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Bane

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Produced in Massachusetts, Bane started as a part task between Aaron Dalbec and members of Converge. After getting in touch with Aaron Bedard, a previous drummer in regional hardcore punk rings, the group inserted the studio room in Dec 1995. After documenting a demonstration, Bane produced their live debut in Feb 1996. The lineup noticed the addition of bass participant Pete Chilton and released a debut 7″ one. IN-MAY 1997 Bane released Absolve to Think, Absolve to End up being, another 7″ one. Another guitarist, Zachary Jordan, was put into the group as an associate of Converge came back to his priority. IN-MAY 1998 another 7″ one, Holding This Minute, premiered and was accompanied by a tour with Saves your day. In 1999, Bane agreed upon to Equal Eyesight Information and released the band’s debut full-length record, It All BOILS DOWN to the. A nationwide and worldwide tour with Loss of life by Stereo system ensued. The group also toured with Great Riddance and Hit Anywhere. In 2001, Bane released Provide Blood. They will have toured throughout European countries in addition to performing at several celebrations, including Furnace Fest. The music group returned within the springtime of 2005 using the Note. Several EPs followed through the remaining decade, even though project didn’t discharge another record until 2014’s Don’t Wait around Up on Equivalent Vision.

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Full Name Bane
Music Songs Can We Start Again, Calling Hours, Final Backward Glance, Sunflowers and Sunsets, Some Came Running, Both Guns Blazing, Struck Down by Me, End With an Ellipsis, Snakes Among Us, Swan Song, What Holds Us Down, What Awaits Us Now, Pot Committed, Wasted on the Young, Non-Negotiable, Her Lucky Pretty Eyes, Wrong Planet, The Paint Chips Away, What Makes Us Strong, Every Effort Made, All the Way Through, My Therapy, Count Me Out, Ante Up, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, My Cross to Bear, What Keeps Us Here, Ali V. Frazier I, I Once Was Blind, Release the Hounds, In Pieces, Bang the Drum Slowly
Albums Don't Wait Up, Give Blood, It All Comes Down to This, The Note, Holding This Moment, Los Angeles 3:58pm, Boston 6:58pm, Ten Years Plus E.P., Bane/Adamantium Split 7"


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1 Has English and Irish ancestry.
2 Speaks French fluently. As a child, he grew up going with his parents to the South of France.
3 Screenwriter/producer Brett C. Leonard is the godfather of his son Louis.
4 In 2009, director Nicolas Winding Refn (whom he worked with on Bronson (2008)) announced that Hardy would portray polemic and controversial English occultist, Aleister Crowley, in a biopic but as of 2016, the project has not been developed.
5 The British indie rock band Trampolene named a song after him. The song was released on February 26, 2016.
6 Hardy and his The Dark Knight Rises (2012) co-star, Christian Bale, were both nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2016.
7 Has starred in two films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in 2016: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Revenant (2015).
8 Enjoys watching reality TV shows to get ideas for characters. He said: "It's great people-watching. I'll steal characters from Come Dine with Me (2005). Because they're real people. I take something from everybody. I'll steal you at some point...".
9 The little finger on his right hand is permanently bent - he stabbed a knife into a chopping board and severed a tendon in his finger. This took three operations to be able to close his finger to make a fist, but it can not straighten.
10 Has played both Charles Salvador (Bronson (2008)) and the Kray twins (Legend (2015)) who used to be very good friends in prison in real life.
11 As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Inception (2010), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Revenant (2015).
12 Ranked #1 on IMDb's "Top Stars" in 2012 and 2015.
13 Parents are Edward "Chips" and Anne Hardy.
14 In 2012, he played a role where he wore a mask for much of the film's runtime (The Dark Knight Rises (2012)). In 2013, he played a role where he was inside a vehicle for much of the film's runtime (Locke (2013)). In 2015, he combined the two...playing a role that, for much of the film's runtime, had him both inside a vehicle and wearing a mask (Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)).
15 Jacob Tomuri worked as Hardy's stunt double in three movies: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Legend (2015) and The Revenant (2015). During the promotion of Fury Road, Hardy brought Tomuri for press junkets to be interviewed as well.
