Turning 30, "Spider-Man's" Andrew Garfield Celebrates Giving Back

Turning 30,

He loves to play conflicted, complex characters. But in his personal life, Andrew Garfield is crystal clear when it comes to supporting the causes he believes in. As the actor marks his 30th birthday (August 20), Gossipcenter applauds and celebrates his efforts.

One of the coolest examples: Garfield and his girlfriend Emma Stone (they met on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in 2010) find creative ways to use their celebrity power to bring awareness to subjects they care deeply about. Last fall, they took clever advantage of the photographers who were watching them dine.

Standing to the right of Garfield, Miss Stone held up a sign that read, We just found out that there are paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So why not take this

Continuing the thought, Spidey himself held a sign that read, opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it It then listed the websites for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (www.wwo.org) (WWO) and Gildas Club (www.gildasclubnyc.org).

The handsome Brit (who also has American citizenship), was named ambassador of WWO in July 2012. (His gorgeous gal pal is an ambassador for Gildas Club, a charity named for former Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner; it supports people with cancer.)

This past spring, the star of The Social Network on film and Death of a Salesman on Broadway publicly expressed his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage. He said, There is no argument against equality. How can anyone argue about compassion and understanding

Set to reprise his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next year, this philanthropist has also supported groups like Stand Up to Cancer and the Starlight Childrens Foundation. And if youre a fan of Ellen DeGeneres” talk show, youll probably never forget how his funky dance moves helped raise money for charity. He jammed to ten different tunes to raise $10,000 for WWO.

Happy birthday, Andrew! We salute you, and we thank you.