Tom Hardy bulks up, shaves his head and loses the hot, big time


OH NO. This is what happens when you are attracted to someone you really shouldn’t even bother. This is what happens when you give some dude the benefit of the doubt, over and over and over again, until you realize that he’s A) Actually not that hot, and B) Actually kind of gross. This realization just hit me as I glanced at these new photos of Tom Hardy, promoting his new film Warrior in Paris. This is how Tom used to look, when he was hot:


What’s the difference? Is it just hair?!? Hair and weight? Tom has always been built – not in a “I hang out in the gym five days a week” built, but built like he got his muscles doing hard labor. He’s bulked up to play Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and I’m assuming that’s why his head is shaved too. But dear God, I had no idea he would look so… so… VIN DIESEL like this. The only thing keeping Tom Hardy from looking like Shrek is hair?!? Ugh. Disappointing and gross. And don’t even get me started on how gross his lips look when he’s shorn and shiny. Blech.

Sidenote: I now totally believe Tom Hardy boned Lindsay Lohan. Only someone like Lindsay can completely suck the hotness out of someone.

The other dude in the photos is Joel Edgerton, Tom’s costar in Warrior. Here’s the trailer for Warrior. Seriously, Tom Hardy always needs hair. It makes all the difference in the world.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Anna says:

    What the hell have you done?!

  2. Ahot says:

    I feel your pain, Kaiser i really do. He really is a Vin Diesel double. For one hot sec i thought it was him! He is so gross, even with the hair! & what the hell is he wearing? i can’t. seriously.

  3. Marianne says:

    Yeah but that look is just for his role as Bane.

  4. constance says:

    Whoa. Not hot. Not cute. I hope it’s for attention.

  5. Oi says:

    Still love him! Hes not supposed to be pretty here!

  6. khaveman says:

    Awful. He looks puffy. Like a cheesy New Jersey shore bouncer.

  7. dd says:

    he used to be soooo HOT
    still like him

  8. constance says:

    He’s playing Bane in the new Batman? Nuuuu! 🙁

  9. werty says:

    He does look like Vin except Vin doesnt look like a lost puppy on steroids. Diesel is the only guy that can rock this look, change back pretty boy!

  10. Genevieve says:

    Who is the guy in light grey?! WOWZAA!

  11. Bubulle says:

    For god sake he has been cast as Bane, so yes he’s not supposed to look good but threatening, he will be back to his hot self in no time.

  12. Celebitchy says:

    I like bald guys, and I like big guys but he is so not doing it for me! You’re right, he’s very Shrek!

  13. weetiger3 says:

    C’mon. He bulks up for a role, much like one of our other boyfriends, Gerard Butler. He’ll be back. But seriously Kaiser, you’re looking in the wrong place. It’s the mouth. Dear God the scenarios I imagine involving those lips…

  14. DogBoy says:

    Vin called.. wants his look back. Overnight it back to him.

  15. whybenice says:

    Ewwww. When you’re blessed with elf ears you need to balance them with hair.

  16. Delta Juliet says:

    @ khaveman

    You nailed it.

    Ugh. He looks awful, and yes, puffy!

  17. Stephie says:

    His head got bigger, wow. I hope he loses this look asap. There’s enough meatheads out there.

  18. Eve says:

    He’s just uglier than he used to be.

  19. Nancy says:

    This guy is really sexy but not with this look but he”ll be back to his hot self in no time. God I can’t believe how fickle some people are it’s just for a role in a movie it’s not his normal look.

  20. Betsy says:

    Really? I still think he is hot! More for me then. Muhahaha.

  21. BIGT says:

    You bitches is crazy. That man is STILL HOT who cares that he’s dressed like a 17 year old chess king kid just off his shift. Still would. Still cute still soooo HOT.

  22. Ladybird83 says:

    Obviously Tom Hardy became known to all you folks through Inception. Take a step back and breath. Have you not seen him in “BRONSON” he sported a very similar look. And let me tell you he could act your panties right off still. Go watch that movie Kaiser, you will be singing a different tune.

  23. chiarascurro says:

    I thought he was really hot in Rocknrolla.

  24. carrie says:

    during TWO seconds, i thought “why is Vin Diesel named Tom Hardy?”

  25. KJ says:

    Ok come the fuck on. I actually find it kind of endearing that he’s not so vain that he can’t ugly it up for a role. Bane isn’t supposed to be hot. Tom Hardy isn’t a heartthrob. He’s an actor, and a damn good one at that, one who’s obviously not concerned about staying “hot” to please people who don’t understand that being “hot” is only a tiny sliver of what he brings to the table.

    Really? You really believe he banged Lindsay because he transformed his body for a role into something you find unattractive? Kaiser, normally I find you pretty level headed, but seriously, that is one of the most unreasonable things youve written in a while, IMO. Dont worry Tom, I got your back. You may look terrible for this role, but I know it’s JUST a role and not indicative of anything about you personally, other than your dedication to your craft.

  26. Toe says:

    He bulked up for a role…Ugh!!…but those lips…THOSE LIPS….

