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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameArmand Douglas Hammer
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's ancestry includes Russian-Jewish, English, Scots-Irish, and German. He has a younger brother, Viktor Hammer (Armie and Viktor share the same first names as their great-grandfather and his brother). His father is chairman and CEO of the Armand Hammer Foundation, where his mother is a board member. His parents also serve together on the boards of the Los Angeles Dream Center and Knoedler & Hammer Galleries in New York. In addition, his father is a member of the board of trustees for Oral Roberts University, and his mother, a former bank loan officer, teaches Bible study in Los Angeles.

His family moved to Dallas, Texas, when he was approaching school age. They moved to the Cayman Islands in 1993, where they stayed for 5 years. While here, Armie attended the Grace Christian Academy, a school that his father set up. They returned to Los Angeles when Armie was thirteen. He attended L.A. Baptist High School and Calvary Junior High School. He made his stage debut playing "Rooster Hannigan" in a 6th-grade production of "Annie". He left school in the 11th grade so that he could pursue acting. His parents were keen for him to continue his studies, so he took courses at Pasadena City College and UCLA.

He had various small parts, before being cast as Billy Graham in Billy: The Early Years (2008). His breakthrough role came when he played the "Winklevoss Twins" in The Social Network (2010), in a dual role. He has since played "Clyde Tolson" in J. Edgar (2011), "Prince Alcott" in Mirror Mirror (2012), and starred in the title role, John Reid, in the 2013 version of The Lone Ranger (2013), opposite Johnny Depp as Tonto.

In 2015, Hammer starred with Henry Cavill in the spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), playing Russian spy Illya Kuryakin and American agent Napoleon Solo, respectively. His 2016 films include the historical drama The Birth of a Nation (2016), the thrillers Nocturnal Animals (2016) and Mine (2016), and the crime drama Free Fire (2016). In 2017, he voiced Jackson Storm in the CGI sequel Cars 3 (2017), and starred as Oliver, an American scholar, in the drama Call Me by Your Name (2017), opposite Timothée Chalamet. For the role, Armie received his first Golden Globe nomination, for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2018, he will play David in the drama Hotel Mumbai (2018), and star as real life taxation law expert Martin D. Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex (2018), a biopic of Martin's wife, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Armie has been married to actress, model, and television personality Elizabeth Chambers since 2010. They have two children, a boy and a girl.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Chambers (20 May 2010 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Towering height
Deep, booming voice

Trivia (25)

He is the great-grandson of industrialist, art collector and philanthropist Armand Hammer.
He is the son of Michael and Dru Hammer. His mother is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. His father graduated from the University of San Diego and received an M.B.A. degree from New York University.
He plays the guitar.
He spent the better part of his formative years in the Cayman Islands after his father saw the movie, The Firm (1993), which is partially set there.
Became engaged to Elizabeth Chambers on August 18, 2009.
On his father's side, he is the grandson of Julian Armand Hammer and Glenna Sue (Ervin). On his mother's side, he is the grandson of longtime Tulsa real estate developer Douglas Lee "Doug" Mobley and Donna Rae (Kaufman).
His parents did not support his decision to pursue a career in acting, preferring him to enter business. According to Hammer, his relationship with them became strained but he reconciled with them after he started getting starring roles.
Would like to open a cigar shop.
In 2007, he was set to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in a ''Justice League'' film, under the direction of George Miller, but the project was canceled. He was considered by Warner Bros. for the part of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), which went to Ben Affleck and when Affleck left, he was considered for the role again in The Batman (2021) which went to Robert Pattinson.
Armie's paternal great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was the son of Russian Jewish emigrants, Rose (Lifschitz) and Julius Hammer, from Odessa, then in the Russian Empire. Armie's other ancestry is German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Russian, Polish, Swiss-German, Danish, distant Greek, and 1/512 Cherokee Native American (through his paternal grandmother, Armie descends from Chief Kanagatucko, a Cherokee elder who lived in the 18th century).
Brother-in-law to Catherine Chambers, John Chambers, and Joseph Chambers.
Family opened the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA. The museum holds an artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs.
Lived in the Cayman Islands from ages 7 to 13.
Daughter Harper Grace Hammer was born December 1, 2014, delivered by Dr. Jay Goldberg).
Despite his family's wealth, he has said that he has never had a trust fund and that he supported himself through his acting career.
His family is not the namesake of the home goods brand Arm & Hammer. Though patriarch Armand Hammer's name is thought to be a pun, he was named after an Alexandre Dumas character, Armand Duval, in the book La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), published in 1848.
He and his wife Elizabeth Chambers had their second child, Ford Douglas Armand, on January 15, 2017.
He dropped out of high school at sixteen to pursue acting.
Is politically Liberal.
Armie (full name Armand) and his brother Viktor share the same names as their great-grandfather, Armand, and his own brother, also named Viktor.
At the time of his famous great-grandfather Armand's death at the age of 92, Armie and his brother Viktor were his only great-grandchildren.
Good friends with Call Me by Your Name (2017) co-star Timothée Chalamet.
As of 2018, he has been in 2 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: The Social Network (2010) and Call Me by Your Name (2017).
Asked by the Hollywood Reporter's Matt Belloni which one of his movies he'd most like to have deleted from his IMDb filmography, Armie was quick to nominate Spring Breakdown (2009).
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 8, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Personal Quotes (38)

