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Andrew Garfield (born 20.8.1983)
Andrew Garfield is an American / British actor. He has appeared in radio, film, theatre and TV productions. Some of his more prominent roles include performances in Lions for Lambs, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Social Network.

Childhood: Andrew Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California. His mother is British (from Essex) and his father is from California. When he was three years old, the family moved to England. The Garfield family are Jewish. After running a small interior design business, his mother became a teaching assistant and his father became head coach of Guilford City Swimming Club.

After attending the City of London's Freemen School, Garfield trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he graduated in 2004. As a teenager, he took acting classes in Guildford and appeared in a production of Bugsy Malone. 2004 saw Garfield win a MEN Theatre award for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange.

Acting Career: In 2007, Garfield appeared in Lions for Lambs, in the role of an American University student. The all-star cast also featured Tom Cruise, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The same year, he also starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, alongside Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Scarlett Johansson and Kristin Scott Thomas. He also featured in Boy A, a British film adaptation of Jonathan Trigell's novel.

Two years later, Andrew Garfield could be seen in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The ambitious project was the brainchild of Terry Gilliam (a former Monty Python stalwart) but was thwarted by the death of one of its lead actors, Heath Ledger. Gilliam decided against abandoning the project and instead drafted in Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to film the remaining scenes. The film also starred Lily Cole, Tom Waits and Verne Troyer. Andrew Garfield appeared in Vogue with Lily Cole, in his modelling debut: a pictorial re-telling of Hansel and Gretel.

On TV, Andrew Garfield stared in the highly acclaimed Red Riding trilogy, an adaptation of David Peace's writings. Garfield starred in the first episode of the trilogy, alongside Sean Bean and Rebecca Hall. Other actors featured in the trilogy include Paddy Considine, Shaun Dooley and Robert Sheehan.

2010 saw Andrew Garfield star in Never Let Me Go, a British sci-fi drama, with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. The film premiered at the London Film Festival and was well-received. Also that year, Garfield featured in The Social Network. The film details the history of the creators of Facebook and the court cases regarding its legal origins. The Social Network also stars Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Brenda Song. The script was based on Ben Mezrich's book, The Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.

Andrew Garfield has been selected to play the role of Spider-Man in the 2012 release, directed by Marc Webb.



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Andrew Garfield To Star In National Theatre's Angels In America Revival


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The Spider-Man star, who earned a Tony Award nomination for his last stage gig in Broadway's Death of a Salesman in 2012, will tackle the lead role of Prior Walter, a gay man who is visited by an angel after his lover leaves him upon learning of his AIDS diagnosis.

Stephen Spinella originated the part on Broadway in the early 1990s and Justin Kirk was cast as Prior in Mike Nichols' acclaimed TV movie adaptation in 2003.

Angels in America will debut at the London venue in May, 2017.

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Rachel Mcadams Won't Watch Herself


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Many stars admit never sitting through their finished films, such as Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Andrew Garfield. Rachel also can't see the attraction, explaining the finished product always seems a little lacking to her.

"I feel weird about watching myself," she told Britain's Hello! magazine. "I can't relax. I wish I could just watch it and be carried away, but that hour and a half never sums up the shoot and the relationships you made, the trials and tribulations. I'm always left with a sense of longing."

Luckily for the 37-year-old star many of her fans watch her movies enough for both of them. She's appeared in a number of cult classics, insisting at the time of shooting she had no idea any of them would go down so well.

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Adam Driver Suffered With Movie Diet


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The Girls actor and his co-star Andrew Garfield both lost more than 30 pounds (13 kilograms) to play two 17th-century Jesuit priests who are persecuted in Japan in Martin Scorsese's latest movie.

Adam admits the shoot in Taiwan last year (14) was gruelling because he was dealing with sweltering heat, hunger and extreme tiredness as his weight loss pills kept awake at night.

"It made sense: we were playing Jesuit priests in the 17th century who were starved and beaten," he tells Britain's Telegraph magazine. "But it was one of the hardest things I've had to do... just because of the physical toll it takes on you.

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Tom Holland: 'Spider-man Backlash Gives Me More Motivation'


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The 19-year-old star was revealed as Andrew Garfield's replacement in the superhero franchise in June (15), and the news sparked an angry backlash from fans, who felt he was too young for the web-slinging role.

Tom has taken the criticism in his stride, and instead of buckling under the pressure, he cannot wait to get stuck into following on from fellow Brit Garfield and Tobey Maguire.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and it just gives me more motivation to prove them wrong when I do start shooting the movie," he told Variety. "Hopefully I will."

