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Armie Hammer Explains What Happened to His Twin From 'The Social Network'

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Armie Hammer was an actor with credits to his name before The Social Network came to theaters in 2010, but it’s probably how most of us first learned about him. The California-born actor played two roles in the acclaimed film, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, twin brothers and, depending on who you believe, slighted Harvard classmates of Jesse Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg.

The technology used by David Fincher and company was so good that if you didn’t know better, you might have thought they were actually twin brothers, not just one guy. As Yahoo Movies found out when we attended the junket for his latest movie, Nocturnal Animals, some people still don’t know better.

Hammer in action as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. (Photo: Columbia Pictures)
Hammer in action as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. (Photo: Columbia Pictures)

Our Kevin Polowy inquired, “Do people ever come to you and ask you where your twin is?” And Hammer answered, “Sometimes, yeah.”

In reality, the production used split-screen effects and digital face replacements on Josh Pence, an actor hired to be the other body in the twins’ scenes. Now, Hammer could explain all of that to Social Network viewers, but it turns out he has a much better, easier answer for where his twin is.

“I like to tell them: ‘You know how sometimes twins will eat each other in the womb, like one will absorb the other? We just did it much later in life.’” Hammer joked. “It gets very strange looks sometimes.”

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