For some, spring means renewal and cleaning. This year—for me—it means going through Taboo withdrawals, bingewatching Tom Hardy films, and wallowing in the inevitable filth. I mean that in a good way.
I’ve distilled his work down to its most crucial elements to save you some time. Since I found myself writing, “He grunts, he’s dirty, and it’s super violent” for every film, just take that as a given. This list isn’t comprehensive, because … writing and work and stuff.
The Dark Knight Rises (Batman): Tom wears a mask the whole time. Pointless.
Lawless: So…much…Shia…LaBeouf. And bootlegging. However, there is a rare Tom Hardy love scene in this film. So of course the director fades to black and cuts to morning. Proof that we need more female directors in Hollywood.
Legend: There are two of him!
Mad Max: Tom races through the desert with a bunch of Australian post-apocalyptic weirdos chasing him, then turns around and races back. But he looks good while doing it. He’s got about, oh, six lines of dialogue. Meanwhile, Charlize Theron kicks some serious ass.
The Revenant: Tom’s character isn’t nice and he’s dirtier than usual, but he has a nifty accent. He runs through the snow a lot. He doesn’t look good while doing it, but his acting is delightful. [SPOILER] After a long, long while, Tom gets what’s coming to him.
RocknRolla: Were you aware there is a movie starring Tom, Idris Elba, AND Gerard Butler? There is.
This Means War: Tom fights with Chris Pine over Reese Witherspoon, who is totally the beard in this film, since these two guys should obviously be together. See note above about needing more women in the film industry.
Wuthering Heights (TV movie): Tom broods on the Moors like a boss. Sadly, his wig is terrible, but it’s still well worth the watch.
Have a favorite Tom Hardy movie? Tell me about it in the comments. Happy Spring viewing!
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