Along with Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy is one of the best actors on the rise at the moment, and he's revealed his secret.
The heavily-tattooed hunk has spoken about some of the people he uses as inspiration to inform his characters when he's creating them for a movie.
A movie like, for instance, The Dark Knight Rises - set to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer.
He plays villain Bane in the movie and told Total Film:
"I will, when I build certain characters, take a soupcon of different things.
"Like Kermit The Frog. I'll put a bit of Kermit in there.
"I'll take Robert De Niro from Taxi Driver, mix him up with animals and different characters, add a voice and then go home.
"I know my guy. He has a lot of people in it…"
But just in case you're a little alarmed that Tom might've modelled Bane on a Muppet… well…
"No, there's no Kermit in Bane. Absolutely f**king not!"