Tobey Maguire

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  • Name: Tobey Maguire ( Tobias Maguire )
  • Date of birth: 27 June 1975
  • Age: 41
  • Place of birth: Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Height: 173
  • Activities: actor and producer
  • Marital status: married

    Tobey Maguire: biography

    Tobey Maguire is an American actor, best known for playing Peter Parker in the blockbuster «spider-Man», filmed in 2002 for a series of famous comics. Is a two-time winner of the film award «Saturn» for the second part of this action, as well as for the role of David Wagner and Bud Parker in the fantasy Comedy «Pleasantville.»

    You was born in the coastal California town of Santa Monica. His parents, 18-year-old Secretary-typist Wendy brown and 20-year-old chef Vincent Maguire, not married. They were married 2 years after the birth of her son, but after living together for several years, broke up. You have 4 free brother.

    After divorce of parents the boy had to frequently change not only the residence, but and guardians. He lived with his mother, father, aunts, grandmothers, grandfathers and other family members in different cities of America. You looked up to my father and my childhood dream was to follow in his footsteps. After finishing elementary school, he planned to enroll in a class that specializiruetsya on Economics to become a chef. But the mother, who wanted a different future for his son, offered him a deal: she paid the boy$ 100 for it, so he enrolled in the drama program and studied acting. Tobias didn’t mind. But in high school the boy studied for only one class, finally leaving school at the age of 13. The examination for the matriculation certificate, he passed only in 2000, when he was already 25 years old.

    In childhood, Tobey Maguire starred in many commercials and in small roles in television series. On the set of one of them he met with his peers, in the same the budding actor Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom since then, bound strong friendship.


    For a long time, Tobey Maguire was playing teenagers, even when his own year is not appropriate for the age of the characters. Until 1993 he appeared only on television screens. The first film for the young actor was the biographical drama «this boy’s Life». At the domestic box office the movie was called «the True story of this guy.» The film was shot on the novel by literature Professor Tobias Wolff, who in his book describes his own childhood that took place in 50-60-ies of the 20th century. The narration in the drama is on behalf of a teenage boy named You, the role of which initially claimed Tobey Maguire. But after much doubt, the film’s Director, Michael Caton-Jones gave preference to Leonardo DiCaprio, Maguire, and he played his friend Chuck Bolger. Friendship guys in real life helped very realistic to transfer these images.

    In 1999, the actor played two roles in the romantic fantasy Comedy «Pleasantville», written in an unusual manner. First the movie is filmed as black-and-white, and then gradually becomes coloured. Tobey Maguire in the modern real world plays closed teen David Wagner. For participation in this picture Maguire as the best young actor award «Saturn».

    Worldwide fame the actor brought the role of humble student of Peter Parker who was bitten by a spider and became a superhero in kenogamissi «spider-Man». Blockbuster was filmed on the edge between Thriller and melodrama, so that it could attract fans of both genres.

    To efficiently convey the image of spider-man, Tobey Maguire studied insects with the help of specialists at the scientific research Institute, taking rock climbing lessons, martial arts and yoga, worked with the electrician-altitude climber to adapt to the habits of arachnids and throughout all of filming was on a special diet.

    After the success of the picture was filmed two sequels — «spider-Man 2,» for which he received his second statuette «Saturn», and «spider-Man 3: Enemy in the reflection» that, with a budget of 258 million dollars became one of the most expensive films in history and had good box office, but received a rather tepid criticism of specialists.

    However, with this trilogy, Tobey Maguire was able to finally get out of the shadow of his friend Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom, by the way, kept together in that movie. Their last joint picture was the film version of the classic American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s «the Great Gatsby».

    Personal life

    Tobey Maguire since 2006 he is married to Jennifer Meyer, which is engaged in the design of jewelry. A year after the wedding, the couple has a daughter ruby Smithart, and after 2 years, son Otis Tobias.

    Actor since 1992, is a vegetarian, and since 2009 – a vegan. Besides that Maguire doesn’t eat meat, dairy products and eggs, he also doesn’t wear leather and fur. Also with 19 years You don’t drink alcohol, although in adolescence, there were some problems with alcohol.

    Since 2004, Tobey Maguire plays in professional poker tournaments. In June 2007 he participated in the TV show «Poker after dark», which won the $ 10 million.


    • 1993 — the True story of this guy
    • 1997 — Icy wind
    • 1998 — Pleasantville
    • 1999 — the cider house Rules
    • 2000 — the Geeks
    • 2002 — spider-Man
    • 2003 — Favorite
    • 2006 — the Good German
    • 2013 — The Great Gatsby
    • 2015 — Sacrificing a pawn


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