Ten biggest celebrity USC football fans who cheer on the Trojans

Will Ferrell is the ultimate USC football fan. (Harry How/Getty Images
Will Ferrell is the ultimate USC football fan. (Harry How/Getty Images /
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Spike Lee was invited to a Notre Dame game by Charlie Weiss. He showed up on USC football’s sideline. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Spike Lee was invited to a Notre Dame game by Charlie Weiss. He showed up on USC football’s sideline. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Spike Lee, USC football fan and filmmaker

Spike Lee is another celebrity fan of the Pete Carroll era who has stuck with the Trojans.

Even though he was born in Atlanta and grew up in Brooklyn, Lee inevitably became connected to Los Angeles as a filmmaker.

When we say filmmaker, we should probably add “prolific” to the description. Lee has four different films in the Library of Congress National Film Registry, including “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” “4 Little Girls,” and “She’s Gotta Have it.” More recently, he directed the acclaimed film “BlacKkKlansman.”

But really, Lee’s direct connection to USC is most firmly drawn in the 2000 movie “Love & Basketball,” which he produced. The romantic drama prominently featured USC as the school where both leads played ball.

By the time Pete Carroll came around to lead the Trojans to national titles and Pac-12 domination, Lee was witness to it.

He even came to a USC team meeting in 2009. According to the USCTrojans.com, Lee told the team he was invited by Charlie Weis himself to a Notre Dame football game. Lee accepted, but only if it was USC-Notre Dame. And he warned the head coach, “I’ll go, but I’ll be standing on the ‘SC sidelines.”

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