The actor gave life to Michael Peterson, also known as Charles Bronson, one of the most violent criminals in the United Kingdom.
In 2008, Tom Hardy portrayed Michael Peterson, better known as Charles Bronson, one of the United Kingdom’s most violent prisoners, convicted of taking a dozen hostages during his incarceration. Because of his dangerous behavior he ended up in solitary confinement more than once and almost became a legend in British prisons. This legacy carried over to Hardy, who is no longer welcome in prison after acting Bronson,
Bronson’s son, George Bambi, reports movieweb, has said that the actor visited his father several times while preparing for the role, but after the film became a success, he was no longer allowed to return there. Apparently, the prison authorities are not at all happy about turning a criminal into a star.
Hardy was known for taking preparation for his character very seriously, which is why he frequently visited Bronson in prison. I wanted to know him closely so that I could interpret his personality correctly. “I don’t think so [Charles Bronson] I’ve talked to Tom in recent years, but more so with Charlie. Tom was really nice to her because he clearly wanted to do the film and she went to see him to find out about him and everything else., but since Bronson Got out, the prison service got Tom out,” Bambi says.
I just did a movie, Bronson. It’s a huge Hollywood hit and it’s everywhere. Everyone knows him. They don’t want the prisoners to be portrayed by big movie stars
Of course, the film was a success. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, it cost $230,000 and grossed $2.3 million. Apart from good reception at the box office, it was appreciated by the critics. Primarily due to Hardy’s performance, however, Bronson could be satisfied with the results achieved due to the ban on access to the prison where he is held.
Hardy worked hard on his physique to play this special character. Bronson was so impressed with it that he shaved off his mustache so that he could use it as a characterization in the film., We don’t know if the make-up team eventually used it or not, but the perpetrator hoped he could at least keep it in his pocket for good luck. The prisoner wrote in his diary, “He looks wonderful and I am proud of him. You wouldn’t want to cross him in the street at 3 in the morning. Tom looks more like me than I do.” collects. wales online,
Bronson This marked the beginning of Hardy’s Golden Age. Since 2008 he has become one of Christopher Nolan’s fetish actors – he appears in Origins, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk – he stunned everyone in Warriors and Locke and became Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders, besides Sweep the taboo. Today he is one of the great stars of Hollywood, so maybe they will allow him to go to jail again.