Ever since breaking out in "Bronson" (2008), Tom Hardy has been on a tear.

The London-born actor got his start in supporting roles, appearing in two of the most memorable productions of the early 2000s, but it would be a few years until Hardy became the star we now know. After dealing with alcohol addiction and the end of his first marriage, Hardy has become one of Britain's brightest talents. Now, the actor stars in the thriller "Child 44" opposite Gary Oldman and, later this summer, takes over for Mel Gibson in the summer blockbuster "Mad Max: Fury Road."

From his acting debut to his favorite actor, here are 15 things you probably don't know about Tom Hardy.tom hardy facts

[Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia]