In our Diablo III community forum, Neoflux pointed out an eerie fact; that one of the actors in the new Moneyball film looks exactly like Bobby Kotick. At least that’s what I assumed, after going so far as to check the IMDB cast page for the film just to make sure it wasn’t really Activision/Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. I assumed wrong, with a quote:
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is now a movie star, featuring in Brad Pitt’s new movie, Moneyball. At least it can be said that he picked a film with a fitting name, since according to the Internet, money and balls are his favorite things.
We were able to confirm with Activision that, yeah, that’s Kotick. We’re told he was asked to be in the movie, but we don’t know anything beyond that. No word on whether or not he’s headed down a new career path.
It’s tough, since I think the story of A’s GM Billy Beane is a fascinating one, I’ve read numerous articles about him (here’s a huge one that covers the whole baseball stats revolution/controversy and the making of the film) and read Moneyball years and go and enjoyed it. (Despite the fact that I’d rather watch paint dry than a baseball game.) But could I get through a movie that featured Bobby’s eyes? Even in a very minor supporting role?
Here’s the film’s trailer, if you want a preview/a chance to die a little inside. Bobby briefly appears 18 seconds into it.