Many people presume that acting is one of the most straightforward jobs. Well, in reality, acting is a lot difficult task than it seems. Some people are born with the talent of acting, whereas some struggle relentlessly to gain stardom in the Hollywood Film Industry. Among them, Tom Holland is one of the fine actors who started his acting career by doing much hard work to reach the peak of success. He was one of the unknown actors with a background in the theater. As of today, he is well known for his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thomas Stanley Holland, also known as Tom Holland, was born on the 1st of June 1996 at Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom. He was the eldest son of Nicola Elizabeth, a professional photographer and Dominic Holland, a comedian and author. His parental grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. Tom attended Down Prep School, and in September 2012, he started a two-year course in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, which is notable for the numerous famous alumni.
The 24-year actor (as of 2020) is 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He weighs approximately 64 kg (141 lbs). He has dark brown colored hair and eyes. In terms of his hair preference, Tom Holland always goes for the scissor cut for his curly hairstyle. But back in October 2019, he shaved his head for the movie Cherry. Recently, on Instagram, he teased his ?floppy? hair transformation for the Uncharted movie.? Also, he?ll be growing his Peter Parker hairstyle in the third upcoming Spider-man movie in the franchise.
Tom Holland is the oldest among four brothers: Harry Holland, Sam Holland, and Paddy Holland. Harry and Sam are the twin brothers, ???? whereas Paddy Holland has filmed and directed several videos. He often joins Tom on his film press tours and films the recap videos.
The most commonly asked question about the actor is ?Is Tom Holland single?? The answer is yes. Tom Holland was reported to be single as of April 2020. Previously, he had a romantic link with his family friend Olivia Bolton. Since childhood, they have remained friends. This confirmation of the relationship between them started rumors that Tom was dating his Spiderman co-star Zendaya.
Tom Holland is estimated to have net worth of $20 million. He has been also featured on 30 under 30 for 2019 from Europe region for Forbes.
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How did Tom Holland?s career commence?
The road to his popularity started paving when he was noticed by choreographer Lynne Page, who also happens to be the choreographer of Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical during his performance in dance school. Shortly after, on the 28th of June, he made his debut in Billy Elliot the Musical as Michael, Billy?s friend. He also got success and received positive and energetic reviews for his performance in The Impossible (2012). He was 13 years old when he starred in this movie.
After, he made a debut in the superhero movie Captain America: Civil War (2016) as Peter Parker/Spider-man. The 19-year old actor was appropriate and was much closer to the age of high-school student Peter Parker who turned into a superhero. Due to this, he got the leading role of Peter Parker in the ?Spider-Man? franchise.
?Tom Holland Filmography
From being a theater actor to a successful Hollywood superstar, it has been quite a long journey for Tom Holland. The films that he has acted on always amaze his audiences and got positive reviews from the viewers. He has starred in many genres of movies such as drama, animation, action, and adventure. Here are some of his famous films.
1. The Impossible
This movie brought Tom Holland the fame that he could have never imagined. It portrays Holland as an adolescent boy whose family encountered a tsunami of the Indian Ocean of 2004 while on vacation. He stars along with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
2.? Spider-Man franchise
After getting a debut role of Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Holland landed on the lead role in his first standalone film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). It became a massive success in theatres. This success led him to reprise the superhero role in blockbuster movies like Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Subsequently, he added a second chapter to his character story in his second standalone movie Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
3. The Lost City of Z
Holland stars as the son of British explorer Percy Fawcett who?vanished in 1925 while searching for the ancient lost city in Amazon.
4.? Spies in Disguise
Holland teamed up with actor Will Smith to give the voice to the iconic characters in this animated feature.
He gave voice for the character of Jip, the dog with Robert Downey?? Jr. in the titular role for the movie.
Holland teamed up with MCU co-star Chris Pratt to voice the iconic characters of the elf brothers.
Apart from these, movies such as In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Pilgrimage (2017), Edge of Winter (2016), The Current War (2017), and How I Live Now (2013) are also some of the films that reflect the talent of Tom Holland. If you want to get the taste of his incredible acting skills, then you ought to see his movies.
Holland will appear in some of the movies that are supposed to release in the year 2020/2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a high chance that these movies will be pushed back further years. He is set to appear in films like Cherry (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), Chaos Walking (2021), and Uncharted (2021). Back in late 2019, Marvel announced the release date for the untitled Spider-Man Sequel. Take a deep breath as you will be able to see Tom reprise his role as Peter Parker for the third standalone movie in Marvel.
