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Tom Hardy Lost an Oscar Bet to Leonardo DiCaprio and Now He Has to Get a Hilarious Tattoo

by Raphael Chestang 6:05 PM PST, December 05, 2016
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Let this be a lesson to always believe in yourself, kids.

In a new interview with Esquire UK, Tom Hardy revealed that he made a bet with his The Revenant co-star Leonardo DiCaprio prior to the 2016 Academy Awards. DiCaprio predicted Hardy would get a nomination for his sinister role in the movie, but Hardy bet against himself, ironically losing the wager by winning an Oscar nomination for his supporting role.

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The two agreed that the loser of the bet would have to get a tattoo of the winner's choosing, and DiCaprio's design is quite a doozy.

"He wrote, in this really s****y handwriting: 'Leo knows everything,'" Hardy told the magazine. "Ha! I was like, 'OK, I'll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'"

It's been 11 months since the nominations were announced, but Hardy has yet to follow through. He said that he has procrastinated on getting the ink simply "because it sucks."

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While both Hardy and DiCaprio earned nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, only one of them walked away with a statuette. Hardy ended up losing the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role to Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), while DiCaprio left the awards show as a winner for the first time when he accepted the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Hardy isn't likely to see too much pressure from DiCaprio to expedite the tattooing process, as the veteran movie star has had more important things on his mind this year.

As a part of his activist work, DiCaprio produced two environmental documentaries this year -- National Geographic Channel's Before the Flood and Netflix's The Ivory Game.

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ET caught up with the 42-year-old actor at the Before the Flood premiere in October, where he revealed why he's so passionate about the issue of climate change.

"This is the most monumental issue facing our generation and the next, and we need to solve it incredibly quickly," he said.

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