The Revenant co-stars made a bet around the 2016 Oscars and Hardy, who lost, kept his end of the bargain.
by: JULIE MILLER |
JANUARY 30, 2018 7:52 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy at the London premiere for ‘The Revenant’
The actor had wagered that his ‘The Revenant’ co-star wouldn’t win the Best Actor trophy in 2016
In 2016, Hardy bet that his fellow actor wouldn’t win the Best Actor trophy at the Oscars for his role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s award-winning epic. DiCaprio had been nominated for the award five times without winning ahead of the 2016 ceremony, but was finally victorious for his role of frontiersman Hugh Glass.
Whoever lost the bet had to get a tattoo of the other’s choosing, with DiCaprio stipulating that Hardy must get inked with the phrase “Leo knows everything”. Some months after the 2016 ceremony, Hardy told Esquire he had yet to get the tattoo because his co-star had written it “in this really shitty handwriting”.
“I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly’,” he told the publication.
DiCaprio has not yet publicly acknowledged the homage.
Last year, Hardy told Vanity Fair about the unfairness of the bet.
“Fucker,” Hardy joked of DiCaprio. “He would never get a tattoo if he lost that bet! It was just one-way. I’m covered in shit tattoos anyway, so it doesn’t make any difference to me. If I got a big bold ‘Leo’ right across my thigh or across my face. It’s just that, isn’t it? You bet a tattoo, you lose. That’s what happens.”
The Leonardo DiCaprio etching joins Hardy’s many other tattoos including a Chinese dragon, a Madonna and child, and a Buddha with an AK47, and a London skyline. We hope they live in harmony together on that dog-loving, Dubsmash-creating, thief-catching creature that is Hardy.
Now, which co-stars this Oscar season do you think are most likely to make a similar bet? Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell? Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins?