Small But Interesting Details About Tom Hardy Movies That Fans Should Know (But Probably Don't)

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In the 20 years since he made his debut, Tom Hardy has set himself apart from the Hollywood pack thanks to his commitment to a character and his dedication to his craft. Much like A-lister, Oscar winner, and his personal hero Gary Oldman, Hardy has the ability to lose himself in a role, creating characters so unique that it is difficult to distinguish the actor from one role to the next. From Batman nemesis Bane to man having a bromance with an alien symbiote in the Venom franchise, Hardy made a name for himself as an on-screen chameleon.

Here are a few fascinating tidbits about Hardy's movies and roles. Vote up the most compelling bits of info about the top-tier actor.  

  • From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In Venom (2018), Tom Hardy improvised the funny moment where Eddie Brock climbs into the lobster tank. It originally wasn’t in the script, but when he saw the tank on set, he told the director that he wanted to include it in the scene.

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    Why Venom Craves Chocolate (And Brains)

    From Redditor u/jkim7th:

    In Venom (2018), the symbiote tells Eddie that he wants to eat chocolate before biting (and likely eating) the head off of the mugger. This is a nod to the comics: the symbiote requires a sufficient amount of phenethylamine to sustain itself, which is found in either chocolate or the human brain.

  • From Redditor u/killerroo220:

    The poster for the movie Legend (2015) mocked one of its negative reviews by hiding the two-star review between the Kray twins heads.

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    Tom Hardy Was Given A Very Personal Gift By The Real Bronson

    From Redditor u/V-----l_Hubris:

    Tom Hardy impressed the real Charles Bronson so much with his preparations for his role as him in the Bronson movie that Charles shaved off his trademark mustache so that Tom could wear it as a loose mustache in the movie.

    In his personal journals, Bronson wrote:

    A big event today: I chopped off the most infamous tash in the UK, if not Europe – maybe the world. Yeah, my mustache has gone and it’s going to end up going through Tom Hardy’s letter box. Maybe the make-up artists on set can stick it on his top lip. If not, Tom can stick it in his pocket for luck. Then at least part of me will be on the film set!

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    Hardy Was In A 'Band' Before Making It Big

    Hardy Was In A 'Band' Before Making It Big
    Photo: HBO

    Tom Hardy, as well as Jimmy Fallon, Simon Pegg, Dominic Cooper, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender were all in Band of Brothers before making it big.

    (Tom Hanks also has a small, uncredited role.)

  • From Redditor u/HellotoHorse:

    In Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) director George Miller purposely removed frames in scenes to make you feel as anxious as Max.

    From Redditor u/Toby_O_Notoby:

    He also kept the movie "center framed" so that no matter how many cuts you put in you eye would always be looking at the same spot. It allowed him to do quicker cuts without seeming jumpy.