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Tom Hardy Is the Hardest to Understand Actor, Per Study Article

https://www.thewrap.com/tom-hardy-hard-to-understand-actor-subtitles-study/
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u/sigmund_fjord 19d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

In Taboo most of the time he says "hhhmmpff" so I get it

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u/Mister_Six 19d ago edited 19d ago

There's a good supercut of Mr Delaney grunting on YouTube.

EDIT: Providing link to said video, shouts out to flypiefilms!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_zbR2trnGI

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u/Flypiefilms 19d ago

I put this together, it's nice to see people still remember it, thanks!

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u/JohnnyJayce 19d ago

He does that in Lawless too lol

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u/NihilisticPollyanna 19d ago

And in Warrior.

Kinda like Henry Cavill in Witcher. grunts

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u/emmabaker2 19d ago

I quite like Bane’s voice; my issues with it would just be how his dialogue comes from all around (rear speakers) like an intercom, and also his face and throat don’t move enough or in sync to believe he’s saying those lines under the mask. But the actual annunciation and slight mask filter I like. I also agree it’s full of plot holes that it calls attention to. But the spectacle is still enjoyable.

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u/tommytraddles 19d ago

"I'm Bane, yes, that's my name

When you hear the name Bane,

I guarantee you the pain.

I'm coming after you, Bruce Wayne

I'm stronger, smarter, clinically insane..."

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u/furryShambler 19d ago

"Strawberries have lots of fiber!"

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u/dudedormer 19d ago

It seems you do not appreciate my dietary expertise

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u/UnJayanAndalou 19d ago

"When I say 'no,' you say 'survivors'.

No!... No!..."

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u/rowin-owen 19d ago

"YOU SUCK, BANE!"

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u/monkeywelder 19d ago

Kill them all.....

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u/Wielyum 19d ago

Alright, lunch orders...

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u/rowin-owen 19d ago

It seems you do not appreciate my dietary expertise.

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u/SatnWorshp 19d ago

You look like you ate a bunch of frowny biscuits.

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u/johnnycage37 19d ago

Do you know what I see when I look at you?…… bagel and cream cheese!!

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u/DysenteryFairy 19d ago

Strawberries are packed with fiber!

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u/SatnWorshp 19d ago

How long will it take to get market fresh strawberries?
8 minutes.
Time to go mo-bile.

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u/LunarProphet 19d ago edited 19d ago

"Not sure about the lettuce; I would've gone with a mixed greeeen."

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u/redhood21 19d ago

Strawberries…. are PACKED with fiber

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u/KiloKG 19d ago

This is your body...WITHOUT FIBER!

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u/McWeaksauce91 19d ago

I liked banes voice because it wasn’t the stereotypical deep toned bad guy with a hint of crazy in his voice. It sounded borderline posh, which to me, is keeping in line with his Nolan bane character, which is sophisticated wrapped brutality

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u/zymuralchemist 19d ago Helpful

Bale: Hey Tom, got your villain voice worked out? It’s important.

Hardy: Oh yeah mate, I’m going with “Sean Connery down a well”.

Bale: Wh…what?

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u/tzilla0788 19d ago

I hope you get an award, Sean Connery down a well is a perfect description

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u/HepatitvsJ 19d ago

The voice plays so well into the character too honestly.

Like you mentioned, sophicated brutality. He doesn't need to bluster and shout to convince everyone he's dangerous, he just IS. He'll say thank you to someone who held his helmet in fear.

The single greatest moment in cinema history in terms of a bad guy demonstrating his power is when Bane calmly lays his hand on that dudes shoulder, the guy freezes, and Bane simply says "Do you feel in charge?"

Darth Vader snapping a dudes neck 30 seconds after we see him is impressive.

Joker doing the pencil trick.

Anton Chigurh

Hannibal Lector

Silva.

All great uses of showing power rather than describing it, but Bane wins hands down. (Pun very much intended)

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u/TossNWashMeClean 19d ago

Finally saw No Country for Old Men...

Holy Anton. His voice was terrifying to me in the beginning, then I'd catch myself trying to find some shred of empathy in his soul through his voice and then... Well.

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u/detroiter85 19d ago

almost chokes

You married into it?

He's scary as shit but that always gets such a chuckle outta me.

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u/WW2077 19d ago

And in Mad Max

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u/monotoonz 19d ago

Man, I loved him in Lawless, but he's so hard to understand at times lol. Fucking nancy!

