While we're talking Tom Hardy, a reminder of his 2008 breakthrough in Bronson. Hardy plays Michael Peterson, a young man sentenced to 7 years in prison, who ends up in solitary confinement for 30, and loves every minute of it as his frankly nutters alter-ego, Charles Bronson, takes over. Based on a true story, mind you. Directed with virtuoso creativity by Nicolas Winding Refn (currently big news after winning Best Director at Cannes for Drive).
Still hard to believe this is the same Tom Hardy from Inception / Warrior, or that he was ever a normal-sized pretty boy.