Some of them [the paparazzi] can be very hateful, they can be very provocative and operating from that dark place. It takes a very big person to be able to— If someone is abusing your child in front of you, or your wife, or your mother, or if a relative has just died and they’re provoking you about that, there’s something inhumane about it, even thinking about it now makes me wanna punch you in the face, even though you’re not— you know what I mean? You! Because of your Steely Dan t-shirt, I don’t like Steely Dan! No, I love Steely Dan, my dad would be very happy you’re wearing a Steely Dan t-shirt. (x)
Andrew Garfield is an LA-born, England-raised 28 year-old actor who is currently playing his dream role of Spider-Man on the big screen. But there are more things to him than just a butt that looks good in tights and a big mop of hair. Here’s what you should know about him.
He started pursuing acting as a career at the age of 16, encouraged by a teacher. At 18, he enrolled at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, in London, where he graduated in 2004. Since then he has taken part in several plays (he had his Broadway debut earlier this year with the Tony award winner revival of Death of a Salesman, for which he received a nomination for best actor in a featured role) and has won awards for his acting both in theater and television — most notably a BAFTA award for his portrayal of a child murderer in the drama Boy A; he has also appeared in popular British TV shows, such as Doctor Who, playing opposite David Tennant and Freema Gyeman. He has worked with some of the best professionals in the business, from Heath Ledger to Martin Sheen and David Fincher and all of them, without exception, have great things to say about him, about how talented he is and how much he dedicates himself to the job.
On a more personal level (because we all like to know these things), his favorite band is Arcade Fire, he loves surfing, he is in fact dating Emma Stone, but doesn’t like to talk about his personal life and is wary of the concept of “celebrity”, and he’s also allergic to all kinds of nuts.
He is one of the most talented actor of his generation, and all of his movies are worth watching, so if you get a chance, I’d advise you to do so. So to help you with that, here’s a list of everything he’s been in, chronologically, and where to watch it. Come for the Spandex, stay for the acting!
Mumbo Jumbo (short) (2005) - unavailable
Swinging (2005) youtube
Sugar Rush (2005) youtube part 1, part 2
Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Caravaggio (non-speaking role) (2006) youtube
Doctor Who (2006) Daleks in Manhattan .mp4 / Evolution of the Daleks .mp4
Freezing (2007) youtube
Bash (2007) - unavailable
Trial and Retribution (2007) youtube
Lions for Lambs (2007) torrent
Boy A (2007) torrent
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) (credit only) torrent
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) torrent
Red Riding: In The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009) youtube / torrent
I’m Here (short) (2010) youtube / torrent
Never Let Me Go (2010) torrent
The Social Network (2010) torrent
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) in theaters only
“I’ve been a fan of Spider-Man since I was three years old. I needed Spidey when I was a kid and he gave me hope. He made me, Andrew, braver. Spider-Man has saved lives, and he saved my life.”
“I need to feel like I’m doing some kind of good. It sounds cheesy, I know, but I feel like I have a really big guilt complex and that if I’m not doing any kind of good then there’s no real reason for being. I believe that doing movies like this is positive because they can inspire and be entertaining.”