Some of you might not remember this, but in 2002 Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy played a villain in Star Trek: Nemesis as a cloned version of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Here's a great screen test that was shot for the film showing the young unknown actor acting alongside Patrick Stewart. Hardy really gives a great performance here--he's got those chilling crazy eyes. I honestly think it's better than what ended up in the movie. The video also includes the actual movie scenes so that you can see the comparison.
Before Nemesis, Hardy had small parts in Band of Brothers and Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. Watch the screen test and let us know what you think of Hardy's performance!