I said it before and I say it again: Tom should totally follow in Ralph Fiennes’ footsteps. Take interesting projects, create buzz, maybe direct, be high up the list of casting directors when it is about big roles in small movies and smaller parts in big ones. The one that steals a show, because he has some substance. The one that can surprise an audience and will always have people leaving the cinema thinking: “Who the hell was that? Why didn’t I notice him before? He is amazing!” The one that is not recognised by everone at first moment. The one that isn’t known by everyone that don’t know his work. But the one that leaves an impression with everyone that comes across his work.
Tom won’t ever be the A-list actor that gets blockbusters pushed his way. He won’t ever be the one with the biggest name-recognition that opens movies. The studios don’t see him that way and that won’t ever change, because he won’t ever be the hunky body with a beautiful face for them. They’ll always want him for his acting and his ability. Yet he can totally be the one that has a career for many, many years and collects awards in passing and twenty years from now he still gets new projects he hasn’t done before and that make him a darling of critics and audiences alike.