Holy six-pack, Batman! Bane is a total hunk!!!!
Tom Hardy recently graced the cover of Esquire magazine to promote his upcoming movie Locke! But perhaps more importantly, he promoted his amazingly sexy bod!!
In case the shirtless cover wasn't enough to get the point across, The Dark Knight Rises actor also talked about his manly image, saying:
"I don't feel very manly. I don't feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how i imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. People who are scary, they terrify me, but I can imitate them. I'm not a fighter. I'm a petite little bourgeosis boy from London. I don't fight, I mimic."
You don't feel manly or rugged? Tell that to your abs and your awesome beard!!!
While it's pretty easy to see that he's in good health now, the actor also talked about his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and opened up about overcoming his demons:
"I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, 'You go down that road, Tom, you won't come back. That's it. All you need to know.' And that message stayed with me very clearly for the rest of my days. The beginning, really, of a new life. I couldn't value life until I risk losing something worth more to me than my behavior. I am f*cking lucky to be here, to be honest."
We're definitely glad to see he's in a much better place, because the sky seems to be the limit for him right now!
Keep up the good work, Tom! And don't be afraid to pop that shirt off every once in a while. Just sayin'.
Ch-ch-check out more pics from his spread (below)!
[Image via Greg Williams/Esquire.]
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