Some method actors will let the process subsume their entire personality to the point where they pick up the characteristics of the characters they play and cease to know who they actually are in their personal lives. But the best method actors will allow the process to inform their personality without losing sight of who they are. That’s what Tom Hardy has done. According to People, over the weekend Tom won two gold medals at a charity Jiu-Jitsu competition organized by REORG, a foundation that “supports veterans, military and emergency service members who are dealing with depression, PTSD and ‘life-altering physical injuries.’” Tom’s no wounded warrior in real life, but he’s been training with REORG since he starred as one in 2011’s Warrior and remains a trustee on their board. Contrast that to someone like Jared Leto whose personality seems to be an amalgamation of all the characters he’s played over the years and is the reason why, to this day, he still pisses his pants every time he hears Hip To Be Square.
I have to admit, after watching Tom clench a man’s head between his thighs and massage his nose against his taint for charity, I thought I’d peed my pants for a second too. But it wasn’t pee. People reports:
Tom Hardy took home gold this weekend at a charity jiu-jitsu tournament, PEOPLE can confirm!
The Venom actor, 44, took part in the REORG Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship — a charity competition over the weekend in Wolverhampton, where he won in his division.
The actor actually won two golds: one in the gi (traditional martial arts uniform) category, in his belt and weight division, as well as one in the no-gi category, also in his weight and belt division.
The organization supports veterans, military and emergency service members who are dealing with depression, PTSD and “life-altering physical injuries,” according to its website. The REORG team offers programming to teach and practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a form of therapy.
This weekend’s competition was open to anyone who wanted to participate, which included some veterans with whom the org works.
OK, are you ready to see some hot Tom topping action? Oh, you’ve already seen that on MySpace? Well, then you know you want to see more!
This is why Morbius will never, ever beat Venom. Not at the box office and not in real life. Tom played an American in Warrior but hasn’t gone around speaking in a Philly accent for the past 10 years, yet Jared played one little psychopathic clown and continues to live as one. But if they ever try to do a crossover, I hope Tom sneaks up behind him on set and blasts Huey Lewis and The News like “Joker’s on you, sucker!” as Jared wets the front of his cult robes like a wittle baby.
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