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Profile of Tobey Maguire on Famous Like Me

Name: Tobey Maguire  
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Date of Birth: 27th June 1975
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, California, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Tobias Vincent Maguire (born June 27, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American film actor.

Working as a child actor since his early teens, he appeared in a variety of commercials and TV and movie roles. He auditioned for a part in the series Parenthood, where he met best friend actor Leonardo DiCaprio (DiCaprio got the part although Maguire would appear as a guest star in later episodes). Maguire gained significant attention for with his role in the film The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee. This soon was parlayed in a variety of lead roles where he played a thoughtful boy coming of age in a variety of films such as Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules (film) and Wonder Boys.

In 2002, he shot to stardom in the title role in Spider-Man, where he was praised for his performance of the troubled superhero. He further solidified his stardom in 2003 with a leading role as the jockey, John M. "Red" Pollard, in an acclaimed film Seabiscuit, about the famous American racehorse, Seabiscuit. Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the original blockbuster, was released in 2004. He will reprise the role of Spider-Man in 2007 with the third Spider-Man movie in the series.

In 2004 Maguire also took up tournament poker. He has finished in the money in several events and has been tutored by poker pro Daniel Negreanu. He is also a vegetarian and practices yoga.

Partial filmography

  • Quiet Type (2007) (currently announced start of production)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Tokyo Suckerpunch ((2006) (currently announced start of production)
  • The Good German (2006) (currently announced start of production)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Seabiscuit (2003)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001) (voice)
  • Don's Plum (2001) (shot 1995-1996, premiere 2001, blocked in US and Canada by DiCaprio and Maguire, black and white)
  • Wonder Boys (2000)
  • The Cider House Rules (film) (1999)
  • Ride With The Devil (1999)
  • Pleasantville (1998)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  • Deconstructing Harry (1997)
  • The Ice Storm (1997)
  • Joyride (1996)
  • Empire Records (1995) (scenes deleted)
  • Revenge of the Red Baron (1994)
  • Healer (1994)
  • This Boy's Life (1993)
  • Great Scott! (1992) (TV series)
  • The Wizard (1989) (uncredited)

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