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Armie Hammer was born in Los Angeles on August 28, 1986, and is the descendant of oil tycoon Armand Hammer.
Armie Hammer in 2010.
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Hammer’s parents, Michael and Dru (née Mobley), met on a flight in 1985 and married that same year. The actor has a younger brother, Viktor, born in 1988.
The “Lone Ranger” star is related to oil tycoon Armand, Hammer’s namesake, through his father’s side of the family.
Hammer had an eventful childhood and spent his formative years between 1986 and 2000 in Dallas, the Cayman Islands, and Los Angeles.
Armie Hammer appeared on “Veronica Mars” in 2006.
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In an interview with New York Magazine in 2011, Hammer revealed that his family moved to Dallas, Texas, when he was very young, and later to the Cayman Islands. The actor spoke fondly of his time in the Caribbean but said his family moved to Los Angeles after five years.
Hammer also divulged in the interview that he frequently “acted out” as an adolescent after moving back to California and even got kicked out of school after setting lighter fluid on fire outside the building.
Hammer dropped out of high school around 2001 to pursue an acting career.
Armie Hammer during the filming of “Billy: The Early Years” in 2008.
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After a tumultuous childhood, the actor dropped out of high school in 11th grade and got an acting agent.
Hammer played a young version of televangelist Billy Graham in one of his first roles but later joked to New York Magazine that “no one saw” the film.
Between the mid- to late-2000s, he landed minor roles — usually as a smarmy rich kid — on TV shows like “Gossip Girl” and “Arrested Development.”
Armie Hammer and Blake Lively on “Gossip Girl” in 2007.
Hammer appeared on “Arrested Development” in 2005, “Veronica Mars” in 2006, “Desperate Housewives” in 2007, and on four episodes of “Gossip Girl” in 2009.
He also had a recurring role on “Reaper” that same year and landed bit parts in several films around the same time.
Hammer got his big break in late 2009, playing the Winkelvoss twins in “The Social Network.” Hammer’s face was superimposed on a body double while he acted as the other twin.
Armie Hammer appeared in “The Social Network” in 2010.
Directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, and Hammer, the film went on to become a massive hit.
In order to play the part of the twins, Hammer’s face was digitally superimposed onto the body of a double, played by Josh Pence, while Hammer acted as the other twin.
“The Social Network” was released in theaters in October 2010.
Hammer married Elizabeth Chambers in May 2010 after meeting through a mutual friend, and they now have two children.
Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer in 2013.
The actor told Vulture in 2017 that he was instantly attracted to Chambers after meeting her during an “adventure day” he’d planned with friends.
“I remember she pulled in and got out of the car, and I felt like I’d been knocked over,” the actor said in the interview.
The two began dating, and Chambers told Town & Country in 2013 that the “Social Network” actor “really” wanted to get married soon after they started their relationship.
Chambers and Hammer went on to have two children: daughter Harper Grace, now 7, and son Ford Douglas Armand, who’s 5 years old.
Following the success of “The Social Network,” Hammer landed roles in a few critically panned films, including “The Lone Ranger” in 2013. He didn’t appear in any theatrical films again until 2015.
Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger” in 2013.
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In “J. Edgar,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Hammer played FBI official Clyde Tolson and shared a kiss onscreen with DiCaprio. Unfortunately for Hammer, critics didn’t love the biopic, although DiCaprio’s performance was praised.
Hammer also starred in “The Lone Ranger,” opposite Johnny Depp, in 2015. The film was ultimately a box office bomb and was estimated to have lost Disney up to $190 million.
Hammer’s career enjoyed a significant boost when he starred opposite Timothée Chalamet in the award-winning film “Call Me By Your Name” in 2017.
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me By Your Name” in 2017.
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Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film saw Hammer play Oliver, a young American grad student who enters into a passionate but short-lived relationship with Chalamet’s character, Elio.
The film was an instant sensation upon its release and garnered acclaim for Hammer, Guadagnino, and Chalamet. Chalamet and Hammer received nominations at the 75th annual Golden Globe awards for best actor and supporting actor, respectively.
“Call Me Your Name” also won an Academy Award for the best-adapted screenplay, with screenwriter James Ivory taking home the accolade.
Between 2018 and 2020, the actor had roles in critically-acclaimed films like “Sorry to Bother You” — he appeared in three feature films in 2018 alone — but also appeared in a lackluster Netflix drama.
Armie Hammer in “Sorry to Bother You” in 2018.
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Following the massive success of “Call Me By Your Name,” Hammer continued acting, appearing in “Sorry to Bother You,” “On the Basis of Sex” (playing Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s husband Martin), and “Hotel Mumbai” in 2018, and in “Wounds” in 2019.
He also played the wealthy, tortured widower Maxim de Winter in the critically panned 2020 Netflix adaptation of “Rebecca.”
Hammer spent the initial COVID-19 quarantine in April 2020 in the Cayman Islands with his family but reportedly returned to Los Angeles without them a few months later. He told British GQ that the lockdown nearly caused him to lose his mind.
