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Andrew Garfield, Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Andrew Garfield is dreamy. Period.

He plays Eduardo in The Social Network, appears opposite Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley in Never Let Me Go and will be the new Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot of the superhero franchise.

Check out the October issue of Interview magazine (on sale tomorrow) to see him in all his matinee star gorgeousness. Plus, the accompanying chitchat with director Terry Gilliam reveals some interesting and rather fun facts about Mr. Garfield. Read on for some of our favorites...

Andrew Garfield, Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Garfield was born in Los Angeles, but his parents (dad is from California, mom is British) moved the family to the U.K. when he was three. "America has always seemed to me this foreign land that I imagined I could escape to if I needed to get away," he says.

As a kid, he studied classical guitar and was also into gymnastics. "The first time I did a backflip was one of the greatest moments," he says. "It was kind of incredible. I felt superhuman for a second."

Now 27, Garfield worked at a London Starbucks when he was just 17 years old because he thought it would be "the kind of place where you met really smart, interesting, quirky girls with thick, black-rimmed glasses.

"But it didn't turn out that way at all," he says. "I ended up being pursued by this girl who was very cool, but she just wasn't my type."

His first acting job was in a stage adaptation of Ken Loach's film, Kes. He then landed a part in Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs. "Things kind of went from there," he says.

Garfield says he's always dreamed of playing Spider-Man. "When I found out about being cast in Spider-Man, it was like this bubble developed around me," he remembers. "I was floating in it for a while. And then, suddenly, it evaporated, and I was like, 'Well, I'm just an actor. I don't get to actually be Spider-Man.'"

Still, it sounds like those backflips could come in quite handy.