4. Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy is the butchest of the butch. There are few actors in Hollywood, a town full of total pretty boys, who could convincingly play the bare-chested leading role in Warrior. Tom Hardy is one of them.
That might be why gay men, who are responsible for the Village People song “Macho Man”, adore him so much. They tend to eat up immature, “alpha” masculinity with more gusto than women.
Tom Hardy panders to this. In a 2008 interview with gay British magazine Attitude, Hardy said: “As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor for f***’s sake. I’m an artist. I’ve played with everything and everyone.”
In 2011, he backtracked a little, telling Marie Claire: “I have never put my penis in a man. I’ve never had a c*** in my a***, and I have no f*****g desire for it. If that’s what you like, cool. But it doesn’t do it for me.”
Even though he corrected this “misconstruction”, he’s still constantly posing shirtless, tantalizing the “more visual of the sexes…”