Tom Hardy takes his best very seriously!
The 40-year-old actor, who starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, 43, in the 2015 Academy Award-winning film The Revenant, got a tattoo on his right bicep that reads “LEO KNOWS ALL,” which was revealed on a fan-made Facebook page in a selfie Hardy took with one of his followers.
The story behind Hardy’s hilarious permanent ink on his arm started almost three years ago, when DiCaprio and his co-star made a bet about award show nominations after starring in The Revenant together.
“Tom and Leo made a bet — Leo believed that Tom’s portrayal was so awesome in The Revenant that he would be nominated for an award and Tom did not think he would be,” a source told PEOPLE.
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“ was nominated. And afterwards, he got the tattoo ‘Leo knows all.’ It was a bit in homage to Leo,” the source continued.
Hardy also explained the bet the two made during an interview with Esquire in 2016. “He wrote, in this really s—-y handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything,’” Hardy said. “Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.’” At the time, though, he said he was stalling on getting it “because it sucks.”
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Hardy earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film at the Academy Awards, but DiCaprio ultimately walked away with the big win of the evening: the award for Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant (his first Oscar win ever after six nominations).
“The Revenant was a product of the tireless efforts of the incredible cast and crew I got to work alongside,” he said, thanking costar and “brother” Tom Hardy: “Tom, your fierce talent on the screen can only be surpassed by your friendship off screen.”
— with reporting by Liz McNeil