Martin Sheen Talks THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Working with Andrew Garfield, Looking Back on SPAWN, THE WEST WING, and More

     July 5, 2012


Several weeks ago, Sony Pictures invited us to attend the press junket The Amazing Spider-Man.  The reboot takes a grittier, more realistic approach to Peter Parker’s journey to becoming your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and sees the wall-crawler struggling to come to grips with the mysterious disappearance of his parents.  For more on the film, click here for all of our previous coverage.

During my on-camera interview with Martin Sheen, who plays Uncle Ben, we talked his experience working with Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), the blockbuster feel on set, his thoughts on Spawn, and what it was like being on The West Wing during the Aaron Sorkin years and after Sorkin left the show.  Hit the jump to check out the interview, and click on the corresponding links for my interviews with co-stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Denis Leary. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd.

Martin Sheen

  • 0:16 – Working on Spawn.
  • 1:28 – What the blockbuster experience was like on set.
  • 2:08 – His admiration of Andrew Garfield’s talent and professionalism.
  • 3:23 – What it was like working on The West Wing during the Aaron Sorkin years, and the experience after Sorkin left the show.


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  • tarek

    Matt, some of your questions are way too conventional. It’s quite redundant. Try to step away from the politically correct, and ask questions like: “did you try to wear the spider-man suit” ?

  • Lully

    “to come to grips with the mysterious of disappearance of his parents.” nice sentence there Matt truly speaks for your intelligence.

  • jcho

    Mr. Sheen is a class act.

  • GunsOfNavarone

    That awkward moment when Martin Sheen asks Goldberg what he thought about the movie. Oh Martin, if only you knew just who it was you were talking to.

  • tinypony

    Takes two seconds to ask off camera if Martin Sheen has even seen the finished movie. Come on, Trollberg. You probably had 3 more questions based on what Sheen thought of the movie that you couldn’t ask. Like 3:30 of the 4:31 was about non-Spiderman stuff. Sigh.

  • ozzie

    i’m sure martin picked up on the d-bag attitude towards the movie … matt spent 3 secs talking to him about the movie and just focused on past works.

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