Phew! Is it hot in here of is it just Tom Hardy? The sexy star of ‘The Revenant’ has been on our radar for years as an amazing actor, but on Feb. 28 he just might win his very first Oscar! Here are 5 things to know about the hunk.
Holy hotness! Tom Hardy, 38, is one of our favorite Hollywood hunks. From The Dark Knight to Mad Max to Lawless, Tom always gives an amazing performance and looks hella sexy doing it. The Revenant was no different, and it was so good that he earned himself an Oscar nomination for it! Learn more about the heartthrob, here.
1. Tom is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Revenant.
Leo DiCaprio may be the star of the show, but Tom stood strong as John Fitzgerald, the man who left Leo for dead in the wilderness. Not only would this be Tom’s first Oscar if he won, it’s also his first nomination! Our fingers are crossed, Tom.
2. Tom almost didn’t do the movie!
3. Tom overcame an addiction to drugs.
Tom checked into rehab in 2003 for a painful addiction to cocaine. “I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack. I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, “You go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know.” That message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am f***ing lucky to be here,” he said on the Cannes red carpet for Mad Max.
4. He’s a daddy.
Tom and his wife Charlotte Riley welcomed their first baby together into the world on Oct. 22, 2015. He also has a 7-year-old from a previous relationship named Louis. He’s very private with his family life but loves being a dad.
5. Tom is known for transforming for roles.
Whether it’s losing 30 lbs to portray a drug addict or bulking up to become a fighter, Tom is the master of disguise. Finally all of that commitment paid off and got him the Oscar nomination for The Revenant.
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