Tom Hardy has been reaching international exposure, known for playing dark, characters, mostly villains, in action and sci-fi films, after he won the Rising Star Award at the 2010 BAFTAs.
Tom Hardy joined the Drama Center London and got his first acting debut in 2001 in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. Later he receieved prestigious theater awards including the London Evening Theater Award for Outstanding New comer in 2003 for the play Blood and In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings.
Working between films, theaters and television, Tom Hardy is an actor consistently being admired by critics for his breath taking and unsettling transformations for films that would prove his wide and dedicated acting span. Hardy has big talent and is worth the international fame and respect.
We present you the top 10 Tom Hardy movies that best showcased his indisputable talent.
Lawless is an American crime drama film directed by John Hillcoat. It is based on the life of the Bondurant Brothers. Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. With his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. The story tests the brotherhood of the Bondurant’s when they face threats from a special deputy who wants a cut from their profits.
“Layer cake” (2005)
It is about a successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England’s Mafia elite. He plans to retire from the business without tipping off his powerful supplier (Kenneth Cranham), partly with the assistance of a science-savvy young associate (Hardy). However, boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment, to find the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy’s old friend. The title “Layer cake” means the levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top.
Tom Hardy plays Handsome Bob, a gay South London mobster who possess a boyish charm but has a tough exterior and who’s not afraid to confront the Russian Mafia monsters. His performance, though not major, is still spot on, convincing and cemented his acting versatility even more. The movie is directed by Guy Ritchie and it is about a real-estate scam puts who millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city’s scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. An unexpected player a drugged-out rock ‘n’ roller presumed to be dead has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into his hands.
Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O’Connor . The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer comes back home, where his father trains him for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. Starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament makes them come to terms with their lives and each other.
“Tinker tailor solider spy” (2011)
Directed by Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War espionage movie. During the Cold War, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns after an operation in Budapest goes wrong. Control believed one of four senior figures in the service was in fact a Russian agent and the Hungary operation was an attempt to identify which of them it was. Tom Hardy plays Ricky Tarr, a rogue agent who says that one member of the British Secret Intelligence Service isa Russian agent and George Smiley, played by Gary Oldman, is forced to expose who that person is.