Meet Andrew Garfield, ‘The Social Network’ Star

Everyone is a-buzz over The Social Network, and the highly-anticipated film’s young stars are set to take over Hollywood. One of the film’s key actors, Andrew Garfield, has a particularly bright future ahead of him (along with some Oscar buzz), but little is known about the British import.

So, what’s to know about Andrew? Celebuzz dug deep to find out more about this talented young man (and future Spider-Man) before he catapults to the top of the A-list.

Who is Andrew? Born in Los Angeles but raised in England, Andrew at first wanted to be a musician but quickly discovered that tunes weren’t his true calling. Later, Andrew took up gymnastics but left it all behind to pursue a career in acting and attend the famed Central School of Speech and Drama. The 27-year-old actor can also make a mean cup o’ joe: He worked as a barista at Starbucks before his career took off.

Can he act? Of course he can! In fact, Andrew received the BAFTA for Best Actor in 2008 for his breakout role in Boy A. Check out the trailer below.

What else has he been in? Aside from his star turn in Boy A, Andrew has had roles in The Other Boleyn Girl, The Imaginarious of Doctor Parnassus and Never Let Me Go. Like any good British actor, Andrew also has impressive theater roots–he starred in Kes at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theater in 2004.

What’s his role in The Social Network? Andrew plays Eduardo Saverin, a co-founder of Facebook and best friend of Mark Zuckerberg (portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg). And no, Andrew doesn’t use Facebook. Sorry! Watch the trailer for The Social Network below.

What are his future plans? Andrew will put his gymnast skills to work when he stars as the new Spider-Man in the Marc Webb-directed reboot. However, with The Social Network and the new Spider-Man under his belt, Andrew will probably rule Hollywood by the end of next year.

What should his new nickname be? That’s easy: A-Garf.

The Social Network hits theaters this weekend.

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