16 Has worked with Idris Elba in the crime comedy RocknRolla (2008). Both stars appeared in the very popular Star Trek series. Tom appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Idris appeared in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
17 Hugh Jackman has expressed his desire to see Hardy playing Wolverine, the character that made him famous.
18 Became a father for the second time at age 38 when his wife Charlotte Riley gave birth to their child in October 2015.
19 Had been considered for the role of John Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), which went to his co-star Jason Clarke.
20 Interviewed Matthias Schoenaerts, his co-star in The Drop (2014), for the May 2015 issue of Interview magazine. During the interview, Hardy expressed his desire to work with Schoenaerts again.
21 Was set to star as climber George Mallory in Doug Liman's Everest, but dropped out.
22 Has starred in two films with his friend Vincent Cassel: The Reckoning (2002) and Child 44 (2015).
23 Leonardo DiCaprio convinced him to read the script of The Revenant (2015) and take the role of John Fitzgerald. They became friends after starring together in Inception (2010).
24 Has co-starred in two films with his friend Noomi Rapace: The Drop (2014) and Child 44 (2015). They play each other's love interest in both films.
25 Has appeared in four films with his idol Gary Oldman: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Child 44 (2015).
26 Was cast in Takashi Miike's English-language debut, "The Outsider", a film about Yakuza, but he dropped out. Miike dropped out of the project as well.
27 Had been considered for the role of John Connolly in the crime drama Black Mass (2015), but dropped out. Joel Edgerton (his co-star in Warrior (2011)) replaced him.
28 He loves Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira.
29 Has appeared in two films with Jason Clarke: Lawless (2012) and Child 44 (2015).
30 Good friends with Benedict Cumberbatch. They starred together in Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
31 Was cast as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad (2016), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with The Revenant (2015). Joel Kinnaman (his co-star in Child 44 (2015)) replaced him.
32 He assumed that Christopher Nolan cast him as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) because of his performance in Bronson (2008). He later found out that Nolan thought he would be a good fit based of his performance in RocknRolla (2008) and had not even seen Bronson.
33 His performance in Bronson (2008) and Matthias Schoenaerts' performance in Rundskop (2011), were Steven Ogg's inspirations to play Trevor Phillips in Grand Theft Auto V (2013). Steven Ogg revealed his inspirations at the New York Comic-Con in October 2013. Hardy and Schoenaerts starred together in The Drop (2014), a film directed by Michaël R. Roskam, the same director of Bullhead.
34 Ranked #17 on Empire Online list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in 2013.
35 Is the only actor to play a villain in a Star Trek film and a Batman film.
36 Has worked with Chris Pine in the action comedy This Means War (2012). Both stars appeared in the very popular Star Trek series. Tom appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Chris starred in Star Trek (2009).
37 He battled alcoholism and a crack cocaine addiction in his early-to mid-twenties, but has been sober since 2003.
38 Engaged to his Wuthering Heights (2009) co-star Charlotte Riley (2010).
39 Auditioned for the role of Mr. Darcy in Joe Wright's adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (2005) and nearly won the role but inevitably lost to Matthew Macfadyen.
40 One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to watch (2009).
41 Has written two television series with Kelly Marcel, both of which have sold to production companies.
42 Became a father for the first time at age 30 when his [now ex] girlfriend Rachael Speed gave birth to their son Louis Thomas Hardy on April 8, 2008.
43 Won "The Big Breakfast's Find Me a Supermodel" competition at age 21 in 1998 (and with it a brief contract with Models One).
44 Shares an agent with Ewan McGregor: Lindy King. Hardy has a tattoo with his agent's name on his left arm.
45 His father, Chips Hardy, was the first firefighter in the family to attend a university.
46 Trained under Sir Anthony Hopkins' former mentor at the London Drama Centre.
47 He was awarded the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performances in "Blood" and "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings" performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs and Hampstead Theatre. The same year he had a successful run, co-starring in "The Modernists" with Paul Popplewell, Jesse Spencer and Orlando Wells.
48 He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affliate for his performance in "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings", performed at the Hampstead Theatre.
