Tom Hardy quotes

Born
15 September 1977, Hammersmith, London, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Tom Hardy is an English actor.

I love people. People are lovely creatures. I’m one myself, so I love to see people happy.
– Tom Hardy
If I am duly compared to Marlon Brando at all, well, I can only think of The Teahouse of the ‘Shanghai Noon,’ that they’re comparing me to that!
– Tom Hardy
We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.
– Tom Hardy
I had a huge imagination. My granddad says I was a bit of a Walter Mitty character.
– Tom Hardy
It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.
– Tom Hardy
I’m from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been.
– Tom Hardy
Nobody paid any attention career-wise to me in America until ‘Bronson.’ It gave me a calling card and passage into America, where I’ve always wanted to work.
– Tom Hardy
I’m into parlor dramas. I’m into theatre. I’m trained for the stage. I trained to do Chekhov and Shakespeare, I was trained for the stage.
– Tom Hardy
There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.
– Tom Hardy
I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.
– Tom Hardy
Maybe it’s a little ambitious of me to presume that no matter how big the film is, that I can always go down to the shop to buy a pint of milk.
– Tom Hardy
I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in. And when I do maybe I’ll metamorphose from Mr. Muscles or whatever it is I am now and become an irascible tosser.
– Tom Hardy
Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.
– Tom Hardy
The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.
– Tom Hardy
I think I had only been working nine months when I got ‘Star Trek,’ and it was huge. It was very overwhelming. So that opened my eyes a bit at an early age, kind of how not be frightened when walking into a responsibility of something like that.
– Tom Hardy
My father came from an intellectual and studious avenue as opposed to a brawler’s avenue. So I had to go further afield and I brought all kinds of unscrupulous oiks back home – earless, toothless vagabonds – to teach me the arts of the old bagarre.
– Tom Hardy
Every time you need protein, get yourself a boiled egg in. But your main meals would be chicken, or hummus, or white fish. You can lose about a pound a day. But you can do this stuff over a period of time, and you can have your happy days. It’s about motivation and it has to be something that’s realistic for you to keep up.
– Tom Hardy
Whatever character you play, remember they are always doing something they are not just talking.
– Tom Hardy
If you look round Hollywood there’s no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film.
– Tom Hardy
I hate publicists and publicity. But I love the people.
– Tom Hardy
I’m not a big guy anyway. I’m only, what, 150 pounds? I was 190 for ‘Batman,’ 179 for ‘Warrior.’ Films make you look big.
– Tom Hardy
The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up and do the best work I can.
– Tom Hardy
Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you’re drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you.
– Tom Hardy
I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.
– Tom Hardy
I love dogs. Like, A LOT. They’re my favorite animal. Ever.
– Tom Hardy
A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.
– Tom Hardy
I’m incredibly grateful to be playing the villain in a world which, if I really thought to hard about what I was doing, I would get very nervous about the size and the magnitude of the importance and responsibility of being a villain in the world of ‘Batman.’
– Tom Hardy
There’s something that’s very human about ‘Warriorv that brings you out. You’re watching the movie and, yeah, there’s fighting – there’s a tournament at the end of the movie – but it takes a long time to get to know these people.
– Tom Hardy
You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.
– Tom Hardy
I’m an armchair psychologist, I suppose, and I like to kind of sit around and guess and pretend I know what’s going on.
– Tom Hardy
My job is to show and tell. If I get better at showing and telling then presumably I get hired more.
– Tom Hardy