Armie Hammer on Conan in Brunello Cucinelli

Posted on July 10, 2013

Poor Armie. His Lone Ranger movie seems to be tanking. What lousy luck that you hitched your star to Johnny Depp at the exact moment the public’s two-decade love affair with him started crumbling. Orlando Bloom is smirking somewhere.


Armie Hammer makes an appearance on “Conan” to promote The Lone Ranger in Brunello Cucinelli.

But hey, at least he can laugh and wear cute, fun socks. We’re all about that. Too bad the suit’s so bland. This is not the moment to tell America that you’re colorless, Armie. The socks were a good start but they weren’t enough. We expect to see you in a purple suit and orange shirt the next time you make a public appearance. Start wearing the “I’m NOT going away, dammit” getups to show everyone you mean business.



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  • kimmeister

    Er, at least his shoes look nice and polished.

  • Orlando Bloom may be smirking somewhere, but it’s not from the set of his new movie.

    Armie seems cute enough, but as forgettable as yesterday’s oatmeal breakfast. The fact that he is the lead (and title) role of his movie, yet it’s all Johnny in the press and promos makes me a little sad for him.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I agree. I didn’t even realize he was in it until he started showing up on the red carpet.

    • RebeccaKW

      From what I understand from the few reviews I’ve read, Depp’s role is almost like a co-lead.

      • DilettanteDeconstructed

        Which is hilarious when the movie’s called The LONE Ranger. Poor Armie.

    • AnaRoW

      Actually Orlando’s filming The Hobbit movies right now. He just might be smirking.

      I suspect this movie’s kind of like Alice In Wonderland where the actual lead role’s become something of an afterthought.

    • gabbilevy

      Johnny’s certainly getting all the criticism. I’m sure Armie is glad he doesn’t have to touch that.

    • Heather

      Plus, I can’t see his name without thinking of baking soda. Not a good association.

      • Yeah, some people love the name. I am not of that camp.

        • Heather

          Really? Wow. Not that his name is his fault, but it makes it seem like he’s riding his family’s coattails or something. I might have gone with something else professionally (ie Emilio Estevez, Nicholas Cage, etc.).

  • mmebam

    It pains me to say, but those shoes and socks, fabulous as they are, do not belong with that suit. Go home, dude. You’re drunk. I would drink, too, if my movie sucked that hard.

  • He’s so cute that I wish he wasn’t picking such terrible projects. Mirror Mirror bombed, Lone Ranger is bombing… he’s got talent, I thought he was great in The Social Network.

    • bxbourgie

      He was pretty good in J Edgar as well, even though that movie bored me to tears.

      • Annarosa

        he was in J Edgar? In my boredom I didn’t notice!

    • EspyRants

      Didn’t he turn down the Hunger Games sequel as well?

      • MilaXX

        I don’t know if he turned it down, but he was in the running to play Finnick

        • Oh, now I can see him as Finnick….at least he looks old enough for the role.

          • MilaXX

            I thought he would have been a good choice for Finnick.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Finnick’s only 24 (though in fact, Hammer’s a year younger than Claflin, and they’re both older than Finnick).

          • kryten8

            Yeah, but when the actors playing 16-year-olds are in their 20s, you have to round up on everyone else, too.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            I’m willing to pretend I believe JL and JH are in their teens, just like I was willing to pretend to believe Alan Rickman was in his 30s (and it annoyed that they aged up Sirius and Remus). For Finnick, particularly, who’s been used for his youthful beauty, you want to make sure it’s apparent).

      • ankali

        What kind of career-kamikaze-crazed lunatic would turn down a role in that kind of franchise? If that’s true, then I don’t think I can like him anymore, Social Network be damned.

    • Annarosa

      he was in the Social Network??? I didn’t notice.

      • FunButNutz

        He played the Winkelvii

        • Annarosa

          Jeeee you’re right!

  • Laylalola

    He’s almost too conventionally attractive for Hollywood’s whims right now, which the past several years has been leaning heavily on dork-type casting for Spiderman and Mark Zuckerberg etc

  • bxbourgie

    He is…. I… hmmm. I used to think he was gonna be the next generation of one of THOSE GUYS, the Hollywood guys that us mere mortal women drool over, but the more I see him, the more I’m like MEH. He’s cute enough and he’s got the most adorable name, but yeah… this suit is doing nothing for me. It looks well tailored though, I’ll say that.

    • Jessica Freeman

      What you said. Oh, and I love the socks.

    • CT14

      I got a sad when I read an interview and discovered he’s a trust fund baby high school dropout.

      Love the socks.

  • Viviennne

    Armie Hammer has an abundance of charisma and talent ~ say what you will about his suite ~ he is not going away any time soon, darlings. What a doll!

  • He is a complete zero for me.

    • RebeccaKW

      For me, he’s blandly handsome. I understand he’s handsome, I see why others may find him attractive, but there is no substance to his handsomeness. I’m not hating on him, I just like my men with more zing.

      • MilaXX

        yes, Blandy McBlanderson

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  • Inspector_Gidget

    He should be happy Johnny Depp completely hijacked that movie. Give it a year and all people will remember is, “Lone what? Oh, you mean that awful movie where Johnny Depp had taxidermy on his head?”

