Jerry Maguire at 20: A love story about a sports agent who develops a conscience had us at ‘Hello’

Leigh Steinberg, the legendary sports agent whose roller coaster career was still soaring in 1993 when he represented some of the biggest names in sports, says that same year was when filmmaker Cameron Crowe shadowed him at major sports events all around the country, meeting elite athletes, team owners, general managers, sports journalists and yes, other agents like Steinberg. “(Crowe) was attempting to do a film on the character of a sports agent. I had seen ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ which he wrote the book for, and I thought it was hilarious,” Steinberg says, referring to the seminal teenage high school flick based upon Crowe’s book of the same name and for which Crowe wrote the screenplay. “I consented. Cameron was a very keen observer of the scene and very easy to have shadow me — recede into the background, yet still pick up what was happening. He was extremely meticulous and deliberate in his research and his film making.” The months-long apprenticeship, of sorts, had Crowe attending Super Bowl parties and NFL games, the 1993 NFL draft in New York City (when the Patriots selected quarterback Drew Bledsoe with the first pick) and the ‘93 NFL meetings in… Read full this story

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