Director Christopher Nolan was more than a boss to actor Tom Hardy on the set of his latest movie INCEPTION - he was the inspiration for the Brit's sauve thief character.
The Bronson star plays specialist forger Eames alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Nolan's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller.
And Hardy admits his research for the role was easy - he just mimicked the behaviour of the filmmaker to bring his portrayal to life.
He tells Britain's The Guardian, "I like to flatter myself into believing that the character I played was actually Chris Nolan. I felt he was key to Eames and I latched on to him and his mannerisms."