Who's the better Garfield: Andrew Garfield or Garfield the Cat? | The Tylt
Who's the better Garfield: Andrew Garfield or Garfield the Cat?
Andrew stepped into the role of Peter Parker and Spidey in 2012, just five years after Tobey Maguire ended his run as everyone's favorite wall-crawler. Fans loved Andrew in the role, but the films garnered mixed reactions from critics and moviegoers. Still, Andrew cemented his movie legacy by taking on the comic book icon.
Even before playing Spidey, Andrew was an acclaimed supporting actor in films like "The Social Network" and "Never Let Me Go." Nowadays, he's a leading man. He received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in "Hacksaw Ridge" in 2017. He's in his prime, and that's very clear with his mobilized fan army of Garfielders.
But watch this clip of Andrew kicking booty as Spidey, and you'll totally understand why the newest Garfield is the most popular Garfield.
The hilariously lazy and overweight Garfield the Cat has been around for 40 years. The cat rose to fame in the humor comic strip "Garfield & Friends" before getting his own TV specials in the '80s and '90s, a TV show from 1988-1994, a TV reboot in the 2000s/2010s, two motion pictures in the aughts, and a few other recent animated films.
Garfield the Cat is a pop culture phenomenon, while Andrew has only been popular for a few years. The name Garfield belongs to the cat.
Just watch this iconic TV episode of Garfield's owner Jon trying to get he and the cat in shape. This cat is fun—ny!