Monday, January 31, 2011
Wayne Rooney the Actor!! ?
An Oscar-nominated film director believes Wayne Rooney could have a big future in Hollywood when he hangs up his boots.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu says the striker is a "natural" in front of the camera, reports The Sun.
He reckons Rooney could follow the path of Vinnie Jones and Eric Cantona into movies once his playing days are over.
The Mexican directed Nike's Write The Future ad for last year's World Cup in which striker Rooney acted several roles, including a bearded tramp.
"I said to him: "I will offer you a role once you are a little older and you are done with football." He will have a good Hollywood career, I'm sure," he said.
"Wayne is a natural. He's from the streets and has a warrior appeal that could serve him well in movies."
Inarritu directed Babel, with Brad Pitt, and his movie Biutiful is short-listed for an Oscar.