Andrew Garfield: The Art of Versatility in Seven Films


It accurately indicates an actor’s caliber when they portray roles from different genres, levels, and even ages to demonstrate their versatility.

As a leading actor and supporting actor, Andrew Garfield has established his moxie by portraying a wide range of roles in both leading and supporting roles.

Having dabbled in various positions that have earned him numerous awards and nominations, Garfield has played many characters, from a teenage, spider-bitten neighborhood superhero to a playwright of one of Broadway’s biggest shows.

From his early days, Garfield has come a long way since childhood. This year, he was included in “Time” magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. He has come a long way since those early years.

After receiving instruction at a British acting school, the actor began a career in London after completing his training. In addition to his numerous roles in classic and modern plays, he has also gained much attention.

Because British television viewers recognized him, he was invited to appear in other TV movies. It is no wonder that in 2008, he received a BAFTA award for his performance in the television movie Boy A. And that’s just the beginning.

The purpose of this article is to give you an overview of 7 movies that you need to watch if you haven’t already

1: The Social Network

The Social Network

The 2010 David Finch-directed film gave Garfield a break he had been waiting for. Even though Garfield appeared in a supporting role, he captured the audience’s attention and interest in every scene he acted in, despite only playing a minor role.

As Eduardo Severin and the Twins sue Mark Zuckerberg on multiple counts of corruption and negligence, the movie follows the Facebook giant as he finds himself in the middle of a legal battle.

This movie is worth seeing just for Garfield’s incredible acting skills, his way of emoting every scene, and his passion for the character he portrays.

Several controversies arose in the aftermath of the release of The Social Network, with doubts being raised as to whether the sequence of events shown in the movie occurred.

2: 99 Homes

99 Homes

This 2014 movie directed by Ramin Bahrani, stars Garfield in the role of Dennis Nash, who takes on real-life situations to deal with them.

There was a striking and heartfelt portrayal of Garfield in his account of an honest and sincere family man who is trying his hardest to manage his family’s finances and is willing to shed tears and sweat in order to fight another day.

Many people have been captivated by the brutal and candid story of the real estate business that cashes in on the miseries of others in the movie 99 Homes. Many homeowners in Florida faced eviction following the recession, and the story proved to be highly relatable to them.

3: Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

In addition to his medley of roles in the movie Hacksaw Ridge, Garfield also played the role of a pacifist medic in a film about World War 2. There was even a nomination for him for the Oscar for Best Actor in this category.

There is an existing account in the book that explains how the character became the first person ever to receive a Medal of Honor without firing even a single shot due to his strong religious beliefs.

The movie received six nominations for the Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel Gibson, among others. The film gave a very insightful look at a peace-loving soldier who was shunned by his fellow soldiers but who got respect from them due to his selfless actions.

4: Breathe


Breathe is a hard-hitting film, yet again based on real-life events, produced by Jonathan Cavendish and directed by Andy Serkis.

‘Polio’ is a film based on the life of producer Cavendish’s father, who was diagnosed with Polio at the age of 28 but went on to live a very fulfilling life despite his diagnosis.

A biographical drama starring Andrew Garfield as the titular character, this film was released in 2017. I find it inspiring to see Robin and his wife’s strong efforts and love in the movie.

Despite facing adversaries, they never cowered in the face of them, and they lived their lives with grit and vigor.

There is no doubt that you will be able to shed a few tears while watching this movie, so make sure you have a tissue box handy while watching it. Even so, after watching Garfield in Breathe, you won’t be depressed at all but rather uplifted as a result.

5: Silence


It took Martin Scorsese 28 years to complete Silence, a film that starred Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver, a project he had been working on for years out of pure passion.

During the movie, Garfield and Driver play two young apostles who go to Japan searching for their mentor, who has been gone for a long time. Because Christianity had been prohibited in Japan, it is no wonder that they had to endure immense hardships and hostility.

Recently, during a method acting debate, it was revealed that Garfield stayed celibate and worked most days on an empty stomach to grasp his characters’ problems.

Due to its setting and timeline, the film has a historical basis but is based on something other than a real-life event. Instead, the story is based on something deriving from a fictional setting.

6: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Currently, Garfield is playing the lead role in a film he is starring in. The Eyes of Tammy Faye, in which he played a substantial part, was a pleasure to watch, and it was a pleasure to see him portray that role.

It is no exaggeration to say that he played Jim Bakker in the same way that Jessica Chastain portrayed Tammy Faye Bakker in her portrayal of the conceited televangelist.

There was even a point in the play where he managed to elicit sympathy from the audience for a character that some might have regarded as a cruel joke. An earlier documentary of the same name was made in 2000, which inspired the movie.

Despite Chastain’s impeccable performance and the fact that Garfield steals the show in each scene he enters, he sparks intrigue in every one of them.

7: Tick, Tick… Boom!

Tick, Tick... Boom!

Several years have passed since audiences saw a breathtaking musical come to life on the big screen after a long drought. Nothing short of brilliance was expected from Lin Manuel Miranda, and he exceeded all expectations in a big way.

With Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, and Alexandra Shipp playing the leading roles, the film focuses on the life of a struggling playwright who goes on to write one of the most extensive Broadway shows, Rent’s Jonathan Larson, which becomes one of the biggest hits of the year.

In the film, the story’s protagonist is portrayed as a man with an ambition to race the clock, determined to accomplish something meaningful before he turns 30. Garfield has managed to awe the audience with the charm and taut emotions he displays in this magical and musical production.

Hafsa Qayyum
Hafsa Qayyum
Hafsa Qayyum is a dedicated content writer and copywriter with plenty of experience in creating content for multi-niche blogs and service pages. She mostly talks about mental health, technology, and entertainment in a unique tone and manner.

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