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11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Tom Holland

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Tom Holland

Tom Holland is the latest Spiderman and he has won the hearts of all the Marvel fans out there. But did you know all these lesser known facts about the youngest friendly neighborhood Spiderman?

In 'Avengers: Infinity War', when we saw our Spiderman turning into dust, all our collective hearts broke together. After the events from Thanos' snap was restored in 'Endgame', our favorite Spidey was back and we all heaved a sigh of relief. Recently, we saw the neighborhood friendly Spiderman in his latest movie 'Spiderman: Far From Home', which is also his second solo movie and he was seen alive and kicking and hanging out with Aunt May, Nick Fury, and Maria Hill. In this movie, he is traveling to Europe with his friends on summer vacation as he was determined to take a break from being a superhero. But, as fate would have it, he runs into Mysterio and from there all the problems began. Tom Holland sort of hit the jackpot when he got the role to play Peter Parker aka Spiderman and also made a great effort in masking his normal accent to act like Peter Parker. Here are a few things you might not know about him. 

1. He is a very positive person to have on the set

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A number of people who have worked with Tom Holland have said that he is a very nice young man and it is a complete delight to work with him. He takes direction really well and gets along very well with everyone in a very professional manner. If you watch his interviews and interactions with fans on the red carpet, he has a very childlike innocence in him and responds to each and every question with a smile on his face. 

2. He aspires to be a director one day 

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A number of actors have this same kind of interest and it comes from the fact that they want to know how it feels like to be both an actor and a director. The director's chair is perhaps the most powerful position in all of the movies and it comes as no surprise that so many actors are wanting to do it. Here's hoping that one day we will get to see the Holland on the coveted director's chair. 

3. A number of stars have praised Holland for his performance 

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Many people say that Tom is someone who is going to make a big name in the movie industry after he is done with his stage and going by the kind of performance he gave on stage, he will go far and till now he has proven them right. We can safely say that he has done a pretty good job as the role of the friendly neighborhood Spiderman till now and we hope his acting skills and career only gets better with time. 

4. His role as Peter Parker was confirmed when he was a teenager

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Unlike the other Spiderman, Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire, his role as Spiderman was confirmed when he was just 19. Even though he is in his early 20s now, he seems to be a perfect fit for the role and we can only hope that he will hold on to this for the foreseeable future. 

5. He does a lot of his stunts himself 

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Holland is a pretty talented dancer and is very active in his training. He is also very limber and can do front, side, and back flips. Hence, it is easy to assume that he does a lot of the stunts himself since a lot of folks in the industry still rely on stunt people and even CGI for a few stunts that seem unreal. 

6. Holland's favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan

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As an artist himself, it is always interesting to know what movies the celebrities are interested in and many of them don't watch their own movies for various reasons. But, like humans, they all are suckers for entertainment and a number of them will go to the movies at least a few times a year if not more.

7. He has beaten out a few people to land the role for Spiderman

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It goes without saying that Spiderman is one of the most popular characters and it is not at all hard to believe that a number of people were trying to get the coveted position. Later on, the choices of the directors boiled down to the fine details and Holland seemed to be the right fit for the role of Spiderman. 

8. He was supposed to play a role in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Holland was supposed to play the role of Alex, the guy who saves the entire team from the bazaar, but there was a scheduling problem and the dates clashed with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and he had to give up his role. 

9. He was a pretty well-known face way before landing the role of Spiderman

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For a very long time, he has been a big fan just as Andrew Garfield was, hence playing the role of Spiderman has somewhat been a dream come true for him. If he continues with his performance and plays the role the way he is doing right now, it is safe to assume that he is going to be Spiderman for a while now. 

10. Holland is actually pretty terrified of spiders 

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It is really ironic that the actor who is playing the role of Spiderman is actually terrified of spiders in real life. The character of Peter Parker developed his powers after he was bitten by a radioactive spider and fortunately enough, the scene was not too detailed and even if it did, we all know that Holland is a fine actor who should have been able to push a little past his boundaries. 

11. Additional Fun Fact

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When Holland was shooting for 'Spiderman: Homecoming', he was actually pretty far from his actual home, and when he was shooting for 'Spiderman: Far From Home', he was actually shooting very close to his childhood home. Seems ironical given the titles of both the movies. 

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