Armie Hammer born to the role of Winklevi

By Laurie Bennett

November 10, 2010 at 8:51am

The persona of the aristocratic Harvard gentleman came so easily to actor Armie Hammer that he played two of them in “The Social Network.”

The classically handsome Hammer juggled the roles of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, identical twins who are tall and athletic, if slightly dim. They were born to money, and when they enter the dispute with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook, they call on daddy’s lawyer.

Finally, after much handwringing and frustration, one of the twins (who can tell which?) erupts with: “Let’s gut the freaking nerd!” (We suspect that the line was edited slightly from Aaron Sorkin’s original script.)

Zuckerberg scorns the twins as a sort of species that thrives at Harvard, “The Winklevi,” saying they sued him not for cause but because they were accustomed to getting their way.

Armie Hammer also was born to a world of privilege. He was named for his great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, the oil tycoon who collected art, forged close ties with Soviet leaders and showered Republicans with campaign contributions.

Yet Armie Hammer’s repertoire isn’t limited to the Ivy Leagues. He played Billy Graham in the 2008 film, “Billy: The Early Years.”

Christian evangelism is closer to home than you might expect. Hammer’s father, Michael Hammer, is a trustee at Oral Roberts University and founded a Christian Academy and Christian radio station in the Cayman Islands.

Follow Muckety on Twitter Tweet This! Share on Facebook

Click here to sign up for the Muckety Newsletter

 Read related stories: Entertainment · Movies · Recent Stories  


  • There are no comments yet, be the first by filling in the form below.

Leave a Comment

The relationship map to the left is interactive.
• Solid lines are current relations. Dotted lines are former relations.
• Expand items with + signs by double-clicking or by selecting multiple items in the map and pressing the "e" key.
• Move an item in the map by clicking and dragging.
• You can also delete items, separate boxes and save maps. Right-click on the map or select Map Tools for these options.
• Find out more about an item in the map by right-clicking on the item and choosing Information about...
• View map color key.
• This interactive map requires Flash player.

Become a fan of Muckety on Facebook

  • Search for stories
    Special Features

Follow Muckety on Twitter Follow Muckety on Twitter
Muckety has no direct connection to most of the people or organizations listed on these pages.
We are unable to forward personal messages or provide personal contact information.
We make every effort at Muckety to ensure that our data is correct and timely. However, relationships are in constant flux and we cannot guarantee accuracy. If you come across incorrect or outdated information, please let us know by email.
© 2018 Muckety LLC