Biography of Armie HammerArmie Hammer is the assumed name, or rather, an abbreviated name of the popular Hollywood actor Armand Douglas Hammer, an American with Russian roots. He is known to viewers from the films The Man from U. N. C. L. E, Mine, The Social Network. Net worth: $16 million.
Army Hammer’s childhood and familyThe future actor was born in Los Angeles on August 28, 1986. The family of businessman Michael Hammer, and even Armie himself, were always proud of their Russian origin. His paternal great-grandmother, Olga Vadina (maiden name ‒ Von Root), was the daughter of Vadim Root, a general of the tsarist army.
Great-grandfather Armand Hammer, in honor of whom the actor received his name, was the son of Jewish immigrants from Odessa, and later became chairman of the oil company Occidental Petroleum. He was a key figure in the organization of the summit meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik.
On the actor’s wrist, there is a tattoo HAMMER in Cyrillic as a tribute to the memory of the Russian roots.
As for Armie’s parents, his mother, Dru Ann, worked in the bank in the past, approving loans to clients. His father Michael Hammer owns Knoedler Publishing and film production company Armand Hammer Productions. In addition, the actor has a younger brother, Victor.
The first seven years of his life, Armie Hammer lived in his hometown, then the family left for the Cayman Islands, and after 5 years they returned. The years spent away from the megalopolis began to tell. In Los Angeles, the teenager lacked palm trees he could climb and crabs that could be hunted. It turned out that the boy, who was not used to TV and computer games, had no idea about the hobbies of his peers.
In spite of more than a stable income of the family, Armie together with his friends tried to earn money still in high school. The boys stole Playboy and Penthouse magazines from their parents and sold them complete with miniature bottles of hand lotion. Somebody told everything to the school principal, he opened the unfortunate businessman’s personal locker but found only stocks of hand lotion. “Why do you need so much lotion?” asked the indignant director, to which the guy imperturbably replied: “I have very dry hand skin.”
Armie Hammer’s career in the cinemaFirst little Armand wanted to become a businessman, like his dad. However, once having watched a film about the confrontation of the young Macaulay Culkin and hapless robbers, he wanted to change places with the leading actor, and in the morning he announced to his family that he wanted to become an actor.
In the last grade, Armie gave up high school to devote all the time to achieve his dream. He never entered the college, although he attended higher courses much later.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2005, he received a tiny role as a student in Episode 14 of Season 2 of the sitcom called Arrested Development. Soon he appeared in the television series Veronica Mars and Desperate Housewives (the roles were again episodic). He got more serious characters in the series Gossip Girl with Blake Lively (Gabriel Edwards) and Reaper (Morgan). The debut in the full-length film took place in the family drama Flicka and the horror film Blackout.
He got the first leading role in the biographical picture Billy: The Early Years telling about Baptist Billy Graham, who was the spiritual advisor to the US presidents.
Hammer reached glory in 2010, after the role of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in the movie The Social Network. The film was based on real events and told about Mark Zuckerberg's path (performed by Jesse Eisenberg) to glory.
After such a bright appearance, the almost two-meter tall blue-eyed actor was noticed and invited to the big cinema.
He became famous for his role as a prince in the film Mirror Mirror, played John Reid’s character in the western The Lone Ranger (his partner in the film was Johnny Depp himself). In 2015, he appeared as a KGB agent Illya Kuryakin in a thriller by Guy Ritchie The Man from U. N. C. L. E., in which he met the superman Henry Cavill, who played his partner, CIA agent Napoleon Solo. The ideological opponents had to unite in order to save the world from the Third World War.
After that, interesting projects fell onto him as if from a cornucopia. For example, in 2016, he appeared in the historical film The Birth of a Nation, which tells about the rebellion of the black slave Nat Turner, then in the profound drama Nocturnal Animals directed by Tom Ford; after that, he played a lead role in the action movie Mine, in which his character, a US Army soldier, had to survive alone in the deserts of Afghanistan. In the film Free Fire, he starred as Ord, a participant of the Vietnam War. Actions of the film took place in the limited area of the ammunition depot. The title of the picture speaks eloquently about the rest. In addition to filming in movies and television series, Armie Hammer is engaged in cartoons dubbing. For example, Jackson Storm, the character of Cars 3 speaks in his voice.
In 2017, there was a loud premiere of the film Call Me by Your Name, which tells about an unusual love story. Armie together with actor Timothée Chalamet, famous from the films Lady Bird and Interstellar, showed the difficulties of homosexual relationships between teenagers. The picture was nominated for Oscar four times and won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Armie Hammer’s personal lifeIn 2010, the actor got married to the journalist Elizabeth Chambers. Four years later, they had a daughter, Harper Grace, and in January 2017, the family was reinforced with the boy Ford Douglas.
In his free time, the actor loves to pick up a guitar and play music. His favorite hobby is showing magic tricks. And besides this, he collects cold weapons, especially knives.
Armie Hammer nowIn 2019, the premiere of the biographical film Mimi Leder "On the Basis of Sex", in which Hammer played the role of Martin Ginsburg, took place. Also in 2020, the movie "Death on the Nile" was released, dedicated to one of Agatha Christie's stories about Hercule Poirot.
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