What do you think of him as an actor? I thought he was respectable in Locke, TTSS, and moments of Peaky Blinders, but I've always felt his performances to be disconnected from the psychological aspect of constructing character, so largely rooted in a physical presence divorced from strong character development. It's like he wants to incorporate tics and weird voices and this and that without ever even mapping what an effective arc for a character would be, which seems crazy to me.
I don't think he's got a spotless catalogue by any means, but I think he's still probably the most inherently talented actor of that generation of actors across the pond (I know scrudpup will back McAvoy, and others would do the same for Fassbender). Stuart: A Life Backwards, Bronson, The Revenant, The Take, Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road, Locke, Warrior, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Taboo . . . I mean, Jesus, the guy's got a filmography that puts damn near any working actor under 50 to shame.
I think he’s quite similar to Christian Bale because I think both are very surface level actors. When I watch him act, I never really get any depth or subtlety. I never feel they fully lose themselves in their performances, I always see Bale or Hardy.
He ran until the sun came up and he couldn't run any further.
Oh man I used to be a fan of the ham, but this is just too much even for me. Sorry Tom.
ROFL!!! He sounds unintelligible as Capone. I heard he took inspiration from Bugs Bunny, but this is going a bit too far.
I really enjoy it when Hardy goes full ham, and puts on like six different voices over the course of a movie, he's the reason that I get any entertainment out of Venom, but at the same time, I can totally understand why somebody would find his type of "acting", off-putting. At its worst, it can be really hard to understand what he's saying a lot of the times, and also there's a point where it can come off less like acting, and more like flat-out parody.
He’s got talent, but I’ve never responded to his particular brand of acting and many of his recent choices have been completely baffling. Outside of maybe Locke, he’s never given a soulful performance in his life. And frankly, I’ve baffled by the passes he constantly gets for his unintelligible hamfests.
He's usually good to me, sometimes very good (Revenant, Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), but there's always something missing. I've yet to see him play a more complex character, where he really impresses me with a wider spectrum of emotions and characteristics.
Really anxious for people to see his "Capone" (there's a separate thread) because that is Hardy at his most Hardy-est, and more Hardy-ing than ever. Hoping once that's seen it leads to a good old fashioned board war - it's THAT out there
He's very talented imo. Not great but pretty good. For sure he never seems to bother with character development in his roles but he manages to deliver using his presence, his voice and some mannerisms. His acting isn't based that much on feelings but more on gestures, line delivery etc. As a result, some scenes/roles are easier for him to play than others.
In Peaky Blinders and Bronson for example, there were scenes in which he was riveting and others I was kind of annoyed by his acting.
I really liked him in the Revenant, Locke and Legend. But his performances in Mad Max and Venom didn't work for me.
A good tough guy actor and I've never seen him in anything to make me say anything more than that about him. I guess my opinion is net positive but he is way overrated in some circles. I remember that he had so many fanbots on IMDB back in the day that people started calling them "The Hardy Boys".