Tom Hardy has been in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and has melted the hearts of many with his rugged looks and oh-so-charming British accent. What is surprising, however, is that the 37-year-old actor still manages to lie low in the celebrity world and is often overlooked when discussions of “A-List” celebrities are started. He’s the kind of actor where you think to yourself, “hey, wasn’t that the guy in …?” and it’s because he was, thanks to his talent and versatile acting abilities but, for whatever reason, is overshadowed by the other stars in the film, until recently. While he definitely has a large fan base, especially thanks to being the star of the hugely successful film Mad Max: Fury Road, there are many things not widely known about Hardy. Check out 10 of them here.
10. Started as a Model
He is definitely good-looking but his brooding, bearded image doesn’t scream model; however, apparently it used to. Baby-faced at 21 years old, Hardy won the competition, Find Me a Supermodel, from which he got a contract with Models One. Although the modeling was only brief, it launched Hardy into the world of celebrity.