If 80s movies proved anything, it was a leading male actor doesn’t have actually be able to act. They just have to be kind of muscular and deliver quips after landing punches. But it’s not the 80s anymore. Hollywood demands a new breed of action stars to make another dozen Fast and Furious sequels. Could Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski be their man? Maybe!
The Gronk’s post-Super Bowl comments left his football career up in the air when he refused to commit to playing in 2018. On top of retirement, he may be considering a career on the silver screen, according to a report from the North Andover Eagle-Tribune.
Let’s be real, these are all just thinly plotted films with 75 minutes of explosions punctuated by a shirtless Gronk belting out awkward one-liners and winking at the audience … all of which would still be better than Justice League.
“You work so hard your whole life to get here. Everything culminates and I can’t help but think back to a quote my grandfather gave me from Calvin Coolidge about persistence … He gave me that quote when I was 18 years old, when I was not given a scholarship at any Division I university,” he said as he fought back tears.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
“My father and mother told me to stay after my dream,” he said with a whimper. “And I’ve officially accomplished the best thing in this sport with a group of guys who mean the world to me.”