Armie Hammer is set to receive the Male Star of Tomorrow Award at this year’s CinemaCon awarded April 18.
Hammer had his breakout role in “The Social Network” with notable turns in “Mirror Mirror” and Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar.” He next stars alongside Johnny Depp in Disney’s summer tentpole “The Lone Ranger.”
CinemaCon, the annual exhibitor conference from the National Assn. of Theater Owners, also will fete Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year Award. Gordon-Levitt received acclaim at this year’s Sundance with his directorial debut “Don Jon’s Addiction.”
CinemaCon runs April 15-18 in Las Vegas.
There is a great feature and interview on Armie and the Lone Ranger in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. You can check out a snippet of it below.
Following on from his turns in The Social Network and Mirror Mirror, Armie Hammer landed the titular lead role in The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto. Now he’s spilled the (baked) beans on what we’re in for in the new issue of Empire – and there’s a new poster released by Disney today.
“It’s the rock ‘n’ roll Lone Ranger. We’re telling the genesis story. It’s very true to the original – a group of rangers get ambushed and they’re all killed except one, and he gets nursed back to health by an Indian scout.”
He also gave us a little on the Ranger’s background. ”He’s a lawyer who comes out West with this noble idea of what justice is, that you don’t just gun down wrongdoers, that everyone deserves a trial. At first he doesn’t believe in guns, but then he’s like, ‘Oh my God, I just got shot at! This doesn’t work at all’ It’s amazing what getting shot at will do to you.”
Armie is scheduled to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow night where he’ll unveil the very first trailer for The Lone Ranger. EXCITING!
CAROL BURNETT, ARMIE HAMMER, LANG LANG – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.
Armie turns 26 today and what better way to celebrate it than a brand spankin’ new layout courtesy of the super talented Michelle of Green Sleeve Designs! Hope you guys like the new look! Happy birthday Armie! Have a fantastic day!
“Catching Fire,” the sequel to the 2012 hit film adaptation “The Hunger Games,” is looking for an actor to fill an important role for the final two movies of the series. Names like Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, and Robert Pattinson were tossed around to portray key character Finnick Odair. However, one name that has risen to the top of many lists to portray Finnick is Armie Hammer.
In the first “Hunger Games” movie, Katniss and Peeta took part in the 74th Hunger Games. In the world of the story, the winners of all past games are used as promotional objects for the Capital, and the brightest of all victors was Finnick. The District 4 resident won the 65th Hunger Games at the age of 14. As he grew, he became the golden boy of all the victors, a handsome and skilled fighter.
Armie will be making an appearance on the Jay Leno Show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. Armie’s appearance on the Jay Leno Show will be airing tonight. Information on both appearance below!
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, NBC
Mo 3/19: Jamie Lee Curtis, Armie Hammer, Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, syndicated
Tu 3/20: Armie Hammer, Kevin Nealon, Birdy
Check your local listings for times!
If you’ve read the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, then you may have remembered a certain character by the name of Finnick Odair. Like most book-to-screen adaptions, a great number of fans have already chosen who they want to see portray Finnick in Catching Fire, and it’s Armie. Check out the following links to see why Armie would be perrrrrrfect for the role and see his response (third link) to the open letter!
If you want to join the campaign and support the idea, check out the Armie Hammer for Finnick facebook page!
The LA Times has a fantastic interview with Armie, and you can read a bit of it below.
Since his dual performance in “The Social Network” as real-life Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Armie Hammer has vaulted onto the A-list — Hollywood suddenly can’t get enough of the tall, graceful 25-year-old who’s the great-grandson of oil magnate and baking soda tycoon Armand Hammer. He next appears as the Prince opposite Julia Roberts’ evil Queen in “Mirror Mirror,” and he’s about to set out for New Mexico to take up trick riding and gunplay as “The Lone Ranger” alongside Johnny Depp’s Tonto.
The way you portray Tolson, he’s subtly assertive about his identity as a gay man, but he’s also repressed and controlled, as the times required. You ride the tension of those extremes. Did Eastwood direct you to do that?
I didn’t meet Eastwood until we started filming. It came from my research, which suggested that from childhood, Tolson was aware of who he was and was doing everything he could to refine and control who he became. He couldn’t control who he felt things for, so he controlled everything else. But he was also very smart and confident; he was a hotshot, and he could get away with things. Like putting on his FBI application that he had no interest in women — that was brazen, for back then.
Not only is Armie nominated for a SAG, but he’ll also be presenting at the show! Thanks to Gold Derby for the tip!
SAG lines up its presenters: “Actor recipients Ed Helms, Julianna Margulies and Natalie Portman will join Actor nominee Armie Hammer, SAG Awards social network ambassador Regina King and SAG President Ken Howard as presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today … The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.”
The Social Network star Armie Hammer has become the latest celebrity to open a bakery.
The actor and his wife Elizabeth Chambers are preparing to open new cupcake store, called Bird Bakery, in San Antonio, Texas and they will launch the venture with a party on 28 November (11).
Chambers tells Eonline.com, “It’s nice to have something you can put your hands on and create. San Antonio was the perfect place. We spent Thanksgiving there. I was born there. Everyone knows us and the people are so sweet.”
Hammer joins the likes of actress Jennifer Esposito and NCIS star Pauley Perrette, who owns her own sweet treat business in New York.