October 20, 2020

Hollywood hotshot credits Cayman

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Armie Hammer in Snow White

One of Hollywood’s hottest young stars says he credits his relaxed outlook on life on one thing – the Cayman Islands.

Armie Hammer first shot to fame in the smash hit movie ‘The Social Network’ about internet website Facebook.

Since then his career has gone from strength to strength.

He recently appeared alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in J Edgar, the story of J Edgar Hoover and has just started shooting the Lone Ranger where he plays the lead role sharing the screen with no other than Johnny Depp.

He also plays Prince Andrew Alcott in a movie version of Snow White.

Armie will play the Lone Ranger in a remake of the classic

Now he has revealed how his family moved to live in the Cayman Islands after his father saw the movie ‘The Firm’ and fell in love with the place.

Armie, who is the grandson of industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer, lived in Cayman with his parents Michael and Dru, and brother Viktor.

Speaking to Prestige magazine he said: “As a kid, I would hop on my bike when I got home from school – that was my mode of transportation.

“I would have a machete on my hip. I would chop down coconuts, eat mangos and fresh papaya.

“It was a terrific way to grow up. The island had zero crime. Cops didn’t even carry guns. It was just a fun, safe place.

Armie in The Social Network

“I honestly think it made me a nicer person. The deal with living on an island is that you can’t really afford to be mean to anybody, or be (rude) to anybody because you will see them again.

“Invariably you will run into them, probably the same day. So I learned to be nice, just take things slow and relax.

“My wife will tell you, I’m very Zen. I like to let things happen without worrying or stressing about them.

“That’s what came from growing up on an island where everything moves on island time.”

Did you grow up with Armie? Or maybe you went to school in Cayman with him. If so, call our newsdesk on 946 1549.

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