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Breakthrough Actor: Andrew Garfield

Hollywood Award honoree

American-born, English-raised Andrew Garfield has become famous even before he’s been seen as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sony’s rebooted franchise next year.

His rapidly rising profile began with the 2007 Brit drama “Boy A,” which won him raves as a youthful killer just out of prison.

“Never Let Me Go” helmer Mark Romanek said it was that pic that made him cast Garfield. But the 27-year-old actor doesn’t want to hear that. “I put it to bold-faced luck whenever I’m cast — and every time I jump for joy and honestly don’t give myself much credit.”

For “The Social Network,” producer Scott Rudin introduced him to director David Fincher. “I auditioned for him a couple of times. Then ‘Spider-Man’ came about in the same kind of way. I just auditioned and had no hope of it ever occurring.”

No matter how prominent Garfield’s roles, there remains one constant: He won’t watch himself onscreen. “It upsets me too much.”

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