Andrew Garfield
Actor
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Russell Garfield is an American-English actor. His early roles include the films Lions for Lambs, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Boy A, which garnered him the 2007 BAFTA Television Award for "Best Actor". Garfield achieved wider recognition and critical acclaim for his role as Eduardo Saverin in the 2010 film The Social Network, a role which earned him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
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Broadway Scores at the Oscars
Huffington Post - 19 days
This year's Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 7, 2017 Since the advent of moving pictures, there's been a considerable amount of traffic back and forth between New York theater and Hollywood movies. That tradition continues to this day, as evidenced by the recently announced nominations for the 89th Academy Awards. It's no surprise that Broadway and Off-Broadway frequently feature some of the best performers and writers of any given age. And over the years, many artists have found success in both the theatrical and cinematic spheres. But theater isn't as close to the center of American culture as it has been in the past. So, it's hard not to think about this year's nominations as a validation of the great work that theater folk do, after so many years of feeling culturally marginalized. Here's a sampling of this year's Oscar nominees with Broadway and Off-Broadway ties ...
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - 27 days
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Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Other 2017 Oscar Nominees Respond to Academy Nod
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Some of this year's Oscar nominees, including Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, react to news of their nomination.
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The Carpetbagger: Andrew Garfield and Our Bully Culture
NYTimes - about 1 month
The actor draws a link between the harmful notions of celebrity and the country’s politics.
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Another Guy Making Oscar Predictions
Huffington Post - about 1 month
A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I'd expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and additions (Michael Keaton?) like every year. That said, I think we'll see less surprises this year than in years past (ie. La La will sing and dance to the tune of a lot of nods. I'll also say #oscarssowhite isn't going to happen this year. There's just too many amazing performances and films to pass over this year plus Cheryl Boone Isaacs totally revamped the Academy's voting process. Anyway, here I am writing down my Oscar predictions like everybody else in the world. Read on, and predict your own. Guess right on all, and win a pony! Best Picture I'm going to say the Academy uses eight slots this year, but will add the last two here in case they go all the way or to nine. Arrival Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Hacksaw Ridge Fences Potential Surprises Sil ...
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Adam Driver On Canine Co-Stars, Silent Retreats And Kylo Ren's Convictions
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Judging by the breadth of roles he’s taken, Adam Driver’s life gets a little better every year. 2016 alone found him basking in the triumph of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the acclaimed fifth season of “Girls,” hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and playing an NSA operative in “Midnight Special,” a poetic bus driver in “Paterson” and a 17th-century Jesuit monk in “Silence,” which expands to wide release this weekend.  Yes, that’s right: Adam Driver, an Emmy nominee who went from the Marines to Juilliard, ended his blessed 2016 with a supporting role in a Martin Scorsese drama. For a magazine-cover hunk whose star has steadily risen since “Girls” bowed in 2012, Driver manages to retain an enigmatic lure that evades most movie stars. His serious-actor bona fides are cemented, as evidenced by the numerous critics’ groups that have, for good reason, selected his “Paterson” performance as one of the year’s best.  When we sat down to discuss “Silence,” a Scorsese passion project in ...
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Andrew Garfield explains that Ryan Reynolds kiss and smooches Stephen Colbert
Fox News - about 2 months
Andrew Garfield continued his streak of spreading love and good cheer this week during his appearance promoting his new movie, “Silence,” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night. His and Ryan Reynolds’ kiss-seen-around-the-world from Sunday may have gotten an explanation, but it also has a new competitor for top Garfield smooch.
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'La La Land,' 'Arrival' And 'Nocturnal Animals' Lead Britain's BAFTA Award Nominations
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Fresh from its success at Hollywood’s Golden Globes, romance musical “La La Land” leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 11 nominations on Tuesday. Sci-fi film “Arrival” and fashion designer Tom Ford’s drama “Nocturnal Animals” each received nine nominations, while “Manchester by the Sea”, about a family dealing with tragedy, got six. “La La Land” stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were nominated in the Leading Actor and Leading Actress categories. The movie about a pianist and struggling actress in Hollywood is also in the running for Best Film, Original Music, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design and Costume Design. Damien Chazelle was nominated in the Director and Original Screenplay categories. On Sunday night, the musical won seven Golden Globes. “Arrival” will compete for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Editing, Cinematography, Special Visual Effects and Sound. Amy Adams i ...
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Andrew Garfield, Spiritual Ghost in the Hollywood Machine
NYTimes - about 2 months
Mr. Garfield has generated attention in the current awards season for his portrayals of men of faith in “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Silence.”
