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From Orphan to Don Draper: How Jon Hamm Became the Man We All Want to Be
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From Orphan to Don Draper: How Jon Hamm Became the Man We All Want to Be

To appreciate the full range of Jon Hamm’s acting ability, you need to watch his sex scenes. As Don Draper, the brooding and tortured advertising executive on Mad Men—which returns in March for its fifth season—he’s had no shortage of sexual dalliances that are, well, brooding and tortured. When Draper gets especially depraved, as he did last season, ordering a prostitute to slap him repeatedly across the face—“Harder,” he insists, “again”—it is not so much erotic fun as the sad self-flagellation of a recently divorced man whose life is slipping away. Compare that with Bridesmaids, last summer’s comedy hit in which Hamm and Kristen Wiig have one of the most ridiculous sex scenes. Hamm’s character initiates all sorts of bizarre and unnecessarily complicated positions, less lovemaking than merciless pounding. Not every actor can do two kinky bedroom scenes and make an audience laugh at one and cringe at the other. But not every actor is Jon Hamm. Much like George Clooney,…

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