Andrew Garfield explained what it was like working on ‘The Social Network’ with David Fincher's meticulous directing process. Directed by Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, ‘The Social Network’ follows the rise of social media platform, Facebook, by founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jesse Eisenberg played Zuckerberg alongside Garfield's portrayal of Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder who was pushed out of the business.
‘The Social Network’ released in October of 2010 to critical acclaim for its writing, directing, and acting performances. The film would go on to be nominated for several Academy Awards with Sorkin winning for Best Adapted Screenplay. Garfield would earn himself several Best Supporting Actor nominations including at the BAFTA Film Awards. Garfield's portrayal of Saverin would also play a part in him earning the part of ‘Spider-Man’ in Sony's 2012 reboot, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ directed by Marc Webb.
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Garfield recently sat down with GQ where he answered some of his fans' most interesting questions on the internet. When asked about Fincher's methods on shooting multiple takes during rehearsal and filming of ‘The Social Network’.
For Garfield, the process of multiple takes under a director like Fincher allowed for a more authentic and natural approach to capturing the characters on screen. The chemistry of actors in a scene can often be the deciding factor that leaves an audience gripping with the emotional weight of a film. When done poorly, critics and audiences alike are unable to connect with the story or the characters. But for Garfield, having Fincher push his actors through multiple takes allowed for the necessary authenticity found in the performances of the ‘The Social Network’. - Screen Rant