Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean? 

Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean? 

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" I play Xbox. I have a little boy to look after. I have dogs. You know, I have things to do. I would love to be able to sit down and watch something like a movie. I watch my own movies because I have to "
" I play Xbox. I have a little boy to look after. I have dogs. You know, I have things to do. I would love to be able to sit down and watch something like a movie. I watch my own movies because I have to "

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I don’t want to become Tom Cruise. I think it’s inevitable that once you enter this machine there are numerous outcomes that can occur. The worst-case scenario being anything could bomb tomorrow and your career is over. The agents say that this can keep going, and we can churn up interest, and keep pushing and campaigning and go all the way, with Oscars, red carpets, big production, big movies. I’m not going to say no to that, because I’ll take this as far as this will go. But it’s not what I want, and it’s not what I need.
I don’t want to become Tom Cruise. I think it’s inevitable that once you enter this machine there are numerous outcomes that can occur. The worst-case scenario being anything could bomb tomorrow and your career is over. The agents say that this can keep going, and we can churn up interest, and keep pushing and campaigning and go all the way, with Oscars, red carpets, big production, big movies. I’m not going to say no to that, because I’ll take this as far as this will go. But it’s not what I want, and it’s not what I need.

posted: 1 year ago
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Whatever, you face the fucking fear and you face it head on. Because it's going to happen anyway, and it’s not a bad thing! It’s called evolution.

posted: 1 year ago
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“The cardigan is symbolic. He says: I’m not afraid to wear something soft. Forrest doesn’t doubt his masculinity.”

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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. 

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. 

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“I find crying difficult. It takes a long time for me to go. And I won’t know what will send me. I’m quite sentimental. If my son tells me he loves me, that will make me cry. Mr. Holland’s Opus, unbelievably broke me. A random anomaly. Bambi would probably do me. Or Shrek. And yeah, I did go in Warrior as well. The relapse of Paddy, when I put him to bed and give him a kiss, I was like, ‘Yeah, I get that. I’ve been there.’”

(Source: charlesvane)

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My true face? I am just me … I am also a father and a son. And I have friends, a girlfriend, we live in a beautiful house outside of London, a middle class area, I’ve attended good schools. Then I become an actor, then I had problems with alcohol and drugs, then I’ve been successful, and tomorrow who knows. I am me, in fact. This is my real face.

posted: 1 year ago
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I like to be other people, not me. And when you’re on the red carpet, it’s like, ‘Here’s Tom Hardy.’ I don’t want to be me. That’s why I play other people. -THardy.

I like to be other people, not me. And when you’re on the red carpet, it’s like, ‘Here’s Tom Hardy.’ I don’t want to be me. That’s why I play other people. -THardy.

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I’ll do anything to be both a better boyfriend and a better father. That sounds really worthy, doesn’t it? But it’s what I believe I have to do.

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I hate publicists and publicity. But I love the people. - T.H

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Bottom line, Forrest is a mum, even though I’m physically the most dangerous of all three, Forrest is there to clean, cook, wear the apron, stash the money, look after his brothers. None of this stuff is tough-guy shit ya’know? I’ve got brass knuckles and a cigar in my hat and a Clint Eastwood beard, plus muscles growing from Batman, cause I’m working on another job at the same time-instead of moonshine I’m moonlighting. But I’ve also got a cardigan. I’m not ashamed to wear that. It’s soft. The cardigan is a flag of maternal instinct."
Tom Hardy on his character from Lawless - quote taken from Empire magazine  (via tomhardyvariations)

(Source: chewingshahrukh)

posted: 2 years ago
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tomhardyvariations:

15 Great Quotes by Birthday Boy Tom Hardy
Happy Birthday, Tom! 
To celebrate, I’ve collected some insightful, amusing and poignant words of wisdom from the endlessly fascinating Mr. Hardy.
____________________________________
1. “I find crying difficult. It takes a long time for me to go. And I won’t know what will send me. I’m quite sentimental. If my son tells me he loves me that will make me cry. Mr. Holland’s Opus, unbelievably, broke me. A random anomaly. Bambi would probably do me.” / Shortlist (2011)
2. On drinking and fighting as a youth: “I was ashamed of not having any relevance…not being comfortable in my own skin. Huge ego, very low self-esteem. A lot of anger and rage and fear. It would be, ‘I’m not going to feel frightened so I’ll strangle the biggest guy in the bar and then no one will fuck with me. I’ll get tattoos and people will know I’m not afraid to hurt myself and they’ll be like warning signs’.” / Attitude (2008)
3. “A lot of people say [I seem very masculine] but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. … I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from over-compensating that I’m not one of the boys.” / Attitude (2008)
4. “See these? [shows his teeth] These are the reason that I’ll never have a career in Hollywood.” / interview, Stuart A Life Backwards (2007)
5. “I’m never lost in a character, ever. Everything is absolutely articulated and worked out and there’s no room for error. The only thing there is room for is inspiration in the moment because you’ve done your homework up to that point….” / WhatCulture (2011) 
6. “I wanted my dad to be proud of me, and I fell into acting because there wasn’t anything else I could do, and in it I found a discipline that I wanted to keep coming back to, that I love and I learn about every day.” / The Telegraph (2011) 
7. “Because my mum was my primary emotional caregiver growing up, I found myself being pinned into dresses, darting her dresses, choosing her high heels for the evening or what to wear. I’m very much a mommy’s boy.” / Daily Beast (2011)
8. “There are two things in my world that are important to me — my family and my work — and I will protect both of them fiercely to the death. So when things about me come out, then you can have it, it’s cool, because it will never touch what’s inside here [taps his chest].” / Shortlist (2011) 
 9. “I have a black belt in origami. In fact, I don’t even have a black belt in origami. I have a black belt in sitting on my couch, watching daytime television and dissecting performances of B-movies. Maybe playing a bit of X-Box. That’s about the wizardry of my athleticism.” / interview Warrior (2011)
10. “Actually, I’m a big softie and that’s why I’m covered in tattoos, everything is because I’m actually quite scared of everything. The point is that I’m naturally a quite fearful person, okay? …. That’s what I trade on anyway, so I don’t go around all the time getting angry. It’s because I’m a sweetheart. I want everyone to love me.” / Chatty Man (2011)
11. “If you look round Hollywood there’s no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film. Lots of people who want this part. I have a responsibility to those who didn’t make it to the pitch.” / on Mad Max, The Guardian (2010)  
12. “I don’t date. I’m either with someone or I’m not. I can’t be bothered with all that fannying around. Guy Code? Seriously? If it’s ain’t screwed down and no-one’s looking, go for it mate. If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen regardless. I’m not going to roll over for anyone. If she’s The One, I’d do anything: begging, crying, snivelling, writing poetry, swing dancing.” / Empire (2012)
13. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?” / The Vulture (2012) 
14. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of casualty an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up my arms.” / Esquire (2007)
15. “I don’t fight really. I try not to fight, actually. I try not to react. I’m a Buddha floating on a lily pad.” Epixhd.com (2011) 

