Andrew Garfield (born August 20, 1983) is an English-American actor who portrays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the reboot franchise of The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is also signed on to reprise his role in a third film, though it's currently unsure whether he'll return for the fourth and final film.

Behind the scenes

Garfield wanted to act so much like Spider-Man that, after being assigned the role, he studied spiders' movements, trying to imitate them as best he could to fit, saying Parker is "a boy/spider in terms of how he moves, and not just in the suit." On portraying the web-slinger, Garfield said, "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." When first wearing the (newly made) Spider-Man costume, Garfield admitted to shedding tears and trying to imagine "a better actor in the suit". His co-star, Emma Stone (who portrayed his on-screen girlfriend Gwen Stacy) is also his real-life girlfriend.

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role(s) Director Notes
2005 Mumbo Jumbo Simmo Bevan Walsh Short film
2007 Lions for Lambs Todd Hayes Robert Redford
Boy A Jack Burridge / Eric Wilson John Crowley TV film
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Francis Weston Justin Chadwick
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Anton Terry Gilliam
Air Tom Luke Davies Short film
2010 I'm Here Sheldon Spike Jonze Short film
Never Let Me Go Tommy D Mark Romanek
The Social Network Eduardo Saverin David Fincher
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Peter Parker/Spider-Man Marc Webb
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb
99 Homes Dennis Nash Ramin Bahrani Also producer
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Desmond Doss Mel Gibson
Sinister Six Peter Parker/Spider-Man Drew Goddard
Silence Sebastião Rodrigues / Okada San'emon Martin Scorsese
2017 Breathe Robin Cavendish Andy Serkis
2018 Under the Silver Lake Sam David Robert Mitchell Completed
2019 Silver & Black Peter Parker/Spider-Man Gina Prince-Bythewood Pre-production
2020 The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Marc Webb In development

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