Turning 30, "Spider-Man's" Andrew Garfield Celebrates Giving Back
He loves to play conflicted, complex characters. But in his personal life, Andrew Garfield is crystal clear when it comes to supporting the causes he believes in. As the actor marks his 30th birthday (August 20), Gossipcenter applauds and celebrates his efforts.
One of the coolest examples: Garfield and his girlfriend Emma Stone (they met on the set of “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2010) find creative ways to use their celebrity power to bring awareness to subjects they care deeply about. Last fall, they took clever advantage of the photographers who were watching them dine.
Standing to the right of Garfield, Miss Stone held up a sign that read, “We just found out that there are paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So why not take this…”
Continuing the thought, Spidey himself held a sign that read, “…opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it?” It then listed the websites for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (www.wwo.org) (WWO) and Gilda’s Club (www.gildasclubnyc.org).
The handsome Brit (who also has American citizenship), was named ambassador of WWO in July 2012. (His gorgeous gal pal is an ambassador for Gilda’s Club, a charity named for former “Saturday Night Live” star Gilda Radner; it supports people with cancer.)
This past spring, the star of “The Social Network” on film and “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway publicly expressed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage. He said, “There is no argument against equality. How can anyone argue about compassion and understanding?”
Set to reprise his role in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” next year, this philanthropist has also supported groups like “Stand Up to Cancer” and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. And if you’re a fan of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, you’ll probably never forget how his funky dance moves helped raise money for charity. He jammed to ten different tunes to raise $10,000 for WWO.
Happy birthday, Andrew! We salute you, and we thank you.