Tom Cruise (left) and David Beckham
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If David Beckham
feels the need – the need for speed – he has an offer on the table from his good pal Tom Cruise
The British soccer star's season with the Los Angeles Galaxy ended Sunday night
, and Cruise said he has a few ideas on how to cheer up Beckham: airplanes and race cars.
"We will go out and fly some airplanes or race some cars or something
like that," Cruise told BBC Radio 5 Live as he hit the red carpet for the London Film Festival premiere of his new flick, Lions for Lambs
, which opens Nov. 9.
Cruise, 45, admitted that any thrilling exploits would first have to get the go-ahead from Beckham's wife.
"I'll talk to Victoria and see if she's all right with that. But we'll have some fun," he said.
Cruise, who lives a few blocks away from the Beckhams in Beverly Hills, dished praise on his 32-year-old friend who has been injury-ridden since he arrived in L.A. in July.
"I know what a competitor he is and I have great admiration for him as an athlete, as a father, and as a husband," he said. "The guy works so hard – I know personally how dedicated this guy is, and how committed."
Cruise did a lengthy (two hours and 20 minutes) meet-and-greet with fans, even telling one woman waiting for an autograph that he was flying to Berlin today to meet back up with wife Katie Holmes