Happy Birthday, Tom Hiddleston!

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It’s not as if we ever need prompting to talk about Tom Hiddleston (ever), but just so it happens, ELLE-favourite Hiddleston turns 33 today.

So, what better excuse to look back through the British actor’s career, and celebrate all the reasons why we’re a little Hiddleston-mad…

He’s got the moves and isn’t afraid to show them off

Unadulterated glee is the only way to describe our emotions every time Hiddleston’s enthusiastic limbs are propelled into motion. Yes, he’s air-thrusted, shuffled and twirled his way straight into our hearts.

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He has the brains

As well as graduating with a double first from the University of Cambridge, multi-lingual Hiddleston is known for taking every opportunity to speak the native language of the country in which he’s promoting.

He makes a pretty good ELLE Cover Man

Unless you’ve been hidden under a rock for the first part of this year, you’ll know that Hiddleston fronted the cover for this year’s ELLE March digital edition. He also starred in an accompanying video, which saw him getting a little sweaty…

He could be an established advocate for ‘Movember’

He has an ability to grow magnificent facial hair. Magnificent.

He takes his acting very seriously

With appearances in films such as , The Avengers and War Horse, and an acclaimed stretch in Donmar’s production of Coriolanus, Hiddleston’s acting talent will always have us eagerly anticipating his next venture.

Oh, not to mention he’ll be starring as a rock star vampire (not easy to pull off) alongside Tilda Swinton late February in . Released on the 21st February.

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