He may have retired as the Old Spice guy, but Isaiah Mustafa is still enjoying the sweet smell of success.
Besides filming a guest spot on NBC’s “Chuck” and appearing in Tyler Perry’s upcoming "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," the 36-year-old actor and former NFL player has landed a role in the new Jennifer Aniston comedy “Horrible Bosses," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It's a smaller role, but who wouldn't want to be in one of these funny, irreverent comedies?” Mustafa said of the movie, which also stars Jason Bateman. “I'm playing a cop because I play these authoritative characters well. I don't know exactly who I'm in the scene with - maybe Jennifer Aniston!”
Since appearing in his first Old Spice ad last February, Mustafa has seen his celebrity soar, thanks in large part to his six-pack abs. Though his toned tummy has inevitably drawn comparisons to The Situation of “Jersey Shore” fame, Mustafa insists he’s much more grounded.
“Who names themselves the Situation?” he asks. “I do not take myself seriously like that - not in the least bit - that would be so pretentious.”
May I just say what a relief to find a person that genuinely knows what they're discussing online. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people need to read this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you're not more popular since you definitely possess the gift.
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I want to thank you guys for your comments – Some of you are cracking me up!!! BTW, he IS a cutie!
Yayyy! I'm real happy for him! He totally deserves it!
Cute, smart, articulate. Saw him on Leno and he is easy to listen to as well as look at. Nice combination!
This man is God. And his abs are Jesus Christ.
“Who names themselves the Situation?” he asks. “I do not take myself seriously like that – not in the least bit – that would be so pretentious.”
He rode me and he rode me hard!
Go ahead StevenM voice your opinions, it's a 'free' country. And hey, Jennifer hasn't made a 'good' movie in say how-long? But, she keeps goin' to the bank and making deposits, she doin' better than I am...
I'll watch that movie just to see him. What a delicious human being.
Also, this is just fuel for the tabloids? Why couldn't the headlines be "Isiah in movie with Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx...alsl starring" Just trying to make something out of nothing.
Maybe she'll date him next. There aren't any other actors she hasn't already dated.
I was at the movies and when his commercial came on, everyone was laughing and was thoroughly pleased. Good for him! Best of luck dude!
This Mustafa guy is funny! Glad to see him doing other things. He's definitely leading man material. Especially if he's going to be a leading man in a comedy–c'mon casting directors! Didn't he do voice stuff before? He sounds familiar (unless he has imitators on radio now). Anyway, Aniston has been in some big movies, too–not everything she has done has been a box-office disappointment. Heck, they'd make a funny couple in a film. It seems she's being put together with Jason Bateman - not the man on a horse but, still, not too shabby!
Steven M is fat...jealous and insecure...call 1-800-Ineedatherapist
God was in a good mood the day Isaia Mustafa was made. Mnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmnnnnnnyummy!
plus, this guy has actual brains. like that jersey shore guy could even pronounce pretentious, nevermind knowing what it means.
Jennifer Anuston was married to Brad Pitt, but the Split, heh?
He has gotten noticed because the commercials are funny and unique, not "thanks in large part to his six-pack abs". Did a 14 year old girl write this?
This guy had nothing on Terry Crews, NOTHING.
who is he?
This guy looks like a SISSY compared to CLINT WALKER
D*** you BeefJerkey!! You stole my line!!
Some jock who ALREADY had a hand in the showbiz door after playing football gets more big breaks? He's just another hardbody as background wallpaper, a big, dark handsome man for the popular tastes of our times, no more or less than a collective wet dream fantasy. So what? You're basically just telling us someone rich and good looking will get richer, which is what every celebrity news is about.
Beautiful, beautiful man. I would watch a cr@ppy Aniston movie to see that fine specimen move.
Yes he does have great abs. Even though they are seriously enhanced by make-up.
So you're saying not to lick them?
I don't like Tyler Perry movies but I'll go just to see him. Dude is simply fine and devine!!!