49 Had a dog named Max that was given to him when he was a teenager, he passed away in 2011. The dog's name was an honor to Mad Max (1979). Years later, Hardy played the title character in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
50 He loves to drink coffee, Coke, fizzy water, fruit drinks, Red Bull and tea.
51 He joined Drama Centre London in September 1998 and was taken out early to work on Band of Brothers (2001). One of his classmates at drama school was Michael Fassbender, both appeared in Band of Brothers and Hardy stated that Fassbender was the best actor in the school.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode VIII 2017 post-production Stormtrooper (rumored)
Dunkirk 2017 post-production Farrier
Taboo 2017 TV Mini-Series filming James Keziah Delaney
Fonzo pre-production Al Capone
Mad Max: The Wasteland announced Max Rockatansky
Peaky Blinders 2014-2016 TV Series Alfie Solomons
The Revenant 2015 John Fitzgerald
Legend 2015/I Reggie Kray Ron Kray
London Road 2015 Mark
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 Max Rockatansky
Child 44 2015 Leo Demidov
The Drop 2014 Bob
Locke 2013 Ivan Locke
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Bane
Lawless 2012 Forrest Bondurant
This Means War 2012 Tuck
Warrior 2011 Tommy Conlon
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011 Ricki Tarr
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother 2011 Short Dan
Inception 2010 Eames
Perfect 2009/II Short Doctor
The Take 2009 TV Mini-Series Freddie
Wuthering Heights 2009 TV Mini-Series Heathcliff
Thick as Thieves 2009/I Michaels
Bronson 2008 Charles Bronson Michael Peterson
RocknRolla 2008 Handsome Bob
Sucker Punch 2008 Rodders
Oliver Twist 2007 TV Mini-Series Bill Sikes
The Inheritance 2007 Dad
Stuart: A Life Backwards 2007 TV Movie Stuart Shorter
The Killing Gene 2007 Pierre Jackson
Meadowlands 2007 TV Series Jack Donnelly
Flood 2007 Zak
Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 Noel
Marie Antoinette 2006 Raumont
A for Andromeda 2006 TV Movie John Fleming
Minotaur 2006 Theo
The Virgin Queen 2006 TV Mini-Series Robert Dudley Robert Dudley - Earl of Leicester
Sweeney Todd 2006 TV Movie Matthew
Batter Up 2005 Video short
Gideon's Daughter 2005 TV Movie Andrew
Colditz 2005 TV Mini-Series Jack
Layer Cake 2004 Clarkie
EMR 2004 Henry
LD 50 Lethal Dose 2003 Matt
Dot the I 2003 Tom
The Reckoning 2002/II Straw
Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 Shinzon
Deserter 2002 Pascal Dupont
Black Hawk Down 2001 Twombly (as Thomas Hardy)
Band of Brothers 2001 TV Mini-Series John A. Janovec

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taboo 2017 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 8 episodes filming
Legend 2015/I executive producer
Poaching Wars 2013 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Get a Grip 2001 Short producer
Tommaso 2001 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taboo 2017 TV Mini-Series created by - 8 episodes filming
Get a Grip 2001 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bronson 2008 performer: "Please Release Me"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watching 2010 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBeebies Bedtime Story 2016 TV Series Himself - Storyteller
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Rencontres de cinéma 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2016 TV Series short Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Fury on Four Wheels 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' 2015 Video documentary short Himself
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa 2015 Video short Himself
Reflections of History: Recreating the World of Child 44 2015 Video short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
IMDb: What to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Special Look 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Leading Actress
Poaching Wars 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Driven to Extremes 2013 TV Series Himself
Ending the Knight 2012 Video documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: UK Premiere Featurette 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself
From the Ashes 2011/I Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
9th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Incredible Athletes 2010 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Alex Zane's GuestList 2010 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Morning 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Blokes, Birds and Backenders 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Another Girl, Another Planet 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Play's the Thing 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Cast Member / Himself
Scenes of a Sexual Nature: Making of Documentary 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Noel
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2003 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down' 2002 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2016 TV Series Bronson
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
London Road: Behind the Scenes 2015 Video documentary short Mark (uncredited)
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy 2013 Video documentary Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Forrest Bondurant / Tuck

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British/Irish Actor of the Year Legend (2015)
2016 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2016 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Legend (2015)
2015 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Legend (2015)
2015 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2015 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2015 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) The Drop (2014)
2015 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) · Gary Oldman
· Mark Strong
· John Hurt
· Toby Jones
· David Dencik
· Ciarán Hinds
· Colin Firth
· Kathy Burke
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Stephen Graham
· Simon McBurney
· Svetlana Khodchenkova
