Tom Hardy’s Worst Performance Wasn’t Bane

Tom Hardy is terrifying as a real-life British prisoner in Bronson.

by Mark Mackie | published

Tom Hardy is one of Hollywood’s most prominent actors and it seems that many fans for iconic characters like Wolverine and James Bond are on the cast list. He became a household name in 2012 when he donned a mask in Christopher Nolan’s epic conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy opposite Christian Bale’s Batman, it’s a dark night, But his most terrifying role actually came in a biopic film four years ago, bronsonAbout the most violent and brutal criminal in British penal history, Michael Peterson, aka Charles Bronson.

Tom Hardy in Bronson

Charles Bronson’s story is one of mystery, intrigue, and brutality, and Tom Hardy perfectly captures all of those aspects in a breakout performance that shows he can be charming, albeit in an animalistic way. The film sees Hardy address the audience to tell the story of Michael Peterson from a perspective, refusing to blame his upbringing or anything else for his behavior, comparing it to the nature of a venomous snake to strike. is done for. The film sees Bronson go from his first robbery crime to a seven-year sentence, in less than 70 days before stealing a ring from a woman (who refuses) and heading back to prison, a total of 34. years in prison and 31 of them in solitary confinement.

bronson As a film characterized primarily by the performance of its lead actor, who walks the line between the charming and charming narrator and the animalistic maniac with no regard for his own well-being. Tom Hardy’s Bronson had a talent for kidnapping fellow prisoners and taking them hostage, causing the guards to come to the rescue and defeat Bronson in submission. In true animalistic style, Hardy would strip naked and engage in a fight with a fervor that showed he knew he would be beaten, and that was it.

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Hardy is no stranger to raw characters or his ability to bring the gangster lifestyle to life in unique ways that capture every viewer’s attention. with roles rock and roll, peaky blindersAnd legend, it was clear that he could bring cruelty and violence to anyone who has earned the anger of his characters. While the . Best known for his roles in films like it’s a dark night And startArguably his best performance is somehow forgotten exorcism (which earned him an Academy Award nomination), Visually Talented mad max fury roadand criminally undermined bronson,

bronson Directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, best known for his pusher Trilogy and to work with famous actors like Mads Mickelson, Ryan Gosling and of course Tom Hardy. His pusher The trilogy brought him fame in his home country of Denmark, where lead actor Mads Mikkelsen also rose to fame with his other collaborations, bully, They broke into the US market drive And only God ForgivesBoth starred Ryan Gosling and British Bazaar with his Tom Hardy vehicle, bronson,

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with bronsonIn , Hardy and Refn both found the perfect mix of darkness and humor that allowed audiences to both lament and root for a character who is so weird and unique that we can’t take our eyes off the screen. The film has Rotten Tomatoes scores of 76% and 74% by critics and audiences respectfully, and Roger Ebert in his review called Tom Hardy’s Charles Bronson his victim. He praised the director for avoiding any sort of explanation as to why Bronson acts the way he does, instead noting that some people are as pure evil as they are pure evil.

bronson is a film that explores the unexplained and animalistic cruelty of mankind as a person who enjoys pain and suffering. While it is easy to dismiss such a person as insane, Hardy and Refn take the perspective that while insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome, Charles Bronson repeated the same action in his prison time, knowing what would happen every time. If you haven’t watched Tom Hardy’s career-launching performance as the man who inspired all of England’s fascination, you can find it streaming on Roku, Redbox, Pluto and Flex.


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