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Noomi Rapace Isn’t Polite with Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy and Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace doesn't "need to be polite" when she works with Tom Hardy.

The Swedish actress appears alongside the Batman: The Dark Knight Rises star in Soviet-era thriller Child 44, and says their on screen chemistry comes from being such good friends off-camera:

"I met Tom two years previously and we were looking for something to work on. What was really great was that we know each other really well, and we really trust each other, so we don't need to be polite, we don't need to start from zero. We could just melt into the next one. We had so much for free. It felt like we were this gypsy family coming from New York with all our family and the next stop was Prague [in The Czech Republic]."

Noomi also told how one of the main reasons she wanted to become an actress and travel the world was so it got her away from the cold winters of her native Sweden, but also acknowledged they were always a good time for her creatively. "Because it's dark and cold out, it forces people to be creative, you can't just sit and hang out. For six months it's dark and lonely and forces some creativity," she added.


Celebrity Double-Take: Tom Hardy vs. Logan Marshall-Green

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Logan Marshall-Green and Tom Hardy

For today's installment, we have Tom Hardy to the left and Logan Marshall-Green to the right.

Am I the only one who saw Prometheus and thought that Hardy was in it until the credits rolled?

(Make sure to check out more of our Celebrity Double-Takes here, here, here and here.) 

Christian Bale Thinks Tom Hardy is ‘Phenomenal’

Bane and BatmanChristian Bale thinks Tom Hardy is a "phenomenal" actor.

The 38 year old actor claims his talented The Dark Knight Rises co-star "knows his s**t," but says the heavy costumes meant the pair didn't get much interaction.

"Tom is phenomenal. He's an extraordinary actor. If I were a director I would want Tom to be in my movies. He knows his s**t. But it's a funny distance that you have in these movies, literally, by being cocooned by a cowl. I don't truly feel like I've worked with Gary (Oldman), even though we've done three movies together. And likewise with Tom, we're both behind these masks. He's feeling the isolation as well. It's a strange feeling. So we agreed after this we'd like to work with each other on something one day!"

Christian reprises his role as Batman in Christopher Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight, and Tom plays arch-rival Bane. Nolan is insistent this will be the final time we see Gotham City.

Tom Hardy Doesn’t Want to Compete with Heath Ledger

Tom HardyTom Hardy doesn't want to compete with Heath Ledger.

The Inception actor has admitted he isn't worried about living up to the late actor's legacy by taking on the role of the villain in the third Batman installment, The Dark Knight Rises.

"That would be putting myself in a competition with somebody who's clearly brilliant. And it's not a question of whose talent is greater or whose work is greater. It's just trying to be the best that we can be. I'm not trying to be better than somebody else. What he did was amazing. That's that. I've got a part I've got to play, and I want to play my part."

Tom portrays muscular comic book super-villain Bane in Christopher Nolan's latest film, while Brokeback Mountain star Heath was awarded a posthumous Best Actor Oscar for his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

The Dark Knight Rises producer, Emma Thomas, said the writers wanted to steer clear of similarities with Heath's iconic Joker character: "We were obviously never going to revisit the Joker, and you don't want to be trying to chase that. It's fun to have a very different sort of villain in this, and a different sort of challenge for Batman to meet, much more physical. It's almost a more even match in some ways, you know, in a physical sense."

Tom Hardy to Star in a Musical

Tom HardyTom Hardy is set to swap movies for musicals.

The Lawless actor has revealed he's closely involved in the development of a new stage production called Harold's Harem, which he will star in.

Tom - who will appear in this year's latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises - describes the musical as a "crazy piece of work" and he can't wait to get started on the project.
 Speaking about his character, he told the Daily Mail, "Harold's a cross between two guys Robert De Niro has played in Martin Scorsese films, The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver.
 Think of Taxi Driver as a Bollywood movie and Harold's Harem is somewhere where all those - The King of Comedy, Taxi Driver and Bollywood - meet."

However, Tom was coy when asked if he would be singing and dancing in the production, saying, "It's not a traditional musical."

He added that he thought it would be a serious piece more in the vein of the Civil Rights breakthrough musical Caroline Or Change that transferred from New York to London's National Theatre in 2003.

Tom Hardy’s Mad Max Beard

Tom HardyTom Hardy has grown a beard because the new Mad Max film shows the character in "his wild days."

The British actor is portraying character Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road - the fourth film in the franchise - and confirms he has grown "big and bushy" facial hair because of part of the storyline.

"The beard is to make me look handsome. Really, it's because I'm about to play Mad Max in the new film and we start the shoot by showing him in his wild days. It's going to be really big and bushy - what I have now is only the start," he said.

The Dark Knight Rises star has always wanted to sport some fuzz on his face but has always been stopped in the past because his movie character's have required clean shaves.

"I've always wanted a beard, but I've never been able to have a proper one because I was always having to shave it off for my next role. But at last the stars are aligning for me to grow one and work at the same time."

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Batman Role Revealed

Joseph Gordon-LevittThe cast for the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is rounding out nicely. The mystery surrounding actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally been cleared up: he’ll be playing Gotham City beat cop John Blake.

Marion Cotillard’s role as Miranda Tate has also been officiliazed by Warner Bros. Tate is a board member for Wayne Enterprises who will assist Bruce Wayne in his philanthropic efforts for the city.

It was previously announced that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman and Tom Hardy will portray Bane. After The Dark Knight Rises, the entire Batman film franchise will be re-booted with a new cast (and main hero).

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Anne Hathway: Batman’s New Catwoman

Anne Hathaway

Alice in Wonderland's White Queen will soon be adopting a much darker wardrobe.

It's just been announced that Anne Hathaway has won the role of Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) in the next installment. The 28-year-old is now the latest Academy Award nominee -- following Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry -- to play the famous character.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Anne was chosen over a list of contenders that included Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel and Kate Mara.

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Last Batman Movie for Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale?

Whether or not Tom Hardy plays a villain The Dark Knight Rises (btw - it appears he is), there's one thing we should know about the next Batman installment: It may be the last for Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale.

At least that's what they're saying now.

In a recent interview with E!, Bale said the follow-up to Dark Knight will likely be his last turn as the Caped Crusader. "This will be, I believe -- unless Chris [Nolan] says different -- the last time I'll be playing Batman."

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Inception Star Cast in Batman Sequel

Tom HardyDirector Christopher Nolan will be digging into his bag of favorites once again for the upcoming Batman sequel.

Nolan—who has worked with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy on a variety of projects—has tapped an Inception actor to star in his next film about the Caped Crusader.

According to Deadline, has been given a “lead role” in the highly-anticipated film. It’s not known at this time which character he will play.

If the casting rumors are true, this film would reunite Hardy with Bale and Caine—two of his Inception costars.

The as-yet-untitled film is expected to hit theaters on July 20, 2012.

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