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Armie Hammer: Twin Benefits

13th May 2012

1. Armand Douglas 'Armie' Hammer was born on 28 August 1986 in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Dru Ann (née Mobley), was a bank loan officer and his father, Michael Armand Hammer, a businessmen. His great-great-grandfather, Julius Hammer, founded the Communist Party in New York.

2. Hammer attended the Grace Christian Academy in the Cayman Islands and later went to Los Angeles Baptist High School. He dropped out of high school in eleventh grade, to pursue an acting career and Hammer later stated that "for all intents and purposes", his parents disowned him when he dropped out of school.

3. Hammer made his debut with the TV series Arrested Development (2005) and went on to appear in several other series such as Veronica Mars (2006), Desperate Housewives (2007), Gossip Girl (2009), Reaper (2009) and The Simpsons (2011), in which he voiced the Winklevoss twins in an episode of titled The D'oh-cial Network.

4. Hammer's film career began with 2006 surprise hit Flicka. He was then seen in a succession of films such as Blackout (2007), Billy: The Early Years (2008), in which he played the Christian evangelist Billy Graham, winning critical praise. In 2007, Hammer was hand-picked by George Miller, to star in Justice League: Mortal as Batman but the project fell through after Miller abandoned it.

5. His performances and good looks brought him to the notice of David Fincher, who cast him as the Winklevoss twins for his 2010 film The Social Network. To portray the rowing champions realistically, Hammer learned to row from both sides and his performance won him accolades, including the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble.

6. Hammer then bagged lead roles in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011) and Julia Roberts-starrer Mirror Mirror (2012). His upcoming roles include the title character in Lone Ranger (2013), in which he appears alongside Johnny Depp, and in the 2014 thriller 2:22.

7. In 2010, Hammer married TV personality Elizabeth Chambers.

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