Taking A Look Back At Tom Hardy’s Career So Far

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Tom Hardy has undoubtedly been the breakout star of this year starring in a number of critically acclaimed films, here we take a look back at some of his best performances.

Rocknrolla (2008)
Gerard Butler (300), Tom Hardy, Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton) and Thandie Newton (Run, Fat Boy, Run) star in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels writer and director Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla. When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, drawing in the entire London underworld into a feeding frenzy at a time when the old criminal regime is quickly losing turf to a wealthy foreign mob.

Bronson (2008)
The film follows the life of notorious prisoner Michael Gordon Peterson, who was renamed Charles Bronson by his fight promoter. Born into a respectable middle-class family, Peterson would nevertheless become one of the United Kingdom’s most dangerous criminals, and is known for having spent almost his entire adult life in solitary confinement. Bronson is narrated with humour, blurring the line between blurring the line between comedy and horror.



Inception (2010)
Box-office star Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this contemporary science fiction action film set “within the architecture of the mind.” Written, directed and produced by Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige), this eagerly awaited follow-up to 2008’s billion-dollar blockbuster is yet another visionary tale. Shooting in London, Paris, Tangiers, Calgary and Los Angeles, Nolan’s mind-bending film also stars Academy Award® winners Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard, in addition to Juno’s Ellen Page, Batman Begins’ Cillian Murphy and Oscar® nominees Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Tom Berenger (Platoon) and of course Tom Hardy who stars as Eames.

Warrior (2011)
Warrior is an American sports drama film directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte. Warrior tells the story of two estranged brothers entering a mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament and deals with the brothers’ struggling relationship with each other and with their father.

Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a Anglo-French espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson, from a screenplay written by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan based on the 1974 novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré. The film stars Gary Oldman as George Smiley, and co-stars Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ciarán Hinds. Set in London in the early 1970s, the story follows the hunt for a Soviet double agent at the top of the British secret service.


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

1 COMMENT
  • Ayden 12th October 2012

    Oh Tom Hardy! Lol, what can I say about him other than he’s got it all! He really is a breakout star this year, and I’m glad he’s finally getting credit when he deserves it. I thought he was absolutely amazing in Bronson and Batman, and love how versatile he is with his acting. I haven’t seen Rocknrolla before, but it definitely sounds rather interesting. I have a coworker at DISH who is just as obsessed with Mr. Hardy, so I wonder if she’s watched it too. I’ll have to ask her tomorrow, but in the mean time I’ve added it to my Blockbuster @Home queue so I’ll check it out in a few days after I get it in the mail. I’m sure if it’s like any of his other movies, than I’m in for a good treat, thanks for the read! 🙂

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