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Andrew Garfield

Biography

Actor most widely known for using Spider Guy in the 2012 blockbuster The Amazing Spider Guy and in its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider Guy 2. He gained BAFTA and Golden World nominations for his function in The SOCIAL NETWORKING and an Academy Award nomination for his starring function in Hacksaw Ridge. He educated at the guts for Talk and Drama on the School of London. His function in the play Kes at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theater in 2004 gained him Greatest Newcomer awards in the Manchester Evening Information as well as the Evening Regular Theatre. He gained a United kingdom Academy Television Prize for Best Professional for his function in the 2007 film Boy A. He started a romantic relationship with Shannon Woodward in 2008, and in 2011 he started dating his Amazing Spider Man co-star Emma Rock. He and Rock split in Oct of 2015. He performed the function of Anton in this year’s 2009 Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andrew Garfield
Date Of Birth August 20, 1983
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.79 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, City of London Freemen's School, Priory Preparatory School
Nationality American, British, Australian
Parents Lynn Garfield, Richard Garfield
Siblings Ben Garfield, Harrison Kantarias
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Music Groups Lynk
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Rising Star Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, People's Choice Award for Favorite Superhero, AACTA International Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Line, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Duo, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Buttkicker, Young Hollywood Award for Best Onscreen Chemistry, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male, Young Hollywood Award for Super Superhero, Young Hollywood Award for Standout Performance by a Young Actor - Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Movies The Amazing Spider-Man, Hacksaw Ridge, Silence, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Social Network, 99 Homes, Never Let Me Go, Boy A, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I'm Here, The Other Boleyn Girl, Breathe, Red Riding: 1974, Red Riding: 1983, Red Riding: 1980, Under the Silver Lake, Heroes & Demons, Back Roads, Air
TV Shows Red Riding, Sugar Rush, The New Yorker Presents, The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Extras
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Counts In the Name of the Father (1993) as a harrowing and unforgettable film that made him cry.
2 Split with Emma Stone (October, 2015).
3 Andrew's paternal grandfather, Samuel Garfinkel, was born in London, to Sarah and Harry Garfinkel, who were Polish Jewish immigrants; Samuel later changed the surname to "Garfield". Andrew's paternal grandmother, Doris May (Savage), also born in London, was of Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent. Andrew's maternal grandparents, Peter Hillman and Florence A. Luckens, were of English background. Andrew was raised in a secular household, though he has described himself as Jewish. In terms of his religious beliefs, he has also said, "I would consider myself pantheist, agnostic and occasionally atheist and a little bit Jewish.".
4 After moving to Los Angeles in 2007 quickly became friends with Katy Perry, Shannon Woodward, Bo Barrett and Mia Moretti.
5 He is close friends with Robert Pattinson and Matt Smith, whom he has known since they both started acting.
6 He was a huge fan of Spider-Man long before playing the part. He has said in interviews that Spider-Man was his hero growing up.
7 Was in a relationship with Emma Stone from 2011 to October 2015. They met while filming The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
8 Was in a relationship with Shannon Woodward from 2008-2011.
9 Very good friends with The Social Network (2010) co-star, Jesse Eisenberg.
10 One of Variety Magazine's '10 Actors to Watch' (2007).
11 2008: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion Board.
12 Trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama, graduating in 2004.
13 Won the 2004 Manchester Evening News Most Promising Newcomer Theatre Award for his performance in "Kes" at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
14 Shared the 2007 London Theatre Critics Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award with Connie Fisher.
15 Won the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 2006 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
16 His father was born in Los Angeles, to British-born parents, and his mother is British-born. Andrew was also born in Los Angeles, and moved to England at the age of three. He was brought up in Epsom, Surrey.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breathe 2017/I post-production Robin Cavendish
Under the Silver Lake 2017 post-production
Silence 2016/I Rodrigues
Hacksaw Ridge 2016 Desmond Doss
99 Homes 2014 Dennis Nash
Arcade Fire: We Exist 2014 Video short Lead
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 Spider-Man Peter Parker
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 Spider-Man Peter Parker
The Social Network 2010 Eduardo Saverin
Never Let Me Go 2010 Tommy
I'm Here 2010 Short Sheldon
Air 2009/II Short Tom
Freezing 2009 TV Series Kit
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 Anton
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 2009 TV Movie Eddie Dunford
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 2009 TV Movie Eddie Dunford
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 2009 TV Movie Eddie Dunford
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 Francis Weston (credit only)
Lions for Lambs 2007 Todd Hayes
Boy A 2007 Jack Burridge
Doctor Who 2007 TV Series Frank
Trial & Retribution 2007 TV Series Martin Douglas
Simon Schama's Power of Art 2006 TV Series documentary Boy with Fruit
Swinging 2005 TV Series Various Roles
Sugar Rush 2005 TV Series Tom
Mumbo Jumbo 2005 Short Simmo

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Her 2013 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
La noche de los Óscar 2017 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2017 TV Series Himself
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Soul of War: Making 'Hacksaw Ridge' 2017 Video documentary short Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2017 TV Special
The Envelope 2017 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Himself - Plays Main Character Desmond Doss
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2015-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee
The Insider 2017 TV Series Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2017 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Film Awards 2016 Video Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Celebrity Conversations 2015 TV Series Himself
Let's Go, DFW! 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The New Yorker Presents 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Host Justin Timberlake Oliver Twist ...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2014 TV Series short Himself
Heroes and Villains: The World of the Amazing Spider-Man 2014 TV Movie Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2010-2014 TV Series Himself
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Fantástico 2012-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bond's Greatest Moments 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn 2012 Documentary Himself
El hormiguero 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Amazing Spiderman T4 Premiere Special 2012 TV Special documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Moment With 2012 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2012 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
2012 MTV Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Breakfast 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2011 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Presenter
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2011 TV Special documentary Himself
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? 2011 Video documentary Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
BFI London Film Festival Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Cinema 3 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
2008 Britannia Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Lions for Lambs: World Premiere Special 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2017 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Greatest Moments 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Frank

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 AACTA Award Australian Film Institute Best Lead Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Never Let Me Go (2010)
2011 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Never Let Me Go (2010)
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year The Social Network (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Male The Social Network (2010)
2011 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Armie Hammer
· Josh Pence
· Denise Grayson
· Dakota Johnson
· Brenda Song
· Rashida Jones
· Rooney Mara
· John Getz
· Joseph Mazzello
· Max Minghella
2011 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival The Social Network (2010)
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actor - International Competition Boy A (2007)
2010 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Brenda Song
· Rooney Mara
· Armie Hammer
· Josh Pence
· Max Minghella
· Rashida Jones
· Joseph Mazzello
· Dakota Johnson
· John Getz
· Denise Grayson
2010 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Actor of the Year
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting The Social Network (2010) · Josh Pence
· Rashida Jones
· Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Armie Hammer
· Rooney Mara
· Max Minghella
· Denise Grayson
· Brenda Song
· Dakota Johnson
· Joseph Mazzello
· John Getz
2008 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Boy A (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Lead Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British/Irish Actor of the Year Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2017 Screen Actors Guild Award Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2016 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Silence (2016)
2016 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2015 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Action Star The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
2015 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) · Emma Stone
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Duo The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) · Emma Stone
2015 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor 99 Homes (2014)
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) · Emma Stone
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Super Superhero The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Fan Favorite Actor - Male
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Best On-Screen Couple The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) · Emma Stone
2013 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2013 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Butt Kicker The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Chemistry The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) · Emma Stone
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Superhero The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Male The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Social Network (2010)
2011 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 Rising Star Award BAFTA Awards
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Armie Hammer
· Rashida Jones
· Denise Grayson
· Dakota Johnson
· Max Minghella
· Brenda Song
· Rooney Mara
· John Getz
· Josh Pence
· Joseph Mazzello
2011 The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) The Social Network (2010)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Armie Hammer
· Rashida Jones
· Rooney Mara
· Joseph Mazzello
· Max Minghella
· Josh Pence
· Brenda Song
· Justin Timberlake
2011 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) The Social Network (2010)
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year Never Let Me Go (2010)
2011 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Line from a Movie The Social Network (2010) · Justin Timberlake
2011 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Breakout Star The Social Network (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Armie Hammer
· Max Minghella
· Josh Pence
· Justin Timberlake
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer The Social Network (2010)
2010 Davis Award Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Social Network (2010)
2010 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Never Let Me Go (2010)
2010 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2010 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Breakthrough Artist The Social Network (2010)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year The Social Network (2010)
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year The Social Network (2010)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2010 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance The Social Network (2010)
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Social Network (2010)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Joseph Mazzello
· Brenda Song
· Armie Hammer
· Rashida Jones
· Denise Grayson
· Rooney Mara
· John Getz
· Josh Pence
· Dakota Johnson
· Max Minghella
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Social Network (2010)
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Breakout Performance - Male The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Social Network (2010) · Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Rooney Mara
· Armie Hammer
· Joseph Mazzello
· Denise Grayson
· John Getz
· Rashida Jones
· Josh Pence
· Max Minghella
· Brenda Song
· Dakota Johnson
2008 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actor Boy A (2007)
2008 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor - Male Boy A (2007)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Social Network (2010)
2010 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)
2010 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor The Social Network (2010)