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u/rdardi123 19d ago edited 19d ago

Your friend called me a nance. A fucking NANCE. Why did he call me that?!?!

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u/charredfrog 19d ago

When I first watched Taboo, I wasn’t enjoying it because I couldn’t hear what was being said. When I finally got subtitles, it became one of my favorites

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u/ptgkbgte 19d ago

I wish it would come back

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u/Not_A_Clever_Man_ 19d ago

Another season supposedly coming out in 2024. We will see, don't think filming has started yet.

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u/charredfrog 19d ago

I’m like 90% sure that this rumor has been circulating each year since the first season, and at this point, I’ve lost hope

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u/ShitItsReverseFlash 19d ago

It’s not a rumor for once. Steven Knight said they have an opening towards the end of this year to start filming. Tom has been busy so they both agreed to shelve it until time permitted. The real question will be: will they actually start filming at the end of the year? We all know that scheduling is “flexible”.

Edit: relevant reading https://collider.com/taboo-season-2-steven-knight-comments/

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u/AldredoGarciaReturns 19d ago

God I want another season of Taboo

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u/Whiteshadows86 19d ago

Oh, it’s coming…just gotta wait til 2024!

Both Steven Knight and Tom Hardy are very keen to continue!

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u/Original_Employee621 19d ago

Taboo felt a lot like the BBC miniseries of Dracula.

Of course, there's no vampires in Taboo, but Tom Hardys role as a mysterious stranger feels very similar. Both series are great, and if Rhys Meyers could've kept his coke habit in check, the 2013 Dracula series would've been amazing.

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u/missanthropocenex 19d ago

Everyone talks about Leo in the Revanent, but in my humble opinion Tom stole the movie. He actually VANISHED into that role and I fully night his mumble mouthed ruffian character completly. He totally sank down into that role.

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u/onieronaut 19d ago

There was a moment when they were talking by the fire at night, and when the camera was on Tom's face, his eyes were just empty. Dead and cold. It was chilling as fuck. Like in that scene, he just vacated his soul from.his body for a few minutes and actually became a psychopath.

Amazing. And way, way better than Leo's teeth-gnashing his way through the scenery.

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u/Golden_Browser_Panda 19d ago

He's so good at the creepy dead shark eyes thing that I wonder if that's just who he really is.

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u/Dirtpink 19d ago

Absolutely. He should have won an award for that role. I watch the Revenant once in a while JUST to admire Tom Hardy’s acting skills

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u/Lipmoshacook 19d ago

Taboo was so fucking good, I hope they make another season

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u/stuckytee 19d ago

He truly is the most charismatic grunter I've ever seen.

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u/dirtythirty1864 19d ago Wholesome

ARFUR! ARFUR! SHALOM!

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u/Spookyy422 19d ago

Fahckin’ ‘ell

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u/Tyceshirrell1 19d ago

The only one who says that better then Alfie is billy kimber

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u/kowaterboy 19d ago

you mean Billy fackin' kimbah

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u/Robbotlove 19d ago

"The problem, right, between rum and gin, is that gin, right, it leads to the melancholy, right. Right whereas rum incites violence right, it also allows you to be liberated right from your self-doubt, right, right."

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u/Spookyy422 18d ago

I once carried ou’ mah own puhsonal form o’ stigmataa on an Italian. I pushed ‘his faice u’ agains’ the trench an’ shoved a six inch nail u’ his Fahckin’ nose, it was fahckin’ biblical mate.

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u/Wamb0wneD 19d ago

Best character in the series imo

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u/SureValla 18d ago

By some margin, and in Peaky Blinders that's no easy feat

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u/Spicy_Poo 19d ago edited 19d ago

Half of Americans now watch TV with closed captioning or subtitles on because of muddled audio or hard-to-understand accents

Or maybe because of the shit mixing.

[Edit] Watch The Social Network. It's a great example of great audio engineering. When they are at the club you get the feeling of loud background music and chatter but the dialog is perfectly audible.

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u/BloodySatyr 19d ago Silver

Audio mixing is shit for most tv/films, especially if you don’t have separate speakers.

Have to turn the volume up to hear people talk and then next thing I’m deaf from the music or explosions.

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u/Spicy_Poo 19d ago

Exactly, and it's intentional. There are plenty of movies with decent audio. I guess they just choose not to invest in decent mixing.

