Tom Hardy Lost A Bet To Leonardo DiCaprio And Now Has To Get A Crazy Personalized Leo Tattoo
In fact, he’s so good he finally won an Oscar for his role in The Revenant. You know who else was really good in The Revenant? Tom Hardy.
Hardy did such a good job in the film that while they were shooting it Leonardo DiCaprio made him a bet that he would get an Oscar nomination for it. Hardy took him up on that bet and now, after receiving that nomination he has to get a tattoo. A really bad tattoo…
Hardy shared the story of his losing bet with Esquire UK…
At some point in the not too distant future, Tom Hardy needs to book himself in for a new tattoo. The 39-year-old British actor has already got quite a few, as the markings protruding from his T-shirt — and the many topless shots that exist of him on the internet — attest. He’s had the London skyline, a Chinese dragon, his wife’s name (and his ex-wife’s initials), a Madonna and child and a Buddha with an AK47. This latest one though, he’s dragging his heels about. “I haven’t got it yet,” he says cheerily, taking a deep lungful from his electronic cigarette, “because it sucks.”
Hardy had a wager with Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom he starred in last year’s The Revenant, a story of betrayal and vengeance among 19th-century fur trappers. DiCaprio predicted that Hardy would get an Oscar nomination for his supporting role as a feral frontiersman who leaves DiCaprio’s character for dead after the latter is mauled by a grizzly bear. Hardy bet a tattoo of the winner’s choosing that he wouldn’t. Hardy lost. Hardy recreates DiCaprio’s design on a Post-it note for me. “He wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything.’ Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'”
Could be worse I suppose. Hell, I’d get that inked on my body, no problem. Talk about your conversation starters.