Armie Hammer had a special announcement to make at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off Thursday. He and his wife Elizabeth Chambers are expecting their second child.
I have added 38 high quality images to our photo archive of Armie attending STOP CANCER 28th Anniversary Gala with wife Elizabeth Chambers.
STOP CANCER was founded in 1988 by Dr. Armand Hammer in partnership with Sherry Lansing.
Dr. Armand Hammer was the chairman and founder of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He was a philanthropist, entrepreneur, art collector, medical doctor, citizen-diplomat, friend of heads-of-state, world traveler and visionary. He served as the Chairman of President Ronald Reagan’s Cancer Panel for eight years. During this time, Dr Hammer experienced first-hand the high demand for cancer research grants and the inability to fill them based on lack of funds. His vision for a nationally focused campaign dedicated to funding cancer research became clear and with the help of good friend, Sherry Lansing, STOP CANCER was born. Until his death in December 1990 at age 92-1/2, he literally worked around the clock seven days a week to make difference and see his vision fulfilled.
In 1990 Sherry Lansing; former Chairman of Paramount Pictures, loyal to the organization and cause became the official chairperson of STOP CANCER. Arlene and David Ray became the first founding presidents. At the suggestion of the Director of the NCI (National Cancer Institute), STOP CANCER began to support local NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers. They developed relationships with Los Angeles County’s three Comprehensive Cancer Centers, UCLA’s Jonsson, USC Norris and the City of Hope Center. Through this development, STOP CANCER was able to work directly with research centers to learn about and select the most promising young scientists for STOP CANCER grants.
In the last two decades, STOP CANCER has continued to attract a committed group of members, volunteers, supporters and partners. There is certain sense of family at STOP CANCER. Members recruit children and grandchildren to be involved with STOP CANCER fundraising and events. Founding corporate supporters like Occidental continue to give generously to STOP CANCER. New partnerships have also enabled STOP CANCER to learn and share stories of heartfelt devotion for “more research” and “less cancer.” Until cancer is wiped out all together, there is work and research to be done and STOP CANCER is committed to a cancer-free world.
2013 is the 25th year of STOP CANCER and much progress has been made in the on-going fight but there is more work to be done.
Chair, Sherry Lansing, STOP CANCER Leadership and STOP CANCER-funded researchers speak about the value of the funding of STOP CANCER.
I have added 16 images of Armie filming “Final Portrait “ to our photo archive.
The 28-year-old co-stars as writer James Lord in Final Portrait with the neighbourhood streets standing in for Paris in the 1960s.
The young American interviewed Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti, played by Geoffrey Rush, as he painted Lord’s picture in 1964 – his final work before his death two years later at 64.
Actor Stanley Tucci is directing Final Portrait from his own script, based on Lord’s book, A Giacometti Portrait. The movie also stars Clemence Poésy and Tony Shalhoub.
Armie Hammer covers the December 2015 issue of L’Uomo Vogue. The magazine unveils three additional covers. Actors Armie Hammer, Kurt Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee grace distinct covers snapped by photographer Francesco Carrozzini.
I have added 2 magazine scans and 2 photos from the December issue of L’Uomo Vogue to our photo archive.
He talks quickly with a tone of voice that conveys ener- gy, courtesy, enthusiasm. He comes from an upper-class family (his great-grandfather was the founder of the Hammer Museum); he was born in L.A. but grew up on the Caymans. When he was 12 he was bedazzled by ac- tion movies and decided that his future was in films. “There’s not a role in this business that doesn’t fascinate me. I’m seriously considering becoming a director, with my wife (Elizabeth Chambers, editor’s note) as the producer”.
In the meantime, however, he’s a super-busy ac- tor. «In “The Birth of a Nation”, the story of a slave re- bellion in Virginia before the American Civil War, I’m a plantation owner who helps his slaves learn to read and write. I accepted to do Free Fire, which was all shot in one room in real time, because I really wanted to work with Ben Wheatley, a director who has always surprised audiences with movies that are all very different from each other. I’m currently shooting “Nocturnal Animals”, helmed by Tom Ford. I play Amy Adams’s husband, but the lead male is actually Jake Gyllenhaal. In addition to directing the movie, Tom also wrote the script. He has a maniacal attention to detail and personally supervises all the hair and makeup tests. For the first time in seven years I’m filming in L.A., and I can go home every evening and take care of my daughter. She’ll have her first birthday in December, she has changed my life for the better in at le- ast a million ways. I even love changing her diapers! Then I’ll be in Stanley Tucci’s “The Final Portrait”, a movie about Alberto Giacometti starring Geoffrey Rush».