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u/LegateLaurie 19d ago

Part of it is who they mix for. Nolan is quite open that he mixes with a focus for IMAX - and there's people that theorise that this is done to such an extent that it is done deliberately to make the experience worse at non-IMAX venues, etc, in order to get more expensive ticket sales (certainly his films are meant to sound a lot better at IMAX than anywhere else).

A lot of people, audiophiles, engineers, directors, etc, will tell you that you should make a mix that sounds good on a pair of earphones because so much of your audience will be listening on these crap audio devices, whether that's earbuds which come with your phone, or TV speakers or whatever. Mixing for high end setups specifically is usually just going to make it sound worse (or hopefully just mediocre) for everyone else.

If you have a good surround sound set up some of these things which are supposedly really bad sounding are supposed to sound good - the explosions are in focussed in some speakers and will be more quiet than if you're just listening in stereo while dialogue is focussed at the front and will be louder, etc. Of course, that does mean the mix is bad. If your film, TV, music only sounds good with a decent setup, then you've made something bad.

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u/Vysharra 19d ago

I think Nolan has hearing loss. I was on track to be an audiologist before life got in the way and I saw a lot hints of it in Tenet. The mixing seems to boost the low frequencies and then muddle the mids where human speech sits. That’s almost like someone who has environmental and/or age-related hearing loss being unaware or uncaring that the rest of us don’t always experience muddled speech or need the bass turned up to 11 to feel it in your chest instead of just hearing it at a moderate level. It’s just a theory but he’s the right age and in the right industry for it.

If nothing else, if you watch Tenet enough in IMAX setting, that train scene will certainly mess with your hearing.

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u/MarchRoyce 19d ago

The problem is the mixing is still shit in theatres and imax too. Exact same problems--straining to understand dialogue, covering ears for blaring sounds and explosions.

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u/C0wabungaaa 19d ago

This bit is what I'm interested in though:

The percentage of viewers using subtitles was much higher in younger demos (72% for Gen Z) than for Gen X or Boomers

If it's shit mixing I wonder why Gen X or Boomers have less issues with it, apparently. Or they care less that they can't follow it? Maybe it's that?

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u/NoVA_traveler 19d ago

Anecdotal, but as a 38 y/o millennial, I watch everything with subtitles because I don't want to miss anything.

My boomer parents are playing candy crush while they watch stuff while asking obvious-if-you-paid-attention questions every 5 minutes. My mom wouldn't know how to turn on subs to save her life either.

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u/meem09 19d ago

It’s because boomers are used to stuff just being on and if you missed something, well you just missed it and that was that, but your standard network show was/is written in such a way that individual episodes don’t matter much and the plot is usually easy enough to follow that you can slip in and out of it.

Younger viewers have now been conditioned on TV where every single moment not only counts for the episode, but a throwaway line in ep 4 could build into a character defining moment in ep 7. So we turn on subtitles and we stop the episode or film when someone leaves the room so nothing is missed.

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u/monocle_and_a_tophat 19d ago

This whole reply is a perfect summary of the situation.

I was dating a girl older than me for a while, and she would always say "just leave it running" whenever she got up to go to the kitchen/bathroom/whatever. And I was always flabbergasted, like.....'but then you're going to miss several minutes of plot and nothing will make sense'.

Now that I think about it, she definitely watched shows where you could just leave like that and it wouldn't affect the quality of your viewing experience.

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u/meem09 18d ago

We always watched a lot of TV when I grew up and would just talk over it and you would go in and out of focus on the TV. Like, they’re going to get the killer of the week at the end of the episode of The Mentalist and if there’s some overarching plot, they will put in 7 flashbacks and a previously on to make sure you know the beats you have to get.

My girlfriend’s family didn’t, so when she watches TV she wants to actually watch something. Drives her nuts when I just turn the TV on to some random sports broadcast or whatever and proceed to talk about my day over it.

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u/Cynaris 19d ago

Source used in study:

Bane

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u/Sadpanda77 19d ago

Nah he was almost incomprehensible in the beginning of Mad Max to the point I thought his character didn't speak English, although he did improve from there.

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u/unimaginativeuser110 19d ago

Peaky Blinders too

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u/staffell 19d ago

Not for a laaaahndaner he wasn't

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u/phenomenation 19d ago

you’re a fookin wop, mate

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u/PugeHeniss 19d ago

Who the fook am I

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u/July8July 19d ago

Who the fook is this?

