Andrew Garfield is having quite a season. Not only does he play WW2 conscientious objector and hero Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson’s stirring Hacksaw Ridge, he also has a key role as a 17th Century Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese’s long -awaited passion project, Silence which finally opens next month. In my latest edition of my new
video series on acting contenders, The Actor’s Side, I sat down with Garfield to discuss both films and the road that led him to the precipice of what could very well be his first-ever Oscar nomination. He also talks about the distinctly different, but effective, directing styles of the those two Oscar-winning helmers, as well as the decision he made to go back to the stage for Broadway’s Death of a Salesman and the bittersweet knowledge that it would turn out to be the last chance he would ever have to work with co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman and another iconic director, Mike Nichols. Just click on the link above to watch.