Every so often, an actor enters an era of domination in their craft and in pop culture discourse. The man of the moment is Andrew Garfield. In 2021, he played televangelist Jim Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” made a surprise appearance in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and received glowing reviews for headlining Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “tick, tick…BOOM!” The people have spoken: the Garfieldaissance is upon us.
Garfield got his start with a handful of TV and film roles before his breakout performance in 2010’s “The Social Network,” followed by his tenure as Spider-Man and his Oscar-nominated performance in 2016’s “Hacksaw Ridge.” Nestled between those hits and the banner year he’s currently having are a number of lesser-known films worth revisiting. Below are five underrated Andrew Garfield performances.