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The Ten Best Movies of 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Ten Best Movies of 2016 Well I have finally seen each and every movie I needed to see in order to make my determination of what I considered to be the ten best movies of 2016. It is not a list like most of the other critics' lists you have seen. There is no inclusion of "Moonlight," "La La Land," "Fences," "Manchester By the Sea" or "Arrival" Those movies did not appeal to my sense of entertainment. I go to the movies to be entertained. I want to feel some emotion, learn something I didn't know, be inspired or be caught up in some magic. 2016 was a year sadly lacking in those aspects of entertainment product. Still there were good movies to watch, and there were more than 10. "Mr. Church," "The Hollars," "Rogue One," "Bleed For This" and "Sing" were close competitors. But when it came down to it these ten rose above the crop. Here they are: #10 Jackie - Natalie Portman gave the female performance of the year as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film focuses on the assassinat ...
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Through 'Hacksaw' and 'Silence,' Andrew Garfield searches: 'I want to know how to live'
LATimes - about 2 months
Andrew Garfield holds a go-to spot in his mind when he needs to recover from, say, feeling like a cog in a corporate studio movie like “The Amazing Spider-Man” or spending more than a year immersed in the intellectual and spiritual demands required by Martin Scorsese’s powerful new film, “Silence.” ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew Garfield
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    In 2016 it was announced that Garfield will play the role of Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's two-part play Angels in America at the National Theatre, London in the Lyttelton Theatre from April 2017.
    More Details Hide Details It will be directed by Marianne Elliott and co-starring Russell Tovey and Denise Gough. Garfield has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2009, he told the Sunday Herald that he "feels equally at home" in both the United States and the United Kingdom and "enjoys having a varied cultural existence". Garfield customarily gives interviews about his work, but does not publicly discuss details of his private life.
  • 2014
    Age 30
    By November 2014, it was also confirmed that Garfield would join the cast of Hacksaw Ridge, a war drama about the first conscientious objector in US history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
    More Details Hide Details Mel Gibson is set to direct and Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington are scheduled to co-star.
    Production began in 2014 with Garfield set to play Father Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit priest in the seventeenth century who travels to Japan.
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    Garfield co-produced and starred in the 2014 independent drama 99 Homes.
    More Details Hide Details He is also scheduled to headline Martin Scorsese's film, Silence, based on Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name.
    In May 2014, Garfield hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared in a music video for the song "We Exist" by Arcade Fire, playing a trans woman.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2015, Sony and Marvel Studios secured a deal which would integrate the Spider-Man character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were scrapped and the franchise was closed. The role of Spider-Man has now been taken over by Tom Holland. In late 2015, arachnologists Yuri M. Marusik and Alireza Zamani honored Garfield's portrayal of the role by naming a new species of crevice weaver spider after him, namely Pritha garfieldi.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    In April 2013, Garfield publicly expressed his support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Garfield, who was reflecting on starring in the play Beautiful Thing (2006), commented: "There is no argument against equality. How can anyone argue against compassion and understanding?"
  • 2012
    Age 28
    In March 2012, Garfield made his Broadway theatre debut as Biff Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman.
    More Details Hide Details Garfield was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the role. According to The New York Times David Rooney, Garfield "exposed the raw ache of Biff's solitude".
  • 2011
    Age 27
    In 2011, Garfield began dating his The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone sometime during production of the film.
    More Details Hide Details After Stone was cast in The Amazing Spider-Man, which was confirmed in October 2010, Marc Webb, the film's director, noted that the chemistry between Garfield and Stone made her the clear choice. In 2011, Garfield became the Ambassador of Sport for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO).
  • 2010
    Age 26
    In 2010, Garfield was cast as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, opposite Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy, in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film series.
    More Details Hide Details Garfield saw his casting as a "massive challenge in many ways", having to make the character "authentic" and "live and breathe in a new way". Garfield described Peter as someone he can relate to and stated that the character had been an important influence on him since he was a child. For the role, Garfield studied the movements of athletes and spiders and tried to incorporate them, did yoga and pilates in order to be as flexible as possible, and drew from his life experiences as inspiration. Garfield admitted to shedding tears and trying to imagine "a better actor in the suit" upon first wearing his costume. When filming, Garfield explained that he had four months of training and described his physical roles on stunts as challenging and exhausting. Released in July 2012, The Amazing Spider-Man earned a worldwide total of $752,216,557. Garfield's performance was generally well received. The Guardian Peter Bradshaw acclaimed his portrayal as the "definitive Spider-Man", Tom Charity of CNN commended his "combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor", and Peter Travers, writing in Rolling Stone, said Garfield gave a stellar performance. Associated Press' Christy Lemire elaborated that Garfield's Spider-Man gave the film a "restless, reckless energy and a welcome sense of danger." Garfield reprised his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
    For his portrayal of a well-meaning, but dim young man caught in a love triangle, he won the 2010 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    More Details Hide Details Cleveland Magazine Clint O'Connor lauded his performance, commenting that Garfield delivered "a terrifically anguished performance" in the film. Writing for Entertainment Weekly, Owen Gleiberman praised the performances of the lead cast, reflecting that "these three all act with a spooky, haunted innocence that gets under your skin." Tom Preston, a critic from The Guardian, further described Garfield's acting as solid and "at times deeply moving". In comparison to Mulligan and Knightley, Scott Bowles, writing for USA Today, deemed Garfield "the real find" of Never Let Me Go. The same year, Garfield co-starred opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, a drama based on the founders of Facebook. On his character, Garfield remarked that "No one knows who Eduardo Saverin is, and I don't either. Of course, the fact he's a real-life human being, breathing on this Earth somewhere, creates a whole new dimension to my approach because you feel a greater sense of responsibility". Initially, the film's director, David Fincher, had met Garfield under the auspices of him playing Mark Zuckerberg, having been referred to him by Mark Romanek. However, Fincher did not like Garfield for the part as he found Garfield's "incredible emotional access to his kind of core humanity" better tailored for the role of Saverin. Garfield's performance was very well received; he earned wider recognition and numerous nominations, including BAFTA nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Rising Star, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.
