Tom Hardy plays identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray -- yes, both roles -- in the biopic 'Legend,' which follows their infamous antics in swinging '60s London. Before you see it, check out these other great performances from the English actor.
Max Rockatansky in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (2015)
Hardy hardly said a word in George Miller's fantastic, batshit crazy ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ but still made a big impact in its post-apocalyptic world helping Charlize Theron's Furiosa kidnap evil Immortan Joe's baby mamas.
Shinzon in ‘Star Trek Nemesis’ (2002)
Known primarily for his television work, the talented actor’s first major film role came as Shinzon, in this installment from the ‘Star Trek’ film franchise. Hardy played the evil clone of Captain Picard, hellbent on destroying Earth.
Michael Peterson in ‘Bronson’ (2008)
One of the actor’s first leading roles came in this small art-house film about a convict who spends three decades in solitary confinement, where his own personality is overtaken by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. In addition to gaining rave reviews for his work as the titular character, Hardy took home Best Actor honors at the 2008 British Independent Spirit Awards.
Eames in ‘Inception’ (2010)
His breakthrough performance in this trippy action thriller from Christopher Nolan cast the actor as a key member of a crew that specializes in stealing ideas from dreams. Hardy almost steals the movie from lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ricki Tarr in ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ (2011)
Hardy’s slow-burn performance as an influential British Secret Service agent in this espionage thriller earned him a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Tommy Conlon in ‘Warrior’ (2011)
Hardy delivers another knockout performance in this little-known film, playing a conflicted MMA fighter who must take on his brother for the championship crown -- and his father’s love. Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte costar.
Forrest Bondurant in ‘Lawless’ (2012)
Hardy stars along side Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as one third of a Depression-era trio of bootlegging brothers. The film reunites the actor with his ‘Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy’ (2011) costar, Gary Oldman, who plays a mobster drunk on the power that the brothers’ business brings him.
Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012)
Christopher Nolan’s second collaboration with Hardy required the actor to gain 40 pounds of muscle to play Batman’s iconic nemesis, the hard-to-hear Bane. His best scene? Breaking the Bat’s back.
Ivan Locke in ‘Locke’ (2013)
If anyone can make driving around in a car while talking on the phone for 90 minutes engaging and poignant, it’s Hardy. The actor delivers an excellent turn in this underrated drama from 2014, which centers on a husband and father racing away from an important job to do right by the mistress he knocked up.
Bob Saginowski in ‘The Drop’ (2014)
As bartender Bob Saginowski, Hardy finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry. He gets entwined in an investigation that digs deep into his mysterious past. Based on Dennis Lehane's 2009 short story, ‘Animal Rescue,’ the film also stars James Gandolfini in his last film role before his untimely death.