Watch David Ortiz Reenact Boston Movies
David Ortiz: slugger, philanthropist, BU honorary degree recipient, actor?
Big Papi took on the roles of Matt Damon, Jimmy Fallon, and other local stars of the silver screen in a new ad seeking donations for his children’s foundation today. In a video via the firm Omaze, David Ortiz reenacts scenes from The Departed, The Town, Good Will Hunting, and Fever Pitch.
Omaze, which enlists stars to raise money for good causes, asks fans to donate to enter a contest, for which the grand prize is a trip to join Ortiz at his House of Blues roast and number retirement ceremony at Fenway Park on June 23, and receive “one of his world-famous hugs.”
“And then I will immediately come out of retirement… to become an actor,” he says in the video. He adds, “Many people say, ‘But Papi, what about your accent. It won’t be a problem? Today, I might say, I’m proud of my Boston accent.”
This is not Ortiz’s first time moonlighting as an actor. He also reenacted his famous speech at Fenway Park following the marathon bombings for the movie Patriots Day.
“Wow, very powerful stuff man,” he says at the end of the new video. “Just kidding. That was acting, too.”
You can enter to win on Omaze’s website.