Christopher Nolan on Tom Hardy: "He's Extraordinary"

four images of Tom Hardy with his face partially covered for roles in four different films: The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, and Dunkirk

Just yesterday, I said in my review of Christopher Nolan's new film Dunkirk: "I don't know why Tom Hardy keeps picking roles where masks cover up the most beautiful face of all time. That said: He can do more with his eyes than actors who draw $5M+ salaries can do with their whole bodies, costuming, props, and dialogue."

With a hat tip to Billerina, I've discovered that Nolan agrees. (Which is no surprise, considering he keeps putting Hardy in his films!)
Nolan told the Press Association: "I was pretty thrilled with what he did in The Dark Knight Rises with two eyes and couple of eyebrows and a bit of forehead so I thought let's see what he can do with no forehead, no real eyebrows, maybe one eye."

"Of course Tom, being Tom, what he does with a single eye acting is far beyond what anyone else can do with their whole body; that is just the unique talent of the man. He's extraordinary."
What immense praise. And well deserved.

I've seen a couple of tweets, by the way, that suggest Tom Hardy does his best work while his face is all covered up. That is incorrect. He also does fantastic work while being extremely naked, lol.

(That link goes to a post about his nakedness, sans images. You're welcome and/or I'm sorry.)

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