Liam Payne Admits to Being a Tom Hardy Fan

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Join the club, Liam.

He’s best friends with Leo, all about saving rhinos and elephants and makes both men and women tappity-tap on social media. He is ... Tom Hardy.

The 40-year-old strapping Brit posed for a photo with singer Cheryl Ann Tweedy (she goes by "Cheryl") backstage at the Prince's Trust Awards on Tuesday, which immediately resulted in tabloid fodder for One Direction fans. Cheryl's boyfriend, singer Liam Payne, cleared up the matter on his Twitter, saying he wanted to cozy up with Hardy, too.

What is it about Hardy that gets the people going? Stylewise, stylist Nicole Schneider has kept the actor looking smart in tailored, slim-fitting Gucci suits as of late. Schneider knows she's got a good thing going, too. The stylist captioned a photo of Hardy on Instagram: "Pouring #Rain will not stop this main from looking hot as hell."

Let's take a look at Hardy's own Instagram for some more answers.

 

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He loves dogs. Check.

 

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Once more, sorry.

 

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He's up for anything.

 

Options...

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Who doesn't like a man who reads books?

 

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He's a feminist.

 

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Styling services are available.

 

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Just leaving this one here. Any questions?