FYI: Armie Hammer had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role on “Arrested Development”
Thanks to some warranted amazing buzz right now, Armie Hammer is currently one of the most talked about actors in the country. Despite being a familiar face since his breakout role as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, the actor finally seems to be having his moment thanks to his critically acclaimed new film Call Me By Your Name, which is expected to be a top awards season contender.
But way back in 2005, before he was an Independent Spirit Award nominee, Hammer was just another struggling actor looking for his first role.
In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance, the J. Edgar actor made his acting *debut* in Arrested Development.
Yes, Armie Hammer is another A-lister who appeared on the cult sitcom back when he was just starting out. During Season 2 episode “The Immaculate Election,” in which George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera) runs for student body president against the popular Steve Holt, a 19-year-old Hammer can be seen for a brief — but very talented — ten seconds to make fun of George Michael.
Not gonna lie, Hammer’s delivery of “Hey, Star Dork” gave me chills.
In a new profile with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor revealed that the role came about *just* as his agent was about to drop him due to his lack of focus and more importantly, lack of jobs.
"You're young and in L.A. and you, you know, just go nuts a little bit," Hammer revealed, adding that his agent's threat of dropping him was a real wake-up call. "It was the first time I was ever truly motivated by fear of failure."
Jokes aside, it’s always fun to hear actors reflect on the circumstances of their early acting roles. We may just have to revisit Armie’s turn as Student #2 in Arrested Development to celebrate the actor’s current success.
Catch Armie’s acclaimed performance in Call Me By Your Name when it hits theaters on November 24th.