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Daniel Radcliffe’s man crush on Tom Brady

Daniel Radcliffe at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Daniel Radcliffe at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe is the subject of this month’s back-page interview in Vanity Fair, and the “Harry Potter” star reveals a special fondness for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Radcliffe (inset), now starring in “The Cripple of Inishmaan” on Broadway, is asked about his real-life heroes and says, “My parents. Tom Brady. Tom Lehrer.” We’re not surprised such a clever lad would like Lehrer, the satirist known for ditties like “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” but Brady? Yes, despite being English, Radcliffe is a big football fan. “[When] I get really starstruck, I don’t freeze up as much as I attack people with compliments. The worse it’s ever been is I met Tom Brady once,” he recently told Britain’s Daily Express. “He was with Gisele [Bundchen]. I must have been the first person to totally ignore her. I just went, ‘You’re so cool, you’re awesome. Just continue doing what you’re doing,’ and just left. I barely gave him the chance to reply.”

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