Tobey Maguire

Actor, Producer
After years of playing quirky adolescents and eclectic youths, actor Tobey Maguire established himself as an international box office star when he landed the role of a certain web-slinging superhero. As the star of ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1975 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Pawn Sacrifice 2014 (Movie)

Bobby Fischer (Actor)

The Spoils Of Babylon 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Labor Day 2013 (Movie)

Adult Henry (Actor)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

Nick Carraway (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Details 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Jeffrey Lang (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers 2009 (Movie)

Capt. Sam Cahill (Actor)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Debut 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good German 2006 (Movie)

Tully (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Actor)

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Goes Inside: Spider-Man 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Before They Were Stars! 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1990 - 1991, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie House 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seabiscuit 2003 (Movie)

Red Pollard (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

Spiderman/Peter Parker (Actor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

of Lou (Voice)

What Is a Producer? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

James Leer (Actor)

Ride With the Devil 1999 (Movie)

Jake Roedel (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

Homer Wells (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Don's Plum 1998 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Hitchiker (Actor)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

Harvey Stern (Actor)

Joyride 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ice Storm 1997 (Movie)

Paul Hood (Actor)

The Duke of Groove 1996 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

S.F.W. 1995 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Profiles 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Spoils of War 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Scott! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Healer 1993 (Movie)

Drunken Teenager (Actor)

The Adventures of the Red Baron 1993 (Movie)

Jimmy Spencer (Actor)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

Chuck Bolger (Actor)

Roseanne 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Child's Cry For Help (TV Show)

Actor

Robotech (Movie)

(Actor)

The Crusaders (Movie)

Jack Greenberg (Actor)
Producer (12)

The 5th Wave 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Good People 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outback 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pawn Sacrifice 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Z for Zachariah 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Seeking Justice 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Whatever We Do 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Robotech (Movie)

(Producer)

The Crusaders (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

After years of playing quirky adolescents and eclectic youths, actor Tobey Maguire established himself as an international box office star when he landed the role of a certain web-slinging superhero. As the star of director Sam Raimi's comic book blockbuster "Spider-Man" (2002) and its subsequent sequels, Maguire personified to perfection the gangly awkwardness of Spidey's alter ego, Peter Parker. Prior to his international stardom, Maguire made his first lasting impression in "The Ice Storm" (1997), Ang Lee's excellent meditation on suburban angst in the 1970s. He next helped add some color to the black-and-white world of the 1950s in Gary Ross' "Pleasantville" (1998) before delivering a solid dramatic performance as the protagonist of "The Cider House Rules" (1999), opposite Michael Caine and Charlize Theron. Following another solid dramatic performance in the adaptation of Michael Chabon's "Wonder Boys" (2000), Maguire started to branch out into producing; most notably with the Spike Lee thriller "25th Hour" (2002) and "Seabiscuit" (2003), for which he served as both executive producer and star. By the time he earned serious award recognition for his performance in "Brothers" (2009), Maguire had become a multifaceted Hollywood presence whose potential seemed limitless.

Relationships

Kirsten Dunst Actor

Companion
Rumored to have been romantically involved in 2001 during the filming of "Spider-Man" (2002); Dunst denied this

Rashida Jones Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated No longer together

Nicole Kidman Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2002; eight years older than Maguire

Vincent Maguire

Father
Married Maguire's mother c. 1977, but divorced shortly thereafter

Wendy Maguire

Mother
Married Maguire's father c. 1977, but divorced shortly thereafter

Ruby Maguire

Daughter
Born Nov. 9, 2006; mother, Jennifer Meyer

Otis Maguire

Son
Born May 8, 2009; mother, Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Wife
Began dating in 2003 Became engaged in April 2006 Married on Sept. 3, 2007 in Kona, HI

EDUCATION

Dropped out of his freshman year of high school to focus on acting, but in 2000, took the GED to officially graduate from high school

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama ("Brothers")

2009

Co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's remake of "Brothers"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2008

Had a cameo role in "Tropic Thunder," as a gay 18th century monk in the faux trailer for "Satan's Alley"

2007

Once again collaborated with director Sam Raimi for "Spider-Man 3"

2006

Co-starred with George Clooney and Cate Blanchett in "The Good German"; directed by Steven Soderbergh

2004

Reprised his role in the blockbuster, "Spider-Man 2"

2003

Re-teamed with Gary Ross to play jockey Red Pollard in the acclaimed film, "Seabiscuit"; also executive produced

2002

Made debut as a producer with "The 25th Hour"

2002

Played the title role in Sam Raimi's feature adaptation of the popular comic book, "Spider-Man"

2000

Teamed with Michael Douglas for Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys"; adapted from Michael Chabon's novel

1999

Re-teamed with director Ang Lee for the American Civil War drama, "Ride With the Devil"

1999

Played the film's protagonist, Homer Wells in Lasse Hallstrom's film adaptation of John Irving's novel, "The Cider House Rules"

1998

Co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in Gary Ross' "Pleasantville"; second collaboration with Joan Allen playing his mother

1997

Played a leading role in the independent feature, "Joyride"

1997

Played one of the alter egos of Woody Allen's novelist Harry Block in "Deconstructing Harry"

1997

Played the son of Kevin Kline and Joan Allen in Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm"; also narrated

