Arts Interview: Mad for it

It may have taken Jon Hamm a while to gain success in the mad world of Hollywood, but he feels he's a more well-rounded character for it, writes Paul Byrne.

23rd June, 2012
Jon Hamm: 'As it turned out, I was a good fit for Don Draper. And Don Draper was a good fit for me'. Photo: Getty

When Jonathan Daniel Hamm arrived in Hollywood in 1996, the 25-year-old actor came complete with a five-year plan - a very familiar one in Hollywood. If, by the age of 30, he wasn't making a decent living from acting, Hamm was going to head back to his job as a high school drama teacher in St Louis.

Over those five years, Hamm worked mainly as a waiter. The closest he got to breaking Hollywood was landing bit...

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