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.
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.
On the actor’s wrist, there is a tattoo HAMMER in Cyrillic as a tribute to the memory of the Russian roots.
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.
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.
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.
After such a bright appearance, the almost two-meter tall blue-eyed actor was noticed and invited to the big cinema.
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.