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Armie Hammer Is Not Okay

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | October 1, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | October 1, 2020 |


Armie Hammer, who vaguely reminds me of a young version of Bradley Whitford’s character in Get Out, has a new film with Lily James coming out on October 21st. It’s called Rebecca, and because I’m not much of a fan of Hammer, I hate that I am as excited as I am about the film. But also, just cast Hammer as a 1920s oil tycoon so that we can get the inevitable career pinnacle out of the way and Hammer can inexorably slide toward obscurity. And if you’re wondering why I dislike Hammer so intensely, here’s one reason, and here’s another, but also, he’s just very tone-deaf, which I attribute to the amount of money, privilege, and evil whence he comes.

That said, Armie Hammer is also going through a divorce, in part because he and his family had a lot of difficulties adjusting to the pandemic, as he told British GQ.

“It was tough, man. I’d never dealt with anything like that before in my life, so I didn’t have the tools,” he said. “It was just this thing that snuck up on everybody. I don’t think I handled it very well. I think, to be quite frank, I came very close to completely losing my mind. I just felt completely powerless.”

“I was on an island where the lockdown was so severe that mail couldn’t even come in. I felt so intensely trapped, like a wolf who got caught in a snare and wants to chew his own foot off. I was just like, ‘I can’t do this. Get me out of here.’”

And look: Trauma is trauma, and everyone deserves a right to their pain no matter how rich they are. But also for the record, he was quarantined with his wife and kids in the Cayman Islands, which he called a “very complicated, intense situation.”

His divorce, which he called a “seismic event,” has also manifested itself in some ungodly facial hair.


At least his hair has improved since the early days.

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Killing the game.

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On the other hand, Hammer’s sense of humor decidedly has not improved.

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“These guys are fucking liars! They are idiots - all of them. And it incenses me,” he told British QB. “No one is safe, whether you’re on this side or that side. It’s not like I even want to be involved in politics.”

The feeling is mutual, Armie. I don’t believe that entertainment stars should stay out of politics, but for Armie Hammer, I’ll make an exception.

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