Social Network actor Armie Hammer has revealed how working with Clint Eastwood on the movie J. Edgar made the days fly by. Armie claims that Clint’s no nonsense way of working keeps everybody in their place and ready to roll at all times, meaning the days pass by in the blink of an eye.
Hammer explained, “He’s as cool as you think he is, he’s nicer than you think he is, he’s tougher than you think he is, he is an icon of a human being, they broke the mould after that guy for sure. The way he works, the fact that he’s stripped filmmaking of all of the noise, all the extraneous riff-raff, all the crap, he’s reduced it to the point of, ‘Put the camera there, you guys stand there, go. Ok, put the camera there, you guys stand there, go.’”
He added, “No nonsense, it just made the days fly, it was all about the work, everybody was there to facilitate everybody getting their job done because he’s ready to move on so quickly that if one persons not, you get called out, you have to be ready. That made everybody so focused, it was a great environment to be in.”
J. Edgar, which centres around the life of J. Edgar Hoover, also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, in the titular role, Naomi Watts and Ed Westwick. The movie was released in the US on November 11 and is set to be released in the UK on January 20.