Being famous doesn’t preclude you from making bad life decisions. That’s a lesson Tom Hardy learned the hard way when he bet his Revenant co-star Leonardo DiCaprio that he wouldn’t be nominated for Best Supporting Actor at that year’s Academy Awards. Apparently, DiCaprio had more faith in his co-star’s acting ability and said that, if Hardy got the nomination, he had to celebrate by getting a tattoo of DiCaprio’s choosing. Well, we know how the nominations panned out, but now we finally have proof that Tom Hardy made good on his bet by getting a truly bad tattoo.
In a 2016 interview with Esquire, Hardy revealed that DiCaprio wanted him to get “Leo knows everything” as a testament to his predictive powers. This is, of course, a very cool and normal thing to want your friend to have permanently etched on their skin, but unfortunately DiCaprio had written it in “really shitty handwriting,” and Hardy only agreed to do it if he would “write it properly.” The resulting tattoo, which can be seen in the above Instagram post, appears to read, “Leo knows all.”
According to that same interview, Hardy was fully aware that the tattoo sucked and that’s why it took him so long to get around to it. But next to the rest of his ink—a Chinese dragon, a Buddha with an AK-47, his wife’s name, and his agent’s name, the last of which is also the result of a lost bet—Leo’s omniscient declaration seems right at home.