Actors who could play the starting quarterbacks of 2012

This isn't just a look alike list. in most cases other factors such as age, height, and as to whether or not they could pull off the roll as an actor come into play. This is a challenging list to create and I do not have matches for all 32 teams yet but I will be updating the list when i do find matches. If you have any suggestions for the unnamed quarterbacks leave them in the comments

Quarter backs left to cast:
Phillip Rivers - San Diego Chargers
Carson Palmer - Oakland Raiders
Peyton Manning - Denver Broncos
Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars
Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions
Colt McCoy - Cleveland Browns
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ Matt Flynn - Seattle Seahawks

This was a close call between damon and Neil Mcdonough. The deciding factor was that Matt Damon is younger and more talented. ” - kai-haaland
 
2.
Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
“ Alex Smith - San Francisco 49ers ” - kai-haaland
 
3.
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
“ Sam Bradford - St. Louis Rams ” - kai-haaland
 
4.
Casey Affleck
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. Affleck will next be seen starring opposite Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea. The film tells the story of an uncle (Affleck) who is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies...
“ Matt Cassel - Kansas City Chiefs

This was a very close call. At first Guy Pearce was in the running but then it came down to Casey Affleck and Johnny knoxville. Knoxville had the height and the more athletic build, but ultimately it came down to age and that Casey looks so close to Cassel. ” - kai-haaland
 
5.
Blair Underwood
Actor, Gattaca
Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater at Carnegie-Mellon...
“ Josh Freeman - Tampa Bay Buccaneers ” - kai-haaland
 
6.
Luke Wilson
Actor, Old School
Handsome Texan Luke Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. The son of Laura (Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive, he was raised with two brothers, Owen Wilson (the middle one) and Andrew Wilson (the eldest one)...
“ Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

The runner up was Hugh Jackman. But Luke Wilson won the competition due to the fact that he's 5 years closer to drew's age, shares the same height as drew, and looks more like drew than Hugh Jackman ” - kai-haaland
 
7.
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral...
“ Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

It's important to note that Jamie Foxx was one of the best quarter backs of his high school's history. His football background is what helped him land a role in Any Given Sunday. ” - kai-haaland
 
8.
Colin Hanks
Actor, King Kong
Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor. He was born in Sacramento, California, to actors Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks. Colin is best-known for his work as "Jack Bailey" in the series, The Good Guys and as "Alex Whitman" in Roswell. Hanks' best-known film role may be in the teen movie...
“ Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

If he could just bulk up a little bit more, Colin might come very close to Matt Ryan ” - kai-haaland
 
9.
“ Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts

Another example of a good match if John Heder were to bulk up. ” - kai-haaland
 
10.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English, and Swiss-German...
“ Christian Ponder - Minnesota Vikings ” - kai-haaland
 
11.
Adrien Brody
Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
“ Aaron Rodgers - Greenbay Packers ” - kai-haaland
 
12.
Matthew Perry
Actor, Friends
Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian. Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada...
“ Jay Cutler - Chicago Bears

Close call between Perry and Ben Affleck, but Perry just looks more like him. ” - kai-haaland
 
13.
Gerard Butler
Actor, 300
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child...
“ Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburg Steelers

Someone may have to ugly gerard up a bit, or break his nose or something, but it could work. ” - kai-haaland
 
14.
Alan Tudyk
Actor, I, Robot
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
“ Andy Dalton - Cincinnati Bengals ” - kai-haaland
 
15.
Sacha Baron Cohen
British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born in Israel...
“ Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens

at 6 foot 3 Sacha certainly tall enough to play a quarterback. all he needs to do is add some build to his figure and grow a fu-man-chu and he could easily pull off the roll ” - kai-haaland
 
16.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the Operative in Serenity (2005), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Luke in Children of Men (2006), Dr. Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009) and Dr. Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015). He played Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013)...
“ Robert Griffin III - Washington Redskins ” - kai-haaland
 
17.
Terrence Howard
Actor, Iron Man
Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director...
“ Michael Vick - Philadelphia Eagles ” - kai-haaland
 
18.
Jason Segel
Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades...
“ Eli Manning - New York Giants

as far as his age, build, and height, they all fit Eli's perfectly. If only he had Eli's nose this would be indisputable. ” - kai-haaland
 
19.
Eric Bana
Actor, Star Trek
Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser...
“ Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys ” - kai-haaland
 
20.
Steven Strait
Actor, 10,000 BC
Steven Strait was born on March 23, 1986 in New York City, New York, the son of Jean (Viscione) and Richard Dyer Strait. He is of half English and half Italian descent. As a child, Steven grew up in Grenwich Village with his family. He attended Xavier High School and enrolled himself at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting to pursue his dream as an actor...
“ Mark Sanchez - New York Jets

I really wanted to use Mark Ruffalo or Juaquin Phoenix, in stead of the less known, Steven Strait, who still has yet to really prove his talent. But He is just too good of a match for Mark in Height, age, build, and looks to pass up. ” - kai-haaland
 
21.
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
“ Tim Tebow - New York Jets

I know I'm supposed to do one quarterback for each team but the battle between Tebow and Sanchez is far too disputed to leave one of them out of this list ” - kai-haaland
 
22.
“ Tom Brady - New England Patriots

At first I was planning on going with Viggo Mortensen, but unfortunately 20 years might be too big of an age gap to cover. The I was thinking about Ethan Hawke, whose still about 10 years older, but what disqualified him for me was that he was 6 inches shorter than Brady, Making Johnny Knoxville the best candidate. The only thing is that Johnny better have some talent, because out of the three Johnny Knoxville's character is most unlike Tom Brady's. ” - kai-haaland
 
23.
Emile Hirsch
Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first acting job on TV at the age of 11 in an episode of Kindred: The Embraced...
“ Matt Moore - Miami Dolphins

I know that the the qb battle in miami is still not over but I have complete confidence in Matt Moore. He's probably the most underrated quarterback in the NFL, and if they start him he'll take the Fins to the playoffs. ” - kai-haaland
 
24.
Hugo Weaving
Actor, The Matrix
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ Ryan Fitzpatrick - Buffalo Bills

With a beard He's a dead ringer for Fitzpatrick. And you can always count on Fitzpatrick having a beard. ” - kai-haaland
 
25.
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ Kevin Kolb - Arizona Cardinals ” - kai-haaland
 
26.
Bruce Willis
Actor, Die Hard
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Matt Hasselbeck - Tennessee Titans

It pained me to make this pick. Hasselbeck might be one of the more veteran quarterbacks in the league but he's about 20 years younger than Bruce Willis. But if Bruce Willis is still taking action hero roles seriously, he might as well do the same for an nil quarterback. ” - kai-haaland
 
27.
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef)...
“ Matt Schaub - Houston Texans ” - kai-haaland