Armie Hammer Reveals, ‘I Almost Got Kicked Out Of Eighth Grade For Selling Playboy’

Before he became a big screen actor, Armie Hammer enjoyed a brief career pedaling Playboy magazines in middle school.

The Lone Ranger star gives a glimpse into his past in the July/August 2013 issue of Playboy, revealing that he almost got kicked out of the eighth grade for selling the men’s magazine to other students at his school – and has the details.

“I almost got kicked out of eighth grade for selling Playboy,” admits the actor in the magazine’s 20Q section.

“Me and this guy had a ring where we’d bring magazines packaged with a bottle of lotion to school and sell them to the kids for $20.  Then I got called into a teacher’s office.  He said, ‘I’ve heard you’re bringing in these nudie magazines.’  I said, ‘Nope, not me.’  He went, ‘So you wouldn’t mind if we checked your locker?’  Which he then went and did.  We’d stashed the actual magazines in bushes by the school, but there was a ton of lotion in the locker.  All he could say was, ‘Why do you have so much lotion?’  I said, ‘I get dry hands.’

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“They couldn’t prove I was selling the magazines, so I got away with it. Fun!”

Hammer, who stars alongside Johnny Depp in the remake of the 1950s flick, also shoots down rumors that he is in talk to play the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey.

“No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on Lone Ranger my agent brought it up, and I said ‘Nope.’  I mean, come on—it’s just mommy porn,” he exclaims. “I’m not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle reading about putting a ball gag in someone’s mouth.  That doesn’t do it for me.”

To read Armie Hammer’s full interview, pick up the July/August 2013 issue of Playboy.

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