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Goodwood Festival Of Speed

cars from the Mad Max film - Goodwood Festival Of Speed at The Goodwood Estate - Day 1 at Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Chichester, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy


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Tom Hardy has made a name for himself with films like 'Inception', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Warrior' and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', but nothing quite prepared him for the full-on challenge of taking over as Mad Max.

Tom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max roleTom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max role

"When I got over the initial jubilation and excitement of being offered the role, I suddenly realised that Mad Max is synonymous with Mel Gibson," Hardy says. "That was a little bit daunting, and possibly people were going to dislike the change. So I thought the right thing to do was go and meet Mel Gibson, because he's part of the Mad Max family. It's like I'm the new wife who has to go and meet the old wife."

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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Premiere

Katrina Kaif - A host of stars were snapped as they took to the red carpet for the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival and the premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in Cannes, France - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Mad Max and Guest
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Mad Max and Isabella Rosellini

Charlize Theron Claims Women Are Misrepresented In Sci Fi Movies


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Charlize Theron has spoken out about what she believes is the tendency of sci-fi movies to misrepresent female characters. She is currently one of the stars of Mad Max: Fury Road and claims that the film is an anomaly in that it does contain strong female lead characters.

The 39 year old actress, who portrays Imperator Furiosa in George Miller’s re-boot of his own original imagining of a post-apocalypse Australia, was speaking on ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ on Monday, and she vented her frustration at the typical depiction of women in science fiction films.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron spoke out about the depiction of women in sci-fi movies

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Premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Courtney Eaton - Premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Gives Tom Hardy A Challenge


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One of the most versatile actors in cinema at the moment, Tom Hardy has peppered his career with blockbusters like 'The Dark Knight Rises', indie dramas like 'Locke' and the gritty thrillers such as 'The Drop'. Now he blasts onto the screen as Mad Max in 'Fury Road', filling the shoes of Mel Gibson's most iconic role.

Tom Hardy in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'Tom Hardy in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

"In all honesty, it would be ridiculous to pick up where Mel left off," Hardy laughs. "He is Mad Max. I have to bring something entirely different and new to the stage."

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Premiere of 'Mad Max:Fury Road' - Arrivals

Abbey Lee - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the premiere of the new action movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road' which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

Mad Max and Courtney Eaton
Mad Max and Courtney Eaton
Mad Max and Courtney Eaton
Mad Max and Abbey Lee
Mad Max and Abbey Lee

'Mad Max' Director George Miller "Heartbroken" over Mel Gibson's Plight


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George Miller, director of Mad Max: Fury Road, says he is "heartbroken" over the personal plight of Mel Gibson - the star of the original 1979 movie and its subsquent sequels. Miller picked Tom Hardy to lead the fourth film of the post-apocalyptic action franchise though has sympathy for Gibson, whom he describes as a "wonderful actor."

Mad Max Tom HardyTom Hardy replaced Mel Gibson as Mad Max

"I have a great affection for Mel. I was really heartbroken to see him go into that," Miller said in a recent interview.

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