Meet Andrew Garfield, the guy who's set to don blue tights in the new "Spider-Man" reboot to be directed by Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer").
He beat out all the other "Spider-Man" wannabes such as Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, and Josh Hutcherson.
According to his Wiki page, Garfield is an American-British actor who has a pretty extensive resume:
Garfield began working primarily as a stage actor. In 2004, he won a MEN Theatre Award for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre (where he also played Romeo the year after), and won the outstanding newcomer award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2006.
In October 2007, he was named one of Variety's "10 Actors to Watch". At the Berlinale 2008 (Berlin International Film Festival) he was one of the shooting stars.
In November 2007, he featured in the ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, playing an American university student, as well as the Channel 4 drama Boy A, for which he won the BAFTA for Best Actor in 2008. He appeared in the film The Other Boleyn Girl.
In 2009, he appeared in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and the Red Riding trilogy.
He appears in the forthcoming British sci-fi thriller Never Let Me Go and is filming The Social Network, alongside Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg. The film, about the founders of Facebook, is based on Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.
Garfield made a modeling debut and appeared in a Vogue December 2009 issue alongside Lily Cole as Hansel in the photographed retelling of Hansel and Gretel.
The new "Spider-Man" is written by James Vanderbilt and is set to go in production in December. Sony will release the film in 3-D on July 3, 2012.
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