Tom Hardy Cites Three Unlikely Actors as 'Venom' Influences
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Conor McGregor, Woody Allen, and rapper Redman are the unlikely trio who inspired the various characteristics of Tom Hardy’s Venom character, he told Esquire recently. In a profile released earlier this week, Hardy revealed prep for the role — in which he plays Eddie Brock, a journalist whose body is shared with an alien symbiote who gives […]

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