Andrew Garfield: Treat every character like a real person

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  • “Every single character an actor takes on, they need to treat that person as if they were real, in order to feel the correct amount of responsibility for their existence, because your job is to create a real, live, breathing, full, rich, multifaceted, convoluted, complex person. And that’s very difficult to do if you don’t care about that person.”

    (Andrew Garfield)

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    Brief Bio

    Andrew Garfield is a British-American actor who was born in Los Angeles but got his start in the United Kingdom theater and television scene. Successful roles on films like Never Let Me Go (2010) and The Social Network (2010), a film about the early days of the social media giant, Facebook, earned him critical acclaim. The Social Network earned Garfield his first Golden Globe nomination and helped him land his biggest role yet, playing the titular character in The Amazing Spiderman (2012), opposite actress Emma Stone, along with its sequel, The Amazing Spiderman 2.

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