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.
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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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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.
TV3.IE – Armie Hammer thinks there are some things child actors “shouldn’t deal with” in the industry.
Armie Hammer’s parents being against his acting dream was the “greatest thing” they ever did for him.
The 28-year-old actor has made a name for himself on both the small and big screen, having roles in TV shows like Gossip Girl, and movies including Mirror Mirror.
During the eleventh grade of high school, Armie dropped out to pursue his desired career. He previously revealed his mom and dad disowned him at the time, and looking back, the star now realises it benefited him.
“When I was about 11, I told my parents, ‘I want to act,’ and they were like, ‘No!’ And it was the greatest thing they ever did for me, because what gets child actors isn’t the fame,” he explained to the October issue of America’s Esquire. “It’s spending their developmental years associating who they are with their jobs. And then when they lose their job, it’s not like an adult who can say, ‘Sh*t! Now I need another job.’ They lose who they thought they were. There’s things in this business children shouldn’t deal with, you know?”
Armie was speaking as part of a piece exploring the people who made famous actors the men they are today.
Lenny Kravitz also joined in the conversation, and cited a family member as someone who inspired him to follow his talents.
“My grandfather made me do a lot of hard work as a kid. Getting up at five in the morning to chop wood, string it up – you know, all kinds of things that I didn’t understand as an 11-year-old,” Lenny recalled to the publication. “But it was all to teach me about discipline, follow-through; the things that would give me a really good foundation. He encouraged me to use my mind, and he encouraged me to teach him.”
ETONLINE.COM – Every actor dreams of his first major role, and for Armie Hammer it was dually satisfying, as he played not one but two parts in his breakout film, The Social Network.
As the popularity of Facebook skyrocketed around the globe, a book was published on the conception and growth of the social networking site in 2009 and a film based on it was released a year later.
Hammer, who had been floating around on various television projects for the bulk of his acting career, landed roles as twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, partial creators of Facebook.
The then-23-year-old actor was tasked with not only bringing his best acting for his breakout film, but duplicating it for a separate character.
“It was weird and it was tough initially, especially the first couple days trying to figure out how we’re going to do this, creating a system and all that,” Hammer details to then-correspondent for ET and current omg!Insider co-host Kevin Frazier.
“But then, like anything else on a great set with a great director, we found our rhythm and…were able to truck through it, and it became just an amazing process.”
Hammer then goes on to describe the logistics of playing two different characters and reveals that he would sometimes copy the acting of the stand-in for the twin he wasn’t playing.
All four Winklevosses—Hammer and the real twins—were introduced after production ceased, which proved a bizarre experience not only for him but for the twins as well.
“[It was] surreal because I felt like the smaller triplet. It was so strange,” he says. “…It was after production when we’d met ’em, so I’d spent the last eight months trying to think like these guys.”
“…So to finally see them I was like, ‘Dude, Cam, remember when you were 15 and you fell in the water?’ and Ty, ‘Your mom was like “Oh, I’m so mad at you guys!”‘ and they’re like ‘We just met you. You are freaking us out, dude. Pump the brakes!”
Despite his encyclopedic knowledge of their lives, the Los Angeles native, who took the risk of forgoing an education in order to pursue his acting career, says he doesn’t relate too much to his characters in the film.
Watch the full flashback to hear Hammer talk about the social network itself, Facebook.
WSJ.COM – In the coming summer film “The Lone Ranger,” actor Armie Hammer reinterprets the classic Western hero.
Hammer, 26 years old, was too young to know the television show starring Clayton Moore as the masked Texas ranger who fights injustices in the West with Native American warrior Tonto.
“What I knew was just that my dad called me “Kemosabe.” He was like, “Come on, Kemosabe!” Hammer said, referring to Tonto’s nickname for the Lone Ranger.
Hammer said his Lone Ranger is more conflicted. In the film we first meet him as lawyer John Reid. As the younger brother to tough ranger Dan, John went east to study law and took to the ideals of John Locke. He returns to his hometown in the West with a strong sense of justice and due process.
“He quickly realizes that his chosen methods aren’t going to work,” Hammer said. “He’s like, ‘Look, he stole your horse. It’s okay, you don’t have to shoot him.’ And then [gunshot noise] someone pops him, he’s like ‘Good god, what’s going on around here?’ and then you see him transformed.”
The July 3 film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The production was about five months long and included such locations as Monument Valley and Moab in Utah; Creede, Colorado; and Four Corners, Arizona.
“It was 125 degrees some days when we were shooting. I’m wearing that three-piece wool suit the entire time,” Hammer said last night at a special 20-minute “Lone Ranger” preview in New York. “But it was the most fun I’ve ever had, running around shooting guns, riding horses, throwing lassoes. Being a cowboy. Who doesn’t love that?”
The actor also said that he just found out yesterday about his next project (first reported by Deadline) — he will star opposite Tom Cruise in another remake of a classic television series, “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” He said he couldn’t discuss it further, only that “I’m excited about it.”
Read an edited transcript of the interview with Hammer.
LATIMES.COM – Only hours after a new trailer for “Lone Ranger” debuted online last week, the blogosphere flew into a tizzy questioning whether Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Tonto is racist.
In the upcoming western, Depp’s Tonto — the sidekick to a masked Texas ranger played by Armie Hammer — sports face paint and a headdress with a dead raven atop it. Some critics have taken issue with both Depp’s costume and the fact that the role was not portrayed by a Native American actor. (For the record, Depp told Entertainment Weekly that in 2011, “I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line…. My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian.”)
But Depp’s co-star, 26-year-old Hammer, is puzzled by the claims of cultural insensitivity. The actor turned up in Las Vegas with Depp last Wednesday to unveil 20 minutes of new footage from the film to movie theater owners at CinemaCon. Before being honored as the Male Star of Tomorrow at the conference a day later, Hammer defended his film’s depiction of Tonto, saying that the cast worked with many Native Americans on the project.
“They were nothing but excited about it. They loved it — they’re thrilled,” the actor said in an interview. “It’s so funny, because every Native American we talked to was like, ‘This is awesome! I’m so excited.’ And every white person we talked to was like, ‘How dare you cast a non-Native American?’ It’s like, the white people are the one who have the problem, but the Indians — the Native Americans — are like, ‘This is great. We love it.’”
“Lone Ranger,” which hits theaters over the July 4 weekend, has already faced a number of hurdles. In 2011, Walt Disney Studios was forced to halt production on the film and slash the movie’s growing budget. The studio says the film ended up costing about $225 million to produce.
In a summer filled with big-budget spectacle, Hammer believes “Lone Ranger” will stand out because at its core its “very grounded.”
“There are so many movies coming out this summer — “World War Z” and several big fictional films — but this movie seemed more non-fictional,” he said. “It’s very grounded. It’s very real. It’s about two guys and the stresses and pressure of having to work together and deal with each other and not liking each other but then realizing you need each other. It’s people. It’s not boom-boom and explosions.”
POPSUGAR.COM – Armie Hammer was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week to promote his first big leading role in The Lone Ranger. We caught up with the actor just before he teamed up with his costar Johnny Depp for a Q&A about the film. Armie talked to us about the experience of shooting “in the middle of nowhere,” the karaoke parties the cast and crew shared at night, and why the “bohemian” Johnny is unique from the other great actors he’s worked with.
Interview with Armie Hammer (John Reid) at the special Fan Event for the release of the new trailer for The Lone Ranger