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Tom Hardy: Oscars deserve a fancy dress

Tom Hardy is still upset his male housemate wouldn't wear a dress to watch the Oscars this year.

The 37-year-old star has been living with fellow actors Paul Anderson and Paul Jacob Tomuri, Tom's assistant Natalie Hicks and a dog called Georgia for around six months. The living arrangements are while he shoots The Revenant, which is being directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. He received the best director Academy Award for Birdman this year, with the film picking up many other gongs. Tom and his pals watched the show on their TV, with the actor donning a monochrome mini-dress for it and Paul choosing a leather trouser suit.

"Jacob ‘Fearless’ Tomuri showed fear in the face of wearing a nice little number,” sighed Tom to British magazine Esquire. “I got him one anyway, but he wouldn’t get in it."

The film is about a frontiersman who sets out to get revenge on people who left him for dead after a bear mauling and also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Poulter.

It's not the first time Tom and Leonardo have teamed up; they also co-starred in 2010's Inception. In fact it was the US star who wanted Tom in the new project, in part because they have become so close.

"He’s a tough kid actually, Leo. Brilliant bloke, really supportive," Tom explained.

"I shamelessly don’t read scripts. But Leo called me up and said, ‘Dude, you have to check this out, I think it’s a brilliant piece and Alejandro’s a genius – will you read it?’ I was supposed to be doing Splinter Cell [the film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s hugely successful black ops novels/video games], so I was like, ‘I’m going to jump out of helicopters, mate. I want to go and play soldiers!’ and he said, ‘Just read it, you idiot!’ I was like, ‘Mmm, all right.'"

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