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers attend a Gala together in November 2019.
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In an interview with GQ in October 2020, Hammer said he nearly lost it while quarantining in the Caribbean with his then-wife Elizabeth Chambers, their two children, and his father Michael during the early days of lockdown.
“The experience sucked so badly. The island itself handled the situation really efficiently, but they also handled it in a really intense way. It was a very draconian lockdown,” Hammer said.
“I think, to be quite frank, I came very close to completely losing my mind. I just felt completely powerless,” the actor added.
Hammer’s then-wife Chambers filed for divorce in July 2020 after reportedly learning of Hammer’s alleged infidelities and following his departure from the islands.
Armie Hammer attends the E! People’s Choice Awards in November 2020.
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At the time, the two shared identical statements on their Instagram accounts announcing their divorce and emphasizing their commitment to their children.
But, according to a report by Vanity Fair, Chambers discovered that Hammer had been unfaithful during their marriage.
A source close to Chambers reportedly told Vanity Fair that Hammer’s “decision to flee his family” during the pandemic was the last straw for their marriage. Chambers allegedly filed for divorce shortly after.
Hammer stepped down from his role in “Shotgun Wedding” shortly after on January 13, 2021, over what he called “vicious online attacks.”
Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, who replaced Armie Hammer, appear in “Shotgun Wedding” in 2022.
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As the controversy continued on social media, Hammer announced that he was stepping down from his role in the rom-com “Shotgun Wedding,” opposite Jennifer Lopez.
In a statement to Variety, the actor said: “I’m not responding to these bulls— claims, but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”
“Lionsgate is supporting me in this, and I’m grateful to them for that,” the actor added.
Hammer was later replaced in the film by Josh Duhamel.
Hammer was reportedly dropped from the last film on his slate, “Billion Dollar Spy,” in March 2021, and he left a planned role in the Broadway play, “The Minutes,” the following month.
Noah Reid, who replaced Hammer in the Broadway play “The Minutes,” poses with castmate Jessica Mueller.
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As Hammer’s career continued to crumble, he was reportedly dropped from Cold War drama “Billion Dollar Spy” in late March 2021 and stepped down from a planned role in the Broadway play “The Minutes” in early April of that year.
“Billion Dollar Spy” was the last outstanding movie on Hammer’s roster of upcoming filming projects, Variety reported.
Hammer checked into a treatment center in May 2021, reportedly for substance abuse and * issues.
Armie Hammer poses in December 2018 at the Bristol palace hotel in Paris.
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According to a June 2021 report in Vanity Fair, the “Call Me By Your Name” actor left the Cayman Islands on May 29 to check into an in-patient facility for drug, alcohol, and * issues.
VF reported the actor checked into the facility on May 31, with the support of his estranged wife, Chambers, and his family. According to VF, Hammer reached out to Chambers in late May, “asking for help and telling her that he was ready to seek treatment.”
Hammer’s film “Death on the Nile” was released in February 2022, though he was essentially scrubbed from marketing materials ahead of the movie’s release.
Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot in “Death on the Nile.”
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Production on the murder mystery ran from September to December in 2019, years before the allegations against Hammer became public.
Hammer plays Simon Doyle in the film, which is an adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel. The film stars Hammer, Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, and Kenneth Branagh as a younger Hercule Poirot.
Even though Hammer was one of the film’s main characters, however, he was essentially scrubbed from marketing materials ahead of the movie’s release, most likely due to the allegations against him.
In July 2022, Hammer was spotted on a flyer for a resort in the Cayman Islands.
The Morritt’s Resort on Grand Cayman Island.
In early July of 2022, photos of the actor circulated on social media that appeared to show him working in a hotel in the Cayman Islands.
As Insider’s Ayomikun Adekaiyero reported, Muna Mire, a segment producer for the Showtime talk show “Desus & Mero,” tweeted an image of a flyer that featured a photo of Hammer seemingly working as a hotel concierge at Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman (the tweet has since been deleted).
But Brettler, Hammer’s lawyer, told Variety that the poster was fake. Variety reported at the time that employees at the resort who were friendly with Hammer said they sent the flyer to a few hotel rooms as a prank and that Hammer was only a guest at the resort.
Later that month, an anonymous source told Variety that Hammer is now “totally broke” and trying to make money to “support his family.”
Armie Hammer in Los Angeles on July 18, 2022.
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An update to the same Variety article now suggests that the actor was, in fact, employed in the Cayman Islands selling timeshares. Photos published by TMZ appeared to show Hammer amid a business deal, and an anonymous source told Variety that the hotel was trying to protect the actor by covering up his employment.
“He is working at the resort and selling timeshares. He is working at a cubicle,” the source told Variety. “The reality is he’s totally broke and is trying to fill the days and earn money to support his family.”
When reached for comment by Insider, Brettler declined to comment further on the allegations against Hammer mentioned in this story.