the football players in action, see here.