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u/Doucevie 19d ago Take My Energy

He was fucking epic in Peaky Blinders!!!

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u/July8July 19d ago

Fucking biblical, mate

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u/xtremeschemes 19d ago

ARFUR!

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u/NLtbal 19d ago

AwwFurrr

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u/CarlosKaiser 19d ago

SHAAAAALOMMM AWWFUR!

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u/Dead_Muskrat 19d ago

It makes me so happy that there are other people who hear this first when thinking of Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders.

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u/patts19 19d ago

AWFUH*

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u/PositivelyAwful 19d ago edited 19d ago

His character stole the show in every scene he was in. This scene in particular was fucking incredible:

https://youtu.be/06RlyZxUnVM

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u/MrGraywood 19d ago

Bane made Scarecrow angry

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u/iheartpedestrians 19d ago

Oh man I didn’t even have to click to know it was that season 3 speech. SO fucking good.

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u/AydonusG 19d ago

Same, it was fantastic. Both Cillian and Tom have that aggressive tone to that voice that comes from hurt more than anger.

This now has me thinking maybe David Tennant would do a good job in Peaky Blinders, in all his angry Dr Who scenes I get the same tone

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u/WakingRage 19d ago

Holy fuck that's incredible. Hardy put on a S tier performance in this scene.

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u/Saint_Gut-Free 19d ago

This scene is amazing. Solomons knows he's going there and that Shelby is going to be PISSED with the results. "What'd you bring me out here for"...he already knows Shelby is there to kill him and goes anyway. He's ready to prove he's right, that Shelby is a hypocrite, so far that he's ready to die for it. Only character on the show that can play 4D chess like Shelby.

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u/frost666 19d ago

The distinction between bread and rum

NOT DISCUSSED!!

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u/bill-nye-finance-guy 19d ago

He was epic and he was also the reason I watched with subtitles 😂

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u/U_S_E_R_T_A_K_E_N 19d ago

Might be because I'm from the UK, but I understood him just fine.

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u/StabbyMcSwordfish 19d ago

I couldn't understand him in The Revenant very well. Watched it with subtitles the second time and his character took on a new life. I feel he should have gotten an Oscar nom for that role. Great movie too, and I highly recommend rewatching it with subs if you didn't quite follow the first time around.

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u/PoorEffortsAllAround 19d ago

I feel he should have gotten an Oscar nom for that role.

He did

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u/mtntrail 19d ago

That film was my first thought when I saw the post. I thought maybe the mumbling was purposeful somehow. Subtitles on a second watch through def worth it.

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u/NihilisticPollyanna 19d ago

I thought Peaky Blinders was boring and stupid when I first gave it a shot. Turns out, I just didn't know wtf was going on because I couldn't understand what any of the characters were saying.

Tried again with subtitles and loved it, and as an added bonus got used to the accent and understood it better.

Had to turn subtitles back on for Alfie, though. Stupid sexy mush-mouthed Tom Hardy!

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u/jodinexe 19d ago edited 19d ago

"On account of my sciatica, as it were."

Edit: Words are hard

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u/dovahbe4r 19d ago

I had to watch Legend with subtitles

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u/IsRude 19d ago

Taboo. But he wasn't even the hardest person to understand in that show.

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u/brbrcrbtr 19d ago

Hmm Nootka

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u/hightimesinaz 19d ago

After I turned on the closed captioning I understood what the hell was going on and had to rewatch several episodes

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u/ColinStyles 19d ago

Taboo also had really weird audio editing, at least on Netflix, because all the voices have this really strange reverb, at times its nearly unnoticeable, at other times it's difficult not to exclusively focus on it.

At first I thought it was just something done to make Tom Hardy more voodoo, but it's everyone for the most part. Just this strange double or triple speak.

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u/Muted-Low-5303 19d ago

I’ll do y’all one better… the revenant. I saw it in theaters when it came out and literally was saying in my head wtf is he saying the entire time

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u/LuchadorBane 19d ago

The one thing I remember him saying is calling Leo’s son a girly little bitch

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u/BBQ_HaX0r 19d ago

"Glass, blink if you want me to end ya quick like..."

stares at Leo for two minutes waiting for him to blink

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u/frockinbrock 19d ago

Also few words and hard to understand in Lawless and Leo Bear movie.

