The refreshingly straight-talking Armie Hammer isn’t seduced by blockbuster bait—instead it’s intense character studies, sacred family time and smokin’ hot BBQ that get his heart racing.
Armie Hammer tried to be a superhero once.
Nearly a decade ago, Hammer—a strapping, 6-foot-5-inch superhero stand-in in real life—was cast as Batman in director George Miller’s proposed film, Justice League Mortal. “And then the project just disintegrated,” he recalls. “And I realized, ‘Oh, that might be my sign. That might be my omen.’”
Instead Hammer, 30, the great-grandson of late industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer, went on to play somewhat more grounded action heroes: first in The Lone Ranger, opposite Johnny Depp, and then in 2015’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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Photography by Kurt Iswarienko.
Styling by Alison Edmond.
Written by Marshall Heyman.