· William Haddock
2012 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Actor Warrior (2011)
2011 Rising Star Award BAFTA Awards
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Breakout Performance - Male Inception (2010)
2009 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Bronson (2008)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 AFCA Award Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2016 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2016 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year Child 44 (2015)
2016 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Legend (2015)
2016 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Performance of the Year - Actor Legend (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) · Courtney Eaton
· Megan Gale
· Nicholas Hoult
· Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
· Melissa Jaffer
· Hugh Keays-Byrne
· Riley Keough
· Zoë Kravitz
· Abbey Lee
· Charlize Theron
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Legend (2015)
2016 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Legend (2015)
2016 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year The Revenant (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain The Revenant (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) · Charlize Theron
2016 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Revenant (2015)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Revenant (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor Legend (2015)
2015 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year The Revenant (2015)
2015 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2015 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) Locke (2013)
2015 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2015 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year Locke (2013)
2015 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Actor Locke (2013)
2015 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2015 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Revenant (2015)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Legend (2015)
2015 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actor Locke (2013)
2014 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Actor Locke (2013)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2013 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Locke (2013)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight The Dark Knight Rises (2012) · Christian Bale
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2012 The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Supporting Actor Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
2012 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2012 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Warrior (2011) · Joel Edgerton
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action Warrior (2011)
2011 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Inception (2010) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Ellen Page
· Ken Watanabe
· Cillian Murphy
· Dileep Rao
· Michael Caine
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Tom Berenger
· Lukas Haas
· Talulah Riley
· Marion Cotillard
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Inception (2010) · Tom Berenger
· Michael Caine
· Marion Cotillard
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Cillian Murphy
· Ellen Page
· Ken Watanabe
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year Inception (2010)
2011 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Line from a Movie Inception (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Male Inception (2010)
2011 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Team Inception (2010) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Ellen Page
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Dileep Rao
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Warrior (2011)
2011 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Inception (2010)
2010 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Bronson (2008)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year Inception (2010)
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year Bronson (2008)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Inception (2010) · Ken Watanabe
· Talulah Riley
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Ellen Page
· Cillian Murphy
· Dileep Rao
· Michael Caine
· Lukas Haas
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Marion Cotillard
· Tom Berenger
2010 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor (Male) The Take (2009)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Inception (2010) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Ken Watanabe
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Ellen Page
· Cillian Murphy
· Tom Berenger
· Dileep Rao
· Michael Caine
· Marion Cotillard
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Lukas Haas
· Talulah Riley
2009 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actor The Take (2009)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Bronson (2008)
2009 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Bronson (2008)
2008 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Actor Locke (2013)
2014 Halfway Award International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Actor Locke (2013)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Revenant (2015)


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#Quote
1 [on being asked if he really did do 2500 push-ups a day for five weeks as preparation for the role of Charles Bronson by Interview magazine in late 2009] No, Charlie (Michael Peterson) does 2500 push-ups a day, I didn't do that. I had to put on a lot of weight as quick as possible and I only had five weeks to do it, and a lot of that was fat. I ate everything.
2 There's two types of acting: convincing and not convincing. People describe me as intense. It's because I care. I am a pain in the ass because I care. Do I know what I'm doing? No. Do I have the best of intentions? Yes. Does that lead to hell? Sometimes.
