Andrew Garfield could earn second Oscar nomination as disabled inspiration in 'Breathe'
NEW YORK — Getting wheeled around on set every day isn't all it's cracked up to be.
At least according to Andrew Garfield, who could be back in Oscar contention this year for Breathe (in theaters Friday in New York and Los Angeles; expands to additional cities Oct. 20, including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Washington and Atlanta). He plays the real-life Robin Cavendish, a British man who was paralyzed from the neck down in 1958 by polio at age 28. "It was blissful and horrible, depending on whether I wanted to be taken care of or not," remembers Garfield, 34, who spends most of the film in a bed or wheelchair as Robin's wife, Diana (The Crown's Claire Foy), looks after him. He particularly enjoyed nagging his co-star, whose character was responsible for the ventilator plugged into Robin's neck, which he remarkably lived on for more than 30 years after being given the grim prognosis of three months