Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hot Man Wednesday: Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Name: Edward Thomas Hardy
DOB: Sept. 15, 1977
Where: Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation: Actor
Nationality: British
Years Active: 2001-present

-British actor known for roles in Star Trek: Nemesis, RocknRolla, Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, This Means War. I wonder what the difference is between British and English? Isn't it the same thing?
-He will appear as the primary villain Bane in the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises

Early Life
-Born an only child, and was raised in East Sheen, London.
-His mother, Anne, is an artist and painter, while his father, Edward "Chips" Hardy, is an advertisement, comedy and novel writer.
-Studied at 2 private schools, Reed's School and Tower House School
-Began his career in war dramas, such as the role of United States Army Private John Janovec in the BBC and HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
-His film debut: Black Hawk Down

-Joined the cast of Band of Brothers in 2001

L: Tom Hardy

-In 2003, he played the Reman Praetor Shinzon, a clone of USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard(Patrick Stewart) in the film Star Trek: Nemesis
-In the 2008, Guy Ritchie-directed film RocknRolla, he played gay gangster Handsome Bob, in the criminal gang The Wild Bucnh, led by One Two(Gerard Butler), who Bob has a crush on.
-Hardy replaced Michael Fassbender in the 2011 adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
-In 2012, he starred opposite Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon in This Means War, which is about 2 spies vying for the attention of a lovely female spy.

Personal Life
-Married Sarah Ward in 1999, divorced in 2004. Has a son named Louis Thomas Hardy with ex-girlfriend Rachel Speed. In a Now Magazine interview, it was asked if he has ever slept with men or if he was bisexual, he said he has "played with everything and everyone".
-Battled alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction in his early to mid 20s. Entered rehab and has been clean and sober since 2003.

-Black Hawk Down: Spc. Lance Twombly

-Inception: Eames

-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Ricki Tarr

-This Means War: Tuck

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