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Liam Neeson Reveals Scorsese Role Was Behind Dramatic Weight Loss


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After months of speculation, Liam Neeson has finally revealed the reason behind his dramatic weight-loss and it was all due to Martin Scorsese. The actor stars in Scorsese’s new drama Silence, in which the director required him ‘to look a bit more gaunt’, causing Neeson to shed 20 pounds.

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson lost 20 pounds for his upcoming role in Silence.

Speaking at the Los Cabos Film Festival in Mexico on Sunday Neeson revealed that he and co-star Adam Driver were asked to drop weight by the Oscar winning director. "Martin wanted us all to look a bit more gaunt, [which costars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield] did as well,” Neeson said (as reported by Collider).

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Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Have Split Up: “It Just Wasn’t Working”, Source Claims


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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have reportedly split up and it’s for good this time. A source close to the couple, speaking to a U.S. media outlet, confirmed the couple split up a couple of months ago but are still on good terms.

Emma StoneEmma Stone photographed filming La La Land in L.A., September 2015.

Read More: Emma Stone Explains Why She Turned Down Ghostbusters.

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Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Split For Good - Report


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A source tells People the couple broke up months ago.

"There was no drama... They still care about each other," the insider says. "They still have love for one another. They are on good terms with each other and remain close."

If was first reported that Garfield, 32, and Stone, 26, had taken a break in April (15), but neither stars commented on the story.

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Andrew Garfield: I Was A Lost Teenager


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Andrew Garfield felt ''worthless'' at school.

The '99 Homes' actor - who is dating Emma Stone - was ''lost'' as a teenager because he didn't want to follow an academic path, but found his calling when he appeared in a play for the first time.

He said: ''I was quite lost as a teenager as I didn't really get along with the school system where all that was valued was academia.

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Andrew Garfield Still Feels Insecure


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Andrew Garfield felt ''incredibly uncomfortable with the attention'' that came with 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.

The 32-year-old actor admits he used to be seduced by the wealth and power of fame, but ''something shifted'' inside of him after starring in the 2012 blockbuster.

He said: ''I started out at drama school, struggled, worked a bunch of odd jobs, like Starbucks, waited on tables, and had a very beautiful beginning doing theatre and f**king starving in the best way. The work was this alchemical gold thing that I was searching for and longing for.

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99 Homes Review

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This harrowing morality play is timely and riveting, but never remotely subtle. The setting is the mortgage crisis, during which savvy fast-talkers figured out how to make a fortune on the back of other people's tragedy. It's strikingly written and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani with an attention to internalised detail, revealing an aspect of Western culture that's deeply disturbing.

It's 2010, and the economy is in freefall as families and small businesses struggle to survive. When Florida builder Dennis (Andrew Garfield) loses his job, he has no idea how he'll support his mother and son (Laura Dern and Noah Lomax). Unable to pay their inflated mortgage, they're evicted from the family home by ruthless estate agent Rick (Michael Shannon). Then Rick sees something in Dennis that he admires, and hires him to do some building work, eventually taking him under his wing and teaching him how to profit from the record number of repossessions. But this means taking advantage of government grants, banking loopholes and people whose lives have collapsed. And it isn't long before it starts eating away at Dennis.

Garfield gives an open, searching performance as this desperate young father who's grasping at any lifeline he can find for his family. It's a complex, difficult character, mainly because his moral dithering sits in contrast to Shannon's flashier, shark-like Rick, who's often scary in the way he's able to avoid empathising with people in pain. In a much smaller role, Dern is the polar opposite, a warm blast of straight-arrow morality who continually prods her son to do the right thing. Yes, these characters are somewhat constructed as three points in a triangle, but they beautifully highlight the issues involved. And the actors dig deep into the emotional ramifications.

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Andrew Garfield Arriving At ABC Studios

Andrew Garfield - Andrew Garfield seen arriving at ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live carrying a cookie. at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 4th September 2015

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet

Andrew Garfield - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Arrivals at The Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 13th August 2015

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Andrew Garfield Takes A Lone Stroll In New York

Andrew Garfield - Andrew Garfield takes a lone stroll in New York - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 3rd January 2015

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71st Venice International Film Festival - 99 Homes - Photocall

Andrew Garfield - 71st Venice International Film Festival - 99 Homes - Photocall - Venice, Italy - Friday 29th August 2014

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71st VIFF - Celebrity Sightings

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone - Stars of The Amazing Spiderman Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone spotted at the 71st Venice International Film Festival - Celebrity Sightings - Venice, Italy - Friday 29th August 2014

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