Tom Hardy has a secret career - can YOU guess what it is? (2024)

Fans of Tom Hardy are just now realising that the Hollywood star has a little-known side hustle - and it's not what you'd expect.

The actor, 46, has kept up a secret career for more than 20 years, beginning in the late 1990s before he even hit the big screen.

Although he's best known for his work in cult films such and mainstream blockbusters such as Mad Max, The Revenant, and Venom, this little-known career project requires him to take on an alter ego.

When working on his other passion, Tom ditches his household name to go by Frankie Pulitzer.

Shocked fans have flooded social media recently as they uncovered the star's surprising career away from the world of acting - but can you guess what it is?

Fans of Tom Hardy are just now realising that the Hollywood star has a little-known side hustle - and it's not what you'd expect (pictured on Tuesday night)

Although he's best known for his work in cult films such and mainstream blockbusters such as Mad Max, The Revenant, and Venom, this little-known career project requires him to take on an alter ego

The screen star has previously secretly been making waves in the hip-hop scene as a rapper, creating music under the pseudonym Frankie Pulitzer after originally being known as Tommy No.1.

In 1999, before he broke into the entertainment industry, the actor recorded a mixtape with writer and director Edward Tracey, also known as Eddie Too Tall.

The BAFTA-winning star's 18-track tape entitled Falling on Your A**e, was the beginning of his promising music career,with Tom rapping and Edward providing the beat.

Speaking about their collaboration, Edward told Complex in 2018: 'Back then we were offered a record deal on the basis of this album, but Tom's agent said "no don't do music, do acting."'

The rap mixtape has resurfaced every now and then over the years, most recently in 2018 on Bandcamp,in a bid to persuade the star to go on tour.

After releasing music with Eddie Too Tall, the Venom actor went on to adopt the moniker of Frankie Pulitzer, one he has held on to even as his acting career reached dizzying heights.

In 2021, Czarface, an American hip hop supergroyp made up of the Boston based duo7L & Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck, released an album called Good Guys, Bad Guys.

It featured music that included in the movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which Tom stars in.

The BAFTA-winning star's 18-track tape entitled Falling on Your A**e, was the beginning of his promising music career, with Tom rapping and Edward providing the beat

The rap mixtape has resurfaced every now and then over the years, most recently in 2018 on Bandcamp , in a bid to persuade the star to go on tour

In late 2023, Czarface dropped another track featuring the mystery artist, that listeners saw as a dead giveaway due to the accent - Tom has also been spotted sporting a Czarface t-shirt

Earlier this year Czarface themselves tweeted a picture with Tom on their official account

One X (formerly Twitter) user penned: 'WOW: Today I learned Tom Hardy has a secret rap career, going by the name ‘Frankie Pulitzer’ and has collabs with Czarface. I never realized the guy who played Bane and Venom had another alter ego.'

But, eagle-eyed fans spotted that the EP contains some tracks with a mystery artist credited as Frankie Pulitzer, who also goes by Face Puller - a rapper with a British accent.

The A-Lister has never officially confirmed that he is Frankie Pulitzer, but he leaves a pretty big hint in his Instagram bio - the text 'Face Puller'.

In late 2023, Czarface dropped another track featuring the unknown artist, that listeners saw as a dead giveaway due to the accent - Tom has also been spotted sporting a Czarface t-shirt.

When it comes to the songs he features on in the Venom movie, Esoteric even confirmed in an interview with WBZ NewsRadiothat Tom personally reached out to him about collaborating on music for the film.

And if that's not enough evidence, earlier this year Czarface themselves tweeted a picture with Tom on their official account.

And now, a whole new generation of fans are mindblown by the fact that the Hollywood star has another talent under his belt.

Now, a whole new generation of fans are mindblown by the fact that the Hollywood star has another talent under his belt

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One X (formerly Twitter) user penned: 'WOW: Today I learned Tom Hardy has a secret rap career, going by the name ‘Frankie Pulitzer’ and has collabs with Czarface. I never realized the guy who played Bane and Venom had another alter ego.'

The tweet, which was posted on Monday, has since racked up a staggering 927,000 views and 11,000 likes and included an old video of the actor rappingNo Love No Life in a recording studio in 1999.

Others quipped: 'This is crazy.'

'This was not on my 2024 bingo card.'

'They literally have a song in the venom 2 end credits!'

'Wooaahh. You can’t help but love this man.'

'Even more reason to be a fan.'

'What in the world.'

'Every time I learn something new about Tom hardy I like him a lil bit more.'

Tom Hardy has a secret career - can YOU guess what it is? (2024)
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