Profile: Tom Hardy

I feel as though I should create a profile blog post addressing Tom Hardy because a few of the films I have viewed as of late depict Hardy as a character in their story. I personally find Hardy to be a talented actor, therefore I wanted to conduct some research and learn more about this fine fellow. This information is derived from Wikipedia.

Born in Hammersmith, London, Hardy was the only child of Anne Barrett, an Irish painter, and Ed Hardy, a novelist and furthermore comedy writer. When it became apparent that Tom was interested in pursuing an acting career, he studied acting at Richmond Drama School and also at the Drama Centre London.

In September of 1998 Hardy was removed from the Drama Centre London because he claimed the role of US Army Private John Janovec in the HBO/BBC mini-series titled Band of Brothers. His acting debut in regards to film, however, occurred in 2001 in Ridley Scott’s war thriller Black Hawk Down. 

Jumping to 2010 and current work, Hardy portrayed the character Eames in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception and later as Bane in Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. In 2015 Hardy played Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, and in 2016 Hardy snagged his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor due to his stellar performance as Fitzgerald in The Revenant. His most recent work regards his role as a pilot in Nolan’s 2017 film Dunkirk. 

I have seen several films that have casted Hardy as a central character in their plot, and I have yet to observe a performance by Hardy in which I feel disappointed. Prior to seeing the film Mad Max I was relatively unfamiliar with Hardy’s work, but I am thankful I was exposed to his talent. Despite the fact his face seems to be obstructed in many of the roles he portrays (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Max in Mad Max and a pilot in Dunkirk), his talent is highly recognizable and I anticipate work he takes on in the future.




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