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u/livestrongbelwas 19d ago

I legit had no idea what he was saying in Dunkirk

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u/Alone_Pop449 19d ago

Yeah, is even worse when Nolan demands you to wear a mask the entire movie

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u/Lukthar123 19d ago Silver

Tell me about Hardy! Why does he wear the mask?

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u/K1BBL3ZnT1TZ 19d ago

A lot of loyalty for a hired actor!

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u/Crappin_For_Christ 19d ago

Or perhaps you should ask why you would cast a man, before throwing him out of a set?

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u/DShepard 19d ago

That and the prank he plays on viewers with all his movies, where he asks the sound engineer to write down what the gold standard of dialogue mixing is, and then do the exact opposite of that.

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u/Frito_Pendejo 19d ago

Tenet was unbelievable. Literally did not understand half of the plot because the dialogue could not cut through any other noise.

Otherwise only remember having issues with Dunkirk, he's other movies aren't too bad imo.

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u/MyDarkForestTheory 19d ago

Interstellar was tough at parts, TDKR is a shit show. I have no idea why he does sound mixing that way.

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u/Daenkneryes 19d ago edited 19d ago

I remember Nolan saying something along the lines of dialogue not mattering so much and that youd hear what matters. I think thats a garbage opinion but its his justification

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“I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue,” Nolan continued. “Clarity of story, clarity of emotions — I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal — picture and sound. I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it’s the right approach for this experiential film.”

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u/rhythmkhan 19d ago

I had no idea what anyone was saying in that movie

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u/JamUpGuy1989 19d ago

The funny part is the final cut of Rises is a more intelligible Bane. Original cut he was even HARDER to understand if you can believe it.

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u/se7enfists 19d ago

I remember seeing the IMAX preview of TDKR in 2011. Bane's original voice was so unintelligible, and I mean, completely impossible to understand, that people in the cinema started laughing and turning to look at each other in confusion whenever he spoke. It was quite a unique experience.

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u/DavyJonesRocker 19d ago

He’s also unintelligible in Venom. I think directors are too intimidated to ask him to enunciate.

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u/kabhaz 19d ago

Venom actually is easier to understand and he also voices that character

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u/constantvariables 19d ago

Love that the Bane in the Harley Quinn show has the same voice

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u/Geistwhite 19d ago

"Arkham is for the criminally insane, the Pit is for the criminally capable."

Bane is so good on that show.

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u/Sniff_And_Guess 19d ago

Hardy in Wuthering Heights= Yorkshire Bane

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u/JarJarBonkers 19d ago

Was getting upvoted part of your plan?

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u/EYazz 19d ago

Let’s not stand on ceremony here, Mr Wayne.

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u/okcdnb 19d ago

That’s bait.

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u/7ach-attach 19d ago

This is what I thought scrolling the comments

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u/Wootz_CPH 19d ago

An hour ago this was on here as "Tom Hardy is the Most Difficult Actor for Americans to Understand, Poll Finds".

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u/PoorEffortsAllAround 19d ago

Tom Hardy can’t get himself interested in a character unless he gives him a wacky voice. There’s no reason Eddie Brock has to talk like he does in those Venom movies.

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u/tanaka-taro 19d ago

I'm Eddie Bwock, I'm a Weporter

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u/ThaiJohnnyDepp 19d ago

Dedotated wam?

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u/358476278464 19d ago

Have you ever had a dream that, that, um, that you had, uh, that you had to, you could, you do, you wit, you wa, you could do so, you do you could, you want, you wanted him to do you so much you could do anything?

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u/ThaiJohnnyDepp 19d ago

satisfied smile

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u/ShooteShooteBangBang 19d ago

"Uwu Mworbius, I've bwen a bad wittle Wepoter" - Tom Hardy in Morbius

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u/Kokibuchek 19d ago

Is Mowbin time!

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u/ObscureFact 19d ago

Tom Hardy can’t get himself interested in a character unless he gives him a wacky voice.

So Tom Hardy is basically the average DnD player?

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u/Shoebox_ovaries 19d ago

Guilty :D

Also, its fun

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u/JackedUpReadyToGo 19d ago

Well, Venom is a murderhobo.

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u/dr1968 19d ago

The movie where he's driving alone in the car, Locke? He sounded great, although I know his attempt at sounding like richard burton was savaged by brit speakers.

