Everyone’s favourite villain, Loki – a.k.a. Tom Hiddleston – turns 40 this month (Feb. 9) and to celebrate we’re looking back at the actor’s career highlights.
Flip through some of Hiddleston’s best moments of his career, so far.
For The Love Of Loki
Some actors are synonymous with their iconic movie/TV characters, like Mark Hamill and Luke Skywalker, Johnny Depp and Captain Jack Sparrow, and Christian Bale and Batman. Well, the same could be said for Tom Hiddleston and his role of Loki.
Hiddleston and his take on the charming supervillain in Marvel’s “Avengers” and “Thor” films is a fan favourite, even inspiring fan fiction story and art based on the character. The actor has even won a ton of fan-voted awards for the iconic role.
Hiddleston made his debut as Loki in 2011’s “Thor” and subsequently appearing in “The Avengers” (2012), “Thor: The Dark World” (2013), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).
An Impression Artiste
In a what could have been awkward moment, Tom Hiddleston debuted his best Robert De Niro in front of De Niro himself.
During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” in 2015, the star re-enacted an entire exchange between De Niro and Al Pacino from Michael Mann’s 1995 crime drama “Heat”.
But thankfully, Hiddleston’s impression impressed De Niro.
In 2015, Tom Hiddleston starred as the legendary country singer Hank Williams in Marc Abraham’s biopic “I Saw The Light”.
While the movie met mediocre reviews, the actor was applauded for his take on the musician, including his performances of Williams’ classics “You’re Cheatin’ Heart”, “Lovesick Blues” and “I Saw The Light”.
The film co-starred Elizabeth Olsen and Bradley Whitford.
Tom Hiddleston made his Broadway debut last year in the drama Betrayal.
Harold Pinter’s Betrayal follows Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton as a long-married couple and Charlie Cox as the secret lover.
Hiddleston’s performance earned him a Lead Actor nod at the 2020 Tony Awards.
After a killer run in the Amazon Prime Video limited series, “The Night Manager”, Tom Hiddleston won a Golden Globe for his role as Pine, an ex-British soldier, who is hired by an intelligence officer as a covert operative.
Hiddleston was also nominated for an Emmy.
In 2011, Tom Hiddleston joined Rachel Weisz in “The Deep Blue Sea”. But while Weisz generated deserved Oscar buzz, Hiddleston’s equally impressive performance went rather overlooked.
But his performance remains a favourite among Hiddlestoners.
Weisz was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as woman debating suicide while reliving a doomed affair.
‘Midnight In Paris’
In 2011, Tom Hiddleston joined the star-studded flick “Midnight In Paris”.
The film, which was directed and written by Woody Allen, was a huge hit for romance fans as it followed Gil (Owen Wilson) who arrives in Paris to finish his debut novel. Soon Gil finds himself travelling to the past featuring interactions with some of the world’s most famous writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, who as played by Hiddleston, and Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll).
Taking On Kong
In 2017, Tom Hiddleston joined Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman in “Kong: Skull Island”, a “King Kong” remake that fans dubbed better than most “Kong” reboots.
The Muppets are a pretty big deal so when Tom Hiddleston got to show off his lighter side as the Great Escapo, it oddly solidified his leading man status.
The actor appeared in “Muppets Most Wanted” in 2014.
Loki: Part Two
Loki is coming to Disney+ exclusively in an all new series from Marvel.
The upcoming series, “Loki”, created by Michael Waldron, will pick up on the beloved villainous character, which Tom Hiddleston brought to life in the “Avengers” and “Thor” movies, right where “Avengers: Endgame” left off.
Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Richard E. Grant are rumoured to co-star in the show set to be released in May.