3 [on the Internet being fascinated by his "dog obsession"] - It's not an obsession! I love dogs. I really love them. They're always going to be around, doggies. They're special creatures. I love all animals, but I think dogs are just fantastic. Just fantastic. [after quoting an interview where he said, "Dog spelled backwards is God."] - [laughs] Oh, did I say that? Well, that is true. But I do think there's a lot about a dog that we can learn from, and I do put the dog into a lot of my characters because a dog, if you watch them, they're so funny to watch. They speak with their eyes and their body, and I find that fascinating to observe. And another thing about the dog is you can never fool the dog into thinking that you're somebody else, so they're great bullshit monitors - especially for actors. So if you think you can transform, just try and pull off your transformation in front of your dog and I guarantee he'll see right through your greatest transformation, which is quite humbling. [on does he "test out new characters" in front of his dogs] - I do. I rehearse in front of them, yeah. But it's very soul-destroying. They're very harsh critics, dogs. And they're very rarely impressed. [laughs]
4 [on being directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the play "The Long Red Road"] - He was my friend. And he became my friend, but at first I was a massive fan. And my friend wrote that play, Brett C. Leonard. I was a young actor and had just gotten out of rehab, funnily enough, and I didn't think I would act again. I was in a really shit state. The long and short of it is, after rehab, I did a play called In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis for the LAByrinth Theatre Company, in London. Doing that play, I met Brett C. Leonard, who introduced me to Phil, and I went in and met him for The Long Red Road, and we workshopped that for three years, and I got to know him well. He's my friend. This sounds silly, but I wanted to impress him, because he was just brilliant. And he fought for me to work in the theater because he got me my equity card on Broadway, and in Chicago. It was just beautiful to see him in his element directing. I remember one moment where I broke down onstage with him and said, "I can't do this," because it's so difficult and soul-destroying to be with Phil in a room and try and do something in front of a man who can clearly do everything that I want to do better than me no matter how hard I try. So frankly, it was like being judged by someone who had the right to judge you, being a part of the team he's on, and not wanting to let him down.
5 [on his involvement with anti-poaching work and the killing of Cecil the Lion] - You know what? It's really important. And poor Cecil paid the price, ultimately. It's fascinating that it takes something like that to illuminate the subject. With ongoing anti-poaching and animal trafficking as well, it's so rife. There is so much going on in that world. And it's difficult to practice what one preaches, because I struggle with the concept of vegetarianism and veganism being the right step forward as well. The killing of animals is symptomatic of something else. There are millions of chickens killed a day, so what's the difference between a wild, exotic, beautiful animal, and an animal we've been made to eat? I'm struggling in my head about sentient beings and the merciless killing of animals when we don't really need to at all. How do you effect change and understanding in people in the killing of animals full stop? I'm struggling with that in my head because I eat meat.
6 [on if he's he's become "this hulking, hard man actor?"] - It's funny in that because it is acting, and playing pretend, but I didn't see myself being synonymous with these tough-guy roles. That's not really me. I love acting. There was Bane, Warrior, Bronson, and now the Krays. I'm just surprised to be working, mate. Whatever gets me through the door.
7 [on how he pulled off "acting against himself" in Legend (2015)] - I watched Sam Rockwell in Moon (2009) and thought, "He's so fucking good. I'd love to do something like that one day if it came up." As an acting challenge, it was something that I'd never done before, and it was something I wanted to do to test the muscle and see if I could pull it off. I don't think Brian [Helgeland] saw me playing both characters, and wanted to cast two different actors. But he really wanted me to play Reggie and I really wanted to play Ronnie, so we had a dinner and it culminated in, "If you give me Reggie, I'll give you Ronnie." Then we had to figure out how it was going to work out. It boils down to split screens, a bit of face replacement. [on "what was the most difficult part of testing this new muscle" in/with Legend (2015)] - I think it was the ensemble thing - making sure everyone else on the team knows what's going on when the cameras are rolling, so that they feel that they're not left out or subject to something that's a gimmick. You don't want to let the team down, and you want to create drama. We don't want it to be all about trying to hide a gimmick - "Oh, there's Tom there... there's Tom there" - but for the audience to get immersed in the story. The hardest thing was creating that alchemy so that it didn't affect anyone else's work.
