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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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Breathe Trailer


Robin Cavendish seems to have everything. He is handsome, educated, extraordinarily intelligent and has a loyal wife named Diana and a baby son named Jonathan. But disaster strikes during a trip to Kenya in 1958 and he is struck down with polio, rendering him unable to move any of his limbs or even breathe by himself. At just 28, he believes his life to be over as he is flown back to England only to lie in another hospital bed on a respirator. But it is his wife who encourages him to keep on living. 

She removes him from hospital and returns him to the comfort of his own home, while his Oxford graduate friend Teddy Hall begins work on a special wheelchair with a mobile respirator which would allow Robin to travel. His long-term survival exceeds all doctors' expectations, and far from his life being over, he becomes a staunch activist for disabled people and helps in the development of numerous devices that would go on to improve the quality of life of responauts (as such people as him are dubbed) a thousand-fold. 

'Breathe' is a romantic biopic based on the life of the real Robin Cavendish - a man who did extraordinary things with a diagnosis that would have killed most people within a few years - and his fiercely faithful wife Diana who nursed and encouraged him. It has been directed by accomplished actor Andy Serkis (star of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Lord of the Rings') in his directorial debut, and written by the Academy Award nominated William Nicholson ('Gladiator', 'Les Miserables'). Serkis has lately been directing his second film, 'Jungle Book', which is due out in 2018.

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Andrew Garfield Labels Himself As "A Gay Man Without The Physical Act"


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Former Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield has revealed that he is open to possibility of a same-sex relationship, saying that he is “a gay man… just without the physical act”.

The 33 year old star made the comments during a Q&A panel session for his new play, ‘Angels In America’, as reported by the Gay Times on Monday (July 3rd).

“I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all,” Garfield is quoted as having said in response to a question about his own sexuality.

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Andrew Garfield at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Andrew Garfield at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Andrew Garfield at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Andrew Garfield at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Andrew Garfield at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Andrew Garfield Loved The Camaraderie Of Hacksaw Ridge


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Shortly after completing his work on Martin Scorsese's Silence, Andrew Garfield landed a role in another movie about faith, the true story of Desmond Doss, a pacifist who was awarded for his bravery during World War II. And Garfield has just been Oscar nominated for his performance in the film.

Hacksaw RidgeAndrew Garfield stars in 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Intriguingly, it was Garfield's involvement that first attracted director Mel Gibson to the project. Gibson was a fan of Garfield's empathic performance in The Social Network, and knew he would bring something special to this movie.

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Ryan Reynolds And Andrew Garfield Share A Kiss As Ryan Gosling Accepts Golden Globe


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Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield were the talk of the Golden Globes on Sunday night, after they shared a kiss as Ryan Gosling was named Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.

Gosling beat Reynolds to the award and the Deadpool star consoled himself by smooching Garfield, who also left the awards empty handed after losing out on Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama to Casey Affleck.

Whether You Love It Or Hate It, 'Hacksaw Ridge' Is One Big Gorefest


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The critics' consensus for Mel Gibson's first directorial project in ten years, 'Hacksaw Ridge', is largely positive; viewers love the storyline, the actors and Desmond Doss. However, brace yourself if you've got a weak stomach because it's without doubt the bloodiest movie of the year.

Hacksaw RidgeAndrew Garfield stars as Desmon Doss 'Hacksaw Ridge'

'Hacksaw Ridge' follows Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), an American World War II army medic, as he goes into battle armed with nothing but his medical supplies. He went on to win the Medal of Honor as the first conscientious objector of the war, and as a man who cared about his religion more than his life.

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Hacksaw Ridge - Trailer and Clips


In 1919 Desmond Doss was born, he lived a quiet life and always wanted to become a doctor and also had ambitions to marry his sweetheart, Dorothy. As the World War II continued to spread terror around the world, Doss knew he must play his part and serve his country with his fellow man. For religious and ethical reasons, Doss had always been a pacifist and never believed in hurting another man and joined the forces as a medic in the hopes of saving the lives of injured soldiers.

When he arrived for training, resources were so tight that all medics were made to train in armed combat, there was no other option but to pick up a weapon and begin training like everyone else on the base. Unable to falter from his convictions, Doss's superiors were soon involved in the situation and Doss fought for his beliefs and was officially named a conscientious objector;  that also made him a target for the other recruits who came to nickname him a coward.

As their initial battle day approached, the men didn't look toward Doss as one of their own, more as just another potential body going into a losing battle. The whole regiment found themselves being bombarded by powerful blasts from bombs and guns and somehow Doss survived, but not only did he survive, he went on to pull a number of men away from the front line and save them from certain death.

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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.

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

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99 Homes Review

Very Good

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 “Excited” To See Tom Holland In The Role Of Spiderman


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Andrew Garfield is pleased he’s no longer portraying Spiderman. The 31-year-old actor finally responded to the news of the casting of Tom Holland as Spiderman in the upcoming reboot of the Sony Spiderman films and in Captain America: Civil War. Garfield says he’s pleased Holland will be taking over the role he played in two Amazing Spiderman films. 

Andrew GarfieldAndrew Garfield at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet in Los Angeles in August 2015.

Read More: Leaked Sony Emails Reportedly Reveal Spiderman Must Be 'Straight And White'.

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Andrew Garfield

Date of birth

20th August, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.79


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Andrew Garfield Movies

Breathe Trailer

Breathe Trailer

Robin Cavendish seems to have everything. He is handsome, educated, extraordinarily intelligent and has a...

Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review

Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review

Based on an astounding true story, this battlefield drama mixes warm emotion with intense action...

Silence Movie Review

Silence Movie Review

Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like...

Silence Trailer

Silence Trailer

Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) are Portuguese Jesuit priests...

Hacksaw Ridge Trailer

Hacksaw Ridge Trailer

In 1919 Desmond Doss was born, he lived a quiet life and always wanted to...

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99 Homes Movie Review

99 Homes Movie Review

This harrowing morality play is timely and riveting, but never remotely subtle. The setting is...

99 Homes Trailer

99 Homes Trailer

Dennis Nash is a struggling single father whose life is turned upside down when he's...

The Amazing Spider-man 2 Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-man 2 Movie Review

As with the too-early franchise reboot in 2012, this sequel struggles to balance the demands...

The Amazing Spiderman 2 - Clips Trailer

The Amazing Spiderman 2 - Clips Trailer

Peter Parker is facing a period of deep confusion in every aspect of his life....

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

Peter Parker has always had difficulty trying to prioritise his life. There's the personal side...

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