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Tom Hardy Goes Shirtless For 'Esquire UK', Talks Losing Oscar Bet to Leonardo DiCaprio!

Tom Hardy Goes Shirtless For 'Esquire UK', Talks Losing Oscar Bet to Leonardo DiCaprio!

Tom Hardy flashes a big smile and strips off his shirt for Esquire UK magazine’s January 2017 issue, available on newsstands today (December 6)!

Here’s what the 39-year-old Mad Max star had to share with the mag:

On why he’s lured to the darker side of the human experience in his roles: “I enjoy the nuttery in my work. So that’s probably why when somebody goes, ‘Do you want to plan another loony?’ I go, ‘Yeah, I would actually, yeah.’ There’s a part of me that wants to do different stuff, but there’s a part of me that goes: do you know what? I want to carry on playing gangsters because every time you go a little bit deeper in that study. Why switch it up and be rice-paper thin? ‘Oh, he’s good because he’s doing a musical now!’ You know what I mean? It’s like, ‘Look at me! I’m trying to please people!’”

On being nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in The Revenant: “I don’t think I ever expected to be welcomed to one of those events. I always felt like a bit of a naughty boy, and I always thought part of me would be like, ‘Nah’. And then actually I was like, ‘Oh yeah! I’ll have a sniff of that.’”

On whether he got his tattoo after losing a bet to Leonardo DiCaprio about whether he would be nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Hardy bet a tattoo of the winner’s choosing that he wouldn’t receive a nomination and subsequently lost): “I haven’t got it yet, because it sucks… He wrote, in this really sh*tty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything.’ Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.’”

Tom‘s full interview appears in the January 2017 issue of Esquire, for more visit esquire.co.uk!

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Photos: Esquire / Greg Williams
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  • dklu_1856XIE

    Tattoos are so ugly! Why do people want to mess up and cover their bodies with ink? It’s more of a distraction than seeing the actual body for what it is.

  • moonriver

    he is so good looking and such a great actor and I adore him but those tats are hideous.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    Tom is hot and an a advocate for Dog welfare that I could care less what inks on his body. His body, his canvas.

  • damian gonzales

    Nowadays acting as gangsters is fashionable among teenagers and young adults, therefore he is trying to pleasing people.

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  • JDSKULL

    The only appropriate place for a DeCaprio tattoo is on your butt.

  • Dave Gates

    You’d struggle to find many actors with a more varied career frankly so I don’t really know what you’re on about.

  • Lisa™

    All he has to do is get a dog and name it Leo. Problem solved. :)