I'm half Jewish, but no one believes me because my looks lean a little WASP-y... It's sometimes hard for me to get the roles I'm drawn to.
[on a film version of Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)] No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on The Lone Ranger (2013), my agent brought it up and I said, "Nope". I mean c'mon - it's just mommy porn. I'm not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle, reading about putting a ball gag in someone's mouth. That doesn't do it for me.
[on filming The Lone Ranger (2013)] I learned to ride a horse through a moving train while firing two pistols, simultaneously. I'm not sure if that's a very applicable skill that I'll be able to use in Los Angeles traffic, but it was fun to get to do it in the movie.
I love art. I used to have a painting of Gorbachev that was given to my family by Gorbachev.
I like reading. I just hate school.
I couldn't be more blessed.
As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
I think a primal role of a man in a relationship is to protect his woman.
I try to do romantic gestures all the time.
I support myself. My wife and I together - it's all our household. I'm really proud of that.
I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.
I need it to survive. But most specifically, McDonalds Big Mac's and McDoubles (with no pickles).
I mean I would still love to be in Mel Brooks' movies; he's great.
The Internet is an actor's best friend.
Not sure of my place in the world (still up for debate) and not sure what I wanted to do with my life (not really up for debate).
My great-great-grandfather Julius founded the Communist Party in New York.
Just because it sparkles doesn't mean it's good.
I was always Armie. There couldn't be a 90-year-old Armand and a 9-day-old one. And I heard enough jokes about baking soda.
I have about as much control over how I look as the guy who's short and looks more like a character actor - we both have the same drive to be actors and we both have the same drive to assume these different characters. It's just harder for me to get the chance, because they look at me and say, 'Oh, he's this type,' and they stamp me.
I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort.
I feel fortunate. I've really gotten to work with amazing talented people, and to learn from them, which is why I'm doing this. If I can work with the best director I'm going to do it.
I don't think I should tell you what to do, nor should the government. As long as you enjoy your own personal liberties and don't infringe on the liberties of others, I don't care.
You have to emote much more to get what you're trying to get across to come through a quarter inch of latex that's superglued to your face.
My wife comes from a foodie family so I've been indoctrinated into that. I had sweetbreads the other night, and I have to say, not my favorite thing in the world. You're eating a gland.
My very first kiss happened when I was 6, underneath some desks during 'nap time', but my first real kiss happened when I was 15 in the parking lot at a Mexican food restaurant.
My entire life had been this long, pressured conversation about the family I represented. 'When you walk out the door, you represent us. You have to dress well and make sure your hair is combed.'
It's something that I think I'm going to have to fight against for most of my career, for people to take me seriously as an actor as opposed to a good-looking guy. It's not what I want to be known as.
Yeah, I mean I've definitely had a bunch of action scripts sent to me, but again I'm a stickler for directors. If it's like an action flick with a great director then it's like 'Oh let's look at this thing,' but if it's just like a shoot-em'-up with a first time director. I don't know if that's the trajectory I want to take with what I'm doing.
There were two auditions for The Social Network (2010), one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, 'Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?'
There are two 'Snow White' movies coming out for the same reason that you remember back in the day there was Armageddon (1998) and then Deep Impact (1998). You know, The Andromeda Strain (1971) and then Outbreak (1995). Like, all of those things. It's common because basically studios have no imagination in making the decisions.
[on meeting co-star Henry Cavill for the first time] I was overwhelmed by his good looks, his chiseled body, his muscles, pretty much everything. There was the whole package there.
[on co-star Henry Cavill as Superman] Henry is the best Superman we've ever had. That jawline, and the way he fills out that suit oh my God. He's great.
I have my own spiritual life, and I value it very much. (in a 2008 interview)
I felt it was an important movie to make for the sake of the world my daughter's going to grow up in. Yes, (Ginsburg) is superhuman in terms of her massive effect on the legal system and the world that we live in today. But she started just as a woman who wanted to change things and then did it by using her brain. I feel like that's the important message.
Maybe this is just a naive take on my part, but I've always felt like it's OK to say no if you don't respond to something," Hammer said. "You feel like you almost have to pay karmically for every cent that you earn if you're not really invested in the project. I can only think of maybe one time in my career where I wanted to say no and didn't, and I really didn't enjoy myself.
While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I ... inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon [Stan Lee].
So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee... no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself... If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most. Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him.
Twitter is largely comprised of the people who are on Yelp, who will go and have a meal and leave a one-star review, and then when you read the review, they're like, 'I asked for an extra napkin and it took them 10 minutes to bring it to me, so One Star.' That's the kind of person that thrives on Twitter. I've learned you just have to have healthy emotional boundaries, and whatever happens on Twitter is not real life.

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