tomhardyvariations:

15 Great Quotes by Birthday Boy Tom Hardy

Happy Birthday, Tom! 

To celebrate, I’ve collected some insightful, amusing and poignant words of wisdom from the endlessly fascinating Mr. Hardy.

____________________________________

1. “I find crying difficult. It takes a long time for me to go. And I won’t know what will send me. I’m quite sentimental. If my son tells me he loves me that will make me cry. Mr. Holland’s Opus, unbelievably, broke me. A random anomaly. Bambi would probably do me.” / Shortlist (2011)

2. On drinking and fighting as a youth: “I was ashamed of not having any relevance…not being comfortable in my own skin. Huge ego, very low self-esteem. A lot of anger and rage and fear. It would be, ‘I’m not going to feel frightened so I’ll strangle the biggest guy in the bar and then no one will fuck with me. I’ll get tattoos and people will know I’m not afraid to hurt myself and they’ll be like warning signs’.” / Attitude (2008)

3. “A lot of people say [I seem very masculine] but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. … I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from over-compensating that I’m not one of the boys.” / Attitude (2008)

4. “See these? [shows his teeth] These are the reason that I’ll never have a career in Hollywood.” / interview, Stuart A Life Backwards (2007)

5. “I’m never lost in a character, ever. Everything is absolutely articulated and worked out and there’s no room for error. The only thing there is room for is inspiration in the moment because you’ve done your homework up to that point….” / WhatCulture (2011) 

6. “I wanted my dad to be proud of me, and I fell into acting because there wasn’t anything else I could do, and in it I found a discipline that I wanted to keep coming back to, that I love and I learn about every day.” / The Telegraph (2011) 

7. “Because my mum was my primary emotional caregiver growing up, I found myself being pinned into dresses, darting her dresses, choosing her high heels for the evening or what to wear. I’m very much a mommy’s boy.” / Daily Beast (2011)

8. “There are two things in my world that are important to me — my family and my work — and I will protect both of them fiercely to the death. So when things about me come out, then you can have it, it’s cool, because it will never touch what’s inside here [taps his chest].” / Shortlist (2011) 

 9. “I have a black belt in origami. In fact, I don’t even have a black belt in origami. I have a black belt in sitting on my couch, watching daytime television and dissecting performances of B-movies. Maybe playing a bit of X-Box. That’s about the wizardry of my athleticism.” / interview Warrior (2011)

10. “Actually, I’m a big softie and that’s why I’m covered in tattoos, everything is because I’m actually quite scared of everything. The point is that I’m naturally a quite fearful person, okay? …. That’s what I trade on anyway, so I don’t go around all the time getting angry. It’s because I’m a sweetheart. I want everyone to love me.” / Chatty Man (2011)

11. “If you look round Hollywood there’s no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film. Lots of people who want this part. I have a responsibility to those who didn’t make it to the pitch.” / on Mad Max, The Guardian (2010)  

12. “I don’t date. I’m either with someone or I’m not. I can’t be bothered with all that fannying around. Guy Code? Seriously? If it’s ain’t screwed down and no-one’s looking, go for it mate. If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen regardless. I’m not going to roll over for anyone. If she’s The One, I’d do anything: begging, crying, snivelling, writing poetry, swing dancing.” / Empire (2012)

13. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?” / The Vulture (2012) 

14. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of casualty an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up my arms.” / Esquire (2007)

15. “I don’t fight really. I try not to fight, actually. I try not to react. I’m a Buddha floating on a lily pad.” Epixhd.com (2011) 

posted: 2 years ago
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I think he worried it would be something I might not consider because wearing a mask might damage my career or something. He thought I’d be worried that the audience couldn’t see my beautiful face. Like I care. It’s Chris Nolan! I would wear a paper bag over my head for that man."
— Tom Hardy in Entertainment Weekly (via threwmeforalooper)

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