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

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

Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston (born February 9, 1981) is an English actor best known for playing Comicbook/{{Loki}} in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in the movies ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (a cameo filmed for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' ended up getting cut from the final movie). From 2008 onward, he played Magnus Martinnson in Creator/TheBBC ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' adaptation, and in 2012, he starred in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', a BBC adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's, playing Prince Hal in ''Theatre/HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''Theatre/HenryV''. In 2014, his starring turn as ''Film/{{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 as well as men and women who just think he's a terrific actor. They like to call him "[[FanNickname Hiddles]]."
!!Selected filmography

* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
* ''Series/SuburbanShootout'' (2006)
* ''Series/{{Wallander}}'' (2008)
* ''[[Series/{{Cranford}} Return to Cranford]]'' (2009)
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2011 -- present) as Comicbook/{{Loki}}:
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' (2011)
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (2012)
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (2013)
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018-2019)
* ''Film/MidnightInParis'' (2011) - as Creator/FScottFitzgerald
* ''Literature/WarHorse'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' (2012)
* ''Series/TheHollowCrown'' (2012)
* ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' (2013)
* ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' (cameo) (2014)
* ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]'' (2014)
* ''I Saw The Light'' (2015) as Music/HankWilliams
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (2015)
* ''Film/HighRise'' (2015)
* ''Series/TheNightManager'' (2016)
* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' (2017)

!!Associated Tropes:

* AscendedMeme: The mustache he sports in his cameo in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' is very similar to the one he wore in a sketch for Josh Horowitz's Creator/{{MTV}} program.
* AwesomeDearBoy: [[invoked]] He enjoys playing Loki so much that he'll appear in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALUCl2p4aFc comedic promos]] and make [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R9g_VABesA in-character convention appearances]] if it means he gets to get in character and entertain the fans.
* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]] From blond curls 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.
* EvilBrit: Provides the page quote along with Creator/MarkStrong and Creator/BenKingsley.
* FanCommunityNickname: His more dedicated fans call themselves "Hiddlestoners" or "Loki's Army."
* FanNickname: [[invoked]] ''Empire'' Magazine gave him "T Hiddy", and fans sometimes refer to him as "Hiddles".
* LargeHam: As seen in some of his more famous roles. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he's a classically trained actor.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: While he hasn't done a large amount of strict voice work (only a few voice overs in documentaries and his roles in ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''), 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. For the Music/HankWilliams biopic ''Film/ISawTheLight'' he provided his own singing for the role, and once read a letter from Creator/MarlonBrando in Brando's voice. During an appearance on ''Series/TheGrahamNortonShow'', he spent several minutes gushing towards Creator/RobertDeNiro before doing a rendition of De Niro's monologue from ''Film/{{Heat}}'' that is so spot-on that De Niro himself was impressed. And it was put to good use onscreen in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', with him eerily seeming to become Jeremy Irons when Prince Hal is imitating his father.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[invoked]]
** 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.
** From Creator/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."
** Creator/GuillermoDelToro, whom he worked with for ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', talked at the 2014 SDCC about how Hiddleston was the nicest guy on Earth, and how he ran counter to the stereotype that [[BeautyIsBad hot guys are bastards]].
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]]
** 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 somewhat infamous [[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.
* PlayingATree: In a school play, he once played the front-right leg of an elephant Creator/EddieRedmayne was riding.
* PromotedFanboy: [[invoked]] 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. Two years later, he has a small role in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.
* SesameStreetCred: Once taught Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.
* ShakespearianActors: Most evident in his performance as Loki, directed by fellow Bard enthusiast Creator/KennethBranagh. And also in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', which actually is Shakespeare.
* ShipperOnDeck: With Loki and Enchantress.
* SignatureLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZMhyyGwU8c Ehehehehe]].
* StarMakingRole: [[invoked]] Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and later ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: During an interview for the movie ''Literature/WarHorse'', ''Love Actually'' director Richard Curtis commented that his eyes are so piercing that Jeremy Irvine started crying in the scene where Nicholls buys Joey just to "distract people from the blueness." Even more intensified when he has black hair, for example when he plays Loki.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Hiddleston once had a very good relationship with his fans, but some of them have gone too far and caused him to at least partially withdraw from social media, with actions including, but not limited to, camping outside his hotel when he's been filming, posing as work colleagues to meet him for their own personal reasons, linking RuleThirtyFour fanart to him (despite his repeated indications that it makes him ''very'' uncomfortable), sending death threats to women [[YokoOhNo for being in his proximity]], and so on.
* WolverinePublicity: He made such an impact as Loki that many promotional campaigns for ''Thor: The Dark World'' focused more on him than Chris Hemsworth.