For their grueling work on Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 2015 epic The Revenant, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy were handsomely rewarded. DiCaprio, slip-on shoe extraordinaire, got himself a goddamn Oscar. And Hardy? Well, he gets the greatest gift of all: a personalized tattoo of DiCaprio's "shitty" handwriting.
Hardy and DiCaprio, as revealed in a new chat with Esquire, made a bet while shooting The Revenant. DiCaprio was convinced that Hardy would bag an Oscar nomination for his performance as John Fitzgerald, but Hardy disagreed.
To make their disagreement a bit more interesting, Hardy bet a "tattoo of the winner's choosing" that he would receive no such nomination. "[DiCaprio] wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: 'Leo knows everything,'" Hardy recalled. "Ha! I was like, 'OK, I'll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'"
Hardy, of course, ended up getting that nomination after all. "I haven't got [the tattoo] yet," he told Esquire. "Because it sucks." According to Esquire writer Miranda Collinge, Hardy then proceeded to recreate DiCaprio's proposed design on a Post-it note.
The Mad Max: Fury Road star has two promising projects on the horizon, including flexing his TV muscles on FX's Taboo and joining Kenneth Branagh in Christopher Nolan's World War II drama Dunkirk. Interestingly enough, Dunkirk also stars One Direction's Harry Styles. Styles, like Hardy, has his fair share of tattoos. Perhaps another personalized tattoo bet is in order?