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Wikipedia Summary for Tom Hardy

Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor, producer and former model. After studying acting at the Drama Centre London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001). He has since been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, two Critics' Choice Movie Awards and two British Academy Film Awards, receiving the 2011 BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Hardy has also appeared in such films as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), This Means War (2012), Locke (2013), The Drop (2014), and The Revenant (2015), for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2015, he portrayed "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and both Kray twins in Legend. He has appeared in three Christopher Nolan films: Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as Bane, and Dunkirk (2017) as an RAF fighter-pilot. He starred as both Eddie Brock and Venom in the 2018 anti-hero film Venom and its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021).

Hardy's television roles include the HBO war drama mini-series Band of Brothers (2001), the BBC historical drama mini-series The Virgin Queen (2005), Bill Sikes in the BBC's mini-series Oliver Twist (2007), ITV's Wuthering Heights (2009), the Sky 1 drama series The Take (2009), and as Alfie Solomons in the BBC historical crime drama series Peaky Blinders (2014–present). He created, co-produced, and took the lead in the eight-part historical fiction series Taboo (2017) on BBC One and FX. In 2020, he also contributed narration work to the Amazon docuseries All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur.

Hardy has performed on both British and American stages. He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Skank in the production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings (2003), and was awarded the 2003 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in both In Arabia We'd All Be Kings and Blood, in which he played Luca. He starred in the production of The Man of Mode (2007) and received positive reviews for his role in the play The Long Red Road (2010). He is active in charity work and is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust. He was appointed a CBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.



quote by Tom Hardy: I guess if I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I guess if I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I think it's important that you always transform if you can. That's what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can -- that's the key to longevity. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I think it's important that you always transform if you can. That's what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can -- that's the key to longevity.

--Tom Hardy


quote by Tom Hardy: I'm an armchair psychologist, I suppose, and I like to kind of sit around and guess and pretend I know what's going on. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I'm an armchair psychologist, I suppose, and I like to kind of sit around and guess and pretend I know what's going on.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up and do the best work I can. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up and do the best work I can.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I had no immediate knowledge of the world of Batman at all. I'm quite incubated. I just keep myself to myself and my dog. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I had no immediate knowledge of the world of Batman at all. I'm quite incubated. I just keep myself to myself and my dog.

--Tom Hardy






quote by Tom Hardy: It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: We're all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

We're all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.

--Tom Hardy





quote by Tom Hardy: I set myself that decision, otherwise I'm driving an opinion at you, and I think that would be treating you like you're an idiot. I don't want to force-feed you my opinion. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I set myself that decision, otherwise I'm driving an opinion at you, and I think that would be treating you like you're an idiot. I don't want to force-feed you my opinion.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of 10, that says more about them than you. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of 10, that says more about them than you.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I had a huge imagination. My granddad says I was a bit of a Walter Mitty character. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I had a huge imagination. My granddad says I was a bit of a Walter Mitty character.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: I liked you better when you were drunk . with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I liked you better when you were drunk .

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: Online dating is cool but I think Myspace and Facebook is a little bit off key. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Online dating is cool but I think Myspace and Facebook is a little bit off key.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: You don't step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

You don't step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: My job is to show and tell. If I get better at showing and telling then presumably I get hired more. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

My job is to show and tell. If I get better at showing and telling then presumably I get hired more.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: There's always a certain pride in getting the job done properly. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

There's always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: Whatever character you play, remember they are always doing something they are not just talking. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Whatever character you play, remember they are always doing something they are not just talking.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: Love is doing something you don't want to do for someone you don't particularly like at that moment. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Love is doing something you don't want to do for someone you don't particularly like at that moment.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: I love dogs. Like, A LOT. They're my favorite animal. Ever. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I love dogs. Like, A LOT. They're my favorite animal. Ever.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I'm into parlor dramas. I'm into theatre. I'm trained for the stage. I trained to do Chekhov and Shakespeare, I was trained for the stage. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I'm into parlor dramas. I'm into theatre. I'm trained for the stage. I trained to do Chekhov and Shakespeare, I was trained for the stage.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: If you look round Hollywood there's no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

If you look round Hollywood there's no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: I'm just getting settled as a responsible man -- but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I'm just getting settled as a responsible man -- but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: Nobody paid any attention career-wise to me in America until 'Bronson.' It gave me a calling card and passage into America, where I've always wanted to work. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Nobody paid any attention career-wise to me in America until 'Bronson.' It gave me a calling card and passage into America, where I've always wanted to work.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: I'm from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I've been. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I'm from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I've been.

--Tom Hardy


quote by Tom Hardy: If I am duly compared to Marlon Brando at all, well, I can only think of The Teahouse of the 'Shanghai Noon,' that they're comparing me to that! with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

If I am duly compared to Marlon Brando at all, well, I can only think of The Teahouse of the 'Shanghai Noon,' that they're comparing me to that!

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: Being an only child, I didn't have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Being an only child, I didn't have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in. And when I do maybe I'll metamorphose from Mr. Muscles or whatever it is I am now and become an irascible tosser. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in. And when I do maybe I'll metamorphose from Mr. Muscles or whatever it is I am now and become an irascible tosser.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you're drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you're drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I like to be other people, not me. And when you're on the red carpet, it's like, 'Here's Tom Hardy.' I don't want to be me. That's why I play other people. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I like to be other people, not me. And when you're on the red carpet, it's like, 'Here's Tom Hardy.' I don't want to be me. That's why I play other people.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: I hate publicists and publicity. But I love the people. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I hate publicists and publicity. But I love the people.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: The characters I've played have been mostly violent, and I'm so far from being violent or aggressive. I spend a lot of time watching 'Fireman Sam' with my three-year-old son Louis. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

The characters I've played have been mostly violent, and I'm so far from being violent or aggressive. I spend a lot of time watching 'Fireman Sam' with my three-year-old son Louis.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: I'm not a big guy anyway. I'm only, what, 150 pounds? I was 190 for 'Batman,' 179 for 'Warrior.' Films make you look big. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I'm not a big guy anyway. I'm only, what, 150 pounds? I was 190 for 'Batman,' 179 for 'Warrior.' Films make you look big.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.

--Tom Hardy

quote by Tom Hardy: Maybe it's a little ambitious of me to presume that no matter how big the film is, that I can always go down to the shop to buy a pint of milk. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

Maybe it's a little ambitious of me to presume that no matter how big the film is, that I can always go down to the shop to buy a pint of milk.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: There's an abundance of exposure when you start working in American films. Inevitably you become a brand and that has to be controlled. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

There's an abundance of exposure when you start working in American films. Inevitably you become a brand and that has to be controlled.

--Tom Hardy
quote by Tom Hardy: I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain. with background image: photo of author Tom Hardy with quote

I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.

--Tom Hardy

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