TitleSalary
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) $500,000

#Quote
1 [on choosing to play Desmond Doss in 'Hacksaw Ridge'] I sat with Mel and talked at length about it, and my only concern was: I don't want to do this film if the message is , 'Christianity is the only way'. And he agreed. It was vital to me that we communicated that Desmond's faith was deeper than any dogma, deeper than any set of man-made rules, but that he was in touch with a deep knowledge in his bones, as opposed to any ideology.
2 Hopefully we're dying on the cross every day and being resurrected in a truer way every day. That's the idea for me - the old self being shed in order for the truer self to emerge.
3 [on working with Mel Gibson] He's incredibly instinctive and emotional - all blood and guts, nerve endings, viscera and muscle. Simultaneously, he's got a tremendous intellect.
4 [on his religious upbringing] ...My father is Jewish and that side of my family is Jewish, but he's nonpracticing and left the faith as a young boy, of his own volition. My mom is a kind of pantheist, and my father became an atheist but I think he's now coming around to some kind of higher power... I was raised with all this space around me, spiritually speaking. And that has really continued, but what it engendered in me is a great deep hunger for answers, and I've been a spiritual seeker since I was a kid. I was always fascinated with people like Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus, and John Lennon and Martin Luther King.
5 [on the The Amazing Spider-Man 2] For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it. There was this thread running through it. I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it-because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, and everything was related. Once you start removing things and saying, 'No, that doesn't work,' then the thread is broken, and it's hard to go with the flow of the story. Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they're the tent poles, so you have to answer to those people.
6 [on the The Amazing Spider-Man 2] I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it.
7 Spider-Man is neurotic. Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can't just switch off... He never feels like he's doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt. He ums and ahs about his future because he's neurotic. He's Jewish. It's a defining feature.
8 I don't mind the Jesus parallel for Spider-Man. Jesus is an awesome guy. Whether he was real or fake, he did some really sick stuff. When Pontius Pilate said: "They say you're the son of God. If you're the son of God, tell me." Jesus was like: "I know who I am, bitch." I don't know if he said "bitch". Maybe he didn't curse up Pontius Pilate. But that was a cool thing. Peter is not that evolved. Peter wants to tell the world he's a good guy: "Like me: I'm nice." He's a 19-year-old kid. He's a kid struggling with being misunderstood. We've all been misunderstood. That's universal too. I like being Peter.
9 Whenever I'm not on stage I wanna watch reality television... I wanna watch, like, The Voice or The Bachelor... Don't be surprised by that -- it's the greatest show on TV!
10 [on playing Spider-Man] I was just so invigorated and challenged and joyous about it. I was all bruised up and scratched up and it felt really good. Throwing myself against walls, which is incredibly exciting and painful and manhood-testing. It was so much fun.
11 [on performing the role of Biff in 'Death of a Salesman' on Broadway] The repetition of going through trauma every night onstage is a killer. Your body doesn't know it's not real, even if your mind does. So your body is in a lot of pain, and your heart is in a lot of pain, but it's worth it. I will always think about that theater experience, and it will be very close to me.
12 [on where his guilt complex comes from] Being Jewish and, yes, I'm sure it stems from being privileged. I was brought up in a middle class home. I went to private school. And I was always very aware of me not earning that.
