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1. He was born in Westminster, London, and grew up in Wimbledon, London, and Oxford, England.
2. His full name is Thomas William Hiddleston.
3. He speaks a number of languages, including French, Spanish, and Greek.
4. He originally auditioned for the role of Thor in “Thor”, but (thankfully) Kenneth Branagh decided he’d make a better Loki.
5. He took up dancing as a teen to attract girls.
6. He started acting to help cope with his parents’ divorce.
7. He’s an Aquarius born in the year of the Rooster.
8. When “Thor” first came out, he did a friends and family screening and brought toys for his younger cousins.
9. His first car was a Peugeot 106 — he bought it with the money he made doing an advertisement.
10. As a boy, he attended Dragon School and Eton College, before heading to Pembroke College and graduating from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.
11. He’s a master of table tennis.
12. At Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, Tom appeared on stage as Loki, calling out the fans who waited in infamously long lines: “Humanity, look how far you’ve fallen. Lining up in the sweltering heat for hours. Huddling together in the dark like beasts!”
13. His older sister Sarah works as a journalist in India.
14. Prince William was one of his schoolmates at Eton.
15. His favorite TV shows are “Fawlty Towers” and “24”.
16. He measures in at 6’2″.
17. His favorite movie is “Heat”, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
18. His younger sister Emma also acts and currently appears on “Wolf Hall”.
19. He landed his first TV role, the Lord in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”, after a talent agency saw him in a stage production of “A Streetcar named Desire”.
20. He’s an active member of UNICEF UK.
21. If he didn’t already have a solid acting career, Tom certainly could make a living doing celebrity impressions.
22. He’s terrified of sharks.
23. His favorite tea is Earl Grey with a splash of milk.
24. His favorite alcohol is Jameson on the rocks.
25. Like many hot British actors before him, Tom put away his sexy accent to play an American icon in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. He completely transformed into author F. Scott Fitzgerald, leaving the screen oozing with sentimental charisma.