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Tom Cruise Offered Lewis Hamilton a Role in Top Gun: Maverick: 'It Could’ve Been Me!'

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Formula One icon Lewis Hamilton almost turned his hand to acting in the billion-dollar box office blockbuster success, Top Gun: Maverick. Hamilton has revealed that he was offered a role in 2022's legacy sequel, which saw Tom Cruise take to the skies once again as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell some 36 years after starring in the first Top Gun. Speaking with GQ, Hamilton revealed that Hollywood legend Tom Cruise had unexpectedly reached out to him to invite him to the set of Edge of Tomorrow back in 2014. Sharing an interest in racing, the Top Gun: Maverick role came about after the F1 champion showed Cruise his Top Gun themed watch.