Top 10 Tom Holland Moments

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Top 10 Tom Holland Moments

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Let's spend some quality time with Spiderman himself, Tom Holland! For this list, we're looking at some of our favorite Tom Holland moments from interviews, the red carpet, social media and beyond. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Tom Holland Moments.
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Top 10 Tom Holland Moments


Let’s spend some quality time with one of the film industry’s most endearing young stars! Oh, wait, I already did that. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Tom Holland Moments.

For this list, we’re looking at some of our favorite Tom Holland moments from interviews, the red carpet, social media and beyond. Please note: we won’t be including moments from his films.

#10: Tom Holland: WatchMojo Superfan

Hey, we had to go there! So, here’s the thing: press junkets are pretty monotonous for actors. They’re just sitting there, seeing one journalist after another, and they all ask the same questions… That’s part of why this wholesome exchange between Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya and, well, ME is so adorable and unexpected – and BELIEVE ME, it was very unexpected. Tom lights up as soon as he hears the name “WatchMojo” and it just gets better from there: he actually does the WatchMojo intro line, and then asks me to do it for him with the cutest “please” in history – and it sends both him and Jacob into full fanboy mode. Honestly, no one’s EVER been this happy to meet me before in my life.

#9: Interview Prank with Josh Pieters ft. Conor Maynard & Caspar Lee (MAY nard)

The fake/intentionally bad interview isn’t exactly a new concept, having been perfected by the boys of SMOSH over the years. When given the opportunity to interview Tom Holland in the lead-up to “Avengers: Infinity War” however, YouTuber Josh Pieters did an admirable job executing it. With Conor Maynard and Caspar Lee in his ear directing him, Pieters engages Tom in what must have been the oddest interview of Holland’s career to that point. What’s really impressive is that Tom manages to take it all in stride, remaining lighthearted and good-natured even as Pieters pushes into extremely bizarre territory. It was all in good fun, and everyone had a laugh - including nearly 3 million viewers.

#8: MTV “Spider-Man” Audition Tape

Audition tapes are a fascinating look into the filmmaking process. A sample of Tom Holland’s real “Spider-Man” audition is available online, and it’s a pleasure to watch. But perhaps even better is the so-called “Secret ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ audition tape” that Holland filmed with MTV after he’d already gotten the part. In this hilarious segment from “MTV After Hours,” host Josh Horowitz asks Holland about the casting process and Tom responds by giving us this ridiculous “exclusive footage”. It’s takes a truly great actor to be able to pretend to act this badly. We never get tired of seeing him dance though!

#7: “Quackson” and the Fallout

Oh Tom… we get that this French pastry is tough to pronounce, but of all the passable ways to say it… “quackson” is not one of them. Try it with us: “croissant.” Poor Tom Holland made the mistake of trying to talk about these flaky bundles of joy during an interview while promoting “In the Heart of the Sea.” Soon enough the clip had gone viral, and in no time Tom found himself transformed into a walking, talking meme. Hey, being a celebrity isn’t always easy. But, both in the original interview and whenever he’s been asked about it since, he’s just so genuine and good-natured that we can’t help but love him all the more for it.

#6: Eating Snacks with LADBible

Tom Holland is just so darn likable; we’ll gladly just watch him do everyday stuff… like eating! Thanks to LADBible, we can do just that, in this fun little video in which Tom Holland tries various snack foods from both America and his native Britain in a segment called “Snack Wars.” His mission? To decide which country has better snacks by sampling various treats. We’re shocked that he was unfamiliar with root beer… but we love that he’s so into Toxic Waste candies that he asks to take them with him. Of course interspersed among all this snacking are some fun personal questions. Altogether, it’s just a lovely four minutes of quality with our favorite webhead.

#5: Literally Any Time He Almost Reveals Spoilers

Tom Holland is an incredible actor. He is an exceedingly talented dancer. And from his performance in interviews, it’s clear that he’s got a knack for public speaking. Every superhero actor has their kryptonite however, and Tom’s weakness appears to be keeping secrets. If the internet is to be believed: he’s absolutely rubbish with sensitive information. The notorious spoiler-machine has nearly given away countless plot points. In some cases, he straight spilled the beans like when he told Jimmy Kimmel about Spider-man going to space. In fact, during the press tour for “Avengers: Infinity War”, Benedict Cumberbatch seemingly had to become his de-facto handler, helping Tom not spoil things. All in all, this weakness of his has made for some memorable moments.

#4: His Relationship with His Dog

Tom Holland doesn’t need a dog to be one of the most charming young stars in Hollywood, but it sure doesn’t hurt! His dynamic with his beautiful Staffordshire Bull Terrier Tessa is almost too much to handle. He’s got a habit of bringing this adorable pooch along with him to press events and interviews. When she joined him for press photos during his promotion of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the internet understandably lost it. Pretty much any Tom and Tessa moment is a great one. Oh… and don’t even get us started on the time he found a stray dog and brought it to the vet. Or when he plays with puppies. What has the world done to deserve this gem of a human?

#3: His First American Talk Show Interview with Ellen

Part of what makes Tom Holland so likable is his humility and down to earth attitude. 2017 marked his first appearance on a major U.S. talk show and he couldn’t have had better company for the moment than the legendary Ellen DeGeneres. Right away, his politeness and sincerity shine through; he seems genuinely excited and maybe even a little nervous to be there. He talks about his mom finding him his first apartment, which just so happens to be down the street from her; it’s a reminder that he’s still young and that plenty of other first experiences await him. Just look how happy he is flopping onto that bed Ellen bought him!

#2: When He Visited the Children’s Hospital

Superheroes might be fictional characters, but children around the world look up to these figures and take inspiration from them. As Spider-Man, Tom has become an instantly recognizable face to many, and with that great power comes great responsibility. Rising to the occasion, he’s chosen to make a difference in the real world by brightening the lives of children. In 2017, Tomvisited the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital to stop in and spend some quality with some of the young patients - in his Spidey costume no less! This wasn’t an isolated incident either; he seems to have made a habit of visiting children’s hospitals whenever he gets the chance. Now that’s a real hero.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Drawing a Self-Portrait with the “Infinity War” Cast on “Jimmy Kimmel”
- “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Driver’s Test Audi Commercial
- Playing Would You Rather
- His Madonna Story on “Graham Norton”
- His BAFTA EE Rising Star Acceptance Speech

#1: “Lip Sync Battle” with Zendaya

Since premiering in 2015, “Lip Sync Battle” has featured some truly epic matchups, but Tom and Zendaya’s is among the greatest to date. Zendaya’s performance of “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars would have won on any other night. But when Tom switched gears from “Singin’ in the Rain” like Gene Kelly to his good girl gone bad performance of “Umbrella”… he scored an undeniable win. Like, this performance has everything: attitude, fishnets, sexy-ass dance moves, actual RAIN. This performance goes way beyond parody; it’s genuinely fierce and we totally love him for it.

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