tom and leo being bffs at a lakers game february 3, 2011
Just so you don’t forget about one of Tom’s very important bromances, here’s Tom discussing Leo with Alan Carr, after this photo was shown
AC: I’d love to go with him. (Tom, audience laugh) He doesn’t write, he doesn’t call…I’m dead to him basically, Tom. I saw you hanging out with Leo in LA. You’re good mates?
T: Yeah, he’s my friend, yeah.
AC: Aww how lovely. What a great guy friend.
T: Oh he’s really good, actually. He really looks after me. (pic on screen) Hey! There we are being serious.
AC: It looks like you’re holding his ashtray. Is that right?
T: No, I’m holding his teeth. (laughter) He’ll put them back in in a minute.
AC: He does look….
T: In between baskets he takes them out.
…and here they are not being serious
There are a LOT of French articles and interviews with Tom out there right now - and I’m working on collecting and translating them. One of them has a piece of news which is absolutely FANTASTIC if true - but I’m also very confused as to why we haven’t heard a thing about this before.
Tom is, according to an article, DIRECTING a film called The Bicycle - which will be produced by Leonardo Dicaprio!
I mean, wow. Can that really be true? Is it perhaps a short film? This is from L’Express (excerpt - the rest is just about why he’s an actor to watch and his background):
An unknown actor on the set of The Reckoning, he slapped the star Paul Bettany, who “spoke badly” of him. Starring role in Bronson he comes to blows with the director Nicolas Winding Refn. “He emphazised his own part too much on a project which I started, but I would work with him again if he asked me, without hesitation.” Too tempestuous to integrate with the theater establishment at the beginning of his career, Tom is now hailed for his seriousness: he lost 12 kilos to play a junkie in a TV movie and gained 12 kilos of muscle for Warrior.
Warrior comes out this week, with Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte, you’ll be able to see him in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, adapted from the novel by John le Carré, as the hero of the remake of Mad Max, directed by George Miller, and the “third” Batman from his friend Christopher Nolan for whom he has already played in Inception. He will also direct The Bicycle, produced by … Leonardo DiCaprio. “Tomorrow, the favor of the king will go to someone else,” he said. Nothing is less certain.