Whoever has seen that cathedral of sports drama that is ‘Warrior’, directed by Gavin O’Connor, released in 2011 and unfairly ignored at the Oscars, will not be surprised at all by what I am going to tell you next. And it is that Tom Hardyprotagonist of the aforementioned feature film and who has sported an enormous physique in titles such as ‘The Dark Knight: The Legend Rises’, ‘Venom’ or ‘Bronson’, in addition to acting, win martial arts competitions.
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Last weekend, the British interpreter won the gold medal at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship held in Milton Keynes, in which he competed using his real name, Edward Hardy —we live in a constant lie—. To do this, he had to beat veteran Danny Appleby in the semifinals, who spoke about the impact of having the actor face to face.
“He’s a really nice guy. I was freaking out. He told me, ‘Just forget it’s me and do what you normally would.’ He’s a really strong guy… You wouldn’t think he’s famous. on the podium in every one of them. But he’s probably the toughest opponent I’ve ever had. He lives up to his role as Bane, that’s for sure.”
In addition, a representative of the event underlined the good character of Hardy. This man has it all.
“Everyone recognized him, but he was very humble and happy to make time for people to take pictures with him. It was a great pleasure to have him compete in our tournament.”
Hardy’s victory in Milton Keynes follows his success at the REORG Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship for charity, which took place last August in Wolverhampton. Coming soon, in addition to handing out cookies on the tatami, We will see him in ‘Havoc’, the new film by Gareth Evans —’The Raid’— for Netflix.
Via | Guardian