- Actor Armie Hammer deleted his Twitter account.
- It likely has to do with his response to a BuzzFeed News article that was critical of his fluctuating career.
- On Monday, he called the article “bitter AF” in a tweet.
- Hammer stars in the critically acclaimed film, “Call Me By your Name,” which is getting major Oscar buzz.
Actor Armie Hammer deleted his Twitter account after calling the writer of a negative article about him “bitter AF.”
Hammer deleted the account on Monday without any statement, after responding to a Buzzfeed News piece that was critical of his career trajectory. (Hammer’s representatives were not immediately available to comment to Business Insider.)
Hammer currently stars in the critically acclaimed movie “Call Me by Your Name,” and seems to be campaigning for an Oscar nod for his role. In the film, he plays a 24-year-old grad student who falls in love with a professor he’s staying with’s 17-year-old son in Italy. It’s a role that has gained him the most buzz since he appeared in 2010’s “The Social Network.”
But just as awards talk is starting to heat up, Hammer has made a sudden exit from Twitter. That exit is likely related to the BuzzFeed News article published on Sunday, called “Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen,” written by senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen.
Hammer tweeted a response to the article on Monday:
“Your chronology is spot on but your perspective is bitter AF. Maybe I’m just a guy who loves his job and refuses to do anything but what he loves to do…?”
The piece analyses Hammer’s fluctuating career. Hammer got his start with small roles on TV shows including “Gossip Girl,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “Veronica Mars.” His breakthrough role was in 2010’s “The Social Network.” His acclaimed performance as the Winklevoss twins – and his stunning looks – practically ensured he was going to be a huge star.
But that didn’t happen.
Hammer tried big movies, like “The Lone Ranger,” which failed with critics and at the box office. He starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “J. Edgar,” but the movie came and went quietly. In 2015, he starred alongside Henry Cavill and Alicia Vikander in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” – a fun movie that wanted a sequel, but did poorly at the box office.
In analysing Hammer’s early career, the article asks why Hammer got second and third and fourth chances despite repeated failure. It speculates that one reason is that he is a privileged – Hammer’s grandfather was oil tycoon Armand Hammer – and very attractive white man.
“Countless stars have fallen into Hammer-like career trajectories and never recovered,” Petersen writes. “Many of those women, spit out by mainstream Hollywood, have crafted nuanced second acts on television, or figured out how to monetise their lifestyles.”
The article also characterises Hammer’s recent dive into independent film as more of a career necessity than an artistic choice, and speculates that he’s been using his Twitter account to rebrand himself – including “liking” several BDSM tweets, and sparring with actor James Woods, who critiqued the age difference of the romantic leads in “Call Me by Your Name.”
But now Hammer’s Twitter account has vanished, at least temporarily. Still, you can always see “Call Me by Your Name” (currently in theatres) or watch this clip of him dancing on repeat:
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