The megastar Tom Hardy, who has managed to charm the film industry with his sheer dedication, charisma, brutality, and humbleness; there’s absolutely no doubt Tom Hardy is the most sought after actor at the moment.
Many know him as the Mad Max, The man who broke the Bat, The MMA Fighter who just won’t give up, but little do people know about the Dog-Loving Sweetheart who was once an addict; and portrayed one in the biopic Stuart: A Life Backwards.
We all battle our inner demons, but the last person you’d expect is the brutal, buffed-up, absolute maniac of an actor — with his eye popping abilities; abilities which can piece the toughest of souls through the silver screen.
There’s no doubt, Tom Hardy is an absolute maniac.
He’s willing to put his body through extremes and still manage to own every scene here’s in; with just his eyes and subtle movements.
In Inception, he became the most-liked character for his tongue-in-cheek humour and cheeky intelligence.
In Bronson, he portrayed the most violent prisoner in British History to an Art Loving looney who just goes off the rails.
It’s hard not to acknowledge his brilliance in Stuart: A Life Backwards, a TV film alongside future Sherlock — Benedict Cumberbatch.
He portrayed a true to self, gut-wrenching portrayal of an abused addict, whose life is just unravelled with violence and rage.
It’s not the kind of rage he brought to his portrayal of Bane, it’s a vulnerable human being; who captures the attention of the audience and doesn’t let go.
He’s vile, disgusting, but has a kindness that is impossible to ignore.
A portrayal of a character, who lives from dime to dime — but is willing to share his Bacon Sandwich with a dear mate at the drop of a hat.
Even though his counterpart, is kind-of well…disgusted by the food.
It shows the giving nature of an addict, Tom Hardy has made no secret of the fact that he too struggled with addiction.
Based on a real-life character, Stuart is Tom Hardy for me; he’s a lost soul — one that has been tortured and tormented.
Discarded by society.
His abusive behaviour has earned him the reputation of an outsider, a loner.
Yet his child-like demeanour is fascinating to Alexander (Benedict Cumberbatch), who sees kindness in a child stuck in a man’s body.
…and if this scene just doesn’t rip your heart out, I bet Tom Hardy’s traps will.