Tom Hardy is right up there with the crème de la crème of Hollywood.
It’s been rumoured that Tom Hardy might make an appearance in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” John Boyega, however, avoided commenting on whether this was true or not, so the story remains just that, a rumour. If the rumours turn out to be true, no one will mind, Tom Hardy is a welcome sight in any movie.
Although Hardy’s first role was in HBO’s “Band of Brothers” (2001), his breakout role was Eames in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 “Inception.” But it was his fantastic portrayal of Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”, that cemented Hardy’s position among Hollywood’s elite. Tom Hardy does have a knack for portraying dark and dangerous characters, so much so that GQ speculated whether he was, in fact, a dangerous man.
“Is this the most dangerous movie star in the world? The question dogs the 37-year-old British actor—there’s the stark violence onscreen, his tortured intensity, the insinuation of madness and menace. But as Hardy’s highest-profile project—this month’s Mad Max: Fury Road—comes to theaters, he’s setting the record straight: He wants you to be scared of him.”
– Daniel Peres – GQ Celebrity, 2015.
Here are 7 Hardy movies to watch.
1. RocknRolla (2008)
Character: Handsome Bob
Best Quote: “What have I got to cheer up about? I’ll be locked up in an 8 by 10 tomorrow night.”
2. Inception (2010)
Best Quote: “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”
3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Best Quote: “No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.”
4. Lawless (2012)
Character: Forrest Bondurant
Best Quote: “We got no way of understanding this world, but we got as much sense of it as birds flying in the sky. There’s a lot that that bird don’t know, but it don’t change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same.”
5. Legend (2015)
Character: Ronald Kray and Reggie Kray
Best Quote(s): “I like the money and the respect.” – Reggie Kray.
” Me and my brother, we’re gonna rule London.” – Ronnie Kray.
6. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Character: Max Rockatansky
Best Quote: “My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. Once, I was a cop. A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us in our own was broken. It was hard to know who was crazy…me or everyone else.”
7. Revenant (2015)
Character: John Fitzgerald
Best Quote: “My Pop, he weren’t a religious man, you know? If you couldn’t grow it, kill it, or eat it, he just plain didn’t believe in it, that was it.