Played Billy in Lawrence Till's adaptation of Kes
(1969) - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (2004).
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[on not expecting to get the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and then how he felt when he found out he got it] - I was genuinely expecting 'You're just a shit actor' instead of 'We want you to do it.'
... I realized immediately how much hard work it was going to be, and how much of a minefield it was going to be in terms of all the shit that comes with it. Stuff that I would like to not have any ...
He was originally asked to audition for Mark Zuckerberg in the The Social Network but David Fincher decided he was too good at wearing his heart on his sleeve to play such an emotionally guarded character. Garfield found it helpful to go from reading for Mark to reading for his eventual role of Eduardo, because he felt that Eduardo tried to understand Mark through Mark's point of view.