Ever since the first photos of a buffed up Tom Hardy emerged, we've been tingling with anticipation for his upcoming flicks which take full advantage of his fabulous physique.
First up, he'll be showing off that ripped upper body as a fighter going toe-to-toe with his brother in the mixed martial arts drama Warrior. With a versatile list of movies in between, he'll finally be appearing on screens next summer in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises as Bane — a portrayal that the internet hasn't stopped talking about since his name was in the running for the role.
Take one look at the creepy picture above and you'll easily understand why! His body has morphed as quickly as his career did. After appearing in the blockbuster Inception, the former drug addict and self-described "f*ck up" packed on the muscle to become a bona fide Hollywood A-lister!
His bodies transformation for his latest release wasn't easy either! Hardy went on a no-carb, no-sugar diet that he says turned him "foul-tempered, belligerent and unreasonable", explaining:
“99 percent of the job is imagining other people’s insecurities, and that went out the fucking window! I felt very sensitive and I hate pissing people off – but I f*cked a lot of people off on Warrior.”
Despite his trouble past, the actor has learned from his mistakes and is ready to move full-steam ahead with a new philosophy to guide him undoubtedly toward more success, saying:
“I used to have one foot in the future and one foot in the past worrying about what didn’t happen. Since I’ve started being in the present, the work has come. My focus now is being the best I can be.”
Check out Tom being the best he can be in the ring this September in Warrior!
[Image via WENN.]