    In 2010, Garfield co-starred opposite Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley in Mark Romanek's dystopian science fiction drama Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details He said of his character, Tommy D., "There's a sense of anxiety that runs through these kids, especially Tommy, because he's so sensory and feeling and animalistic, that's my perspective of him." Garfield was attracted to the film based on the existential questions the story expresses. He called the experience of being a part of Never Let Me Go a "dream to come true". He further remarked that the scenes in which his character—unable to contain his frustration—erupts with a wail, were "intense" for him. "I think those screams are inside all of us, I just got a chance to let mine out".
  • 2009
    Age 25
    In 2009, Garfield held supporting roles in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and the Red Riding television trilogy.
    More Details Hide Details Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times thought that Garfield gave a stand out performance in the latter.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    In 2008, he had a minor role in the film The Other Boleyn Girl, and was named one of the shooting stars at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    In the Channel 4 drama Boy A, released in November 2007, he portrayed a notorious killer trying to find new life after prison.
    More Details Hide Details The role garnered him the 2008 British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. Amy Biancolli of the Houston Chronicle wrote that "there is no doubt about the intelligence and sensitivity" of Garfield's portrayal. Minneapolis Star Tribune Christy DeSmith echoed Biancolli's sentiment, citing his "detailed expressions" as an example. Writing in The Seattle Times, John Hartl noted that Garfield demonstrated range in the role, and concluded: "Garfield always manages to capture his passion". Joe Morgenstern, the critic for The Wall Street Journal, dubbed Garfield's performance "phenomenal", assessing that he "makes room for the many and various pieces of Jack's personality".
    He made his American film debut in November 2007, playing an American university student in the ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, with co-stars Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. "I'm just lucky to be there working on the same project as them, although I don't really expect to be recognised later by audiences," Garfield told Variety in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In his review for The Boston Globe, Wesley Morris considered Garfield's work "a willing punching bag for the movie's jabs and low blows".
    In October 2007, he was named one of Varietys "10 Actors to Watch".
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    In 2007 he garnered public attention when he appeared in the series 3 of the BBC's Doctor Who, in the episodes "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks".
    More Details Hide Details Garfield commented that it was "an honour" to be a part of Doctor Who.
    He made his feature-film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs.
    More Details Hide Details Garfield first came to international attention in 2010 with supporting roles in the drama films The Social Network, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for his portrayal of Eduardo Saverin, and Never Let Me Go, for which he received a Saturn Award and another BAFTA nomination. Garfield subsequently received praise for his performance as the title character in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man. He has also performed on stage, and played Biff in the 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garfield's performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. In 2014, he co-produced and starred in the thriller 99 Homes. Garfield was born in Los Angeles County, California. His mother, Lynn (née Hillman), is from Essex, England, and his father, Richard Garfield, is from California. Garfield's paternal grandparents were also from the United Kingdom. His parents moved the family from Los Angeles to Britain when he was three years old, and Garfield was raised in Epsom, Surrey, in a middle-class home. Garfield is Jewish. His paternal grandparents were from Jewish immigrant families who had moved to London from Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia, and Romania), and the family surname was originally "Garfinkel".
  • 2005
    Age 21
    Garfield made his British television debut in 2005 appearing in the Channel 4 teen drama Sugar Rush.
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  • 2004
    Age 20
    In 2004 he won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre (where he also played Romeo the year after), and won the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2006 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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    Garfield attended Priory Preparatory School in Banstead and later City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, from which he graduated in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Garfield began taking acting classes in Silchar, Surrey, when he was 9, and appeared in a youth theatre production of Bugsy Malone. He also joined a small youth theatre workshop group in Epsom, and began working primarily in stage acting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on August 20, 1983.
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