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Wonderful Winklevoss Pistachios; Summers Calls Twins Assholes, Armie Hammer Escapes Their Fate

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 13, 2011 at 3:36AM

Mark Zuckerberg may be No. 1 on Vanity Fair's New Establishment list, but The Winklevoss Twins are in bed with big money Pistachios. Wonderful Pistachios that is, and what a wonderful Winklevoss way to wake up to Tuesday. HuffPo shares this video and also relates the exchange between the made-famous-by-the-Facebook-movie twins and Harvard president Larry Summers. He says, "One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole, this was the latter case. Rarely, have I encountered such swagger, and I tried to respond in kind." They then responded with this letter.
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Mark Zuckerberg may be No. 1 on Vanity Fair's New Establishment list, but The Winklevoss Twins are in bed with big money Pistachios. Wonderful Pistachios that is, and what a wonderful Winklevoss way to wake up to Tuesday. HuffPo shares this video and also relates the exchange between the made-famous-by-the-Facebook-movie twins and Harvard president Larry Summers. He says, "One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole, this was the latter case. Rarely, have I encountered such swagger, and I tried to respond in kind." They then responded with this letter.

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Armie Hammer, who played the twins in The Social Network with the help of technology and Josh Pence, is now featured in Details magazine, and talks J.Edgar (with Leonardo DiCaprio), playing Prince Charming (in Relativity's Snow White) and more. One of the tidbits he shares, on not being an asshole: “I could have turned out that way and run in those circles,..But I’m glad I didn’t. Besides, I have too many real friends, and this wife, who—if I ever acted like that—would smack me so hard, right in the mouth.”

Check out our interview with Hammer here.

[Hammer photo courtesy of Details.]

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.