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  • Frank_821

    It’s weird Armie Hammer is actually a talented actor with some real range. I liked him both in Mirror Mirror (farce) and J Edgar (heavy drama).

    He’s a good looking man but generic. He lacks that extra something that he needs to make him a major motion picture star.

    Actually Orlando Bloom has a similar problem. The man looks like Errol Flynn but lacks Errol’s star power. At least Armie can do comedy

    • Kate4queen

      I have a deep and abiding love for Errol Flynn, now he was a bad ass STAR! 🙂

  • homespunner

    Old hollywood-ish handsome. Lovely sounding voice. Sigh.

  • gurl boy

    Loose the striped socks and it’s a total WERQ!

  • stubbornthoughts

    He’s such a dreamboat.

    On another note, the critics can all go suck it because The Lone Ranger was just plain fun. What are people expecting out of a Verbinski/Bruckheimer/Depp movie? This isn’t an indie film, people. Summer popcorn, and it worked fine for me!

    • Aaminah Khan

      Well, there was all that pesky racism.

      • stubbornthoughts

        Well, it’s a movie based from a time period long ago when things were pretty disgusting and horrible. People are giving it shit for being “the Tonto show” when the writers were trying to give the character greater depth and showcase his tragedies by the hand of the white man. But people are pushed out o shape because it’s called the Lone Ranger. The LR really represents the average person these days, so ignorant and trying to do good when they’re completely oblivious to much of the bad. The LR sees the crap thanks to Tonto and his fighting will, thus the LR ditches the government for a greater good and joins his new friend Tonto. All a matter of opinion, of course. A lot of people hated Django Unchained, too.

  • MilaXX

    Someone needs to give him interview lessons because every interview I have heard from him lands somewhere between awkward (the vespa story) and creepy (how he proposed to his wife). I like his interview socks, but a more interesting shirt was definitely needed, at least a blue shirt instead of that plain white one.

    • I’m thinking a black suit would have been a better background for the socks than that grey one – those socks call for contrast. And then he could really wear any color shirt once he’s got a dark suit on – I’d go for yellow, but it depends on how it looks on him.

  • Conan still has a show?!?

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Since when did Conan have another TV show?

    • twigg

      he’s been on TBS since late 2010.

  • SpillinTea

    Adorable….and boring as hell. He needs a Rihanna-like makeover. “Good Armie Gone Bad”

  • conniemd

    I never get the dress shirt, particularly white, tieless that a suit. If you aren’t wearing a tie, why not wear a patterned shirt or a cashmere sweater or dress T if you don’t want a tie?

  • Zorkness

    I was thinking I knew that name. Armie Hammer was clearly named after his grandfather Armand Hammer (as in the oil tycoon and philanthropist), who was named for the “arm and hammer” of a sickle in the logo of communism (not the baking soda). Just like his name, he is much more bland version of this colorful grandfather.

  • kirkyo

    I love his face and his socks.

  • formerlyAnon

    He is just the poster boy for conventionally attractive.

  • quiltrx

    He’s still adorable, though. I have to agree with my husband…if you were going to make the damned movie all about Johnny Depp, make HIM the Lone Ranger. If you want, make HIM Native American, that would be cool. If that godawful Will Smith can be Jim West, I don’t see a problem with it. But don’t make it “The Tonto Movie”. Big mistake.
    And speaking of big mistakes…just today my chiropractor and I (also a movie nut) were discussing that Johnny needs to get back to actual ACTING and get away from these ‘just a big paycheck’ films. Go watch Gilbert Grape about 20 times, Johnny, and then go find some good scripts.

    • snarkykitten

      For real. didn’t he say [many years ago] that he will always stay true to his quirky roots? Think he saw the paycheck from Pirates and all personal ethics went out the window

  • ItsDicey

    He does nothing for me, but I totally dig the socks.

  • marlie

    He looks… fine, but everything about him is just so BLAND.

  • Cathy S

    He’s adorable. Who are we talking about again?

  • stubbornthoughts

    I mean no disrespect – obviously when you supply a link like that it kinda totally makes what I say sound all asshole-y 😛 But I’m simply stating my own interpretation of the movie (without the kind of in depth Native education to be able to pick it apart, mind you). I enjoyed the movie, I hope that doesn’t automatically make me a racist now. I also saw the movie with my friend who is Mexican/Native mix and a high school US History teacher and she didn’t find it offensive (she’s seen it twice now). Perhaps from all the negative critic reviews our expectations were below a pile of crap and it turned out to be entertaining. But people can have different levels of offense when seeking out entertainment, especially if they’re hoping for something wonderful (like many Natives who were hoping a character as highly racist as the white creation of Tonto could be redeemed in any shape or form). I don’t think for one second this movie ever set out to be authentic, and I 100% acknowledge that Depp has crossed the line in making it seem like it ought to be. However, I also believe we live in a very sensitized society that kinda ruins our ability to simply enjoy things sometimes.

    All that being said, I 100% respect your stance, Aaminah 🙂 I’m not trying to disprove the unauthentic nature of this movie. I’m a little white girl and have no grounds to back up anything. I simply found the movie entertaining on a surface-only level, and I think others would as well if they went in for that kind of entertainment value.

    This is the most I’ve ever written on TLO’s site, and it’s not even about fashion! Time to get back to WERQs and terrible stylings. 🙂