The man behind the Spider-Man suit. Thomas Stanley “Tom” Holland, or best known as Tom Holland was born on 1st of June 1996. He was born in London, yes he is British and yes, he is turning 21 this coming June 1. He may be the youngest actor in Avengers: Infinity War, but he is the eldest in his family with three younger brothers. He has twin brothers Sam and Harry, and Patrick as the youngest. Both his parents are artistic, her mother Nicola Frost is a photographer and his father Dominic Holland is an author and at the same time, a stand-up comedian. No wonder Tom’s personality is a bit jolly. Aside from acting, he is also a good dancer. He took a hip hop dance class choreographed by the award-winning Lynne Page at the Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon.
Before he became and was chosen as the actor of the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming that was released last year on 28th of June, he had been auditioning the role for about five months. During his interview with Ellen DeGeneres, he shared his funny experience on how he got the big news. Tom Holland maybe a fresh face in the Hollywood but he has been in various of movies already even before he became known as Spider-Man, in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Billy Elliot the Musical
He first had a role as Michael, Billy’s friend, in the movie Billy Elliot and later on played the role Billy himself in the film Billy Elliot the Musical. The British dance drama film Billy Elliot was first released 17 years ago on September 29th, and Tom Holland was about 4 years old that time. The movie was a box office hit with around $111,099,009 with a budget of £3 million. Later on, when he turned 14 years old, he had the role Billy in the Billy Elliot the Musical and performed at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London. The film had a lot of awards namely, Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Tony Award for Best Musical, and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.
It is in this movie where he had his breakthrough. It is in this blockbuster movie that he had received an award from the National Board of Review as the Breakthrough Actor and Young British Performer of the Year from London Film Critics Circle Awards. He was also nominated in Best Young Actor/Actress at the Critics Choice Awards. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, his co-stars were Naomi Watts as her mother and Ewan McGregor as his father. The film was released last September 9, 2012. The movie gained a lot of awards that I cannot mention all of them since it is more than ten awards from different categories and from different recipients. Tom Holland was 16 years old at that time when he played the role as Lucas.
Wolf Hall is a British historical drama that was first broadcast on BBC two last January 2015. Tom Holland plays the role Gregory Cromwell. There he played the role as a successful London merchant and a lawyer. The series was also a success that it was nominated from different awards and categories.
Captain America: Civil War
Tom Holland was first seen in the Marvel movie in Captain America: Civil War, that was released, last 2016. The film was really successfully that it gained the highest-grossing film of 2016. Then followed by his movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. It is in this movie, Captain America: Civil War, that he was most known for. Tony Starks, played by the famous R.D.J, first recruited Spider-Man during the movie Captain America: Civil War. It was in this movie that the members of the team Avengers were divided into two: Team Captain America and Team Iron Man.
In the Heart of the Sea
Here he is known as the cabin boy Thom Nickerson. Although his role here was just a cabin boy Thom Nickerson, the box office hit movie is still big deal, because in this movie, he was nominated as the Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor. He was also with Chris Hemsworth, or best known as Thor, where Chris Hemsworth plays the leading role as Owen Chase. The movie was directed and produced by Ron Howard and written by Charles Leavitt. The movie also gained awards from different recipients.
Him having the role is a no joke, he got some serious and big competitors who also auditioned for the role like Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe. One of the reason why Tom Holland was chosen might be because of his gymnastic skills. As what he tweeted “life was flipped upside down“.
Two years ago today I was cast as Spider-man and my life was flipped upside down. What a ride it's been and what amazing fans I have ?
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) June 23, 2017
He is not just the youngest actor in Avengers: Infinity War but he is also the youngest actor who took the role as Peter Parker among all actors who played Spider-man. Tobey Maguire is the actor who played the role of Spider-Man in the movies Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. During his first movie Spider-Man, he was around 27 at that time. Andrew Garfield, who plays the role Peter Parker in the movie The Amazing Spider-Man that was released around 4 years ago.
Despite Spider-man having the record of the highest frequency of reboots, Tom Holland still gained a lot of fans and supporters.
His movie Spider-Man: Homecoming also gained various awards from various categories. Spider-Man: Homecoming also gained $874 million worldwide box office. Last year, Spider-Man, in the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, was also entitled as the highest grossing superhero movie. It was rated with a 92% rate by the rotten tomatoes.
Tom Holland also got an award EE Rising Star award at the 2017 BAFTA Film Awards whose past recipients were Tom Hardy, John Boyega and Kristen Stewart.
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War revolves in the story about the mad titan together with his generals looks for the six infinity stones.
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