Alright, so I’m cheating a little here. Since I’m giving Tom Hardy two posts, there are technically only 11 dudes on my 12 Days of Dudes list. But Tom’s got enough acting chops, chutzpah, and brute force to spare so in my humble opinion, he deserves to be mentioned twice.
In April of this year, I watched Bronson, the ultra-violent, ultra-stylized portrait of notorious British prisoner Charles Bronson. I was both excited and a little scared to see the film. Excited, because Bronson is considered by many to be Tom Hardy’s best role, but nervous because of the film’s bizarre imagery, chaotic storytelling and unflinching portrayal of violence. While all of these elements of the film were difficult to shake, it’s Tom’s performance that truly left me breathless. Bronson is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you consider yourself a true Tom Hardy fan, don’t go another day without seeing it.