Tom Hardy is a highly successful Hollywood movie star. You may remember him as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. He’s an Academy Award nominee for his supporting role in the 2015 blockbuster The Revenant. Now, this electrifying actor is transitioning from the big screen to television, as he stars in the new miniseries Taboo. He’s been entrenched in Hollywood since his 2001 film debut Black Hawk Down. After well over a decade gracing the big screen, how much money does this guy have? You shouldn’t be too surprised when you find out.
Tom Hardy’s Net Worth as of 2017: $15 Million
Hardy’s total net worth rolls in at an impressive $15 million. He’s a movie star, an actor with great range and ability. He can play a hero just as well as when he plays a villain. Imagine The Dark Knight Rises without Bane. Mad Max: Fury Road may have not been so successful if it wasn’t for Tom (and not Tom from MySpace). Hardy has excelled in his field. He has certainly brought home the bacon with a cool $15 million in the bank. But how did he do it all? Let’s take a look at Tom Hardy’s path to greatness…
2001 – 2010
Tom’s first taste of the big time came in the form of the HBO-BBC miniseries Band of Brothers, where he played US Army Private John Janovec. That same year, he made his movie debut in Ridley’s Scott’s wartime thriller Black Hawk Down. In 2003, he gained even more attention for his role in Star Trek Nemesis. Hardy was also heavily involved in British theater. He won the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Award as an “Outstanding Newcomer” in the productions of Blood and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings.
From 2005 to 2007, he appeared in BBC programs like A for Andromeda, Stuart: A Life Backwards, and The Virgin Queen. He’s starred in British films like RocknRolla and Bronson. In 2009, he was nominated for Best Actor at the Crime Thriller Awards for his role as a drug and alcohol-induced gangster in The Take. He transitioned his experience in British theater to Chicago, where he received rave reviews for his starring role in The Long Red Road at the Goodman Theatre.
2010 – 2012
In 2010, Hardy returned to the forefront of Hollywood with one of the top roles in Christoper Nolan’s science fiction thriller Inception. He received a BAFTA Rising Star award for his role as Eames in Inception. He also had a prominent role in the 2011 film Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. His performance in the 2011 film Warrior was also highly praised by critics. He even got involved in a cheesy romantic comedy called This Means War.
But arguably his most memorable role came in the form of Bane from the 2012 smash hit The Dark Knight Rises. He is one of Batman’s toughest foes. He also left us with some noteworthy words to live and die by. Bane is too badass. Check it out for yourself:
2012 – 2017
Besides his role as Bane in The Dark Night Rises, Hardy also starred in the film Lawless. His role as bootlegger John Hillcoat in Lawless received rave reviews from critics. Hardy also had the honor of co-starring with James Gandolfini in the 2014 film The Drop, which would end up being Gandolfini’s last film. Rest in peace, James Gandolfini.
2015 may have been Hardy’s most prolific year in film ever. That year, he starred in five films. His most successful film of the year is Mad Max: Fury Road. Mad Max became a box-office smash. Both the fans and critics loved the film. They just loved the frenzied environment of a post-apocalyptic world.
Tom received a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor in 2015 for his role in the film Legend. In 2016, Hardy would receive an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the 2015 thriller The Revenant. That same year, he signed back with BBC to star in the mini-series Taboo, which premiered in January 2017. Hardy is also set to star in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 thriller Dunkirk, set during World War II. But first, let’s talk about Taboo. It is an eight-episode drama, set in nineteenth-century England (1814 to be exact). In Taboo, Hardy plays a character looking for revenge. Here’s a preview:
Tom Hardy is a true superstar on television and the big screen. He brings a level of excitement and drama to the screen that is hard to match. No wonder his best films are categorized as “thrillers.” $15 million is a whole lot of dough. And we can only imagine the fortunes that await Hardy in the future. His stock is certainly on the rise.