Kotick's brief role in Moneyball %26ndash; an inside-baseball flick based on the appropriately-titled book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game %26ndash; came as the result of a favor to the film's director, Bennett Miller. Kotick explains: %26ldquo;We were having dinner and Bennett was talking about Moneyball and he asked me a little bit about an owner%26rsquo;s psychology.%26rdquo; Reading the script, Kotick found dialogue for the character in question ringing false, prompting Miller to suggest Kotick himself play the role. Kotick agreed, on the condition that Miller direct a promo short for the Call of Duty Endowment, the CEO's non-profit organization which helps place returned soldiers into the civilian workforce.
Miller got Kotick's cameo, Kotick got his short, and the Activision head promises, %26ldquo;you'll never see me acting again.%26rdquo; Looks like we%26rsquo;ll just have to let snarky photoshop images do the acting for him.
Aug 8, 2011