There is a whole lot to like about Tom Hardy and it is not just the muscles, pouty lips…the list could go on. Most importantly this good looking actor has solid acting chops. His talents recognized with the prestigious 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affiliate for his performance in the aforementioned production of In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings. Worth checking out is his performance in Wuthering Heights where he met his wife, the leading lady of the production. Now Hardy plays Mad Max, a role that is likely fuel his star power. Although, the film didn’t really showcase the acting range and power he has, it is a hit. As for his heritage, according to ethnicelebs.com, Hardy likely to be part Irish and English.