Armie walked the red carpet with Elizabeth last night during the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards where he presented the Robert Altman Award to Suspiria and received with the cast of Sorry to Bother You, the award for Best First Feature. Check out the photo and video coverage below.
Written by Mouza on February 12 2019
The privilege of wealth and the impact of his family’s oil money on his film career are subjects that Armie Hammer addresses head on (and with the help of a Martini or two) in GQ’s March cover interview, out this week. On white privilege, Hammer admits that it would be wrong of him, and the industry as a whole, to sit back and pretend that the system hasn’t benefited some, while penalising others, simply because of differing backgrounds.
“There are white people who exercise their white privilege with or without knowing it and I would be foolish to sit here and say, ‘Well, that has nothing to do with my career.’ I can’t sit here and say that. But also, people must be aware of the work ethic it takes. I get it. Guys like me have got a lot from being guys like me. Even if white privilege does have anything to do with it, there is a lot of work I put into this.”
Hammer also goes into some depth for the first time about the choice he made not to rely on his family’s wealth. “It was a conversation I had with myself: you can be this person or you cannot. I would rather not. It wasn’t about cutting ties or bonds with my parents or anything like that. It was about strengthening myself.”
Although Hammer here apologises again for having a pop at those who genuinely had a long relationship with Lee, he also underlines the thing that truly bugs him about celebrity culture. “Let me be clear. I do not feel badly for the people that I offended who met Stan Lee once and were capitalising and masking self-promotion as false grief.”
Heaf put it to Hammer that, despite being in his early thirties, Hammer doesn’t seem to have a kinship with his fellow millennials. “I am a millennial. You’re right. I totally should. And I can’t say I am not a millennial, but I’m not a millennial. I don’t get it. It doesn’t resonate with me. I don’t know why millennials will go to a wedding and take a picture of themselves on the dance floor and then post it on social media and be like, ‘Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff, so happy for you guys!’ Just what the hell is that? That just doesn’t make any sense to me. [More at Source]
Written by Mouza on December 29 2018
With 2018 coming to an end, and as per your very loud and clear demand on twitter, I thought it would be a good time to recap Armie’s professional activities in the past year.
January started with the beginning of the Award Season following up the huge success of Call Me By Your Name, Armie was nominated to a few awards and made an appearance in the 29th Annual Palm Springs Festival, New York Film Critics Film Awards, The Annual AFI Awards, BAFTA LA Tea Party, 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, Critics’ Choice Awards and London Critics Circle Film Awards.
The end of January took Armie to Sundance to promote Sorry to Bother You with the cast and crew, including my other favorite person, Steven Yeun.
February and March were a bit slow with Armie doing one international appearance for Call Me By Your Name then doing a couple of fashion appearances, plus the Oscars!
March brought in a double promotion for Armie as he attended SXSW to promote Sorry to Bother You and Final Portrait.
In April, it was announced that Armie joined the cast of Straight White Men. He joined the rehearsals and we didn’t see much of him in the following months until the first photocall of the play in June.
Filmography wise, there are a few upcoming project to look forward to. Rebecca, with Lily James. The upcoming confirmed sequel of Call Me By Your Name and a personal favorite of mine, Death on the Nile with Gal Gadot.
Written features that include new photoshoots were also a huge part of 2018, We’ve been lucky with the amounts of portraits sessions that featured Armie which made choosing just 4 hard but those were my personal favorite.
I’d also like to wish Armie (and you guys) a happy new year, may 2019 brings you and your families joy and happiness.