Isaiah Mustafa cast in Jennifer Aniston movie
July 28th, 2010
09:38 AM ET

Isaiah Mustafa cast in Jennifer Aniston movie

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.”

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  1. Shooting Hip Flask

    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.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. oosaert

    Latest movies online and free

    October 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ally

    I want to thank you guys for your comments – Some of you are cracking me up!!! BTW, he IS a cutie!

    August 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Waisybabu |

    Yayyy! I'm real happy for him! He totally deserves it!

    August 1, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sash

    Cute, smart, articulate. Saw him on Leno and he is easy to listen to as well as look at. Nice combination!

    July 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Genesis

    This man is God. And his abs are Jesus Christ.

    July 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lena

    “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.”

    <3 x100000

    July 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Horse

    He rode me and he rode me hard!

    July 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Linda

    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...

    July 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. PiercedPsycho

    I'll watch that movie just to see him. What a delicious human being.

    July 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GAPeach

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Elizabeth

    Maybe she'll date him next. There aren't any other actors she hasn't already dated.

    July 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ellen

    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!

    July 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. harbharb

    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!

    July 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JulieS

    Steven M is fat...jealous and 1-800-Ineedatherapist

    July 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Erlybird

    God was in a good mood the day Isaia Mustafa was made. Mnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmnnnnnnyummy!

    July 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. lisa

    plus, this guy has actual brains. like that jersey shore guy could even pronounce pretentious, nevermind knowing what it means.

    July 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. dongbandage

    Jennifer Anuston was married to Brad Pitt, but the Split, heh?

    July 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Troy

    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?

    July 28, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Matt

    This guy had nothing on Terry Crews, NOTHING.

    July 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Swoonie

    who is he?

    July 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. utahkid

    This guy looks like a SISSY compared to CLINT WALKER

    July 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  23. PiercedPsycho

    D*** you BeefJerkey!! You stole my line!!

    July 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sam

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  25. BeefJerky

    SWAN DIVE!!!!

    July 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Peach

    Beautiful, beautiful man. I would watch a cr@ppy Aniston movie to see that fine specimen move.

    July 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  27. ReginaM

    Yes he does have great abs. Even though they are seriously enhanced by make-up.

    July 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  28. carol522

    I don't like Tyler Perry movies but I'll go just to see him. Dude is simply fine and devine!!!

    July 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Stompy

    I can't wait to see him in Free Enterprise II with Bill Shatner

    July 28, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Paul

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  31. James

    .in no time he'll be like any other ad spokesperson we come to love for a month or so, then toss away.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Teekrul

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Steven M.

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amused

      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!

      July 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • boobaby

      get over your small one! hee hee

      July 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  34. boocat

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven M.

      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.

      July 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • nunyabidness

      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......

      July 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dhulfiqar

      LOL–you can always youtube the videos 🙂 Go free up space on the DVR!

      Steve M. there's no need to get catty.

      July 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  35. suzique

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. LB

    "I'm on a horse."
    My favorite commercial EVER.
    Any way to download it?

    July 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  37. RawrIsaiah

    Isaiah is swoon worthy. I want!

    July 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Aalba

    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.

    July 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bravery34

      Disappointment or not. As an actor, he'll have a Hollywood movie on his resume.

      July 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • bac0n

      ...and a nice little paycheck to boot. May as well cash in while the gettin's good.

      July 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChiTownPhilly

      Did the word MONEY ever cross your mind? That is why

      July 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mh


      July 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      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.

      July 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • psmail2

      Michael Caine was in several bad movies, but now he is Sir Michael Caine.

      July 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • amigay

      so now we'll have LADY Jennifer Anniston??

      July 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geez

      Aren't you a Negative Nancy. I'll bet you're a real joy to hang out with. NOT!

      July 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thend

      I would love to be in another Jenifer Anniston disappoint. As long as Jennifer is there.

      July 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Amy

    Please let someone make him a mounted police officer! "I'm on a horse."

    July 28, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  40. Lakell Searcy

    i call myself "The Schematic."

    July 28, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |

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