Tom Hardy Relied on Push-Ups and Pizza to Bulk Up For ‘Bronson’ and Bane


Tom Hardy has made some incredible physical transformations to play iconic characters in film. Most notably, he bulked up for the titular role in bronson and for his turn as the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. The secret behind these transformations is a bit surprising. According to the actor, his fitness routine and diet centered around push-ups and pizza.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Tom Hardy as Bane | Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic

Tom Hardy earned 7 pounds per week for his role in ‘Bronson’

Before Hardy became an A-list actor in Hollywood, he made a name for himself with audiences in the United Kingdom when he played Britain’s most notorious criminal Charles Bronson in the autobiographical film bronson. It was a small, independent film that only made $2.3 million at the box office. But, Hardy’s performance earned him critical acclaim and fans took notice.


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