It's no secret that Tom Hiddleston has a lot of adoring fans. The self-titled Hiddlestoners are pretty proud to be apart of his "army." (That's a reference to his character Loki, who claimed at the end of Avengers that he had one to back him up.) But how well do you know Tom Hiddleston? Though he's in the public eye, he's a pretty private man—as a result there are a lot of things fans might not know about him. Occasionally though, he'll give an interview that reveals some interesting facts about himself, and it's always cool to know more about the man behind the Loki wig.
It's not hard to be a fan of the actor, he's talented, philanthropic, polite, and more. Sometimes I feel bad for the Beliebers because they're constantly having to defend their idol's behavior. Meanwhile in Hiddlestoner-land we get to watch Hiddleston declare his feminism and talk about Shakespeare and how much he loves to dance.
But just how big of a Hiddlestoner are you? In the interest of education and a little fun, I've developed a quiz to test how well you know Tom Hiddleston. Perhaps you'll get all the answers right and confirm your status as super-fan. Or if you don't, then you'll have learned some cool new things. (Like I did when I put the quiz together.) Just remember, this is all for fun. No one's a loser when it comes to loving Tom Hiddleston.
1. WHAT'S HIS FAVORITE MOVIE?
a. The Lion King
b. Robin Hood
c. The Jungle Book
2. HOW WOULD HE DESCRIBE FEELING THRILLED?
a. Being uncontrollably excited.
b. Living an existence of exhilaration.
c. Feeling Hiddlestoned on Lokaine.
d. Experiencing the sensation of having drank four espressos.
3. WHAT WAS IN THE END OF HIS TWITTER BIO WHEN HE FIRST JOINED?
a. This sentence, "I'm an actor."
b. A list of the roles he's played.
c. An emoji horse.
d. These words, "Runner, dancer, prancer, loon."
4. HOW DID HE MEET BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH?
a. When he attended school at Eton.
b. On the set of War Horse in 2010.
c. At the 2009 Academy Awards.
d. In a college play.
5. WHICH IS THE ACCURATE TEXTUAL REPRESENTATION OF HIS LAUGH?
6. WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
7. HOW HAS HE DESCRIBED HIS CURLY BLONDE HAIR?
a. Like a golden mop.
b. Like a Scottish sheep.
c. Like a golden retriever.
d. Like a bowl of instant ramen.
8. WHICH OF HIS FELLOW AVENGERS HAS HE ALSO PLAYED?
a. Thor and Captain America.
b. Black Widow and Hawkeye.
c. None of them.
d. The Hulk and Iron Man.
9. HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN HE SPEAK?
a. Just english.
c. Six including sign language.
d. 10 including english.
10. WHO DID HE NOMINATE WHEN HE COMPLETED THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE?
a. Chris Hemsworth and Morgan Freeman.
b. Robert Downey Jr. and Kenneth Branagh.
c. Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans.
d. Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.
11. IF HE WASN'T AN ACTOR WHAT WOULD HE BE?
a. An accountant.
b. A cowboy.
c. A bartender.
d. A clown.
12. WHICH FAMOUS PERSON DID HE ATTEND ETON SCHOOL WITH?
a. Benedict Cumberbatch
b. Emma Watson
c. Prince William
d. Idris Elba
13. WHO IS HIS FAVORITE SUPERHERO?
14. WHY DID HE START ACTING?
a. Because his parents encouraged him to as a child.
b. In order to win a scholarship.
c. To impress a girl in college.
d. To deal with his parents' divorce when he was 13.
15. WHAT IS HE MOST AFRAID OF?
#1 - C. The Jungle Book is Hiddleston's favorite Disney film. He even says that "Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther are [his] spiritual godfathers."
#2 - A. He often takes to Twitter to boast his uncontrollable excitement.
#3 - D. His full Twitter bio used to contain a list of all the characters he'd played followed by some descriptive words. "Brother, son, friend, runner, dancer, prancer, loon." Now it just reads, "Actor."
#5 - B. Hiddleston's laugh has a very particular sound that is actually very well represented over text—and is even better in real life.
#6 - D. He's a tennis man all the way and can often be spotted at Wimbledon when it's that time of year.
#7 - C. Although I have described it as ramen, Hiddleston himself ascribed the golden retriever label to his hair.
#8 - A. Hiddleston originally tried out for the role of Thor and conducted a screen test in character. He also played Captain America for a scene where he morphs into Thor's compatriot.
#9 - D. Hiddleston is fluent or proficient in 10 languages including ancient Greek which I'm sure comes in handy a lot.
#10 - C. It's thanks to Tom that Benedict Cumberbatch participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. And for that, I'm forever grateful.
#11 - B. He didn't live out his dream of being a cowboy, but he is starring as Hank Williams soon and he gets to wear a lot of cowboy hats for the role.
#12 - C. Hiddleston went to Eton with Prince William and as a result sees him as more of a friend than his nation's monarch. "There was a general and very quietly stated ethos when he arrived that there was to be no special treatment and no special favors," Hiddleston said of the prince. "I think it was very healthy for him to be just another boy." Here's Hiddles and William chatting at the premiere of War Horse.
#13 - A. He does love Thor, but Superman is the original superhero and Hiddleston's favorite.
#14 - D. Hiddleston has said that acting provided a healthy outlet during the tumultuous time of his parents' split. "I was really quite upset, and probably very sad and vulnerable and angry. Acting presented a way of expelling those feelings in a safe place."
#15 - C. He blames Jaws for his fear of sharks saying, "I love swimming in the sea [but when] I’m the furthest person out from the shoreline, then the John Williams Jaws theme starts in my head." Don't worry, Hiddles. Only a handful of people are actually killed by sharks each year. He's more likely to die from a falling vending machine.
13-15 Correct - Congratulations! You're a true Hiddlestoner. You've probably memorized all the words to his interviews and are always scouring Tumblr for new pictures. Hiddleston would be proud to have you in his army.
10-12 Correct - So close! You know your stuff, but you're not a walking Hiddleston encyclopedia yet. Keep trying; you have plenty of time to catch up!
5-9 Correct - Perhaps you're newer to the obsession that is Hiddlesmania and you're not totally knowledgeable yet. But don't worry, there's always room in the fandom no matter when you join!
0-4 Correct - You might only know Hiddleston from his time playing Loki, a worthy character for sure. But there's so much more to explore, so dive right in! I recommend starting with these underrated Hiddleston films to catch you up to speed.