Tom Hardy isn't a household name, but he will likely be one by the end of 2012. In a series of five films (one of which hasn't been released yet) from 2010 through this year, the British actor has quickly established a name for himself. This eclectic mix of films show Hardy in a variety of roles - and are quickly propelling him onto on the Hollywood A-list.
Prior to these movies, Hardy had been working in the business for a number of years and earned strong reviews for his work in earlier films, including 2008's Bronson. But it wasn’t until 2010 that a little film by Christopher Nolan put Hardy in front of a huge international audience and put him in line to become a member of the A-list.