6 Most Notable Tom Hardy Roles, Ranked

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Everyone knows Tom Hardy for his roles in action movies and each character he plays sticks to the audience’s minds like a magnet. Perhaps it is the unique character he portrays or the type of film he appears in. Regardless, Tom Hardy will always stand out no matter how trivial his roles are in a film or show.


The actor has received several awards for his contribution to the movie industry. This includes Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, Academy Award nomination, and the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor. In this list are Tom Hardy’s most famous and notable roles.

Farrier from Dunkirk (2017)

Farrier Tom Hardy


He is one of the faces in the movie that the majority of the audience can recognize. He portrays a Royal Air Force pilot who made the greatest sacrifice of all. Instead of bringing Spitfire to land in the rough sea, he lowered the landing gear and lands the plane on the Dunkirk beach.

Eames from Inception (2010)

Inception Tom Hardy

He is an essential part of the deceit and secrecy happening in the dream world. Eames can project the image of any person, forging a specific identity as its actual physical form. Combined with his skill to mirror other people’s behaviors and movements, he can work as a very effective doppelganger.


Alfie Solomons from Peaky Blinders (2014)

Alfie Solomons Tom Hardy

Hardy plays Alfie Solomons, the leader of a Jewish gang and Thomas Shelby’s ally as well as foe. He is a complicated character with flexible allegiances depending on where it is convenient for him. He is also noted for having an odd accent which sets him apart from the others who speak the classic Birmingham accent.

Max Rockatansky from Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


He plays the protagonist in the film. After his Interceptor got destroyed, he was kidnapped by a bunch of men known as “War Boys” and became their live blood donor. He was able to escape and became allied with Imperator Furiosa to help five women escape from the War Boys’ tyrannical leader, Immortan Joe.

Bane from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Bane Tom Hardy

As Batman’s primary antagonist, Bane is the leader of the League of Shadows. He is physically strong and well-versed in military strategy. A previous injury forces him to wear a mask because he needs oxygen to breathe. The mask gives him a different voice whilst speaking, hence making his character profoundly noticeable. Despite the fact that Bane needs medical assistance to survive, this does not hinder him from beating Batman in a fight. He has beaten him a lot of times.


Eddie Brock from Venom (2018)

The sequel to the film, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, was released a few days ago. The movie received mixed reviews both from fans and movie critics. Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a freelance reporter who finds himself infected by a symbiote that enables him to take up Venom’s appearance. The symbiote persuades Eddie to team up with him and in return, he will possess incredible abilities. However, this new gift of his has always a consequence.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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