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Cruise ‘giving acting tips to Beckham’

David Beckham has reportedly been getting acting tips from close friend Tom Cruise for “several years”.

The Mission: Impossible star has been in the movie business for more than three decades. With his close friend David Beckham reportedly wanting to make it in Hollywood, Tom is said to be giving him acting advice.

“David has been secretly getting tips from Tom for several years now,” a source told British newspaper the Daily Star. “Tom sees David as a very loyal and trusted friend, and is willing to help him fulfill his dreams. Tom feels that David has a great screen look and charisma which could work for movies.”

It has been confirmed that the former footballer will have a speaking role in Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable, which will be released next year. But it seems the father-of-four was initially reluctant to make the move from sport to movies.

“David resisted at first, but over time has become more comfortable with acting,” the insider continued. “Tom has been advising him on learning dialogue and the methods of talking to fellow actors. It is baby steps but vital for Becks to get his experience.”

It has also been claimed that David dreams of playing James Bond one day. Tom, 53, is reportedly doing his best to help his friend achieve his goal.

“Tom has all the perfect ingredients to advise Becks on what it takes to play a secret agent having done the Mission Impossible franchise,” the source added. “His connections to the movie big wigs in Hollywood also aid Becks’ chances.”

The 40-year-old’s transition into movies follows fellow sports stars like Vinnie Jones and Eric Cantona. However David is aware that he has no guarantee of matching his success on the field on the big screen.

“I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed,” he previously told British newspaper the Times. “I know that it is a tough profession, where you need a huge amount of skill and discipline, and I wouldn’t want to push myself forward too soon.”

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