Hold your horses as rumors are going on about the cameo of Tom Holland?s Spider-Man in the most awaited movie Venom 2. It is the most epic face-off you guys are eagerly waiting to see on-screen if you are a true Marvel fan. According to some reports, Holland is in talks to appear in this forthcoming movie to reprise his role. However, there is no official report about this news because the cast of Venom 2 doesn’t include Holland?s name.
Awards and Nominations
Every hard work must deserve a reward. Likewise, the hard jobs done by actors are rewarded by awards. Tom Holland has also received several awards for his acting skills in the movies. You also might have seen him receiving several awards in the award shows. However, he has not won or has been nominated in the Academy Awards. But if he continues his dedication towards acting, then one day, he will deserve the Oscars. Here are the lists of awards that he received:
- BAFTA Rising Star Award
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star for his role in Spiderman movies.
- People?s Choice Awards for Favorite Action Movie Star for his role in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
- Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his role in The Impossible.
- Kids? Choice for Favorite Superhero for his role in Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
- Hollywood Film Awards for his role in The Impossible.
- London Film Critics? Circle Awards.
- Saturn Awards.
- Empire Awards.
- Golden Schmoes Awards.
Not only has he won awards but also nominated in several award functions. Some of the great nominations that he has earned are listed below:
- Critics? Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer for the role in The Impossible.
- Goya Award for Best New Actor for the role in The Impossible.
- Kids? Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor for the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer for the movie Captain America: Civil War.
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor for the movie Avengers: Infinity War.
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star for the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.
- People?s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor for the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Inspirational Quotes by Tom Holland
Besides being a good actor, Tom Holland has also said some quotes that might be an inspirational factor for many people. On his long journey to success, he realized what it takes to be a respectable man. Have a look at some of these inspirational quotes said by Tom Holland himself, and you?ll begin to admire him as a prominent personality.
?The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your hardest because even if you try your hardest and it?s not as good as you?d hoped, you still have that sense of not letting down.?
?The harder you try, the better the impression you set on the people around you.?
?I completely and utterly rely on my mum. Without my mum, I would not be anywhere at all. I?d literally just be a couch potato.?
?There?s not much I can do except try my best, which I?ll always do.?
?I personally think if something?s not a challenge, there?s no point in doing it, because you?re not gonna learn much.?
?If I can bring happiness to people all around the world, then I will try my best to do so.?
Some Funny Tom Holland Memes
Tom Holland is also known for his humorous nature. Many of his fans love him as Spider-Man, which resulted in several hilarious memes of his character. Ever since he appeared in Spider-Man movies, people started to make memes of his movie scenes for which fans can?t help but laugh hysterically. One of the most famous memes is from the moment when Tony Stark (a character played by Robert Downey Jr.) scolded Peter (Tom Holland) for his mistake in the ferry in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Peter say, ?I just wanted to be like you.? This line turned into a famous meme. A photo of Tom Holland shaving on Instagram, which turned into a meme material, represents the exact facial hairs of Tony Stark in movies. It resembles the correct line said in the film.
When Tom Holland danced in Rihanna?s ?Umbrella? on Lip Sync Battle, his fans created the funniest meme that made the fans burst with laughter. If you watch his performance video on YouTube, then you?re sure to be amazed as well as laugh a little. ?Everywhere I go, I see his face.? is also one of the remarkable memes which you might find hilarious. It is taken from a scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home in which Peter looks into the graffiti of Iron-Man. This scene gained popularity as the people replaced Iron-Man graffiti with other imagery to make it look funny.
The moment when Tom Holland roasted Anthony Mackie for never seeing Spider-Man movie in a Comic-Con event also created a funny meme. When Mackie stated that he had not seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom replied with a sarcastic statement, ?I haven’t seen the Falcon movie… Oh no, there isn’t one.? You must have seen this clip on social media platforms. It gained popularity for some course of time.
Interesting facts about Tom Holland
- In his childhood days, as other children were playing rugby, Tom used to learn ballet in the gym. Learning ballet got him bullied in school.
- When Tom Holland?s career was on hold, his mother sent him to carpentry school as a backup plan. He attended the carpentry school in Cardiff, Wales, for a brief period.
- The worst job that he ever had was being a pot washer in a pub. He was used to working in film sets, and suddenly he had to choose this job to earn for living.
- Holland once stole a blue screen used in the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home and used it as a cover for his poker table.
- He has a crush on Marvel co-star Elizabeth Olsen.
- Tom has a tattoo of Spider-Man symbol on the bottom of his foot because of his role that made him famous worldwide.
- Tom Holland found his role as Spider-Man via Instagram. His fans found out about the casting before he did.