If you hear actors proclaim that they are "just happy to be nominated" and don't take any notice or care about awards, then think again. The Revenant co-stars Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio decided to make a game out of the action for this season. And when it was revealed that the Englishman was nominated in a Best Supporting Actor role by playing John Fitzgerald in the epic, it cost him dearly.
Hardy opted for the pessimistic position to argue that he would not get a look in, paving the way for Leo to make a wager out of this proposition. Stating that he would be acknowledged by the Academy for his performance, the loser would have to get a tattoo of the winner's choice. And, wouldn't you know it, Hardy won the nomination and lost the bet!
Speaking with Esquire, the Mad Maxy: Fury Road star admitted that the process was not exactly what he hoped for. “He wrote, in this really s—-y handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything,’ ” said Hardy. “Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.’ ”
Tom Finds His Taboo In New Mini Series
Working as a writer and the lead star in the production, the FX mini series Taboo will debut January 2017 with Tom Hardy front and center of the entire operation. The 8 episode run features the 39-year old as James Keziah Delany, a man veering off on a revenge binge coming back to 1814 London after 10 years isolated in Africa.
Hardy cuts an imposing figure in the trailer and looks to bring a mixture of his Bronson, Mad Max and Bane personas. All in hopes of making the series a thrill-a-minute rollercoaster. The guy gets tattoos for a bet, if he makes shows that is half as tough as he is, it will be worth strapping in for!
Star Has Local Coffee Shop In A Spin
There aren't many times when a barista assistant can say they've taken an order for a long black from Tom Hardy. But that was the case in the small, sleepy English town of Thatcham this week. Located in Berkshire about 50 miles west of London, the actor was out and about looking for his caffeine fix and the locals could not have been more delighted.
Tom Hardy at Costa in Thatcham ????????♂️????
— Bradley James Black (@BradBlack123) December 7, 2016
why when I'm not around tom hardy is chilling in thatcham costa!!! ????????????
— alyshia (@alyshialeanne) December 7, 2016
Tom hardy was in thatcham costa this morning!!!!????????????????????????????
— Grace Poole (@GracePoole15) December 7, 2016
Shift supervisor Rhea Curtis of the shop Costa knew she had to cash in on the brush with fame. "We were all quite a bit starstruck, we went out and got autographs and pictures with him," explained Curtis. "I think we're all fans of his here."