This weekend, Tom Hardy stars alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon in the new comedy, This Means War. Although many critics disliked the film (we gave it a middle of the road score), it’s a perfect vehicle for Pine and Hardy to show off their comedic sides. As one of two men fighting over a woman, Hardy pokes fun at his own image as a tough guy, and seems to be having a good time doing so.
Plus, to be one of three major stars on the movie poster - alongside A-listers like Witherspoon and Pine (Star Trek) - helps to establish Hardy as a big movie star himself. Even though 'War' will get more people to appreciate Hardy, it likely won't be this film that makes him a household name.