Christopher Nolan reveals why Tom Hardy’s face is always covered in films

This is lol

Tom Hardy is something of a national treasure. I mean, the man caught a thief, for goodness sake.

But, it’s been noticed by social media (thank you internet) that the 39-year-old actor’s face is always blocked or shielded by something when it comes to his latest films.

Yep, think about it.

He’s beardy in The Revenant, caged in Mad Max: Fury Road, has a mask on in The Dark Knight Rises and now wears an pilot get-up, complete with an oxygen mask, in Dunkirk. 

And, it seems that this might actually be on purpose.

Yes, while we don’t quite understand why anyone would want to hide Tom Hardy’s face, film director Christopher Nolan, whose latest project Dunkirk has been critically acclaimed, told Press Association: ‘I was pretty thrilled with what he did in The Dark Knight Rises with two eyes and couple of eyebrows and a bit of forehead so I thought let’s see what he can do with no forehead, no real eyebrows, maybe one eye.’

‘Of course, Tom, being Tom, what he does with single eye acting is far beyond what anyone else can do with their whole body, that is just the unique talent of the man, he’s extraordinary.’

In his latest role, Tom remains pretty much exclusively in his spitfire – but despite just being one and a half eyes and eyebrows, people are still raving about his role.

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