1996

Cast in the NBC true crime TV-movie, "Seduced by Madness: The Diana Borchardt Story"

1995

Filmed a small part in "Empire Records"; Maguire later requested director Allan Moyle release him from his part in the movie due to health reasons; Moyle agreed and all of Tobey's scenes were deleted

1995

Appeared with DiCaprio in "Don's Plum"; with DiCaprio filed a 1998 lawsuit to halt distribution of film, claiming it was originally intended to be a short and not a full-length film; settled with producers for a reported $10 million and a guarantee the fi

1995

Co-starred with Kate Capshaw in Griffin Dunne's Oscar-nominated short, "The Duke of Groove"

1994

First film lead in the horror feature, "Revenge of the Red Baron"

1993

Made feature film debut with a small role in "This Boy's Life" starring Leonardo DiCaprio

1992

Played leading role in short-lived FOX sitcom, "Great Scott!"

1990

Starred in the Nickelodeon special, "Tales From the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown, Class Clown"

1990

Met longtime friend Leonardo DiCaprio when they auditioned for a role on NBC's "Parenthood"; DiCaprio got the part, but Maguire got a guest role due to DiCaprio's recommendation

1988

First acting role was a small part in the HBO special, "On Location: Rodney Dangerfield 'Opening Night at Rodney's Place'" (aired in May 1989)

1987

Began studying acting at the suggestion of neighbor, who was an entertainment manager

Made TV debut in an ad for Doritos

Took drama as a school elective as a sixth grader

Bonus Trivia

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"It's about 'Here's my dream and I'm going to make it happen.' Of course, luck plays in to it, but my theory is that you can do whatever you want to, if you really want to. I remember when I was fifteen and I had just started acting. I was living with my mom and there wasn't a lot of extra money, so I borrowed $9,000 from a friend. I told him, 'I will pay you back in one year' (laughs). Nine grand! I didn't know how I was going to pay him back, but I did. I look back on that experience whenever I feel afraid. I tell myself, 'You know what? Go for it.'" - Maguire quoted in Interview magazine, March 1997

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Maguire on appreciating his successes and keeping it in perspective: "Occasionally I have to do a thing called a 'Check me out,' where you look at a situation and go, 'Holy shit, man, check me out.' Check me out, I'm doing a scene with Joan Allen. I'm a kid who with his mom got a bag of groceries from his manager because we were too poor." - quoted in Vanity Fair magazine, October 1997

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"I understand that I have all this comic lightness or innocence, but I think I'm going somewhere between Tom Hanks and John Malkovich." - Maguire quoted in Premiere magazine, November 1997

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"All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off. But they've all given me a fervor, an angry ambition that cannot be stopped, and [laughs] I look forward to finding a therapist and working on that." - Maguire quoted in Details magazine, January 1998

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"I don't want to do four movies a year, I would prefer to do one film a year and something I've chosen very carefully. Whatever I do, I should put myself, my heart, my head into it 100 percent. Because doing a movie is a lot of work, more than I ever thought it was. But I'm still a kid, I'm growing up and I want to grow up. But I don't want to miss anything, you know?" - Maguire quoted in Interview magazine, October 1998

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Maguire on whether he enjoys the fame that has come his way: "I have mixed feelings about it. I've been an actor for ten years and I think fame is a really complicated thing. It can be a great challenge to handle the difficult parts of it and strengthen your character so you don't get affected in a negative way by it. And I'm scared and excited and hesitant and anxious. I'm conflicted about it, truly." - to friend and fellow actor Sara Gilbert in Interview magazine, October 1999

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"The Cider House Rules" director Lasse Hallstrom on Maguire: "His choices are so low-key. [Another] young actor would want to show off, but he's very brave in trusting the subtle choices. He doesn't fall back on technique or theatrics." - from Premiere magazine, December 1999

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"He's sensitive, and he's lyrical. At the same time, he's a tough son of a bitch who's lived a hard life and transcended it and survived it." - director Gary Ross on Tobey Maguire to Premiere magazine, July 2003

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"Getting into shape to play the part of Pollard was hard work, but an easy kind of hard work," Maguire says. "I was on a strict diet, 1,400 carbohydrates a day. On top of that, I had to work out 3-4 hours a day for six days a week before filming began. I had a mechanical horse at home, but nothing prepares you to get up on a real racehorse. After 2 1/2 months, my legs were like overcooked spaghetti noodles." - Maguire on his role in "Seabiscuit" to Japan Today Jan. 19, 2004

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Maguire has been a vegetarian since 1993.

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"I’m close to being a vegan, but I’m not one, technically. I don’t eat eggs, or nearly any dairy — no cheese or milk. I do eat honey, and a piece of milk chocolate here and there. It's never really been that hard for me. I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all. It had to be the perfect bite, with no fat or gristle or bone or anything like that. I don’t judge people who eat meat — that's not for me to say — but the whole thing just sort of bums me out." - Maguire to Parade magazine, April 1, 2007

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On Jan. 12, 2010, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that "Spider-Man 4" will not include the original principals Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi. They announced that the franchise will eventually reboot featuring Peter Parker as a teenager.

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In June 2011, Maguire was among more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood people being sued in connection with a mega-millions illegal gambling ring that ran high-stakes underground poker games. Maguire reportedly won more than $300,000 from a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his monster debt to the star and others.

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