It’s no secret that Andrew Garfield‘s popularity has skyrocketed in the last year. He’s hotter than ever, thanks to his incredible performance in the Netflix film Tick, Tick… Boom! and his much-discussed appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Andrew Garfield received his second Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role as Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… Boom! Boom! Garfield received his first nomination in the category in 2017 with the film Hacksaw Ridge.
Despite the fact that The Power of the Dog received the most nominations of any film in 2022, Tick, Tick… Boom! added two more to Netflix’s tally. Aside from Andrew Garfield’s nomination for Best Actor, the picture was also nominated for Best Film Editing. Let’s check some of his best movies and rank them together.
1. Tick, Tick… BOOM!
Andrew Garfield immersed himself in preparation for his role as “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson, including learning how to sing and dance like the musical theater composer and icon. Andrew Garfield delivers his greatest and most full performance yet, effortlessly charming and whipping up controlled pandemonium – his theater-kid enthusiasm is off the charts – while also nailing the film’s emotional arc and catharsis.
It’s no surprise that Andrew Garfield garnered his highest praise ever for the part, which has him in the running for Best Actor at the Oscars in 2022.
2. The Amazing Spiderman Franchise
Following his initial success in American films, Marvel naturally approached Garfield, and he was cast as the star in this second series of Spider-Man flicks. Critics believed Garfield’s portrayal of Peter Parker, nicknamed Spider-Man, was darker and more disturbed than Tobey McGuire’s in the previous series of films.
The Amazing SpiderMan 2 was Andrew Garfield’s second trip as Spiderman, and it was a mixed bag. The concept would subsequently be resurrected in the third series of films, although The New Yorker called this one “running frighteningly short on energy.”
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home
After two critically panned turns as Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield spent the best part of a year evading the question of whether he would reprise his role as Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Of course, he did — the film’s multiverse premise allowed characters from every Spider-Man picture to play a role – and reminded fans of what could have been.
In “No Way Home,” Garfield portrays Peter Parker as a guy plagued by loss yet delighted to receive a second shot. He’s handed the emotional high point of the film and kills it, and perhaps leaves the film as the best Spider-Man in fans’ opinions (no offense to Tom Holland or Tobey Maguire).
4. Hacksaw Ridge
Garfield was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for this picture about a pacifist doctor serving in WWII. The actual story tells how the man became the only person in history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a single shot. Overall, the picture got six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel Gibson.
The film reintroduced Gibson to the world of cinema, from which he appeared to have been exiled owing to a series of personal and legal crises.
5. The Social Network
Garfield’s major break came in this film about the founding of the social networking platform Facebook, in which he had a supporting part. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at both the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs, although he was not nominated for any of the film’s eight Oscars.
Garfield provides a passionate and tormented portrayal of Eduardo Saverin, one of Facebook’s early pioneers who became embroiled in a court dispute over his ownership interest in the firm.
Despite criticism concerning the film’s veracity, it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as two other accolades.
In Gia Coppola’s cautionary story, a young lady discovers a road to internet celebrity when she begins producing videos with a seductive stranger. While basking in their success, they battle to keep their identities intact as they establish an odd love triangle in the fast-paced digital age. Without a doubt, the Mainstream has enormous potential.
When it comes to the internet and how culture reacts to it these days, there is so much that can be said and significant messages created. That’s what the film strives to achieve. Unfortunately, there is where its promise is lost.
7. Under the Silver Lake
Despite being nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, this picture failed to create an impression on spectators and critics. Garfield portrays a young man struggling to make ends meet in Los Angeles. He is about to be evicted from his residence, but he doesn’t appear to care. The narrative thickens when he meets a young woman who lives in his building and then mysteriously vanishes.