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.
Dennis Nash is a struggling single father whose life is turned upside down when he's evicted from his home by a corrupt real-estate broker named Rick Carver. Facing life on the streets, Dennis is forced to work for Carver in the hope of reclaiming his home, but how will he cope carrying out the same ruthless eviction techniques that were used on him? As Dennis falls deeper into Carver's web, relationships suffer and his situation becomes more dangerous than he could have imagined.
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The screen veteran, who is appearing in 'Ant-Man' this month, was talking about the state of the movie industry in America, also commenting on Dustin Hoffman's recent remarks.
Michael Douglas has bemoaned what he calls a “crisis” in the American movie industry, based on diminishing opportunities given to home-grown actors ahead of their British and Australian counterparts which he believes is down to their pre-occupation with social media and image instead of formal training.
He believes that young British actors are more likely to take acting school seriously and learn their profession the old-fashioned way, while Australian male stars are more overtly “masculine” in their image than U.S. actors.
70 year old Douglas said to The Independent: “There's something going on with young American actors - both men and women - because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them.”
The bosses over at Sony seem to have some very specific rules for Peter Parker and his alter-ego.
If you’ve ever thought Spider-Man on the big screen was just a little too boring or ‘safe’, then we could just be about to explain why. In the latest round of leaked Sony emails the long list of contractual obligations that the Spider-Man character allegedly must meet for film is revealed, including that he must always be white, male and heterosexual.
Andrew Garfield played the most recent incarnation of Spider-man on the big screen.
The published emails reportedly start by listing the superhero’s ‘mandatory character traits’, which the character ‘must always strictly conform to’. The list includes him being a white, male who does not abuse alcohol, does not smoke tobacco, does not sell/distribute illegal drugs, does not use foul language beyond PG-13, does not have sex before the age of 16 and is not a homosexual.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's 'break' may be over as the couple were spotted enjoying lunch together and looking cosy earlier this week.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield may be back together - properly! The news that the two were "on a break" (cue Friends impressions) left fans of the couple devastated when it was confirmed by multiple sources back in April. Their 'break' reportedly stemmed from the physical distance between them because of their different filming schedules. However, it seems their split was short lived as Garfield and Stone were spotted together in California this week.
Emma Stone was spotted with Andrew Garfield this week.
The landscape has shifted with the agreement, which will see Marvel get to include the web-slinging hero in one of its movies for the first time since 1999.
Spider-Man will be included in an upcoming Marvel title for the first time in nearly two decades, and that film is reported to be next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Variety reported that, in essence, the deal will work out cheaply for both parties. Effectively, neither studio will receive a cut from the proceeds of the other studio’s useage of the Spiderman character in future movies. Without the deal, Disney (which owns Marvel) would have to part with millions in order to use him.
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Spider-Man will join the Marvel universe under the stewardship of Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
The next Spider-Man movie will be a joint project between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios, with Kevin Feige and Sony's outgoing chairman Amy Pascal signing on as producers.
Andrew Garfield will likely carry on as Spider-Man in Marvel's future projects for the character
Under the new deal, Spider-Man will next appear in a Marvel movie that is part of the studio's cinematic universe, with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 - or whatever it's going to be called - which will be released on July 28, 2017.
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Could Spider-Man appear in Captain America 3?
Sony could go back into negotiations with Marvel concerning the Spider-Man character following the departure of Amy Pascal as chairman. It is probable that Sony Pictures chairman-CEO Michael Lynton will tinker with projects include The Amazing Spider-Man 3 but sequels to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are very much in doubt.
Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back until 2018
The biggest decision will indeed by how to handle the Spider-Man franchise. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did decent business at the box-office but was slaughtered by the critics. There had been talks of letting Marvel Studios take some control of the direction of the character and with Pascal out of the picture, Sony may be open to renegotiating with the superhero studio, according to Variety.
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Spider-Man could have been heading across to Marvel for 'Captain America: Civil War'.
The Sony leak has thrown up plenty of interesting titbits in recent weeks - there was Fury and Annie arriving online (the latter before it had hit cinemas), there was Scott Rudin's takedown of Angelina Jolie and now, the revelation that Marvel tried to get Spider-Man involved in Captain America: Civil War.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with Andrew Garfield, was ripped apart by the critics upon release
Correspondence sent by Sony chief Amy Pascal reveals Marvel's approach about including Spider-Man in the third Captain America movie, Civil Wars, which is due for release in 2016. The superhero - currently played by Andrew Garfield in the recently rebooted series - plays a key role in the 2006 comic book storyline, though Sony holds the licensing rights to produce the films.
Mel Gibson is reportedly in talks to direct 'Hacksaw Ridge'.
Mel Gibson, after eight years out of the director's chair, is in talks to direct Hacksaw Ridge.
Mel Gibson at the L.A. premiere of The Expendables 3.
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As Venice Film Festival closes, Toronto takes the spotlight, complete with starry red carpets. Cameras catch Zac Efron filming in L.A. and the Criminal set in East London. There's also a glimpse of Lava and trailers for Night at the Museum 3 and Horrible Bosses 2...
The Venice Film Festival came to a close this week with a flurry of star-studded premieres and the glitzy awards ceremony. Al Pacino was on hand with his film Manglehorn, Owen Wilson premiered his new comedy She's Funny That Way, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon walked the red carpet for 99 Homes, and Ethan Hawke and January Jones turned up for the screening of Good Kill.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' wasn't very good, was it? Well, here's why.
However we try and dress it up, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn't very good. It had Jamie Foxx as Electro. It had Paul Giamatti as Rhino. It was a big-budget superhero sequel. It should have been awesome. It was not awesome. And now Andrew Garfield has explained why.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"When you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it...saying, 'No, that doesn't work,' then the thread is broken, and it's hard to go with the flow of the story," Garfield said during an interview with The Daily Beast, suggesting that Sony removed sections of the movie, rendering it incomplete, patchy and poorly formed.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Explains Why 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Was Bad
'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne was seen clutching 'The Amazing Spider-Man' star Andrew Garfield's hand joyfully as they left a building during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. He was also accompanied by his fiancee Hannah Bagshawe.
Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon appear at the premiere for their new drama '99 Homes' held at the 71st Venice Film Festival. They are joined by director Ramin Bahrani, fashion designer Gaia Trussardi and beauty blogger Victoria Bonya.
Date of birth
20th August, 1983