Well known British actor Tom Hardy made his mark in America in the early 2000s and when Christopher Nolan took on Tom, the charismatic actor won the hearts of people across the globe. Starring in major films like Inception and Dunkirk, he proved his skills as a brilliant actor. He stole our hearts as the antagonist Bane in Dark Knight Rises, and as a result, there’s no longer a need for him to prove his skills.
Over and above the Hollywood shine, Tom Hardy is an all-round good guy with soft spot for vulnerable people and animals. He used his fame to create awareness of animal cruelty and promote the adoption of pets in a PETA advert and was the ambassador of the Prince’s Trust in the UK which mentors vulnerable youths to help them get back on the right path Being against animal cruelty Tom appeared in a PETA advertisement to promote the adoption of pets. He was the ambassador of the UK’s the Prince’s Trust which mentors vulnerable youths and tries to help them get back on the right path in life.
Tom had personal lows in his life too and was addicted to drugs which he managed to overcome through rehab. Like a true hero, he uses his own hard learned life lessons to help others struggling to find their path.
Wisdom often comes through hard lessons learned as can be seen from Hardy’s profound and inspirational statements. Here are a few of his quotes to ponder on:
“I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of casualty an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up my arms.”
“Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean? “
“I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.”
“I’m from East Sheen, I went to public school where I learned Latin at the age of nine, and certain expectations were made of me to go to St. Paul’s, Oxbridge maybe, and all that kind of thing. And I failed systematically to meet the mark – who I am and what I should have been are two very different things.”
“We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.”
“We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible. “
“Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.”
“Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.”
“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
“I wanted my dad to be proud of me, and I fell into acting because there wasn’t anything else I could do, and in it I found a discipline that I wanted to keep coming back to, that I love and I learn about every day.”
“It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance he is prepared to go.”
“There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.”
“I’m from a nice, suburban, idle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been.”
“It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.”
“There’s a long way to go on that, but I do believe that the time is now.”
“I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”
“I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shape shift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.”
“In the end, there was nothing else I could do. I had a busy head and I didn’t really want to do things that I found boring. The only thing that kept my attention was to play and have fun and manipulate. I’ve always been a liar, always been able to manipulate. I pretty much get whatever I want.”
“I was ashamed of not having any relevance… not being comfortable in my own skin. Huge ego, very low self-esteem. A lot of anger and rage and fear. It would be, ‘I’m not going to feel frightened so I’ll strangle the biggest guy in the bar and then no one will f**k with me’. I’ll get tattoos and people will know I’m not afraid to hurt myself and they’ll be like warning signs.”
“So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because man needs purpose.”
“I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO”
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