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Mad Men’s Hamm Goes to the Movies

Mad Men's Hamm Goes to the Movies

Thompson on Hollywood

As Mad Men Season 3 gets under way to huge numbers (yes!), Jon Hamm is wasting no time chasing a movie career–which was stymied by last year’s labor unrest. I have high hopes for the first film, The Town, director Ben Affleck’s romantic thriller set in Boston, which starts shooting in September. I’m less confident in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, a 50s action fantasy for Warners. Hamm has enormous potential–he could be the next George Clooney– but has to pick right while he has the chance.

He was solid in a straight-arrow supporting role in The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, and displayed his comedy chops on Saturday NIght Live last October. Tina Fey then cast him as her attractive neighbor on 30 Rock. Here’s hoping.

And here’s the woman behind the Mad Men art, icons, wallpaper, make your own avatars and illustrations.

UPDATE: A new Mad Men episode turned up early on iTunes.

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J. Sperling Reich

Based on Mad Men and Saturday Night Live I think John Hamm will have a long and prosperous career. That is, if he isn’t typecast playing hunky characters that lack morals. Though I suppose some actors would kill to be pigeonholed in that fashion.

– J. Sperling Reich

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