Tom Hardy is known for somewhat disappearing into the roles he plays. And like many actors before him, he’s willing to go the extra mile to put in a good performance. Losing weight, gaining weight, wearing a mask for an entire movie – Hardy has done it all. Now, though, photos have emerged of the star in character as legendary gangster Al Capone for the upcoming movie Fonzo – and it may just be his most astounding transformation yet.
Hardy is noted for being very good at playing villains and criminals – particularly real-life ones. Indeed, his breakout performance was in the 2008 film Bronson, where he plays the titular prisoner. And Hardy was seemingly committed enough to the role to gain 35 pounds in just five weeks; in the process, the star also took on an eerie resemblance to the infamous jailbird. “Tom looks more like me than I look like me,” the real Bronson would write in his diary that year.