8 [on going to drama school with Michael Fassbender at Drama Centre] - Yeah, Michael Fassbender was two years above me at drama school and he was the guy. Everybody wanted to be like him - not me, because that's just the way I am and when people tell me they're going to do something, I'm like "Nah, I'll do the other." But secretly, I was like "Ah, I wish I was as good as him!" He was really, really good. He was a special student in the third year, and then he left and I didn't see him again until we did Band of Brothers (2001). I remember when we were there, he was doing the play "The Silver Tassie", a character who lost his legs in World War I, and he was spending a lot of time in a wheelchair. We only had half an hour for lunch and Michael would spend forever getting through the line in his wheelchair, so we'd all be like "Come on, Michael! Just order your food, man!" And he'd spin around in his wheelchair and yell, "Fuck off!". [on how it must be surreal that he and Michael are considered by many to be two of the greatest actors of their generation] - It was always in the cards for Michael. It was always in the cards for him. I'm not surprised about him at all, because he was awesome. Me, I don't know how I got here! I feel like I just came from delivering pizza and I got lucky.
9 [on Brazilian films] I've seen Última Parada 174 (2008) and Cidade dos Homens (2007). These films reminded me of a lot of the acting style of the '70s, very manly and energetic. It is a very similar energy to the French and South African productions. I like the passion for living that Brazil has, it is in Capoeira, on dance and in the people. By the way, I love Capoeira, but I'm terrible at it.
10 I love to do things I hadn't done before.
11 [on struggling with his life increasingly being "in the public domain"] I don't like it when people say, "Well, you should have expected that when you accepted the job as an actor." When you go to drama school, no one gives you a class on fame. Just treat people how you wish to be treated. Whether I'm married or not married, people will find out. But it's also not something I'm going to offer.
12 I'm not really a road dog. I'm a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.
13 [on This Means War (2012)] I didn't understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.
14 [on working on Locke (2013)] It's a shift for me, but it was a pleasure to play in the realm of containment. I can't describe it any other way, apart from there is so many layers to it. The car is a containment in some way, Locke is contained in his emotions. And each individual phone call, there are four walls to each relationship, which collapse or don't. So it was quite a mathematical performance.
15 I'm a bit of a micromanager. In the early days, directors and producers would get nervous about me being in the video village. But to me it really is a tool, just a fucking tool. I need to make sure that my tone is working, that's not about vanity, it's about is it working? I'm not saving lives, mate, but a surgeon would look at footage and the video of other people doing surgery, or a formula one racer would watch a lap where someone took a corner, or a boxer would watch another boxer fight, I'd watch a screen and say, "Okay, that's bullshit, we've got to work on that." Some people do have a problem looking at that, they say, "Oh shit, that changes everything." But I'm 45 films deep now, I'm a bit old and ugly for it, I kind of get it, and I want to know how can I be more immersed in this world.
16 [on watching himself on screen] I see myself as a piece of meat. And it's purely subjective. For me, I know that's the best I can do.
17 [on having to craft an hour and a half performance in just eight days of shooting on Locke (2013)] There's nothing too perfect [in his performance], his night is intrinsically fucked. The question is, how do you unfuck it, to the best of your ability, when inevitably it's not going to be the best of nights? So there's no point of affecting that with embellishments, it's shit.
18 [on how he viewed his character in Locke (2013)] Responsibility has a cost, and there's no such thing as a perfection. So the argument of Ivan being a good guy or bad guy, in the same way, he's not perfect, well fucking welcome to the human race.
19 I don't feel very manly. I don't feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. People who are scary, they terrify me, but I can imitate them. I'm not a fighter. I'm a petite little bourgeois boy from London. I don't fight, I mimic.
20 [on working on Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)] I was terrified. Every day on that set, I was terrified, which worked for the character anyway. You can't hide that, the camera will pick it up. I was genuinely out of my depth. The whole thing was "How can I do this?" I took it very seriously, with my technique. I didn't have a single drink when I did it, for three months. Friday night, nothing! I'd never been so focused in my life! I couldn't get the job done otherwise. I was working 17-hour days. When I came back I just slept. I was just constantly at work. A lot of the Enterprise stuff was shot three months prior to me coming out. So they'd already shot half the movie before I turned up. So it was like walk in, straight in, out the frying pan, into the fire, get on with it.
