The great-grandson of famous 20th century oil tycoon Armand Hammer, Armie Hammer Jr. seemed poised for movie stardom thanks to his poster-boy looks and his imposing, muscular, 6'5" frame. Hammer landed two of his first major roles at polar opposite ends of the dramatic spectrum: one playing the young Christian evangelical minister Billy Graham in actor-turned-director Robby Benson's chronicle of Graham's early life, Billy: The Early Years (2008), and another playing the son of Satan on the small screen fantasy adventure series Reaper. His huge breakthrough came in 2010 when David Fincher cast him as both the Winklevoss twin, the privileged duo who claim Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from them. He was next seen as Clyde Tolson in Clint Eastwood's biopic J. Edgar in 2011. The next year he appeared in Mirror Mirror, and was cast opposite Johnny Depp as the title character in The Lone Ranger.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Is the great-grandson of oil tycoon and art collector Armand Hammer.
- Father is a businessman whose interests include a TV and film production company, as well as overseeing the Armand Hammer philanthropic foundation.
- Spent part of his childhood in the Cayman Islands.
- Made his film debut in the My Friend Flicka remake Flicka (2006).
- Nominated for a Faith and Values Award for his portrayal of evangelist Billy Graham in the 2008 biopic Billy: The Early Years; the following year, played the son of the devil on the CW series Reaper.
- In playing the Winklevoss twins in David Fincher's The Social Network (2010), his face was digitally superimposed on the body of another actor in scenes where the characters appeared together.