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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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Dakota Johnson To Star In Noir Thriller


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According to Deadline, the Fifty Shades of Grey actress will join British star Andrew Garfield in the film, which has been described as a "modern day noir crime thriller."

The movie is the next project from David Robert Mitchell, director of indie horror sleeper hit It Follows, with production expected to start in Los Angeles in the coming months.

Earlier this month (May16), Mitchell said that he was keen to get started on production as soon as possible.

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Mel Gibson's New Film Given Awards Season Release


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The original Mad Max's Hacksaw Ridge, which features Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington, will hit theatres on 4 November (16).

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Zendaya Forced To Audition Multiple Times For Spider-man Role


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The entertainer, known for work on Disney Channel series Shake It Up!, has confirmed her participation in the new reboot of the superhero series based on the comic books.

In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 19-year-old revealed she was very excited by the opportunity as she is "basically unknown" in the acting scene.

"I’ve never been in a real movie before or anything like that, so I had to start from the bottom like anyone else,” the California-born beauty told Ellen on Tuesday (22Mar16).

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Zendaya Joins Spider-man Reboot


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British actor Tom Holland was revealed as Andrew Garfield's replacement in the superhero franchise in June (15). Jon Watts is directing the film and he has reportedly cast Zendaya as a character named Michelle.

Further details about Zendaya's role have not been revealed and it is unclear if she will play Holland's romantic interest or sidekick in the project.

Tom will make his debut as Peter Parker and his alter-ego in Captain America: Civil War in May (16), before his stand-alone Spider-Man reboot is released in 2017.

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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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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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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 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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Andrew Garfield

Date of birth

20th August, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.79


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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...

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The Amazing Spiderman 2 - Clips Trailer

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

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The Amazing Spider Man Movie Review

The Amazing Spider Man Movie Review

Just 10 years after Sam Raimi's now-iconic Spider-man, Marvel has decided to tell the character's...

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and...

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Peter Parker, at first glance, seems like a normal high schooler. However, he is a...

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

As a young boy, Peter Parker's parents, Richard and Mary, sent their son to live...

Never Let Me Go Movie Review

Never Let Me Go Movie Review

Based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel, this haunting drama may be set in a parallel...

The Social Network Movie Review

The Social Network Movie Review

The story of Facebook is given a dramatic twist by the combination of Sorkin's brainy...

Never Let Me Go Trailer

Never Let Me Go Trailer

Kathy H is now a grown woman, she spent her childhood at a special year-round...

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