Born: 20 August 1983
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as: Eduardo Saverin in the movie The Social Network
Andrew Garfield is the American-English actor who played Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network, the David Fincher movie about the founding of Facebook. Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Surrey, England. He moved to London to study drama when he was 17, and began his professional acting career on stage at the age of 20. After a few years of TV work in Britain, his first big screen break came when he was cast as an American college kid in the Robert Redford-directed film Lions and Lambs (2007). Andrew Garfield then appeared in 2009 in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (the final film of actor Heath Ledger) and the British mini-series Red Riding, before being cast in the 2010 film The Social Network as the betrayed pal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played in the film by Jesse Eisenberg). That same year Garfield starred with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in the film version of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.
Extra credit: Andrew Garfield was chosen in 2010 to play Spider-Man in a new movie about the web-slinger due out in 2012 (Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man in three movies, 2002-07)... Garfield also stars in 2010's I'm Here, a short film by Spike Jonze.
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