With the release of The Amazing Spider-man 2, it’s no wonder that the world is finally seeing Andrew Garfield as the shining, spandex-clad superhero that he really is. You may have watched the movie recently and wondered what really makes him so special: well, here are the top 5 reasons why Andrew Garfield is better than you.
1. He can rock a majestic beard.
Clearly the most important requirement for a teenage heartthrob is the ability to grow a luscious forest of chin hair. Not only does it make him look like a skinny lumberjack model, but it showcases his versatility as an actor. Armed with a beard and a ton of self-confidence, Garfield can play a young wolverine, he can play Jesus, he can play a bearded Spiderman…really, the possibilities are endless.
2. He’s dating Emma Stone.
Emma Stone is perfect. Andrew Garfield is perfect. The couple have electrifying chemistry on and off the screen, which defines their status as the most flawless couple in Hollywood. Enough said.
3. His accent.
Though he was born in Los Angeles, Garfield was raised in Surrey, England and attended the University of London. Therefore, Garfield has the smooth and mellow English accent that dreams are made of. What more can you want?
4. He has a sense of humor.
One of the best things about Garfield is his ability to joke around and have fun. In 2011, Garfield notoriously made an appearance at the Spider-man Comic-Con panel pretending to be an enthusiastic fan dressed in a Halloween costume of his character. As the first questioner of the panel, Garfield appeared lost and confused until he ripped off his mask to reveal the actor underneath much to the surprise of the audience. He then gave a heartwarming speech about the significance of playing Peter Parker and what it meant to him. If that isn’t the funniest and most sincere thing an actor has done, I don’t know what is.
5. He’s actually a good actor.
Beyond the majestic beard, beyond the beautiful girlfriend and swoon-worthy accent, beyond all of these things lies a genuinely talented actor. Those who associate Garfield with the iconic Peter Parker should look farther into Garfield’s earlier works as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network and as a young killer searching for redemption in the sensitive tv drama Boy A to name a few. While Garfield’s humour and appearance make him one of the coolest young actors today, it’s his choice in filmography and ability to pull of spandex that truly makes him number one.