Andrew Garfield has been able to amass an impressive list of films and theatrical appearances in his relatively short 14-year career.
After training at a British drama school, the actor embarked on a stage career in London gaining notice for a number of appearances in classical and contemporary plays. Those appearances would lead to him getting noticed by British television audiences in several television films. He would win a BAFTA in 2008 for his appearance in the television film “Boy A.”
After a few small films he would gain huge attention in “The Social Network,” a film about the story of the creation of Facebook which was a huge Oscar player in 2010. His success with that film led to him taking over the role of Spider-Man from Tobey Maguire in the reboot of that franchise. While Garfield brought a darker more intellectual take for the role, he never seemed quite comfortable with the character in the press he did for the film and seemed to long for more substantial characters to play.
He got his wish in 2016 when he was the star of two major players in the end of the year Oscar race: Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” and Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge.”
That year also saw him return to the stage in the epic play “Angels in America” which played to great acclaim at London’s National Theater. In 2018 the play came to Broadway, earning Garfield the Tony for Best Actor. He had previously been nominated for a Tony for his Broadway debut as Biff in “Death of a Salesman” opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Take a tour in our photo gallery featuring Garfield’s 10 greatest film performances so far.
– Original text and gallery published in August 2019.