For the second time in his career, Andrew Garfield, 38, has won an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. This time, it’s for his tragicomic incarnation of the genius songwriter Jonathan Larson in the musical Tick, Tick… Boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hair in fire and capital unequaled sympathy, he transported us in the whirlwind of this character of thirty years anguished by his absolute desire to create. Going from laughter to tears and from song to dance with an ease that one might have suspected him, Andrew Garfield has put all his heart and intensity at the service of the burlesque and whimsical universe of the musical.Here are the films that we would like to see rewarded at the OscarsIt’s Thou Shall Not Kill, Mel Gibson’s fifth achievement, which earned him his first nomination for the Best Actor statuette in 2017 for his role as a young patriotic American eager to serve his country during World War II , nevertheless refusing to carry a weapon that generates violence incompatible with his religious beliefs. in Boy A, as a child-clone raised for the sole purpose of donating his organs in Never Let Me Go, then, of course, in Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook betrayed by his best friend Zuckerberg, the only one to appo Bring some morality to the cutthroat world of The Social Network. Garfield originally met Fincher with the goal of playing Mark Zuckerberg himself, but the director reportedly didn’t want to “squander Garfield’s potential for embody a character who behaves as if he had Asperger’s syndrome”. Yet it was this role of deceived friend that will reveal him to the general public and it is this fragility that will attract the attention of the producers of Spider-Man, the role of his life and his eternal burden. Crisis of faith At the end of 2014, the American subsidiary of Sony, production studio of Spider-Man, is the victim of a massive piracy of its data: 173,132 emails sent or received by employees of the group are put online. Among them, an email recounting an incident involving the yet very affable Andrew Garfield. According to the author of the email, the actor would have refused to leave his hotel room to attend a press conference of the studios to announce the third opus of the adventures of the spider-man by Marc Webb (which will finally be canceled following the critical and commercial failure of the second part). If the actor claimed to be prone to jet-lag to play truant, it was perhaps in reality his first admission of weakness. Initially euphoric at the idea of playing Peter Parker, his childhood idol, a performance for which he was also able to use his skills as a former gymnast, Andrew Garfield would not immediately admit that the experience was not not up to his expectations and his investment for the character. If the actor divides, it is because he is often at the limit of excess in front of the camera. But who can blame him when, off the sets, the investment for his role is matched only by the admiration he has for the superhero who accompanied him throughout his childhood? For Garfield, Spider-Man is nothing but modern mythology. To prepare for the role of his life, he notably read the work of mythologists Joseph Campbell and James Hillman. “When I think back on it, I may have intellectualized the role a little too much,” he would admit several years later. , two years earlier, filmed under the direction of the very meticulous David Fincher, will go from disappointment to disappointment on the set of Spider-Man, in the front row of the great Hollywood circus. His involvement in the project will therefore decrease and will lead to the critical failure of the second opus. “I was a naive boy and I grew up suddenly. How could I imagine for a single second that it would be a pure experience? There are millions of dollars at stake and that’s what guides the ship. I fell from above and it broke my heart,” he finally confessed. However, in each interview since and regardless of the film he defends, the inevitable question of his potential return to Spider-Man’s tights is posed to him. Costume that he will eventually put on again in 2021 with No Way Home, as if trapped in the spider-man’s web.RedemptionJust after his disappointing blockbuster experience, as if to redeem himself or honor his initial ideals, Andrew Garfield will produce his first film, 99 Homes, a committed thriller in which he also plays the main role alongside Michael Shannon. In a post-stock market crash America hit by the housing crisis, he is a young, idealistic single father thrown out of his home by a villainous real estate agent with whom he will have to do business. But it is Martin Scorsese who will offer him the job. ‘ultimate antidote to the crisis of faith caused by Spider-Man by sending him on a silent retreat to a Jesuit monastery in Wales, shaggy beard, long hair and 40lbs shedding for the final preparation of Silence, which the director shot right after The Wolf of Wall Street, as if both needed a good dose of austerity to recover from excess. a year, practiced the meditations of Ignatius of Loyola and undertook a pilgrimage. Two years later, in 2018, it is in a completely different kind of crusade that he will embark on Under the Silver Lake, where David Robert Mitchell, the director of the paranoiac It Follows, will embark him in the glaucous meanders of a completely decadent Los Angeles in the footsteps of its missing neighbor. In addition to an arty thriller, the film was also intended to be a critique of this fantasy and nightmarish dream factory, where his character, a lost thirty-something in search of fame drags his Converse worn out like many other fallen angels of this city where all madness is permitted. An ambition that will echo two years later that of Gia Coppola in the indigestible Mainstream in which Andrew Garfield also took part, operating at the same time a shift to rub shoulders with the roles of anti-heroes that he had avoided since the beginning of his career.Here is Link, a whimsical young man thanks to whom the actor was able to give free rein to all his excess, in a sharp criticism of the staging of social networks where the escalation of humiliation reigns as a mistress, although her performance was drowned under layers of filters and other heavy aesthetic effects. But, in Garfield’s filmography, the film is an extension of his reflection on notoriety. Already in 2016, he analyzed: “The poison has been in the water for a long time. Since the birth of Hollywood and the arrival of Edward Bernays [le pionnier des relations publiques aux États-Unis, ndlr], public relations and modern propaganda. We are all in the same position because we can all promote ourselves. People are rewarded with money and fame and that’s exactly the right amount of emptiness to lead a self-centered life.” also curious to know his opinion on the great media circus of the Oscars.