  27. Heatheradair says:

    I’m with CB, I generally LOVE a bald man (there’s something about a bald head and some good chest hair that’s just MANLY). HOWEVER – there’s something doughy and squishy and baby-like and WRONG with this dude now. Quick fix: spray tan and FACIAL HAIR, stat. Grow-back the scruff. And about 2 weeks into the head-shave, it will look INFINITELY better. Ew. It’s like one of those talking e-trade babies walking around with unwarranted swagger. Ewwwwww.

  28. UKHels says:

    always hated his lips but seriously, all the dude has to do now is hook up with Kate Bosworth and then he’ll be TOTALLY DEAD TO ME

  29. mln76 says:

    Not into that look. It’s sort of traumatizing.

  30. GoofPuff says:

    Yeah ok that look makes me wonder if he isn’t also gay.

  31. Stubbylove says:

    Tragic! Ugh – not liking it. I think it’s hilarious how he’s crossing the arms trying to push up the “gun show” – too funny.

  32. Angie says:

    This is what he looked like when I first noticed him, he played Praetor Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis. I would guess he’ll change up his look for his next role.

  33. truetalk says:

    d lips look like they have suction!
    it’s not that bad.if u can’t bear to look at his face and head right now,just cover it up.d rest of the body looks a guy who can easily pick u up and carry u to bed.[fans self}

  34. Ashley says:

    His lips bother me. They look like ham. Greasy, salty, disgusting ham! Blech!

  35. Turtle Dove says:

    (hugs Kaiser)

    I’m feeling your pain. I used to think he was hot too.

  36. LBeees says:

    No! No No NO!

    Give me Inception Tom Hardy back. Give him BACK I say.

    The only consolation is knowing that what goes down can come back up. By which I mean to say, the changes are not permanent. HAIR GROWS. And hotties like to be hot, so I think he’ll come around again. At least I hope so. I’m praying.

    Because he was so, so fine in Inception. Shit. This isn’t good.

  37. katiemarie says:

    At least Tom looks really hot in the trailer.

  38. Chris says:

    He had a similar look for the movie Bronson. Don’t worry peeps he’ll morph back to the Tom you know and love.

  39. Turtle Dove says:

    katiemarie (37) At least Tom looks really hot in the trailer.
    But with this look he looks like he should LIVE in a trailer.


  40. Tara says:

    He was hanging out with Lindsay Lohan last this past spring so maybe its coke bloat. Either way, ugh. Just no. But he shore got a purty mouth!

  41. Sue says:

    Bane isn’t meant to be hot or sexy. Bane is meant to be brutal and scary. Hardy will go back to his regular hot self. It’s called playing the part. Its never been the way Hardy looks, he has the IT factor…… and his voice is enough to make me melt.

  42. Deb says:

    Is this board filled with 17 year-old and tweens ? Never seen so many ewwwwws….
    He’s playing Bane and takes the role serious. Pretty Boys don’t get to play Bane. Hardy is an actor and not a pretty boy first. Sorry I want a Batman back-breaking badarse Bane. Not a pretty boy that has great hair. He looks like he can take on Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy is an acting God and who the hell cares he is bald?

  43. Shay says:

    He reminds me of one of goons from the Jerry Springer show. Yuck-o. At least the head shave is temporary though. I guess actors have to grit their teeth and endure their physical transformations (like Robert de Niro did for Raging Bull)
    I have to say, that I’m over the partial sleeve or any tattoo sleeve that men boast. It’s way too much and when the tattoos look like, like these ones, it just adds to the cringe factor.
    And yes, you’re right. Some men don’t look good bald.

  44. Anna says:

    I’m telling you it’s the stubble effect. MM stubble! THEN IT’S GONE AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT BUT A BIG FAT FACE.

  45. CeeCee says:

    oh no, what happened? The hair maketh the man in this case. Not digging the trainers with jeans either. Agree with KJ though that it’s good he can fug it up for a role.

  46. Penelope says:

    I think we should all take a moment to appreciate the fact that he is this committed to a role. That he doesn’t care about what he looks like and that he is a dedicated actor. He is not there to just look pretty he is there to do his job and he does it the best he can. So hating on him because he changed his appearance, something which is reversible for a role is just hating on him for doing well at his job. Also he still looks damn fine to me, and his commitment to his role only makes me wanna bang him more.

  47. jocular says:

    You really connect the dots like that? Respect to him for his attention to detail and his acting.

  48. Jen D says:

    It’s okay because you included photos of Joel Edgerton. I love that man so much.

  49. BamaGuy says:

    You’re CRAZY, Tom is HOT HOT HOT… OMFG a SEX GOD… love love love the Hardy Man

  50. pato says:

    the Aussie is HOT, Tom without hair NOT..and is this rocky 7? jk

  51. Laura says:

    ew ew ew!! Its amazing what hair can do for a man.. who knew how unattractive he was underneath it all? I feel so shallow going off him like this, but YUCK.

  52. JaneWonderfalls says:

    The only physical flaw this man has to me is his messed up teeth and small penis(I’m no size queen so I can over look that), other than that he lives and breathes the roles he plays, I respect him as an actor so I will just remember him when he is sex on a stick not(Bane character)or any other character he has to bulk up for because he did the same for the role Bronson.