Is it the facial hair? Mad Man star, Jon Hamm, just looks really different to me in these pictures. I guess I prefer him without facial hair. I prefer most men without facial hair though. Hamm was spotted earlier today at a screening of Million Dollar Arm in London.
Jon Hamm is a Missouri native, and recently addressed the riots that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson by a police officer.
“It’s difficult to watch because it’s my hometown. You’ve seen the community clean up after the looting and really pitch together,” he said. “And they have a legitimate reason to protest and they’re exercising their right to do that and so hopefully the end will…hopefully people will come through it stronger.”
He said cities should not “be measured on how they have failed, but how they get through and how they clean up after their mistakes.”
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Posted Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Mad Men actor Jon Hamm is featured on the cover of the latest issue of GQ and inside, he talks about his acting career and the loss of his parents at a young age.
On carving a successful career post-Mad Men…
“There’s no road map for this. You look at someone like Matthew McConaughey – ten years ago, you wouldn’t have said he’s going to be an Oscar-winning actor, you know? The guy from Failure To Launch? You’d have been laughed out of the room. You look at a person’s success like that and think: God speed. And hope you’re given the opportunity. It’s hard because Hollywood is a lot of things, but it’s not the biggest risk taker.”
On his late career-break…
“Flick through the TV guide in the Nineties – I auditioned for every one of those shows. It wasn’t just my looks. My energy wasn’t right. You know, [affects hyperactive teen voice] ‘Hey guys! I think there’s been a murder! And have you seen there’s a dance?’ It wasn’t me. I had to grow into being hireable. People said to me, just wait until you’re 40. I was like, 40?”
On the attention he receives from playing Don Draper…
“I can literally be walking through Central Park and every third person will be like, ‘Can I have a kiss?’ No! Absolutely not! And Jennifer [Westfeldt, Hamm's long-term partner] will be right there! It doesn’t make you feel good. I’m like: how were you raised?”
On leaving Mad Men behind…
“We all want to know what that final episode says, and how it says it. And it’ll be really hard. A decade of all of our lives. John Slattery was saying just the other night, what would we all have done without this show? It’s changed our lives so profoundly. And of course the unspoken thing is: what are we going to do next? And no one wants to think about that.”
On losing his father aged 20 (following his mother’s death when he was 10)…
“It just changed everything. It was just a profound sense of being alone. And that lasted a while. I was in college, and I had to start over again. It was definitely a moment. I was at a crossroads. It really could have gone the wrong way.”
He’s so hot, isn’t he? I hope Mad Men never ends, but Hamm is right….he really came into his own as he got older. The man can wear the heck out of a suit, right? Total hotness.
Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Jon Hamm is the cover guy for the June issue of “Vanity Fair” and we must say that he is looking HOT in a tux. HOT!
From the magazine’s interview:
“He knows everything.”
That’s what Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner says of Vanity Fair June cover star Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper on the acclaimed series. Weiner is known for giving nothing away about what’s to come on his show, but he tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Jim Windolf that he’s shared with Hamm exactly how it will end. “He’s the first, outside the writers’ room. I try stuff out on him. When we get stuck in the writers’ room, I go down there and have a conversation with him,” Weiner says. When asked if the two ever disagree, Weiner answers, “The relationship would be bulls–t if we didn’t have disagreements.”
In an extensive interview, Hamm talks to Windolf about that recently resurfaced episode of The Big Date from 1996, revealing that the show came at a low point: “I was actually at that time working as a set dresser for Cinemax soft-core-porn movies,” he says. “It was soul-crushing.”
Of his role on Mad Men, Hamm tells Windolf, “This is the best job I’ve ever had and maybe ever will have in my life—it’s so fun to play all of this. It can be relentlessly dark. It can be terribly sexually inappropriate, is a way to say it. But who else gets a chance to do any of that stuff? There’s so much there.”
Hamm tells Windolf that when he was a child his dad would take him to parties and park him in front of the TV set. “Eleven-thirty would roll around—10:30 in the Midwest—and the big huge 22-inch TV would be tuned to Saturday Night Live. I would sit two feet in front of the TV and stare and watch the whole thing.” Hamm also tells Windolf that the first movie his father ever took him too was Animal House, “and I was like, ‘Whoa!’ I think I was seven. This was before my mom was dead. So it was a curious decision.”
This month, Hamm stars in Disney’s baseball movie, Million Dollar Arm, as a sports agent who discovers players in India for a reality show. Will this signal Hamm’s transition to the world of film?
More Jon Hamm tux hotness please!
Photo Credit: Vanity Fair
Posted Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Like most of us, “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm thinks Justin Bieber is a bit of a douche. Who knew?!? Speaking the truth about other celebrities is a gift that Jon possesses and he’s not afraid of ever sharing his opinion.
He previously blasted Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton by saying, “We’re at a place where the idea of being elite is somehow considered a negative. Where it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated.”
Now, he’s taking on the Biebz!
He thinks Justin Bieber is a s—thead: “Look at Bieber or whoever. You’re like, ‘What the f**k, man? What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame. [He should have] a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, ‘Hey, sh**head!’ You see people in the world and you’re like, ‘Do you know how a washing machine works? Do you know how to wash a dish? Life skills are something we’re missing… just s**t you needed to learn in life. There used to be a class that kids had to take in high school called home economics, which was cooking and sewing and just s**t you needed to learn in life.”
The man has a point! What do you think?
Photo Credit: Men’s Fitness
Posted Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 8:08am
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