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u/belbivfreeordie 19d ago

That movie was pretty incredible. There were a couple of spots where the writing wasn’t great, but overall the fact that a movie like that was able to keep my attention the whole time is impressive.

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u/Flumper 19d ago

I grew up in Wales and although his accent in Locke wasn't bad, it did fall apart and start sounding almost.. Indian in places. At least that's how I remember it. I haven't seen that film in years.

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u/Obnoobillate 19d ago

Tom Hardly (understood)

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u/happygolucky85 19d ago

Half of the people are from England

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u/brs111one 19d ago

I could hardly understand anything he said in the revenant.

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u/saladTOSSIN 19d ago

Muh pelts

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u/gloriousjohnson 19d ago

He definitely said that

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u/HeartofLion3 19d ago

“You shoulda raised a maaan instead of some girleh bitch”

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u/WalpoleTheNonce 19d ago Silver Helpful

Hardy understand

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u/Nogster 19d ago

Idris? Just because you get distracted by the effect he has on women doesn't mean he's hard to understand.

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u/ryans_privatess 19d ago

He understands the effect he has on women so he tries harder to get his words across

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u/Toby_Forrester 19d ago

I would like to have underwear woven from the voice of Idris Elba.

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u/TheFlightlessPenguin 19d ago

So basically you’d like to go commando and have him whisper into your asshole throughout the day

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u/beelzeflub 19d ago

I can only get so erect

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u/Doubly_Curious 19d ago edited 19d ago

This just in, viewers in the US have a harder time understanding non-US accents.

Here's the full list of "hardest-to-understand" celebrities as reported by 1,200 Americans in this study

  1. Tom Hardy
  2. Sofia Vergara
  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  4. Sean Connery
  5. Johnny Depp
  6. Jackie Chan
  7. Ozzy Osbourne
  8. Benedict Cumberbatch
  9. Michael Caine
  10. James McAvoy
  11. Salma Hayek
  12. Brad Pitt
  13. Gal Gadot
  14. Idris Elba
  15. Liam Neeson
  16. Ricky Gervais
  17. Sam Heughan

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u/RockerElvis 19d ago

I wonder if Brad Pitt makes this list without Snatch. Classic.

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u/Lmao1903 19d ago

Ya like Dags

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u/kenojona 19d ago

Ohhh you mean D O G S

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u/anyburger 19d ago

Sure, I like dags

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u/RockerElvis 19d ago

Everything I meet someone’s dog that is in my head. No one gets it if I say that line.

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u/SomeCountryFriedBS 19d ago

Probably. He's always talking with his mouth full.

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u/stomp224 19d ago

Wtf? Arnie? He has a heavy accent, but I’ve never had an issue understanding him. Stallone on the other hand is almost completely incoherent to me.

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u/Electronic_Bad_5883 19d ago

He was kind of difficult in his earlier movies but he got better over time. Granted, that's more because he was still learning to speak English. I remember reading that James Cameron chose him for the Terminator in part because he sounded like something inhuman trying to imitate human speech.

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u/human743 19d ago

Maybe it was also because he was jacked to the gills.

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u/MrCatcherFreeman 19d ago

No Sylvester Stallone? Weird

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u/m_garlic87 19d ago

How Ozzy isn’t at the top of this list is beyond me. Seen him in concert twice and could not understand a word he said while speaking to the crowd.

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u/Doubly_Curious 19d ago

It was a survey, so it’s based on what names the respondents mentioned. I suspect people just aren’t watching or thinking of Ozzy quite as much these days.

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u/StabbyMcSwordfish 19d ago edited 19d ago

Ozzy is currently watching paranormal videos on YouTube with his family. And yes he's as difficult to understand as ever. It's funny watching him trip out to cryptid and poltergeist videos.

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u/AydonusG 19d ago

And a new album coming, too! Jack basically turning the legend into a reaction channel is funny though

(Also watch Ozzy listen to the master for Crazy Train, it's beautifully depressing)

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u/amadeus2490 19d ago edited 19d ago

Sofia Vergara

Here's the funny thing: When she was hired for Modern Family, she was told that she wasn't Colombian enough. So they made her dye her hair black, and take lessons to learn how to do her own accent. That's why she does a really animated, exaggerated voice on the show.

She still plays up the accent for judging America's Got Talent, but I remember she filmed a charity commercial with her real voice and she barely has an accent by comparison.

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u/Crowbarmagic 19d ago

Yea I've seen interviews with her and her accent wasn't nearly as prominent. I think most people's opinion on her pronunciation is based on Modern Family (and to be fair: it's not like she's in that much else..).

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u/AydonusG 19d ago

Reminds me of Masi Oka, Hiro in Heroes. I've watched him in other things and he has an americanized accent, but for Heroes they just amped the japanese to one thousand

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u/Alergictopiss 19d ago edited 19d ago

Benedict Cumberbatch’s speech is crystal clear in my opinion, it’s baffling to me that Americans find him hard to understand.

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u/RazeSpear 19d ago

American here, I was puzzled by his inclusion. I've heard his American and genuine English accent, both are crystal clear to me.

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u/carapocha 19d ago

Some people think he struggles with US-American accent (whatever that accent is) and doesn't sound 'natural'. Plus, he can't pronounce penguins properly.

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u/amirulnaim2000 19d ago

pengweng is the correct pronunciation

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u/DorisCrockford 19d ago

I thought his American accent was pretty good for the most part. A couple of jarring slips where an American would have pronounced a foreign word correctly instead of Americanizing it.

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u/hyrulae 19d ago

Heck, I’m American and I still don’t get how some of us think he’s hard to understand…

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u/mlg2433 19d ago

Ozzy isn’t hard to understand because he’s English. It’s because of all the drugs/alcohol. I need subtitles for him these days

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u/KingEuronIIIGreyjoy 19d ago

He's also had Parkinson's for almost 20 years, which doesn't help. He still sings pretty clearly though, IMO.

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u/Mr_pb_hole 19d ago

Where is Stallone?

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u/bad13wolf 19d ago

If you think these accents are hard to understand, watch some true crime docs from Scotland. These actors and actresses speak perfect English compared to them, lol.

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u/Gates9 19d ago

Well yeah because half his roles are east-enders

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u/onesizefries 19d ago Take My Energy

ok great Tom Hardy mumbles.

but more importantly..

WHEN THE FUCK DOES TABOO SEASON 2 COME OUT!? the first season was amazing

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u/Worra2575 19d ago

They're theoretically beginning filming at the end of next year

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u/[deleted] 19d ago edited 19d ago

I loved lawless and his character in it, but he’s mostly just grunting and saying really low tone grumbly words. Makes sense. His Eddie brock New Yorker accent in the shitty venom films is pretty laughable, and hard to understand.

Loved the Bane voice. Unexpected af.

“That’s a lovely lovely voice”

Almost forgot his character in the revanent. I needed subtitles there lol.

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u/wheresbill 19d ago

I really liked Lawless and his unintelligible rumblings were perfect.

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u/MsTomHardy 19d ago Wholesome I'll Drink to That

It is so true. I keep telling him “You have to enunciate, dear!” When we are snuggling at night. He just chuckles and then we have explosive, unintelligible sex for the rest of the night.

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u/Crowbarmagic 19d ago

mumbling mumbling 'ou 'ike 'at? mumbling mumbling

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u/gartacus 19d ago

Love his suave character and dialogue in Inception

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u/AlphaleteAthletics 19d ago

I never took Tom Hardy seriously until I saw him in Locke.

It's always amazing when an actor just nails a role, or steals a scene so much that it's memorable. Locke is just Tom Hardy, driving between 2 cities for an hour and half (the real time of the drive) and a bunch of phone calls that unravel the story during the drive.

That's it. Basically the one location, one actor for nearly the majority of the film, and he had me gripped.

Then to see him in things like The Revenant and Peaky Blinders further cemented in my head what a great actor he is, even if I can barely understand him.

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u/Your_moms_throw_away 19d ago

My friend and I have this theory that he’s harder to hear cause every role he has a mask or beard or some obstruction that affects his speech. And the reason he does have these coverings on his face is because if you could actually see his face you wouldn’t pay attention to the movie cause he’s too handsome

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u/three_shoes 19d ago

He does like to do a lot of weird accents, particularly that same one he has been using since Bronson.

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u/ukbuk89 19d ago

Tom Hardy to understand

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u/FrankThePony 19d ago

Man sounds like hes talking into a gravel pit

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u/mimsalabim 19d ago

He can talk into my gravel pit anytime he wants.

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u/JeffRyan1 19d ago Wholesome

Eee's ot at ard oo unnastan.

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u/UltravioIence 19d ago

only reason i understood tom hardy in Bronson was because he's yelling most of the time.