“Looks Like Me”: Lewis Hamilton Names Former Sexiest Man Alive to Take His Role on The Silver Screen

Published 11/24/2022, 12:45 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 19, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of practice REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Lewis Hamilton famously missed out on a role in Top Gun: Maverick because of his commitment to Formula 1 schedule. Now he is producing a movie based around F1 with superstar Brad Pitt. Needless to say, the man loves movies and Hollywood. But which actor would he like to play himself if there was a biography being made about his life?

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Lewis Hamilton was so mesmerized by the original Top Gun that he wanted to become a fighter pilot after watching the movie. When he got to know Tom Cruise was making a sequel to the movie, he begged him to give him a role, even if it meant that he’d have to play a janitor. Cruise did offer him a role, but not of a janitor, but of a fellow fighter pilot alongside him. But as we know, that did not materialize.

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Who does Lewis Hamilton want to depict himself in a movie?

Lewis Hamilton last year appeared in a promotional video for IWC Schaffhausen and Esquire. In a fun interview with Saudi racer Abdulaziz Fudhili, Lewis revealed his choice:

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 18, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton arrives ahead of practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

He said, Who should play me in a movie? It’s difficult because you have to find someone that looks like you. I don’t know any actors that I can say that looks like me. Maybe I’ll say someone like…. Michael B. Jordan for example, would be cool. But he’s much bigger and probably won’t fit in the car. So he’d have to slim down but I like his acting at least.”

The Mercedes driver is currently working on a project as a producer with Maverick’s producer, Joseph Kosinski. Apple TV+ has bought the rights to the movie which will feature Brad Pitt.

Why did Hamilton name his production house Dawn Apollo Films?

In a recent interview with Deadline, Lewis Hamilton opened up on his upcoming movie. He also talked about the reason he named his production house Dawn Apollo Films.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 17, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton arrives ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Lewis revealed, “Apollo is the Greek god of sunlight, music and poetry, so I’ve always loved the name. Dawn because it is a time of other-worldliness and light, and symbolizes new beginnings. It’s generally a time of day that I love.”

Hamilton’s production house is also working on a documentary.

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Are you excited about the 7-time world champion’s speed thrill movie? He surely has struck the formula for success with a big actor starring and a proven action director at the helm of things.

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Nischay Rathore

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Nischay Rathore is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Being a law graduate, he has worked at the Supreme Court of India as well as the High Court of Delhi. However, due to his adherent love for sports, he has now set out to start his journey into the world of Sports Journalism.

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