From co-founding Facebook to saving New York City, Andrew Garfield has done it all – or that’s what he gets to do on the big screen.
Many of you probably first saw Andrew when he played the slighted Eduardo Saverin to Jesse Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. And if you didn’t fall in love with him then, you did when he became Peter Parker in the super hero reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man opposite his real-life girlfriend Emma Stone. Basically, we can agree we all have a massive crush on the Andrew whose boyish good looks makes him look much younger than his 30-year-old self.
We just can’t get enough of this British actor so here are five reasons why Andrew Garfield is our Man Crush Monday.
1. He uses unwanted attention for good
Back in 2012, Andrew Garfield and girlfriend/co-star Emma Stone discovered they had some unwanted company in the form paparazzi during a meal out. Unlike other celebrities who shall remain nameless, they used their fame for good by advertising two well-deserving charities: Worldwide Orphans and Gilda’s Club New York City.
2. This speech
Right before The Amazing Spider-Man panel at ComicCon 2011 in San Diego, Andrew in disguise made a passionate speech on what becoming Spider-Man meant to him:
… And I think we all wish that we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for our loved one more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated. And Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, braver. He reassured me that by doing the right thing, it’s worth it, it’s worth the struggle, it’s worth the pain, it’s worth even the tears, the bruises and the blood …
3) He knows how to make an entrance
4. His volunteer work
Andrew has been involved with many charities over the years, but has never felt the need to publicize it. He has worked with Stand Up 2 Cancer, The Boys and Girl Club of America, and Worldwide Orphans. While promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Sydney earlier this march, he even found some time to volunteer with Hunter Connect, a non-profit organization that supports families with autism, by teaching kids how to surf!
5. His Dancing
Dancing queen Ellen Degeneres dared him to do a dance challenge quizzing his dance moves repertoire in 2013. Every move he got right earned the Worldwide Orphans foundation $1,000 as donated by image publishing company Shutterfly. His Gangnam Style is by far the funniest thing I’ve seen.
And for your viewing pleasure, here are some gifs of Andrew dancing: