Monday, June 18, 2018

Two Headed Hammer

Truth be told, I was never a big Armie Hammer fan until his performance in Call Me By Your Name. It wasn't that I didn't like him, he just hadn't had any roles in movies that I really loved or connected with. I had forgotten one role however, until The Social Network was on TV again last month. I didn't watch it all, but I remembered Hammer dual role as twins suing Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole their social media idea in order to form Facebook.

The Social Network (2010)

After seeing Armie on screen for a few minutes, I wanted to learn more about the twins he was playing on screen. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were co-founders of a social media site called ConnectU. The site was formed while both twins attended Harvard in 2002. Like Facebook, the site was set up to add people as friends, send them messages, and update their personal profiles to update friends on their lives.

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

The Winklevoss Twins

The Winklevoss Twins, also known as Winklevi and Winklevii personify the term Ivy Leaguer, in both lifestyle and appearance. Born in South Hampton, the upper crusters are also professional rowers and competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Successful Internet entrepreneurs, in addition to their social media days while in University they brothers also made it big in bitcoin and recently won a patent for settling exchange-traded products with digital currencies, including bitcoin, ripple, dogecoin and ethereum.

Cameron and Tyler with Bo Wiegand

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