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.”
ABCNEWS.COM – Armie Hammer is going to be a dad!
The “Lone Ranger” star and his wife of four years, TV host Elizabeth Chambers, are expecting a baby, a rep for the couple confirmed to ABC News.
Hammer, 27, married Chambers in 2010, around the time he got his big break as the Winkelvoss twins in “The Social Network.”
“They will be amazing parents,” a friend of the couple told ABC News. “They are such a loving couple that this is the perfect next chapter in their lives.”
Though both have careers in the limelight, the couple also owns and operates Bird Bakery eatery in Chambers’ hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
Congratulations to both Armie and Elizabeth!
THECELEBRITYCAFE.COM – Warner Bros. will be releasing the big-screen adaptation of the classic TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. less than a year from now. The film will be released Jan. 16, 2015, which is Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander and Luca Calvani are set to star in the big screen reboot, Moviefone reported.
Hammer has not had much luck when it comes to reboots. His film The Lone Ranger did not do well at the box office or in DVD sales following the film’s release.
Steven Soderbergh was set to direct the project, but after he dropped out, Guy Ritchie took over directing duties in 2012.
The movie company also announced that the upcoming film Focus starring Will Smith will be released on Feb. 27, 2015. Margot Robbie will also be staring in Focus Deadline reported.
Earlier, Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart were both attached to the project, but the roles now have gone to Smith and Robbie.
Armie attended the 27th American Cinematheque Award honoring Jerry Bruckheimer on December 12th in Beverly Hills, California. I have uploaded photos to the gallery!
I’ve done a gallery update and have added photos that weren’t in our gallery before!
GOTCHAMOVIES.COM – On December 17th, Disney is set to release The Lone Ranger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, and On-Demand!! The film packs an all star cast featuring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and Helena Bonham Carter!
Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger is his fifth movie with Johnny Depp and his first movie to produce with Disney since the Pirates of the Caribbean series. A remake of a classic tale, The Lone Ranger is the perfect gift for your friend that adores Depp and all his quirks this holiday season.
Some of the Blu-ray and DVD Features you can expect to find include –
Blooper Reel (RT 4:12) – BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Deleted Scene – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Riding The Rails Of The Lone Ranger (RT: 10:36) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only For the production of the movie, director Gore Verbinski had a five mile oval track built along with multiple engines and cars. See the incredible effort that went into crafting such a detailed and important part of The Lone Ranger.
Armies’s Western Road Trip (RT: 14:28) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the scenic locations the production shot in as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.
Becoming A Cowboy (RT: 8:02) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun…and ride a horse. In this piece we follow the cowboy (and cowgirl) cast to boot camp, where they got a chance to experience what their characters would really be living like in the Wild West.
Get ready to buy The Lone Ranger for your friends this Christmas season!
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.
DEADLINE.COM – Tom Cruise has exited as the lead in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros.
Cruise was scheduled to star in the film with Armie Hammer, but he has stepped out of the picture to focus on producing and starring in Mission: Impossible 5.
Paramount and Skydance are now planning to begin shooting the latest installment of that franchise before year’s end. Warner Bros has a script they like, and a top director who’s expecting to direct U.N.C.L.E. in the fall. The timing proved too difficult and so Cruise stepped out to focus on M:I5.
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted this latest TV spot for the upcoming action-adventure film, ‘The Lone Ranger.’
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.