21 [2010, on quitting drugs and alcohol] I thought I'd have a little bit of a party, and I'd end up high and frightened, in places that scared me. In a blackout I could end up anywhere, I might wake up somewhere on the other side of London, or in another country or in bed with someone I didn't know, not knowing how I got there. Bleeding. This was on a daily basis and I was going to work, I didn't want to appear rock 'n' roll, I didn't want anyone to know I was out of control, but I couldn't hide it. Eventually, the body gives up, my body told me - I was completely kaput, I was lucky I didn't get hepatitis or AIDS.
22 [on getting sober in 2003] I went entirely off the rails and I'm lucky I didn't have some terrible accident or end up in prison or dead, because that's where I was going. Now I know my beast and I know how to manage it. It's like living with a 400 pound orangutan that wants to kill me. It's much more powerful than me, doesn't speak the same language and it runs around the darkness of my soul.
23 I want to dispel that it's all about celebrity-ism, I'm fucking bored of people looking at whose shoes are interesting and what hat is interesting. Storytelling is very important to people, it comforts them, unite us, cheers us up, we can affect change with these arts. We need to be entertained to connect.
24 [on working with Gary Oldman] Gary Oldman is my hero, that's it. When I went to drama school everybody used to quote him in all his films, you know State of Grace (1990) right through to Léon: The Professional (1994) or whatever. And I'd sit there really quietly and think, "No, no, you don't know. I'm more of a Gary Oldman fan than you are." [laughs] When you do an impression of him, that's sacrilege! So to work with him, for him to look me in the eye, talk to me... acknowledge I exist! Cos I'm not star struck by people, but Gary just took the wind right out of me. I'm very lucky we had to reshoot those scenes on the couch [in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)] because the first task that I did was just me watching him, because I was shocked to actually be working with him. Then for him to actually like me, and to work three times with him - cos we did Lawless (2012) afterwards. I remember saying "Would you look at the script, it's really cool", and he's like "Yeah, sure." This is crazy, you know? This is a man that I've stolen everything that I've done from, like Bronson (2008) and Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007). That's me trying to emulate what Gary's done, and to work with him makes me feel like I don't have any characters of my own. [laughs]
25 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.
26 I love people. People are lovely creatures. I'm one myself so I love to see people happy.
27 [When asked by Simon Gage of Attitude magazine in a 2008 interview, "Have you ever had sexual relations with men?"] I'm an actor, for fuck's sake. I'm an artist. I've played with anything and anyone. But I'm not into men sexually. I love the form and the physicality but the gay sex bit does nothing for me... To me, it just doesn't compute to me now that I'm in my 30s and it doesn't do it for me and I'm done experimenting.
28 [on his Shinzon action figure] My action figure is great! It's big and bald. It's very disturbing to look at a toy and see yourself. At the same time, it's very cool.
29 [on Shinzon, his character from Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)] The character was like the Prince and the Pauper or more like Greystoke to me. He essentially has not had the same circumstances and experiences. Picard doesn't have the same baggage that Shinzon carries. So that was more freeing. He is essentially an orphan and an abused child, who becomes an emperor. There were moves that I had to play with, that did not have anything to do with Picard. The whole film is about why they are not similar. So the relationship had a ground basis to work from.
30 [to his fans] Thanks for all the wonderful paintings and drawings and writings. I am very honoured to have your support, and love you for the energy and the inspiring work and comments that you bring to the table.
31 [on his career] I mean there I was. One moment in Wandsworth Police Station on the way to Wormwood Scrubs, looking at 14 years, to this!
32 [on his nosiness] And I like people. I like to know what you're really up to. I'm a bit of a nosey busybody. Why do they do the things they do? Why are they prepared to do the things they do to get what they want? When? Where? Who?
33 [acting tip on a movie or play] Whatever character you play, remember they are always doing something. They are not just talking. They are alive; going through a drama in which they will go through some sort of dramatic human experience. Keywords: Alive and Experience. It is your job to make them become so. Anything you do on stage or film has a direct relation to something you have experienced in one form or another in real life. Use your imagination to exaggerate or lessen that sensation. Then, disguise it in characterization and don't forget to make lots and lots of mistakes, and look like a complete asshole. You'll do fine.
34 You don't step on stage to eat, you go there to be eaten.

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