Tom Hardy is playing infamous gangster Al Capone in upcoming biographical drama Fonzo. We really didn’t see the resemblance… Until now, that is!
Capone’s signature look, including receding hairline and round features, don’t seem compatible at all with the Tom Hardy we’ve come to know and recognize. Hardy’s handsome, scruffy features seem to be the antithesis of the overweight, yet impeccably clean-cut Capone.
It’s difficult to understand how Hardy (left) managed to get cast as Capone (right):
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However, we have to lend it to him: Hardy is known for his physical transformations, and he seems to have pulled this one off REALLY well! He is now unrecognizable. He has gained weight and lost hair… He even sports a mean-looking scowl that seems all-too-appropriate.
The film focuses on Al Capone’s later years, and his struggles with dementia after his 10-year prison sentence.
But don’t take our word for it… See for yourself what Hardy looks like today, it’s uncanny how much he has changed to look like the notorious gangster did: