Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge-Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 13, 2016
Actor Andrew Garfield

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Desmond Doss, a World War II Army medic, was the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot – even though this conscientious objector saved dozens of lives in one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific front, Okinawa. Andrew Garfield plays Doss with the mix of grit, sweetness and tenacity that, he says, were the real man’s essential traits: “His impetus came from knowing violence within himself and knowing his own ability to do harm to others. And choosing to put that energy into something else, put that energy into healing. So actually he became the most violent healer that the battlefield has ever seen.” This is Andrew Garfield’s second nomination – he was nominated in the Supporting Actor category in 2011, for The Social Network.