Filmography by Tom Hardy (Tom Hardy). Training, growth and the best roles of the actor
Memorable heroes in large-scale Hollywoodblockbusters, charismatic characters from less untwisted paintings - Tom Hardy's filmography is extremely diverse. He does not refuse to shoot in fantasy and military action films, biopics, dramas, comedies. He is invited by eminent filmmakers who know for sure that Hardy is great in any hypostasis.
How it all began
And it all began on September 15, 1977 with the appearancein the family of Edward and Ann Hardy's son. The boy was called Thomas. The family was creative, so Tom's early yearning for everything related to art is not surprising. The actor's father made commercials and wrote comedic plays. Mom was an artist.
Tom studied first at Tower House, then histransferred to a boarding school Reeds. From there he was expelled for violation of discipline. Hardy got to know alcohol and drugs quite early. After leaving Reeds, Tom settled in the Richmond Theater School. Having finally established himself in the desire to become an actor, he entered the London Drama Center in 1998. One of his teachers at the London Center was the teacher of Anthony Hopkins himself.
The first roles of Tom Hardy
Military thriller Ridley Scott "Falling" Blackhawk "became Tom's debut in the movie.The film was based on real events.The book of Mark Bowden, on which Scott took off his tape, covered the conflict in Mogadishu.However, the film does not just reconstruct the battle, it's a historical drama.
Participation in the project of a famous director broughtTom from the shadows. He had some interesting suggestions. In 2002, he lit up in the melodrama of Matthew Parkhill "Points over" and "". True, not in the title role, but his partner in the film was Gael Garcia Bernal. Yes, and the genre of melodrama allowed Hardy to move away from the military theme.
More noticeable was another work of Tom. In the fantastic saga "Star Trek" he played a clone of Reman Preton Shinzon. "Star track: Retribution" showed all the talent of Hardy. The young actor is not lost at all next to the eminent Patrick Stewart. His villain does not look like a cardboard character. The viewer suddenly catches himself thinking that he even sympathizes with him. This experience will then come in handy Hardy in another picture - "Batman".
Rock and roll from Guy Ritchie
Then the filmography of Tom Hardy replenished the mostvarious projects - fantasy, thrillers, comedies ("Escape from Castle Koldits", "Marie Antoinette", "Andromeda", "Layered Pie"). In parallel, Hardy learns on the stage. The play in the performances "Blood" and "Arabia, we will be kings" brought him the award - a prize from the London Evening Standard Theater Award. And in 2003, Tom was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award as the most promising young theater actor. There were strong TV projects in his career. For example, the English historical series "Queen virgin" or TV drama about the homeless "Stewart: Past Life".
However, the breakthrough was an invitation from Guy Ritchie. In "Rock-n-Roller" he got a small role, but Guy Ritchie never has passing characters, for that he is a great director. Handsome Bo, homosexual, bandit, great guy and then on the list perfectly fit into the team. Fans Guy Ritchie appreciated the amazing game Hardy. He quickly caught and presented inimitable on the screen the director's corporate style: drive, humor, adrenaline and grotesque. The movies with Tom Hardy began to be reviewed. And the producers undertook to invite him to the projects for the leading roles.
Biographical drama "Bronson" from Nicholas Winding Refna was almost a monologue for Tom Hardy. The whole film is based solely on the actor's charisma. This is a one-man theater.
The history of Charles Bronson itself is similar to the absurd,to progressing madness. He had longed for fame all his life, only in very peculiar ways, without getting out of prison. He was imprisoned for attacks, robberies and resistance to the authorities. And it is not clear even whether this man was a revolutionary going against the system, a mediocrity, punting his way with fists or an aggressive madman. Clearly one thing, Bronson still got his lady's heart - the glory. He was named the most dangerous criminal of England, wrote a book about him, made a film.
That's Tom Hardy, invested in this picture,got a ticket to the "first echelon". Although he had to work on his physical form. Tom Hardy, whose height is about 178 centimeters, scored for shooting muscle mass. He managed to ramp up as much as 19 kilograms to look impressive on the screen.
Christopher Nolan always very carefully choosesactors for their projects. Here and for the film "The Beginning" he collected an incredible team: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard. Of the lesser known, but rapidly gaining popularity, and most importantly - talented young actors in the film starred: Killian Murphy, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Tom Hardy. He plays the imitator. A person who lives in any guise. In a dream, like a chameleon, he gets into other people's bodies, manipulating feelings and relationships.
The film "The Beginning" was nominated for an Oscar and a prize from the British Film Academy.
After the filming of Nolan Hardy signed to participate in the sports about the drama. The film "Warrior" made him again sub-actor for training. Tom Hardy had to be turned into a real fighter.
Actor in an interview willingly shared secretsa fast set of muscle mass. Ten weeks before the shootings in the "Warrior", Tom every day for two hours engaged in lifting weights, then spent as much time practicing jiu-jitsu techniques, two hours of boxing and two hours of dancing. Such intensive loads gave him the appearance of a professional soldier of mixed martial arts.
The Dark Knight
The form achieved by Hardy for the filming in the film"Warrior", useful for another project. Christopher Nolan, who took up the creation of a new film about Batman, invited him to the team. Tom Hardy's filmography received another memorable villain.
Bain in Tom's performance came out as a personambiguous. He is wild, fierce, sowing destruction. At the same time, he is capable of nobility and self-sacrifice. In his understanding, he bears a revolution, an update of Gotem's "taken up". Hardy turns over the template image of the comic antiguero. In his Bane more drama, and the viewer feels it.
Interestingly, Nolan took Hardy into his new film, not only because of the successful shootings in The Beginning. He really liked how Tom played in Guy Ritchie's Rock and Roll.
The most drunk district
After the filmography of Tom Hardy has replenished moreone historical biopic. In the Russian box office, the picture of Matt Bondurant's book was called "The most drunken district in the world". In the book, Matt narrates about real events from the life of his grandfather and his brothers. Bondurants were very famous personalities in the days of the Dry Law in the United States. And the film tells the story of these bootleggers.
Tom Hardy played in the film the role of an older brother - Forrest, silent, suspicious and harsh.
Critics have reacted ambiguously to the picture. However, reviews about Tom's game were the most laudatory. He was on top again.
In 2014, several morepaintings, in which the actor's main roles. Tom Hardy was invited to the shooting in 2015. Then the audience will be brought to the court of the updated "Mad Max". In "Road of Fury" Hardy will play the central character - Max. Fans of the franchise even can already admire the test images made for the future of the project.