Andrew Garfield

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Name: Andrew Garfield
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Occupation: Actor
Medium: Movies, Television, Stage
Works: The Social Network, Doctor Who, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Amazing Spider-man, Never Let Me Go, The Other Boleyn Girl
Official Website(s): on IMDB
Fan Website(s): Andrew Garfield Fan,,
On Fanlore: Related pages

Andrew Garfield is an English actor best known in the fannish community for playing Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network and Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man films.


RPF for Garfield started with The Brit Pack fandom in 2009, roughly a year before RPF for him became 'mainstream' with The Social Network fandom.[1] RPF for him in The Brit Pack fandom frequently paired him with then-girlfriend, actress Shannon Woodward, or with his friends, the actor Tom Sturridge or Eddie Redmayne. Occasionally he was paired with Robert Pattinson. The earliest known Andrew Garfield fanfiction is Rescue Me by heleypenely.

One of the common themes for him in The Social Network RPF is that he falls in love with Jesse Eisenberg. Some tinhats believe his feelings for Jesse are real.

Due to his canon relationship with his co-star on The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone (who plays Gwen Stacy), he's often paired with her as well in RPF. Sometimes in a threesome with Jesse and Emma. If not, she is still often featured as one of his friends or an ex.

Garfield has been a popular choice to portray Remus Lupin in Harry Potter fancasts, particularly on Tumblr in the 2010s.

Interactions with Fans & Fandom

Garfield has shown support for LGBT representation in media.

He may support romantic readings of the Eduardo Saverin/Mark Zuckerberg relationship.

“I think with Mark, up until the end, Eduardo’s hoping at some point Mark’s going to go, ‘Look, I’m really, really sorry, man. I really messed up. I love you so much, and I just was jealous of you for this. And I acted out like this. Can we be friends again? I’ll give you back as much money as you want. Let’s move in together and we’ll play basketball every day, and we’ll cuddle at night and watch reality TV.’ Part of Eduardo in those depositions is just waiting for that moment.” -- Andrew Garfield; the quote on the mark_eduardo community profile[2]

In July 2013, Garfield suggested that Peter Parker could be bisexual and have a romance with an MJ Watson who is genderswapped to be male, and also racebent to be black.

Recently, he says, he had a philosophical discussion with producer Matt Tolmach about Mary Jane or “MJ” to fans. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he tells EW. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

Garfield even has an actor in mind: “I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!” The star has clearly suggested a sexually flexible Spidey to his director, Marc Webb, as well. When EW later mentions the idea to Webb, the director says, “Michael B. Jordan, I know.” Oh, so he’s heard this too? “Uh, are you kidding?”

--Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man's sexuality: 'Why can't he be gay?'

The Spider-Man movies were again rebooted, with the role of Peter Parker being passed on to Tom Holland as the character joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In September 2017, tumblr user beachdeath posted an overview of Garfield's advocacy for bisexual Spider-Man, his ousting from the role, Sony and Marvel's licensing agreement requiring that Peter Parker be portrayed as heterosexual and white, and Garfield's comments as recently as 2017 about his regrets regarding missed opportunities for representation. However, the post contains a fair amount of theorization, and it has been criticized for the suggestion that Garfield's support of an LGBT Spider-Man led directly to his firing. Some have accused beachdeath of creating or promoting a conspiracy theory with the post. Gavia Baker-Whitelaw wrote an article on The Daily Dot in direct response to beachdeath's post: No, Andrew Garfield didn’t get fired for saying Spider-Man should be bisexual – "This conspiracy theory has no basis in fact."

Fannish Links & Resources


  1. ^ "Without Drowning at LiveJournal". Archived from the original on 2021-05-26.
  2. ^ "mark_eduardo at LiveJournal". Archived from the original on 2021-11-01.