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Tom Hardy Taps Into Britishness for INCEPTION

My brother and I are huge fans of director Christopher Nolan. Besides his Batman films, his mind-blowing film The Prestige convinced us that smart science-fiction still exists. The science-fiction film Inception, about a group of thieves stealing from dreams, opens nation-wide July 16th. Over the next few weeks, we'll be doing daily posts on the development of the film.

PART 10 of 12

Tom Hardy plays Eames, known as "The Forger," in the science-fiction film Inception. he's most famous for playing the title role in the controversial film Bronson, Hardy is no stranger to controversy. He also says controversial things. When asked if the fact that he and director share a common nationality he said the following:

"You're absolutely right. The thing about Chris is that he's British and I'm British." He told ComingSoon. "We're from a very similar neighborhood. I was quite fortunate to be able to tap into my one on one relationship with Chris Nolan. That was my port of call. So the process of dispatching information and recording a response was very simple.

"What do you need? Who is this guy? What do you want?

"He wanted a little bit of John Hurt. A little bit of Bond-ness. A little bit of the Royal Shakespeare company. A bit of Farley Granger. He gave me a book to read about forgery about the fake masterpieces by the Dutch artist. He used to forge. Colin Firth played him... He gave me very images and ideas to collect to put into this character.

"He liked what I did in RocknRolla and wanted to keep it as close to me as possible in many ways. And he didn't want to try too hard."

I never thought Christopher Nolan's lineage influenced in his films, but, apparently I was wrong.  Let's hope they don't all do the "silly walk."

Are you looking forward to Inception? Do you feel his nationality affects his movies?
[Image source: io9]

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