Tom Hardy is regarded as one of England’s most talented performers. Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and has subsequently taken roles in a variety of genres. He can presently be seen in The Peaky Blinders, a period drama, and Havoc, a Netflix action thriller. Take a look at these nine very different performances if you need a little nudge to appreciate the Londoner’s talent and ability to turn his hand to almost any job.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Director- George Miller
Max Rockatansky, a lone post-apocalyptic survivor, fights to keep one step ahead of the water-controlling tyrant Immortan Joe’s marauding gangs, the Wild Boys, after a close escape in the arid deserts of the dystopian Wasteland. Max, on the other hand, will soon meet one of Joe’s most trusted lieutenants, the courageous warrior Imperator Furiosa, who has just departed the Citadel in her heavily armoured War Rig truck, absconding with an irreplaceable quintet of women. Now, the strong tyrant and his troops of delusional zealots are chasing the unusual duo of Max and Furiosa; nevertheless, who has what it takes to survive in the merciless Wasteland’s deadly immensity?
2. The Drop (2014)
Director- Michael R. Roskam
Bob, the bartender, collaborates with his cousin Marv, the former proprietor of the tavern. Even if Marv is his own worst enemy, everyone should have a young cousin like Bob who has been a benefit to him. Bob wishes Marv would go on with his life, but he is dealing with his own issues after meeting a girl with a dog in her trash can and a grumpy ex-boyfriend. He finds himself in a predicament with a slew of personal and professional issues. It finishes with a lot of unanswered questions, so you might want to watch it again to get answers.
3. Inception (2010)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Dom Cobb is a master thief, the best in the deadly art of extraction, stealing priceless information from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its weakest. Cobb’s exceptional ability has made him a sought-after participant in this perilous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also turned him into an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever cared about. Cobb is now being granted a second shot. Only if he can pull off the impossible, conception, would he be able to reclaim his life. Instead of pulling off the perfect robbery, Cobb and his team of experts must do the exact opposite: they must plant an idea rather than steal one.
It may be the ideal crime if they succeed. However, no amount of meticulous planning or knowledge will be enough to prepare the team for the hazardous enemy that appears to anticipate their every move. Cobb was the only one who could have foreseen the threat.
4. Bronson (2008)
Director- Nicolas Winding Refn
In 1974, a hot-headed 19-year-old called Michael Peterson decided he wanted to create a name for himself, so he attempted to rob a post office with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a mind full of dreams. Peterson was captured quickly and sentenced to seven years in prison, but he has now spent 34 years in prison, 30 of those in solitary confinement. During this period, Michael Petersen, the youngster, faded away, and his rockstar alter ego, ‘Charles Bronson,’ took centre stage. Bronson’s thinking is a caustic criticism on celebrity culture.
5. Locke (2013)
Director- Steven Knight
Ivan Locke, a construction manager, is leaving the site on the day of a major project when he hears news that sends him driving the two hours from Birmingham to London, but even further away from the life he formerly knew. After making the decision, he phones his wife, boys, coworkers, and boss, informing them of the secret he is carrying and attempting to keep his job and family intact. But, more crucially, he will have to confront himself and his decisions.
6. Venom (2018)
Director- Ruben Fleischer
Eddie Brock, the erstwhile idealist reporter, is defeated and without someone to turn to after choosing to go after the evil Life Foundation Corporation and its visionary CEO Carlton Drake. Six difficult months later, Eddie unearths Drake’s horrifying secret about his immoral human research, only to unknowingly become the host for a weird, amorphous, pitch-black extraterrestrial life-form: the powerful interplanetary Symbiote, Venom. Eddie now has to keep the ravenous parasite organism alive, whether he likes it or not, because Earth is going to fall prey to megalomaniac Drake’s destructive master-plan.
7. Legend (2015)
Director- Brian Helgeland
Reggie and Ronnie Kray, London’s most notorious criminals, tell their genuine storey. Ronnie pushes the family business with brutality and intimidation as the brothers ascend in the criminal underground, while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local beauty Frances Shea. Ronnie’s wayward tendencies in and out of prison, as well as the creeping breakdown of Reggie’s marriage, threaten to bring the brothers’ empire crashing down.
8. The Revenant (2015)
Director- Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu
Hugh Glass, an experienced nineteenth-century tracker, and his son, Hawk, conduct a hunting and trapping trip in the undiscovered territory of the ferocious Arikara Indian tribe in the untamed and harsh wilderness of mid-winter snow-capped Missouri. A swift and devastating attack by a strong grizzly bear leaves a horribly mauled Glass on the verge of death, double-crossed and abandoned by his men, as the party of trappers struggles to navigate back to the remote Fort Kiowa. Hugh’s ferocious drive to live is now the only thing that can keep him alive in one of the world’s most hostile places, giving him the strength to drag his unrecognisable carcass and take his retribution.
9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Gotham is at peace eight years after the events of The Dark Knight (2008). This is due to Batman being blamed for the murder of Harvey Dent. However, a new evil force known as Bane has come in Gotham with the intention of taking over the city and revealing the truth about who Harvey Dent was. Bruce Wayne has grown nearly reclusive since Wayne Manor has been completely restored, seldom leaving the grounds. And, as a result of Bane’s forcible takeover of the city, Batman is forced to come out of retirement. His allies, on the other hand, are few and far between. Selina Kyle, a mysterious jewel thief, may hold the secret to stopping Bane.