Whether it is because he is a heartthrob to the ladies or an action hero to the men, Tom Hardy is one of the most popular actors in the world, and thankfully, he is more than capable of backing it up with performances.
Hardy is incredibly talented as a performer, and his career credits speak for themselves with the British actor appearing in countless classic movies, from major Hollywood blockbusters to smaller independent films.
Being able to portray the villains and the heroes comfortably, Hardy has had an amazing career, which is only going to continue to develop, but for right now, we will take a look at his 10 highest-grossing movies of all time.
10 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Box Office: $24,149,393)
This isn't a bad movie to start out your top 10 highest-grossing movies is it? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a film that people absolutely loved and constantly talk about today, even if the name is a little bit of a tongue twister.
Released in 2011, the film grossed $24,149,393 at the box office, which isn't a bad figure to be your number 10. The cold war spy thriller is a tense and exciting movie from the start to finish and is a movie that is certainly worth seeking out.
With a stellar ensemble cast with Tom Hardy mixing it up with the likes of Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch, the brilliant cast was able to put together a brilliant film, so the high gross isn't a big shock.
9 Lawless (Box Office: $37,400,127)
Next up on the list is Lawless, which was a movie about three bootlegging brothers, of which Tom Hardy is one, with a violent conflict taking place between the three of them and the Deputy who attempts to stop their moonshine business.
It took a while for this one to get off the ground, being in development for three years before eventually being produced, but it was certainly worth the wait as the film grossed $37,400,127 at the box office.
The movie gained fairly positive reviews overall by critics and fans in general, and even though it isn't one of the film's that Hardy is best known for, it is certainly a good one.
8 Star Trek: Nemesis (Box Office: $43,254,409)
Anytime you attach the Star Trek name to something it is always going to do well because the franchise has such die-hard fans, with this being one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of all time.
Tom Hardy got involved in the franchise for Star Trek: Nemesis, where he played the character, Praetor Shinzon, who was the leader of the Remen people, with Hardy being brought in as he apparently looked like a younger Patrick Stewart.
This was actually one of Hardy's first acting credits, being released back in 2002, and therefore was a huge platform for him to introduce himself within the acting world.
7 This Means War (Box Office: $54,760,791)
Next on the list for Tom Hardy is This Means War, which was released back in 2012 and brought in a box office of $54,760,791 and was a romantic comedy, which was certainly a different genre for Hardy.
The movie was also a spy film, which is likely why Hardy's name was brought up in the first place where he stars alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon in what is a very entertaining film.
While the movie did well at the box office, it wasn't an overwhelmingly positive experience for the actor, so it doesn't look like you can expect him to work in any romantic roles in the near future.
6 Mad Max: Fury Road (Box Office: $154,058,340)
This is probably the least amount of words that Tom Hardy has ever had in one of his movies, but it the same token it is also one of his greatest ever performances, as he is really forced to show his acting ability here.
With very little dialogue, Hardy spends a lot of this movie simply just reacting to things with his facial expressions being incredible throughout, telling most of the story that way, letting the action do the talking.
Mad Max: Fury Road is all about the action and they pulled no punches with the epic car chase scenes in this film which are packed with vibrant colors and explosion in a movie that is very much about female empowerment.
5 The Revenant (Box Office: $183,637,894)
The Revenant received huge reviews from critics and fans, with the movie certainly living up to expectations as Tom Hardy and Leonardo Di Caprio linked up to put on an amazing movie, earning $183,637,894 at the box office.
Hardy worked as the main villain in this movie (other than the grizzly bear) as he was chased down by Di Caprio's character for the majority of the film after his actions earlier in the picture.
Filmed in incredibly cold conditions, Hardy and the rest of the cast were certainly made to work for their money on this set, but the realistic approach produced some stunning visuals to go along with the gripping script.
4 Dunkirk (Box Office: $189,740,655)
While it doesn't make the top of the list in terms of financial, it does rank as the best movie of Tom Hardy's career in many people's opinion, with this emotionally charged movie being simply sublime.
Once again, Hardy linked up with Christopher Nolan to create yet another masterpiece, with this being based on the real-life events of Dunkirk from World War II, which meant they had to be incredibly sensitive to the source material.
Thankfully, they were and Hardy's role as an RAF pilot was one of the highlights, with the fact he accepted a role where his face is barely shown proving how good the writing and story was here, with this being a movie everyone should see at least once.
3 Venom (Box Office: $213,515,506)
Venom was an interesting project for Tom Hardy, as he took on the role of the classic comic book villain, but in this film, there was no Spider-Man to bounce off, with Venom being the main character.
Clearly Sony felt like a big name was needed to make sure that the movie was a big hit, and the fact that it made $213,515,506 at the box office was a clear sign that the company made the right move in hiring him.
With Venom making so much money, it isn't a surprise that a sequel is in the works, and if Hardy has anything to do about it then it may end up ranking higher than this one down the line.
2 Inception (Box Office: $292,576,195)
Inception is highly regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made, with this being a true Christopher Nolan masterpiece, with the highly-rated director pulling out all the stops to make a movie that had people talking constantly.
The movie had an incredible cast of actors, bringing in some amazing names such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Joseph Gordan-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and of course, Tom Hardy himself, so it is no surprise it made $292,576,195 at the box office.
The film is quite complicated and it does force viewers to think about things with the movie being all about dreams and planting ideas within them, with Inception ending with an unclear ending that left fans of the film talking about it even after they left.
1 Batman: The Dark Night Rises (Box Office: $448,139,099)
Is there any surprise here? The Batman Dark Knight trilogy was an incredible success both financially and critically, with fans and movie critics praising all three movies, with Tom Hardy joining the cast for the final movie of the series.
Hardy took on the role of Bane for this film, being the nemesis to Christian Bale's Batman here, where he was physically superior to the hero, providing a real challenge and an interesting dynamic.
While some weren't a massive fan of the voice that came with the character, Hardy's 'Bane voice' has gone on to become iconic in the world of cinema, with people often trying to copy it.