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->''"It's all of [[Film/TheAvengers them]] against me. I am the {{supervillain}}. So it's IronMan, TheIncredibleHulk, CaptainAmerica, {{Thor}}, {{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow and NickFury forming a team because [[TookALevelInBadass I've got so badass]]."''

He is Tom Hiddleston, of Midgard, and he is burdened with glorious purpose.

Born February 9, 1981, '''Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston''' is an English actor best known for his role as Comicbook/{{Loki}} in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/TheAvengers'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. From 2008 onward, he played Magnus Martinnson in the {{BBC}} ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' adaptation, and in 2012, he starred in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', a BBC adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's, playing Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''. In 2014, his starring turn as ''{{Coriolanus}}'' in London resulted in all the tickets released on the first day going in that first day--and people camping out for the day release ones.

He has rather a large fanbase on sites like Website/{{Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s. They like to call him "Hiddles."
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!!Selected filmography

* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
* ''Series/SuburbanShootout'' (2006)
* ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' (2008)
* ''[[{{Series/Cranford}} Return to Cranford]]'' (2009)
* ''{{Film/Thor}}'' (2011)
* ''Film/MidnightInParis'' (2011) - as Creator/FScottFitzgerald
* ''Literature/WarHorse'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' (2012)
* ''Film/TheAvengers'' (2012)
* ''Series/TheHollowCrown'' (2012)
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (2013)
* ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' (2013)
* ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' (2014)
* ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]'' (2014)
* ''Film/ISawTheLight'' (2015) as Music/HankWilliams
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!!Associated Tropes:

%%* {{Bishonen}}: Tall, slender and massively sexy with a sexy voice to boot, it's no wonder why he has so many fans.
* CelebrityResemblance:
** Very much with Russian actor [[http://teleblondinka.com/Dvoyniki/Sergey-Bezrukov-vs-Tom-Hiddlston.html Sergei Bezrukov]], especially in motion.
** With GeneWilder when he wears his naturally curly hair.
** With [[Music/ThirtySecondsToMars Jared Leto]] when his hair is dyed black.
** He looked quite a lot like [[Music/{{IAMX}} Chris Corner]] in ''Only Lovers Left Alive''.
* DyeingForYourArt: From blond curls (he said once that when his hair is left alone, he begins to resemble a golden retriever) to Loki's straight black locks. He also did extensive physical preparation for the role; after gaining a great deal of muscle to play Thor, he trimmed down and studied UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, among other things, to play Loki.
* FanCommunityNickname: His more dedicated fans call themselves "Hiddlestoners" or "Loki's Army."
* FanNickname: "Hiddles"
** Empire Magazine gave him "T Hiddy."
* LargeHam: He can deliver this one when it is needed the most. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he's a classically trained actor.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: While he hasn't done a large amount of voice work (if any), he has been shown in the past to be a pretty adept impressionist, able to imitate almost any voice an interviewer can throw at him, such as Creator/ChrisEvans, Creator/ChrisHemsworth, Owen Wilson, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Cookie Monster and several others.
** He will also be playing Music/HankWilliams in an upcoming biopic, and will do his own singing in the role.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's known to American audiences for playing the villainous Loki, but in interviews he can't stop beaming about how wonderful it all is and how much he loves the role and his co-stars. According to Tumblr, he's the nicest human being on the planet.
** From StanLee's Twitter: "And if you want a cooler than cool villain who's also the nicest guy you'll ever meet--I give you Loki's alter ego, Tom Hiddleston."
* OneOfUs:
** A big comic book fan, he wrote a piece about their impact in the ''[[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2012/apr/19/avengers-assemble-tom-hiddleston-superhero Guardian]]''. He also seems to share, and thus fuel, the Loki fandom's [[DracoInLeatherPants assessment of the character]], usually concluding that all the genocidal Asgardian needs is [[LoveRedeems forgiveness, self-esteem and a lot of hugs and "I love yous"]].
** He wrote an [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/25/loki-actor-tom-hiddleston-fan-letter-kieron-gillen-journey-into-mystery/ extremely congratulatory letter]] to the writers of ''Journey Into Mystery'', praising them for the "Kid Loki" story.
* PromotedFanboy: In the 2012 [[=BAFTAs=]], he met Miss Piggy for an interview and was visibly excited, claiming he'd been a fan of her since his childhood. Three years later, he has a small role in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.
* SesameStreetCred: Once taught Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.
* StarMakingRole: Loki in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and later ''Film/TheAvengers''.
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