Tom Hardy is one of the most handsome and finest actors in Hollywood. But, if someone asks us to describe Hardy in a sentence or two, we'd probably explain him as an actor who prefers to keep most of his face hidden in movies. Pick any movie ‘The Revenant', ‘Mad Max: Fury Road', or ‘The Dark Knight Rises', Tom is always seen hiding his face either with some shield or beard. We guess Director Christopher Nolan was quick to pick this success mantra after his villainous character ‘Bane' got amazing reviews. So, in the recently released ‘Dunkirk', Nolan followed the pattern and hid his face…again. We guess even Hardy has come to expect that if he wants to be a part of Nolan's movies, he might have to cover his face.
Why? Why would Christopher Nolan do that to such a handsome face? While we all were constantly thinking about this, it seems that our queries have reached Nolan as he decided to shed some light on it. 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.”
Tom Hardy works best when his face is 80% covered pic.twitter.com/L9wgbjEu9w
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 6, 2017
Now we know why the British Air Force Spitfire Pilot does not remove his mask and only shows his eyes in the movie 'Dunkirk', which is set in the backdrop of World War 2. Nolan further added, “Of course Tom, being Tom, what he does with single eye acting is far beyond what anyone else can do with their whole body, that is just the unique talent of the man, it's extraordinary.”
Tom Hardy has such a pretty face that every movie he's in has to come up with reasons to cover it up so people don't just kiss him on sight.
— Emily V Gordon (@emilyvgordon) May 26, 2015
In fact, once Nolan had written about the character, he knew there was only one man he wanted for this role – Tom Hardy. In a report published in USA Today, he said “I don't write with actors in mind, because I think that somewhat does them a disservice. But once it was done, I could only see Tom in it. So I called him and begged…in a dignified manner.” Nolan knew that Hardy would fit the bill perfectly and we are not disappointed with his choices or decisions at all.