Jake Gyllenhaal to Portray Joe Namath

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Tom Brady may make headlines these days for dating Gisele Bundchen.

And Tony Romo may be in the news a lot for dating, well, we can't keep track of which Hollywood hottie he's with at the moment.

But the first celebrity quarterback of all-time was unquestionably Joe Namath. And fans will get a chance to learn about the former Jets star now that Jake Gyllenhaal has signed up to portray him in an upcoming biopic.


Producers have long been after Namath for a movie, but he only recently agreed after a strong pitch by writer David Hollander (The Guardian) and the understanding that Gyllenhaal would star.

Namath was the highly popular quarterback of the New York Jets from 1965-1976 and achieved legendary status for his bold prediction that his Jets would beat the seemingly invincible Colts in Super Bowl III.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal got his start in the cult classic Donnie Darko. Ever since, he's been a star on the rise - and is now a huge celebrity.

You can see him in the films Bubble Boy, The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Love and Other Drugs, and Source Code.

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