THE DROP, Bob Saginowski:
“There are some sins that you can’t come back from, you know. No matter how hard you try. You just can’t, you know. It’s like the Devil is waiting for your body to give up because he knows…he knows that he already owns your soul. Then, I think maybe, you know, there is no Devil. You die, and God, he says, “Nah…nah, you can’t come in. You have to leave now. You have to leave and go away, and you have to be alone. You have to be alone forever.”
Peaky Blinders series 2 | Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) | Tom Hardy (Alfie Solomons) | Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby )
BBC2 on October 2 at 9pm
George Miller put Mel Gibson on the cinematic map a long time ago and gave the young actor an international introduction which set him on the road to fame and acclaim. George Miller has an eye for picking the right face for the right role. After years of experience and running his own race at all times in the film industry, Mr Miller has struck to his guns and selected the cream of the crop in today’s cachet of extraordinarily talented, young actors.
Tom Hardy has now been baptized as an action hero in the newly produced, post-apocalyptic, legendary “Mad Max” franchise with the first offering being the aptly titled Mad Max: Fury Road. Allow me to state here that after seeing and digesting the trailer the dusty, ‘kill or be killed’ world of the original Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky now belongs to Tom Hardy: An extraordinary actor who elevates every film by his enormously visceral presence, sheer magnetism and uber-talent.
Photo from September Issue of Empire Magazine, 2014.
| TORONTO | THE DROP cast at the Hollywood Reporter studio at TIFF! LtoR: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Michael R. Roskam, and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy on Good Morning America.
Getting the new iPhone 6 brings Tom a gorgeous dose of ‘happy’ to the handsome Hardy dial.
@theApple Store, Regent Street London UK
September 19, 2014.
Calgary 2014 fall prep for The Revenant- wild out here
Tom Hardy and The Wild Bunch, revamp.
The Newman Comparison
I personally understand why many fans bring up Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando when they watch a Tom Hardy performance but I can also definitely understand why Paul Newman is so often mentioned.
Newman was an exceedingly talented actor, a beautiful looking man, his face with its perfect bone structure and incandescent blue eyes, perhaps too beautiful on screen. It is reminiscent of a classic alabaster bust of Appollo or Hermes. Think of This Means War recently and how Tom’s face was captured so viscerally. It is evident he has quite a similar, striking and unique handsomeness.
I’m going to try to keep this short, (I hope!).
In regards to similar acting power and effect thereof:
Paul Newman was always able to bring to life complicated, ruthless yet very affable anti-heroes to life on screen. Think Hud, The Huster and Cool Hand Luke to bring up three films. He was able to wrap up the brash loser with their arrogant bravado and yet still expose their flaws in a way that softened the cruelty and ruthlessness of their actions. In those films alone, Paul Newman’s palpable charm, his glorious smile, force of conviction and his imminent likeability factor instantly attract the viewer and somehow dispel their selfish cruelty.
These are traits Tom Hardy exudes in a top notch way also.. think Freddie Jackson in The Take, one of the most reprehensible characters in the Hardy cachet to name one. He is absolutely horrid and yet how many fans adore Tom in that role and think him very sexy? In my opinion that extra dose of oomph and animal magnetism that Tom Hardy possesses is one of the reasons that draws the inevitable Brando comparison because the reference is the similar raw, sexual, animalistic power on screen.
However, Paul Newman possessed an undeniable verve on screen and was an expert in bringing the engrossing and often off-putting psychology of a selfish character to life and do it convincingly, Fast Eddie and Hud for example; and I believe Tom Hardy has more than proved the point that he is able to do the very same thing with roles such as Tommy Conlon, Freddie J, Heathcliff and Stuart, even Bronson and I definitely agree wholeheartedly with the Newman comparison.
I consider it is a high grade salute to Mr. Hardy’s acting prowess.
Worth a repeat!
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