Andrew Russell Garfield is an English and American actor. He was born on August 20, 1983. He’s been honored with several awards, including the Tony, the BAFTA TV Award, and the Golden Globe. In 2022, Garfield was ranked on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential persons in the world.
Garfield was reared in Epsom, England after being born in Los Angeles. He attended the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and made his acting debut on British stages and television. His first film role was in the group drama Lions for Lambs, released in 2007.
To recognize his outstanding performance in Boy A, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented him with the award for Best Actor (2007).
The supporting role of Eduardo Saverin in the 2010 film The Social Network brought him widespread acclaim and nominations for both the BAFTA Film Award and the Golden Globe Award.
Andrew Garfield Top 13 Movies
The Fragmentary Imaginings of Dr. Parnassus (2009)
Filmmaker Terry Gilliam is behind the camera. Authors Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown. Including Heath Ledger, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.
Due to Heath Ledger’s untimely death on set, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” will always hold a terrible position in cinematic history.
To cope with his passing, filmmaker Terry Gilliam cast different actors (Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell) to play Ledger’s part in the fantastical sequences.
For one of his first film appearances, Garfield played this character. He takes on the role of a magician in the touring company that the now-retired Dr. Parnassus leads.
Silver Lake Cove (2018)
David Robert Mitchell directed and wrote the script. Riley Keough and Topher Grace are in it.
The picture, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, was mostly ignored by critics and spectators alike. Garfield portrays a struggling young Los Angeles actor.
Despite being threatened with eviction, he shows no sign of leaving his residence. When he gets involved with a young woman who lives in his building and then vanishes, things start to get messy.
Two Parts of the Amazing Spider-man (2014)
Marc Webb is the director. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner wrote the script. Emma Stone, Sally Field, and Jamie Foxx star.
With this picture, Garfield made his second appearance as Spider-Man, and unfortunately, it was not as good as the first. The New Yorker called the third film installment in the franchise “running frighteningly low on vitality,” yet a new relaunch would eventually be released.
Andrew Serkis directs. A work by William Nicholson, the author. Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, and Tom Hollander star in this.
In his directorial debut, Andy Serkis, who is most renowned for his motion capture work on “The Lord of the Rings” films, took the helm. Garfield takes on the role of a young guy who contracts polio. He and his wife set off on an adventure to prove the doctors wrong about his prognosis.
Tammy Faye’s View of the World (2021)
Garfield has increasingly taken center stage in his film projects as of late. The meatiness of his supporting role in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” was therefore much appreciated.
He portrayed vain televangelist Jim Bakker in a way that was consistent with Jessica Chastain’s portrayal of his wife, Tammy Faye Bakker, and he found sympathy for a person who other actors may have portrayed as a comic villain.
Won’t You Ever Let Me Go? (2010)
Cinematographer Mark Romanek. Alex Garland, the writer. Feat. Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Charlotte Rampling.
This film is where Garfield first came to the attention of the reviewers. Because of the praise he received, American directors took note and gave him their green light to work in the industry.
The film is science fiction, and its protagonists are a group of high school kids who learn that they are being trained to become organ donors.
Superior Spider-man (2012)
Marc Webb is the director. James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves wrote the script. Featuring Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, and Emma Stone in a leading roles.
After his initial success in Hollywood, Marvel approached Garfield about playing Spider-Man in a sequel trilogy. The role of Peter Parker, alias Spider-Man, was criticized by film critics for taking on a darker, more troubled tone in Garfield’s hands than it had in Tobey McGuire’s earlier flicks.
Unlike Spider-man, There is No Way to Return Home (2021)
When questioned for over a year if he would reprise his role as Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Garfield evaded the question. This was after Garfield had already taken two critically panned swings at Spider-Man.
Because of the film’s multiverse narrative, he had to, and in doing so he gave them a taste of what may have been. The Peter Parker portrayed by Garfield in “No Way Home” is that of a guy who is saddened by his past yet eager for the future.
The film’s emotional high point is given to him, and he delivers; many viewers will likely remember him as the best Spider-Man after seeing this picture (no offense to Tom Holland or Tobey Maguire).
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is at the helm. Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese wrote the script. In the lead roles are Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
To get “Silence” onto the big screen was a labor of love for director Martin Scorsese that lasted 28 years. The film follows Garfield and Adam Driver as two teenage missionaries who set out for Japan in search of their absent mentor. They are subject to persecution and hostility because to the fact that Christianity is illegal in Japan at the present moment.
99 Homes (2014)
Headed by Ramin Bahrani. Authors Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi. Featuring the talents of Laura Dern, Michael Shannon, and Tim Guinee.
Garfield is fantastic in this drama about a struggling single dad who must work many jobs to support his family. The story takes place in the real estate market in post-recession Florida, where foreclosures were commonplace.
Garfield gets involved with a dishonest realtor (Michael Shannon in a Golden Globe and SAG-nominated performance.) To what extent he is willing to harm others in order to provide for himself and his family is put to the test by this relationship.
Where All Your Friends Are on the Internet (2010)
To direct, we have David Fincher. Aaron Sorkin is the author. Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Rooney Mara star.
With his supporting part in this film about the origins of the social networking platform Facebook, Garfield finally found success in Hollywood.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes and the British Academy Film Awards, but he was curiously left out of the Oscar nominations for the film’s eight other nominees.
As Eduardo Saverin, one of Facebook’s original creators who was embroiled in a legal dispute over his share of the firm, Garfield delivers a fiery and disturbing performance.
The film received criticism for its historical inaccuracies, yet it ended up winning three Oscars, including the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The picture was an Oscar frontrunner at one point, but the controversy surrounding it certainly helped “The King’s Speech” go ahead and win Best Picture.
A Top Hacksaw Mountain (2016)
Mel Gibson is the director. Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight are the authors. Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, and Sam Worthington star.
In this picture about a World War II medic who is a pacifist, Garfield was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. The actual narrative recounts the historic first recipient of the Medal of Honor who did not fire a single shot.
Among the film’s six Oscar nods were Best Picture and Mel Gibson’s Best Director nods. Since Gibson had been seemingly exiled from the film industry due to various personal and legal troubles, this picture served to reinstate him.
Boom! Goes the Clock, Boom! (2021)
Garfield studied hard for his role as “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson, including things like learning to sing and dance like the legendary musical theatre composer.
The end result is Garfield’s strongest and most fully realized performance to date; he easily charms and whips up controlled pandemonium (his theater-kid enthusiasm is through the roof), while also masterfully executing the film’s emotional arc and satisfying resolution.
It’s no surprise that Garfield’s strongest reviews have come for this role, which has thrust him into the debate for Best Actor at the Oscars in 2022.