Bold Face: First Name Basis

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.

Forget Brad, George and Javier! The rising stars featured in this week’s edition of Bold Face are the actors with whom you’ll be on a first name basis very soon…

Armie Hammer became known for his portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in the critically-acclaimed 2010 film The Social Network. Now the 25 year-old actor hits the big screen again in another critical darling as Clyde Tolson in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Tolson was associate director of the FBI, Hoover’s right hand man and his alleged lover. Hammer is following up his roles to these two high profile films, as Prince Albert Alcott (aka. Prince Charming) in Tarsem Singh's Snow White adaptation, Mirror Mirror with Lily Collins and Julia Roberts and the 2013 remake of The Lone Ranger, as the Lone Ranger alongside Johnny Depp as Tonto. At 6’ 5”, Hammer seems like perfect action hero material so we’ll no doubt see him in a big budget, Hollywood blockbuster soon, until then he is looking like the A-Lister he is about to become in these Michael Kors Collection MKS203M sunglasses from Marchon….



Vincent Cassel is a very well-known actor in France and married to one of the world’s most beautiful women, Monica Bellucci, but it wasn’t until his breakout performances as a vainglorious thief in the Ocean's Trilogy and in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan as the demanding ballet director to Natalie Portman’s troubled ballerina that he was on our radar. Next up for Cassel is a role as Otto Gross, an Austrian psychoanalyst and early disciple of Sigmund Freud, in the Thanksgiving release of A Dangerous Method, a film set during World War I and based on the turbulent relationship between Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud. In 2013 he’ll be back on American screens in the art heist movie, Trance, with Rosario Dawson and James McAvoy. Ironically, here he is the Stealth sunglasses from Sama Eyewear, but stealth is not something he as the luxury of any longer as he becomes more and more recognizable...

 

Speaking of A Dangerous Method, our last highlighted actor also stars in the film as Carl Jung. Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German actor who first caught the attention of American audiences in in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds and as Magneto in the blockbuster X-Men: First Class. Though some of our lady readers might better recognize him from the 2006 man candy flick 300 or as Edward Rochester in 2011’s tear jerker Jane Eyre opposite Mia Wasikowska. Regardless, if you don’t recognize him now, you soon will. After A Dangerous Method, Fassbender can be seen in this year’s Shame, playing a man struggling with sex-addition, and next year’s black-ops revenge flick, Haywire, and Ridley Scott’s action/horror movie Prometheus. If Thanksgiving is too far away to memorize Michael here, then study this pic of him in the Giorgio Armani GA 834/S sunglasses from Safilo right now...