Fun facts about Andrew Garfield and things you didn’t know about him

His real love for skateboarding inspired his version of Peter Parker doing the same activity in the “Amazing Spider-Man” movies.

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’.

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Peter Parker’s version of Garfield, who debuted in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” shared similar qualities to Tobey Maguire’s previous iteration. Both characters had an affinity for photography, were scientifically minded, and had a general clumsiness.

But Garfield’s Peter was more moody and traveled via skateboard when he wasn’t swinging from buildings as Spidey.

The actor told Netflix Film Club in 2021 that he was a “skateboard fiend” and wanted to incorporate that into his vision for the character.

“I was thinking, in my own fantasy, if I were Spider-Man and Peter Parker, what would be the way I would want to express and experience my superheroes?” he explained. “It would be like the craziest skate thing ever, so that was my pitch.”

“TASM” had a remarkable skateboarding streak shortly after Peter discovered his newfound abilities.

After plucking up the courage to ask Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), he got dizzy and the next scene showed the amorous teenager skateboarding around a shipyard with the help of his superhuman skills.

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