10 érdekesség Tom Hardyról – szókincs, olvasott szövegértési feladat

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Novemberi magazinunkban olvashattok Tom Hardy életéről és filmszerepeiről. Összegyűjtöttünk 10 érdekességet a színész, producerről, hogy még árnyaltabb képet kapjatok erről a különleges emberről.

1. TOM HARDY WON A TELEVISION MODELLING CONTEST
Technically, Tom Hardy’s onscreen debut came in 1998, when he took part in a modelling contest on the British morning show The Big Breakfast. Among the facts we learned about the then-21-year-old: He was a drama student who idolized Gary Oldman, liked Eddie Izzard, wanted to write and direct his own short films, and didn’t like football. And yes, he won.

2. TOM HARDY WAS BRIEFLY A RAPPER
Falling on Your Arse In 1999 is a mixtape Hardy recorded with his friend Edward Tracy under the name Tommy No. 1 and Eddie Too Tall. While Hardy all but disowned the project—it was never released, and he later described his rapping as “not very good”—it’s really not bad. No less an authority than Vice described it as “actually kind of fire.”

3. TOM HARDY BATTLED DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION AT AN EARLY AGE
With his star on the rise, Hardy was forced to confront an issue he had been dealing with since his teens: a serious alcohol and crack addiction. After shooting Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Hardy checked himself into rehab. “I didn’t want anyone to know I was out of control, but I couldn’t hide it,” Hardy said in 2014. “I went in thinking I’d do it for a little bit until I can go out and drink and people forgive me. But I did my 28 days, and after listening to people who had been through similar circumstances, I realized I did have a problem.” Hardy has been sober since 2003.

4. TOM HARDY IS A DOG MAN
Hardy is a nut for the hounds, and starred in a pro-adoption ad campaign for PETA along with his rescue dog Woodstock “Woody” Yamaduki. Woodstock is sadly no longer with us, and Hardy penned an emotional tribute to the pup when he passed away in 2017. He currently has a French bulldog. His fondness for his furry friends is so strong that, in 2015, Vanity Fair compiled an oral history of all the times he had professed how much he loved them. Hardy once said “dog” 62 times in one interview, and an Instagram account dedicated to pictures of Hardy with dogs has more than 100,000 followers.

5. MAD MAX WAS IN TOM HARDY’S LIFE LONG BEFORE FURY ROAD
When Hardy was 17, he acquired a dog with the prophetic name Mad Max. A friend of Hardy’s had a dog that he really liked, Cass, so Hardy made him promise that if she ever had puppies, he could have one. He told Details: “I went to visit his mom, see how she was and say hello. And she said, ‘Oh, we’ve got something for you here.’ And I open up the door, and there was Mad Max. And I was like, ‘I don’t like that name.’ He’s not mad, he’s just misunderstood.” Twenty years later, Hardy played Mad Max in Mad Max: Fury Road.

6. TOM HARDY GAINED MORE THAN 40 POUNDS FOR BRONSON … BY EATING CHOCOLATE AND PIZZA
Hardy first gained international attention for playing the title role in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson (2008), an in-your-face biopic about Michael Gordon Peterson, who has been called both the “most violent prisoner in Britain” and “Britain’s most notorious prisoner.” He gained 42 pounds to play the role. He told ShortList: “I got really fat. … By the time I went to Pittsburgh to film Warrior I had two hours of boxing, two hours of Muay Thai, two hours of Jiu-Jitsu, two hours of choreography, and two hours of weightlifting a day, every day for eight weeks. I don’t know how people do that every day. Bronson was fun. For Bronson I just ate chocolate and pizza, lifted [my friend] Pnut up and down the stairs, played Xbox, shaved my head and grew a moustache.”

7. TOM HARDY WAS DELETED FROM STAR WARS (BUT IS IN STAR TREK)
Hardy’s first big meaty Hollywood role was in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, playing an evil clone of Jean-Luc Picard named Shinzon. Hardy auditioned for the role by tape—there was a scene he was supposed to do, but he got hold of the rest of the script and performed a different scene, in his underpants.

Fifteen years later, he filmed a cameo in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, playing a helmeted stormtrooper who gives Finn (John Boyega) an encouraging smack on the backside, but the scene was deleted from the theatrical release.

8. A REAL-LIFE ACTION HERO
He chased down and caught a thief who stole a moped in 2017. Tom happened to be on the scene when two teenage boys stole a moped. Tom took after them in true action-hero style jumping walls and racing through backyards to catch one of the thieves. One eyewitness said that it was like he switched into action hero mode in a movie and another said he looked as mad as he does on screen. Tom held the teenager until the police arrived.

9. TOM HARDY’S ARM WAS FOREVER TRANSFORMED WHEN HE LOST A BET WITH LEONARDO DICAPRIO.
While shooting The Revenant together, Leonardo DiCaprio predicted that Hardy would get an Oscar nomination for his work. Hardy disagreed, and a bet was struck: Whoever was right could place a tattoo of their choice on the loser. Hardy got the nomination. He later told Esquire: “He wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything.’ Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'” By the time the day came to put needle to skin, it had changed to “Leo knows all.”

10.TOM HARDY’S VENOM PERFORMANCE WAS INSPIRED BY REN & STIMPY AND COACHED BY HIS SON.

When preparing for Venom, in which Hardy plays both journalist Eddie Brock and an alien symbiote that fuses with him, Hardy was inspired by, of all things, the 1990s Nickelodeon carton Ren & Stimpy.

Hardy told Entertainment Tonight he was persuaded to take the role by his 10-year-old son Louis, who also acted as something of a consultant to his dad’s performance. “He told me what I was doing wrong,” said Hardy. “And I was doing more things wrong than I was doing right—children are deeply honest.”

sources: 30 Surprising Facts About Tom Hardy by Jennifer M Wood and Mike Rampton, Mentalfloss; 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Hardy, Alux.com, Youtube

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Vocabulary

onscreen debut televíziós képernyőn való bemutatkozás
to take part in részt venni valamiben
to idolize bálványozni
mixtape Az énekes számára a legjobb dalok összeállítása, amit valaha is felvett a tehetségének legjobb bemutatására, kevésbé professzionális
to release megjelentetni
a star on the rise felemelkedőfélben lévő sztár
to confront szembenézni
to deal with (problémával) megbirkózni
crack kokain
rehab rehabilitáció
to hide elrejteni
to forgive megbocsátani
circumstances körülmények
nut for the hounds oda van a vadászkutyákért
a pro-adoption örökbefogadást ösztönző
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) amerikai állatjogi
szervezet
fondness for szeretet valami iránt
furry friends „szőrős” barátok (kutyák)
to compile összeállítani
to profess kijelenteni
to acquire szert tenni
prophetic prófétai/jövendőmondó
to misunderstand félreérteni
to gain weight hízni
title role címszerep
biopic egy még élő személy életéről szóló film
to gain attention figyelmet kapni/szerezni
to shave leborotválni
moustache bajusz
meaty role értékes szerep
evil gonosz
to audition meghallgatáson részt venni
underpants alsónadrág
cameo kicsi, de figyelemreméltó szerep egy filmben, amit egy híres sztár játszik
helmeted stormtrooper sisakot viselő birodalmi rohamosztagos
encouraging smack on the backside bátorító fenékre csapás
to delete eltávolítani
to chase down követni és elkapni
thief tolvaj
to happen to be there történetesen ott lenni
to shoot forgatni (filmet)
to predict megjósolni
bet was struck fogadás megköttetett
shitty silány
to persuade rábeszélni/rávenni
honest őszinte

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