13 The actors that excite me and inspire me are not selfish actors, they do it with purpose. They create characters and tell stories with purpose and generosity for an audience. It's all to serve a story and the themes of the story. That's what excites me. I look at Daniel Day-Lewis, the detail of his performances and how lived in they are. He truly experiences every character's reality that he steps into, that inspires me as well. The potential for exploring aspects of yourself that have been covered up for years or aspects of yourself you didn't realize you had. To step into someone else's shoes like Daniel Day-Lewis does so fully or like DeNiro does so fully.
14 I hope this period doesn't end. I hope I never blow up. I hope that I have to audition for every single job I want. I hope that I'm always struggling, really. You develop when you're struggling. When you're struggling, you get stronger.
15 [on not watching movies that he's in] - If I watch myself, then I suddenly have a bunch of things that I'm scared to do. It just upsets me. I've stopped reading reviews, as well. If one is negative, you hold on to that. It was killing me. It was holding me back from being creative and being free. ... The first thing that was written was, [on the subject of blogs and message boards] - 'What's up with this kid's eyebrows? He looks like a friggin' Neanderthal.'
16 [on filming the scene in The Social Network (2010), in which his character, "Eduardo Saverin", loses his cool and lashes out both physically and verbally at "Mark Zuckerberg", played by Jesse Eisenberg] - Are you kidding me? That day and night of shooting was one of my favorite experiences. I was actually proud of myself because I didn't care what I was doing. I was literally not judging myself. And it was so fucking beautiful for a second. I've gone through my whole life caring deeply what people think of me. That was probably one of the first times where I didn't care for a second. And it was liberating. I felt more like a man than I've ever felt. ... That's what always excited me about other people's performances. Abandon.
17 [on not expecting to get the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and then how he felt when he found out he got it] - I was genuinely expecting 'You're just a shit actor' instead of 'We want you to do it.' ... I realized immediately how much hard work it was going to be, and how much of a minefield it was going to be in terms of all the shit that comes with it. Stuff that I would like to not have any part of. I mean visibility and being recognized walking down the street. I'm holding out a naive and ignorant hope that it won't happen. I couldn't gag the 5-year-old self inside of me. I said, 'What should we do?' And he was like, - [at this point Andrew slips into an accent] - 'DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! Are you fuckin' kiddin' me? It's Spider-Man!' My inner 5-year-old is a New Yorker with a smoker's cough and a horrible mouth.
18 [on having to work out for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man] - I want to feel stronger than I've ever felt, and I want to feel more flexible than I've ever felt. I want to feel powerful. You don't just want to be a pack of meat-it has to be an open body. It does something to your psyche, and it does something to the way you move.
19 [on playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man] - I see it as a massive challenge in many ways. To make it authentic. To make the character live and breathe in a new way. The audience already has a relationship with many different incarnations of the character. I do, as well. I'm probably going to be the guy in the movie theater shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go. No turning back. And I wouldn't want to.
20 [on Hollywood parties/events] - Those events that look like so much fun in the photos you see-it's mostly people looking over their shoulders at everyone. They're miserable, those parties.
21 I think too much. Being in my body is much more satisfying than being in my head.
22 I hope that I have to audition for every single job I want. I hope that I'm always struggling, really. You develop when you're struggling. When you're struggling, you get stronger.
23 Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for fame. I hope I won't ever do that. I don't feel at home in LA, I feel like I'm on holiday. It's nice to dip your feet in occasionally, but I think it's probably quite unhealthy to spend too much time there at once.
24 I'm very neurotic and self-conscious. So I think that I'll know when I'm becoming a dick and believing my own press.

#Trademark
1 Adam's apple
2 Tall, slender frame

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