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09.03.2010
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Jon Hamm seems to be Hollywood's new "it" boy, despite not even having acted until he was almost 30 (he's 39 now). But he's the star of what most claim to be the best show on TV right now (Mad Men) and that honor is landing him movie roles left and right.

So far, they haven't been particularly memorable, as no one really saw THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, but he does have a major part in Ben Affleck's THE TOWN, and is now looking to line up another project. FRIENDS WITH KIDS sounds a bit creepy, but it's supposedly about how friendships between people change once they start pairing off and having kids.

The script is written by Hamm's longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt and the two say they're looking for Kristin Wiig and Anne Hathaway to star alongside them in the film. I'm not sure if this is meant to be a comedy or a drama, though the inclusion of Wiig would probably indiciate the former.

I'm a fan of Hamm on Mad Men, but I have yet to see him transcend the role of Don Draper, and his last shot at comedy on 30 Rock was a bit hit or miss for me.

What do you make of Hamm as a film actor?

Extra Tidbit: I think we can all agree Christina Hendricks is the Mad Men cast member that REALLY needs to break into film. Preferably as Red Sonja or Barbarella.
Source: Showbiz411

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7:27PM on 09/06/2010

The guy is a true movie star.

Once Mad Men finishes, he will get his time. Yes Christiana needs to be big already too.
Once Mad Men finishes, he will get his time. Yes Christiana needs to be big already too.
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5:49PM on 09/05/2010
His spots on SNL are comedy gold.
His spots on SNL are comedy gold.
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7:34AM on 09/04/2010
Having only seen Mad Men and the 30 Rock guest spot I can agree with skepticism (that's love for MM, but uncertainty about other things), but I have faith in the guy and am stoked to see him in The Town. Also pretty on board with the peeps who envision him as Superman in an Alex Ross inspired style. Think he's got a lot of potential.
Having only seen Mad Men and the 30 Rock guest spot I can agree with skepticism (that's love for MM, but uncertainty about other things), but I have faith in the guy and am stoked to see him in The Town. Also pretty on board with the peeps who envision him as Superman in an Alex Ross inspired style. Think he's got a lot of potential.
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2:00PM on 09/03/2010
Huge fan of Jon Hamm and Mad Men is easily the best show on television right now. I love the premise alot, coming of age movies are amongst my favorite storylines and this mixed with one of my favorite actors is a win win for me. I just see Hamm as a smart guy and think he has a big, bright, long future ahead of him. Other than Mad Men, other things he has been in are The Day The Earth Stood Still, Stolen, 30 Rock, and the Lex Luthor bailout. He is one of the reasons why I am excited about The
Huge fan of Jon Hamm and Mad Men is easily the best show on television right now. I love the premise alot, coming of age movies are amongst my favorite storylines and this mixed with one of my favorite actors is a win win for me. I just see Hamm as a smart guy and think he has a big, bright, long future ahead of him. Other than Mad Men, other things he has been in are The Day The Earth Stood Still, Stolen, 30 Rock, and the Lex Luthor bailout. He is one of the reasons why I am excited about The Town and based off the trailers it looks like he is going to own. All these movie roles are good because that means he'll have more exposure by the time Superman comes around.
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1:32PM on 09/03/2010
There's a lot more than just 30 Rock to judge his comic skills on, like his SNL guest appearance, and his Lex Luthor Bailout skit. The theme here alone has my attention. There's a lot of unmined potential in the friends-growing-up idea, and I'm really surprised there haven't been more movies about this. Usually it's stuck in as a sub-plot to a mindless rom-com.
There's a lot more than just 30 Rock to judge his comic skills on, like his SNL guest appearance, and his Lex Luthor Bailout skit. The theme here alone has my attention. There's a lot of unmined potential in the friends-growing-up idea, and I'm really surprised there haven't been more movies about this. Usually it's stuck in as a sub-plot to a mindless rom-com.
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1:28PM on 09/03/2010

sounds interesting

This sounds interesting. I can't think of a film that has dealt with this, particular, issue. Having children does change friends so I will watch it. As for Hamm....really good actor. I hope when I turn 39 I look that good!
This sounds interesting. I can't think of a film that has dealt with this, particular, issue. Having children does change friends so I will watch it. As for Hamm....really good actor. I hope when I turn 39 I look that good!
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1:24PM on 09/03/2010
I am a big fan of Hamm. I think he could play anything. Also, he is very funny off screen.
I am a big fan of Hamm. I think he could play anything. Also, he is very funny off screen.
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