Twitter war with James Woods and why ‘Birth of a Nation’s’ Nate Parker was treated differently than Casey Affleck: “It’s like there are two standards. He’s the upbringing of the child by months to the Cayman Islands, where he spent a good chunk of his childhood.
If that rings odd, then you probably did not grow up in the same bubble of extreme privilege as Hammer, great-grandson of Russian-Jewish oil tycoon Armand Hammer. After his breakthrough playing the Winklevoss twins in 2010’s The Social Network, Hammer has struggled to emerge as a bankable leading man. 200 million, leading to studio head Rich Ross’ ouster. But 2017 could turn out to be Hammer’s perfect year. He currently stars in Call Me by Your Name, a sultry art house film set mostly within a 17th century Italian villa.
We’re ensconced amid bougainvillea-covered walls on the terrace of Taverna Tony — which sort of aspires to the seductive Mediterranean backdrop of Call Me by Your Name, without leaving the 310. Our waiter offers Hammer, a regular, a robust welcome. I found a really good physical therapy place that got me back in four months. They said it would take a year. I tore my pectoral muscle lifting weights,” he says. I can still hear the sound in my nightmares. Hammer describes the experience of standing up and watching in horror as his right arm “drooped, like, totally flaccid.