Actor Andrew Garfield had a lot to celebrate over the Fourth of July. In its first three days at the box office, "The Amazing Spider-Man" has already pulled down a stellar $75 million. With the northeast being baked in a heat wave this weekend, you can expect moviegoers to help that number approach the $150 million mark by Sunday, July 8. With revenue like that, you can officially say that the talented actor has box office clout. Since bursting into show business, Andrew has steadily climbed up the popularity ladder. In honor of his biggest movie yet, here is a look back at his biggest moments so far.
Success in England
Though he was born in Los Angeles, Andrew is both American and British. When he started out as an actor, his biggest success came in the form of a British TV movie called "Boy A." The popular drama earned him a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Actor and earned him some buzz overseas. After starring in the film, Andrew landed roles in acclaimed movies like "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and "Never Let Me Go."
"The Social Network"
In 2010, Andrew's career really took off when he landed one of the starring roles in David Fincher's film "The Social Network." The movie dealt with the founding of Facebook, something that helped it reach a very broad audience. His work as the jilted co-founder of the social media empire earned him a Golden Globe nomination as well as a BAFTA nomination. More importantly, it made him a household name in the United States.
Playing Spider-Man not only helped his career, but it also helped him find love. In the movie, Andrew shares the screen with stunning actress Emma Stone, and it didn't take long for the two to fall for each other. In a recent interview, the actor gushed about how hard he fell for his beautiful co-star. Now that he is part of one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood, his fame should only continue to soar.
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