Tom Hardy has the ability to play an array of disturbingly memorable characters, each of which tend to offer a special kind of insanity. He’s a fascinating chameleon much in the way the great Philip Seymour Hoffman was, with the jarring difference being his innate talent for actually becoming the wildly unhinged lunatic that he’s being asked to portray.
Even in The Drop, his character’s mild-mannered disposition still managed to convey the underlying animal within. And then there’s Hardy’s character of Alfie from Peaky Blinders, a Netflix series that isn’t discussed nearly enough. A supercut of those scenes alone would be enough to aptly surmise his remarkable range.
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