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Armie Hammer of “The Lone Ranger” Dishes Secrets About his Sex Life

By Staff Reporter | Jun 24, 2013 09:46 AM EDT

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Armie Hammer, who spent his growing up years mostly in Los Angeles, was left to support himself when he voiced his intention of joining the movies instead of going to college like his parents wanted. (Photo : REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni )

Armie Hammer, who will soon be seen on the big screen in and as "The Lone Ranger", has opened up about his wild days (and one sexual encounter in that) in an interview with ELLE. Hammer, who spent his growing up years mostly in Los Angeles, was left to support himself when he voiced his intention of joining the movies instead of going to college like his parents wanted. Being a good-looking man, he started getting small roles immediately, but the LA party scene was a temptation.

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"I'd grown up in a household of so much love and so much good, everything just felt wholesome. Once I was on my own, I was like, 'Let's see how hot this candle can burn,'" he revealed. The fuel to the "candle" included drugs, drinking and many women, who the actor calls "bad, bad news." He elaborated on one encounter with a woman who tried to stab him during sex. "She was like, 'True love leaves scars. You don't have any.' And then she tried to stab me with a butcher knife. Of course I promptly broke up with her," he said. "Seven months later."

Now 26 years old, Hammer likes the idea of marriage; he met his wife Elizabeth Chambers, a television journalist, restaurateur and former model, in 2008 and got married to her in 2010. "I like the idea that I have a best friend," he said. "It's just really comforting. I remember being single and trying to date, and it was just stressful and hard. It wasn't fun. This is fun. I mean, not to be graphic, but you can have sex and in the middle just start laughing about something totally funny. You can't do that with someone you're dating; you're too nervous."

In another interview with Playboy, Hammer spilled some more details about his personal life. "I used to like to be a dominant lover. I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But then you get married and your sexual appetites change. And I mean that for the better-it's not like I'm suffering in any way. But you can't really pull your wife's hair. It gets to a point where you say, 'I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do,'" he divulged. "The Lone Ranger" mask could be adding some fun to their bedroom. "Let's just say I kept one. And that my wife loves it," he said with a chuckle.

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