Fantasy Sports Celebrity Lounge:
Fantasy Baseball plays a starring role

Originally Published: March 25, 2005
By Scott Engel | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
Rob Fried is the driving force behind some of the most memorable films of the past two decades. His biggest hits have left a lasting impact on audiences. And in Fried's time away from the demands of his Hollywood life, fantasy baseball has made a lasting impact on his life as well.

"I'm very addicted to it," Fried said from the set of his newest film, The Man, which is due for a fall release, and stars Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy. "It's great for camaraderie and to stay in touch with old friends."

Fried (pictured in the center in on-set photo below with actors Levy and Jackson), a 45-year-old resident of Brentwood, California, has been playing fantasy baseball since 1987. Fried is best known for being the producer of the legendary football film Rudy, and as Executive Producer of the Tom Cruise hit thriller, Collateral. His other top efforts include being Executive Producer of the 1998 remake of Godzilla and producing the unforgettable Mike Myers comedy, So I Married an Axe Murderer, which also stars his wife, actress Nancy Travis.