As we continue to remember Dick Butkus, he wasn’t just one of the best football players ever.
Butkus dominated for the Illini and then went on to be a legendary Chicago Bears player. He will forever be a GOAT for the Orange and Blue. While his time in the game of football was relatively short, ending at the age of 31, his longevity in the acting game lasted much longer.
Here are five movies featuring Dick Butkus everyone must see
Any Given Sunday – 6.9 out of 10
One of the most famous sports movies ever produced, Any Given Sunday had a star-studded cast of some of the most famous actors in the business.
Released in 1999, IMDB gives Any Given Sunday 6.9 out of 10 stars. Some of the leading actors in the movie include Al Pacino, Dennis Quad, and Cameron Diaz.
Dick Butkus has a credit in Any Given Sunday. He was the “Opposing Coaching – Game 3” according to IMDB.
IMDB’s storyline for the movie reads as follows.
"When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D’Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D’Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father’s death. Christina’s driving desire to prove herself in a male-dominated world is intensified by her focus on the marketing and business of football, in which all coaches and players are merely properties."