Former LSU coach Les Miles has moved on to a new passion in life.
The 64-year-old, unable to find another head coaching job, has transitioned to a rookie in Hollywood. Miles is pursuing an acting career, and he’s better at it than you might think.
Here’s Miles re-enacting three classic movie scenes, courtesy of AL.com:
Not bad, coach! The movies he pulled from are:
- The Silence of the Lambs
- The Godfather
- Independence Day
So why acting? Miles explained in the video how he came across the big screen as his second career.
“First of all, it’s a challenge,” Miles said. “Anytime you take lines and have to communicate them at a very high level, that’s a challenge. I think I’m challenged by the preparation, I think I’m challenged by the moment of delivering the lines with emotion.”
Miles has three acting credits on IMDB.com, including once as himself.
- When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
- Camera Obscura (2017)
- Angry Men (2018)
Angry Men has not yet been released, and it looks to be the highest-quality movie Miles has worked on to date. It covers the Challenger spaceship explosion, and Miles plays Nelson in one of the supporting roles. The release date is currently scheduled for Dec. 31, 2018.
“Certainly I have a lot to pick up and learn, but I’m enjoying it. As long I can contribute and be a part of some really quality projects, I like my acting, I guess you could call it a career.”