The- se films are all potentially more interesting than the 29-ye- ar-old’s last few. After debuting to high critical praise, he appeared in “Mirror Mirror”, “The Lone Ranger” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”. He, however, seems to re- member them all with equal pleasure. «If, today, I had to take on the double role of the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network”, I’d be aware of the difficulties whereas at the time I was simply thrilled at the opportunity of studying the psychology of two characters instead of just one». Of his Clyde Tolson in Clint Eastwood’s Hoover biopic, “J. Edgar”, he remembers that «On the first day on the set Clint asked me to smile at DiCaprio, without telling me anything about the scene. We smiled at each other and Eastwood said: “OK, print that”. I was astoni- shed; I’d just come from filming with Fincher, 60 takes for every single scene. The hard part was playing my cha- racter as an old man. I had to get up at four in the mor- ning for a six-hour makeup session. It was like having my face encased in rubber, I could hardly move it». No em- barrassment about playing DiCaprio’s lover: «Leo is awesome, incredible. He’s totally serious on the job, always concentrated».
Armie played the prince in “Mir- ror Mirror” because he was interested in working with Tarsem Singh after seeing the director’s “The Cell”. And he had lots of fun on the set with Julia Roberts. «“The Lone Ranger” is the most challenging movie I’ve ever done. One hundred and sixty days non-stop of shooting and a major physical training program because although there were stuntman, if you want to know what kind of expression you have when you fall off a horse, you have to try falling a few times. Not to mention the director who said to me, on the second day, “You have to be more expressive”. But I wore a mask nearly all the time, so I couldn’t use my eyes. I had to learn to be expressive through my posture, the movement of my shoulders. It was a pleasure to work with Johnny Depp, he’s a very generous actor. It was also fantastic to be part of the cast of Guy Ritchie’s movie (editor’s note: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”). We all spent lots of time together at his house to prepare for shooting, it was a lot of fun. I’m only sorry I missed the chance of working with Tom Cruise; when I signed up for the movie he was suppo- sed to play my rival, the American secret agent Napole- on Solo. But he left two weeks before filming started»
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David McCallum and Robert Vaughn, the stars of cult 60s TV spy drama The Man From Uncle, admit that until recently they’d had no idea the series was being turned into a film and had never heard of the Hollywood actors who are reprising their roles at the cinema.
“I didn’t even know there was a movie coming out,” British actor David McCallum, who played Russian agent Illya Kuryakin, reveals in the new issue of Radio Times. “Nobody said anything to me about it and I’d never heard of the two stars! But I’m delighted and I wish them every success.”
Robert Vaughn, who was Kuryakin’s American partner Napoleon Solo at the original United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, says the same thing: “I live in the country and it’s not easy for me to get to movies. I don’t know much about it and I don’t know the actors who are in it.”
Having since seen the movie at a private screening, however, McCallum has praise for both director Guy Ritchie and for Armie Hammer, who plays the character that launched McCallum’s career.
“Guy Ritchie and his writers have done an excellent job and have produced an exciting, original action movie that pays great tribute to the work Robert Vaughn, Leo G Carroll [head of UNCLE Mr Waverly] and myself did back in the 60s, ” says McCallum. “But at the same time it stays away from what we did and creates something original. Armie Hammer has done a wonderful job as Illya Kuryakin and I’ve completely fallen in love with [female lead] Alia Vikander!”
Charlotte Duck talks to Henry Cavill & Armie about playing spies, doing accents and a possible Man From UNCLE sequel.
Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer have been talking about their new movie, the Guy Ritchie-directed spy thriller, The Man From UNCLE.
Henry, who plays America CIA agent Napoleon Solo, talked about how he struggled at first with an American accent.
“I definitely struggled at the beginning because we hadn’t found the accent by the time we started shooting. When we were shooting Guy would come in and say ‘No, that sounds wrong,’ or ‘this sounds wrong’ or ‘try and say the word this way’ and because there’s no uniform structure to it, it became very difficult to perform and you become very conscious of speaking as opposed to acting and feeling. Eventually we found it about a quarter of the way through the movie because we found a way of speaking that was consistent.
The actor also joked about being approached the play Bond following Daniel Craig’s predicted exit: “It’s top secret so I can’t say anything.”
Armie also seemed keen: “Totally, I’m in. I’m not supposed to talk about it yet but I’ve had a conversation with someone.”
The movie, which GLAMOUR very much enjoyed, sets up for a sequel at the finale so we asked the boys if this was happening.
“We haven’t heard anything. We’d love to do it,” said Henry.
DENOFGEEK.COM – An animated superhero trilogy from the mind of Stan Lee is coming, and wait til you see the names of the voice cast!
At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, the cast of Stan Lee’s new animated trilogy, Mighty 7, was announced. The Mighty 7 animated films are a projected trilogy of animated features, a monthly comic, and an animated series. The first of the features, “Beginnings” will air on The Hub Network in early 2014.
The all-star cast includes Armie Hammer as Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength; Christian Slater as Lazer Lord, the superhero who hurls balls of laser energy; Mayim Bialik as Lady Lightning who possesses super speed; Teri Hatcher as Silver Skylark, the superhero who flies; Flea as Roller Man, who rolls into a big ball and launches at high speed; Darren Criss as Micro, who shrinks in size; and Sean Astin as Kid Kinergy who’s superpower is telekinesis. Additional voices include Jim Belushi as Mr. Cross, the leader of a covert operations military division assigned to investigate UFO sightings; and Michael Ironside as Xanar, the leader of the warring aliens from the planet Taegon who enslave other planets and raid their natural resources.
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