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The Late Late Show with James Corden

Andrew Garfield was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night. They talked about Halloween season and Andrew also admitted that he talks a lot in his sleep and even played a recording of himself to prove it. Check it out:

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Martin Scorsese Says ‘Silence’ Will Be Ready for Release This Year

Showbiz 411 – The Oscar race for 2017 may be getting a new contender.

Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese says his “Silence” will be golden for an end of year release. “It depends on Paramount,” he told me last night at Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday party.

“Silence” is a passion project for the “Goodfellas” director. It stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Ciaran Hinds and Adam Driver, based on a novel by Shûsaku Endô. The movie was so hard to put together it has 25 names listed as producers or executive producers.

“Silence” is described in Wikipedia as “a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Sh?saku End?. It is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan, who endures persecution in the time of Kakure Kirishitan (“Hidden Christians”) that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion.”

As for Paramount, they have “Silence” tentatively penciled in for November or December. But a firm date is still to come. Scorsese told me he’ll be done with scoring in October, and regular people will start to see the movie then.

So throw “Silence” into the ring with Birth of a Nation, Rules Don’t Apply, Queen of Katwe, Sully, The Founder, Fences, and a bunch of other films no one’s seen yet (like LaLa Land, and so on). Why not? So far in 2016, on August 4th, we otherwise have zilch in our checkout basket for the Academy Awards. Nothing like waiting til the last minute.

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“99 Homes” Takes Top Prize at Deauville Film Festival

Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” was number one Saturday night, taking the grand prize at the Deauville Film Festival.

The eviction drama stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon.

It’s the second film with star Shannon to take the top prize at the festival, following 2011’s “Take Shelter”. Shannon was in Deauville earlier in the week to present the film to festival audiences.

The jury was headed by French director Benoit Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen), with director Pascal Bonitzer (Made in Paris), actresses Louise Bourgoin(The Love Punch), Marie Gillain (Valentin Valentin) and Marthe Keller (The Witness), actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (Marseille), novelist Marc Dugain, director Sophie Filieres (If You Don’t, I Will) and Cesar-winning cinematographer Julien Hirsch (Lady Chatterly) joining him.

The second place jury prize went to Sean Baker’s “Tangerine”. The transgender drama has also been honored at Palm Springs and Karlovy Vary.

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Andrew Garfield Talks “The Pressure To Get It Right”

Juggernaut status in full effect, Marvel has wasted no time in looking after Spider-Man. Lead actor and director locked down (well after the release date announcement, of course), Kevin Feige and co. are more than keen to show audiences their vision of Spidey after Sony’s not so well received “The Amazing Spider-Man” films. But as with the previous reboot, that leaves a creative team reeling after a half-decade or more of effort, and recently we learned the inner workings of that shift from one of the films’ key players.

Talking to us recently in Los Angeles while promoting Ramin Bahrani’s new film, “99 Homes” — his first (incredibly played) role away from Spider-Man since 2010’s “The Social Network” – actor Andrew Garfield spoke on his intense time in the comic book movie realm.

“With a film like [‘The Amazing Spider-Man’] there’s so much projection and expectation that is inherent in taking on a story and character like that,” he said. “I was well up for the challenge, and I still am. I’m not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see. Fuck it, bring it on, life’s short.”

However, Garfield claimed that he does feel freer now in certain ways than he did doing the “Amazing Spider-Man” films. “The pressure to get it right, to please everyone — it’s not going to happen…You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’ [The films are] mass-marketed, ‘We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.’ That’s canning Coke.”

He continued, “So that aspect of it was a bummer, sure. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they’re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can’t live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations.”

You can see Garfield next in “99 Homes” when it’s released September 25th, but keep an eye out for our full, wide-ranging conversation with the actor soon.

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Andrew Garfield Answers as Many Fan Questions as He Can in 99 Seconds!

When we asked fans for questions for Andrew Garfield, the response was overwhelming, so we tried to ask him as many as we could in 99 seconds!

Why 99? Garfield stars in the upcoming thriller 99 Homes as Dennis Nash, a father who is desperately trying to get his house back after his family is evicted.

While a minute and 39 seconds is never enough time to chat with the 31-year-old actor, we were able to find out about his role through the questions that fans sent us on Twitter.

The inspiration behind his character comes from what he wants in life. “I have a longing to be a father myself. Being a dad is something I’d to be at some point,” he admitted.

As for his American accent in the movie, it’s not as hard for him as you may think. “My father is American. I’ve had his accent in my ear all my life,” he said. (Garfield was born in Los Angeles.)

It’s also not too difficult for him to play a man with handyman skills.

“I do a little bit of carpentry,” he shared. “I make things out of wood with my hands, and it’s something that’s in my family history.”

Family is part of “home” for him, but the meaning of the word isn’t just “those you love.” It’s “those that you don’t love that you have to find home with,” he said.

99 Homes hits theaters on Sept. 25.

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