Armie Hammer Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Armand Douglas Hammer is an American actor. He is best known for playing the real-life Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, in the 2010 film The Social Network, and for portraying the titular character in the 2013 adventure film The Lone Ranger.
He also had major roles in the films The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and J. Edgar (2011).
Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to mother Dru Ann, a former bank loan officer, and father Michael Armand Hammer, an owner of multiple businesses including Knoedler Publishing and Armand Hammer Productions, a film/television production company.
Hammer’s paternal great-grandfather was oil tycoon and philanthropist Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum. His paternal great-grandmother was a Russian-born actress and singer.
He has one younger brother, Viktor. Armie has described his background as “half Jewish.”
Hammer lived in Dallas, Texas, for many years. When he was seven, his family moved to the Cayman Islands, where they lived for five years, and then settled back in Los Angeles. He dropped out of a San Fernando Valley high school in eleventh grade to pursue acting and enrolled in some college courses.
ARMIE HAMMER BIO: AGE, EARLY TV AND FILM CAREER
Hammer (born August 28, 1986, Armie Hammer age: 31) first appeared in several television series, including Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Reaper and Desperate Housewives.
He then went on to play Christian evangelist Billy Graham in the 2008 biographical film Billy: The Early Years. He also had main roles in the 2008 horror film Blackout and the 2009 short science fiction movie 2081.
In 2007, Hammer was signed on to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. However, the project — which also slated to include Adam Brody, Common, Zoe Kazan and Teresa Palmer — was ultimately abandoned.
Hammer’s breakout role came in 2010, when he played identical Harvard University twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in David Fincher’s The Social Network, which relayed the founding of Facebook. He also voiced the Winklevoss twins in a 2012 episode of The Simpsons called “The D’oh-cial Network.”
Hammer then played FBI Associate Director Clyde Tolson in Clint Eastwood’s 2011 drama film J. Edgar about J. Edgar Hoover, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as the first director of the FBI.
He then co-starred with Emma Roberts and Lily Collins in Mirror Mirror (2012), in which he played Prince Andrew Alcott.
Hammer then played John Reid/The Lone Ranger in the 2013 movie The Lone Ranger, which co-starred Johnny Depp as Tonto.
In 2015, Hammer played KGB operative Ilya Kuryakin in Guy Ritchie’s action spy comedy The Man from U.N.C.L.E, a remake of the 1960s MGM television series of the same name.
Hammer also played a slave owner in Nate Parker’s 2016 period drama The Birth of a Nation. He also had a small role as Amy Adams’ husband in Tom Ford’s 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals.
Hammer then starred in the 2017 coming-of-age romance film Call Me By Your Name, based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name. The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino, co-stars Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg.
He also starred in the 2016 action comedy Free Fire alongside Brie Larson and Sharlto Copley, and the 2017 Stanley Tucci-directed drama Final Portrait, which also stars Geoffrey Rush and Clemence Poesy.
ARMIE HAMMER INTERVIEW: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
In 2010, Hammer sat down with uInterview for an exclusive interview about the film. Fans submitted all questions about his experience making the movie, in which he played the twins who claim Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook.
Hammer revealed that the scene from near the end of the film where his characters, brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, lose the royal regatta (rowing) race and are talking to Prince Albert, was originally meant to be “one long walk-and-talk, instead of broken up into bits.” He also said it was memorable because he shot the scene an impressive number of times.
“We shot that scene 46 times,” said Hammer. “I think it was a seven-page scene. At the end, I heard [David] Fincher go, ‘Cut! Print. Take that one, delete all the other ones. Do it again!’ And we did it again.”
Hammer added that he got the opportunity to meet the Winklevoss twins, but after he had finished shooting the film. He said his wife was close friend with some people from the same class year as the brothers, and that they are on Facebook.
Finally, Hammer added that he had a body double to help him play the twins in some scenes.
“It was myself and another actor named Josh Pence… Essentially, what we would do is I would always start as Cameron Winklevoss and Josh would start as Tyler. We would shoot it until Fincher was happy and then he would say, ‘Okay, switch!’ and then I’d go change clothes and sit where Josh was sitting. But there were certain instances where that couldn’t happen, and in those cases they would use the facial replacement technology.”
ARMIE HAMMER: HEIGHT, WIGHT, WIFE, DATING, QUOTES
Hammer is 6-foot-5 and weighs 207 pounds.
In a 2008 interview, he stated about his religious beliefs, “I have my own spiritual life, and I value it very much.”
Hammer married television personality Elizabeth Chambers on May 22, 2010. They have two children, a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2017.
According to published reports, Hammer’s net worth is approximately $16 million.
His Twitter and Instagram handles are both @armiehammer.
“As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.”
“There were two auditions for ‘The Social Network,’ one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, ‘Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?'”
“I mean I would still love to be in Mel Brooks’ movies; he’s great.”
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