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Oscars: Armie Hammer of 'The Social Network' likes being an underdog

February 27, 2011 |  4:17 pm

Armie Hammer at the 2011 Oscars "I kind of like being an underdog," Armie Hammer said Sunday on the Oscars red carpet. "Even if we come away and don't win, some people will say we were snubbed,  and that's enough for me."

Plus, "Hey, it's my first rodeo," said Hammer, who plays Cameron Winklevoss and the face of Tyler Winklevoss in "The Social Network," which took off early with four wins at the Golden Globe Awards in January, including for best drama. (Josh Pence was Tyler's body  in the Facebook film.)

Hammer, who walked the red carpet with wife Elizabeth Chambers, said he's not paying much attention to the real-life "Winklevi" restarting their lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

"People e-mail me every once in a while and say, 'Can you believe they've done this?' " he said, "or 'Can you believe they're on Piers Morgan?'

"And I'm like, 'no' -- I haven't really followed them since we finished the movie."


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-- Steve Zeitchik

Photo: Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers arrive for the 83rd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2011. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA