Its not just drunk 17-year-olds on the Magaluf strip who make stupid bets that they will be reminded of for the rest of their lives, it turns out the biggest stars on the planet do it too.
Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio struck up a friendship while working together on The Revenant - the film for which Leo of course finally won his first Best Actor Oscar.
But DiCaprio didn’t just see the movie as his chance to finally take home the big one - he was also convinced that Hardy was so good in his role as John Fitzgerald that the British actor was certain to get a Supporting Actor nomination.
Hardy, being the humble man he is, wasn’t having it, and so the pair made a bet - if Hardy got the nod, he had to get a tattoo, but if he didn’t, Leo would get inked.
DiCaprio of course turned out to be right, and two years later, Hardy has finally made good on his promise, adding a ‘Leo Knows All’ tattoo to his right bicep, to go with the many others he already has covering his upper body. If you look closely, you can see it here:
A source told Us Weekly: “Tom felt he was not going to get nominated for his role and Leo felt his performance was so good that, of course, he was going to get a nomination.
“So they made a bet. If Leo was wrong, he would’ve gotten a tattoo. But Leo turned out to be right.”
DiCaprio really doesn’t seem like a man who’d be in for ridiculous, permanently skin-altering bets, so fair play to the guy - he obviously had a lot of faith in Hardy’s ability. Faith which paid off.
Meanwhile we can’t imagine Hardy - who is somehow now 40 years old, by the way - is really that bothered by the tat. He hasn’t even posted anything about it himself.
Hardy has just wrapped up filming for his role as Eddie Brock in the upcoming Venom movie, posting a celebratory selfie to confirm he now ‘has his life back’.
The new Marvel movie is slated for an October release, and also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed and Woody Harrelson.
Meanwhile, we can next expect to see Leo in The Black Hand, a movie based on the novel of the same name by Stephan Talty.
Leo plays Joe Pescorino, a police officer seeking justice against a ruthless Italian-American gang in New York. It’s expcted to be released later this year.