I can't wait to see him in Free Enterprise II with Bill Shatner
Isaiah is also a former professional football player. He's pretty much transfering from athlete to actor. Kudos to him. The commercials are quite clever too. I'm in the wrong business.
.in no time he'll be like any other ad spokesperson we come to love for a month or so, then toss away.
LB yea if your using Mozilla (firefox) there are several addons that will allow you to download videos from Youtube. DD12g wishes he could even get a troll.
Who in their right mind would even WANT to be compared to "The Situation"?.. What a shallow, no talent, naive, dorky, ignorant stereotypical waste of human flesh. Just goes to show that people are so gullible and lost that they will follow anything that happens by. The media makes it worse by even reporting on the irrelevant, mindless, stomach-turning trivia. Lemmings. Human lemmings. Wow! I can't think of enough bad things to say about Situations, Jersey Trash, self-proclaimed idols and misguided role models.
That's a good deal of moral outrage and invective from someone who is ALSO reading the story about an actor in a silly commercial. If you get this upset over something this irrelevant, why are you even reading the entertainment blogs? Relax!
get over your small one! hee hee
Thius guy is so hot!! I love the commercials!! They ran them alot during LOST so they're on my DVR. It seems a shame to delete them.
Oh, God no! Heaven forbid that you would have to delete such thought-provoking material from your DVR! You have my deepest sympathy and sincerely hope you can resolve your Life-Shattering dilemma before it totally consumes your every move.
Feel better now Steven, having 'schooled' a stranger on a message board? What's that, your mommy's calling you for lunch? Well then, hurry along, don't want to keep her waiting......
LOL–you can always youtube the videos :) Go free up space on the DVR!
Steve M. there's no need to get catty.
I hope they put him in the movie because it was a good project that will help his career and not because Jennifer Aniston is having to resort to gimmicks like Rob Schneider did when he cast a reality TV star to be his love interest in The Animal.
"I'm on a horse."
My favorite commercial EVER.
Any way to download it?
Isaiah is swoon worthy. I want!
Ah but is he sponge worthy?
Oh-so sponge worthy!
I want him tooQ
It amazes me why any decent actor (well known or not) would want to be any part of what we can expect to be yet another Jennifer Aniston box office disappointment.
Disappointment or not. As an actor, he'll have a Hollywood movie on his resume.
...and a nice little paycheck to boot. May as well cash in while the gettin's good.
Did the word MONEY ever cross your mind? That is why
The movie he will be in along with Jennifer Anistion also stars Collin Farrel, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox, Donald Sutherland, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day. If you think this movie will be a failure you sir or madam have no idea what you are talking about.
Michael Caine was in several bad movies, but now he is Sir Michael Caine.
so now we'll have LADY Jennifer Anniston??
Aren't you a Negative Nancy. I'll bet you're a real joy to hang out with. NOT!
I would love to be in another Jenifer Anniston disappoint. As long as Jennifer is there.
Please let someone make him a mounted police officer! "I'm on a horse."
That would be awesome.. :D
That made me giggle. It would be a fun little nod to the commercials.
lol, I love those commercials.
Great commmercials, would be a real funny scene that most people would chuckle at.
Only if he rides it backwards.
Yes, yes, yes! That would be fantastic!
Yeah, it would be great to include a line that 1,000,000 people already expect. Can't top that kind of writing!
i call myself "The Schematic."
This guy is funny!!!
I call myself "The Spherical Oracle".
Pretty handsome!! Would watch his movies.. :)
dd12g.....yeah hon...so are you the 35 year old living in mommas basement......or the 12 year old who thinks hes cool cuz he posted a slam online? either way..... you're the ugly one.
How do you know the troll is a girl?
I don't see where you got the idea to talk trash when I have hardly seen any trolling here.
And you're probably a goblin...jealous huh?
Men always figure you're a troll when you don't want them. Jealous much?
Howz your mom?
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