Tobey Maguire
American actor
Tobey Maguire
Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire is an American actor and producer. He began his career in the late 1980s. While perhaps best known for his role as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy (2002–2007), he has also appeared in films such as Pleasantville (1998), Ride with the Devil (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999), Wonder Boys (2000), Seabiscuit (2003), The Good German (2006), Tropic Thunder (2008), and Brothers (2009).
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Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer split after nine-year marriage
LATimes - 4 months
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer are calling it quits after nine years as husband and wife, the actor’s rep confirmed Tuesday. “After much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple. As devoted parents, our first priority remains raising our children together...
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Elite 'Bundlers' Raise More Than $113 Million For Hillary Clinton
Huffington Post - 5 months
More than 1,100 elite moneymen and women have collectively raised more than $113 million for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, according to an analysis by the Center for Public Integrity of information released this week by her campaign. The list, updated monthly, includes more than 260 new bundlers who had not previously been disclosed by the campaign. These newly revealed fundraisers and donors include lawmakers, entertainment icons and titans of industry. Among them: actor Ben Affleck, former Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester, former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida, filmmakerGeorge Lucas, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, TV producer Seth MacFarlane, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, fashion designer Vera Wang and attorney James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. A “bundler” is someone who col ...
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Josh Earnest Wants The New York Times To Give Obama Credit For Transparency
Huffington Post - 6 months
New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg made the simple observation this week that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as she crisscrosses the country on the campaign trail, uses two planes ― in one of which she sequesters the traveling press corps. Rutenberg notes, accurately, that this is “a departure from how presidential candidates ... have dealt with their dedicated press corps” since the era of journalists flying hither and yon with presidential contenders began about a half-century ago. Somehow, this piece inspired White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to dash off a letter to The New York Times, demanding that the paper properly credit President Barack Obama for being a leader in the arena of government transparency. Per Earnest: In “Plane Rides and Presidential Transparency” (Mediator column, Aug. 29), Jim Rutenberg criticized the leading presidential candidates for their lack of transparency, but did not acknowledge the important and unprecedented steps that ...
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Silly Elizabeth Banks Didn't Realize She Was 'Too Old' To Be Spider-Man's Girlfriend At 28
Huffington Post - 8 months
Welcome to Hollywood, a fantasy world where actresses are told they're "not f**kable" enough to carry leading roles and "too old" to play the love interest of someone who is actually their age.  In a recent interview with Glamour UK, Elizabeth Banks dished on her own experience with a sexist, ageist casting experience for 2002's "Spider-Man."   "I screen-tested for the role of Mary-Jane Watson in the first 'Spider-Man' movie, opposite Tobey Maguire," the actress said. "Tobey and I are basically the same age and I was told I was too old to play her. I’m like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s what I’ve signed up for.'"  "I screen-tested for the role of Mary Jane Watson in the first Spider-Man movie, opposite Tobey Maguire. Tobey and I are basically the same age - and I was told I was too old to play her. I was like, 'Oh, OK, that's what I've signed up for'. What I'm grateful for now is longevity. I was never a flavour of the month. I feel very comfortable that I will be working in ...
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There's A Big Reason Spider-Man Doesn't Look Like This Anymore
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Captain America: Civil War" is Marvel's opportunity to put Spider-Man into its cinematic universe. Now the movie's directors, the Russo brothers, are explaining that they're treating their great power with responsibility. That means no more dancing for you, Tobey Maguire. Sorry, bruh. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Joe Russo explained that the fact that Spider-Man is a high school student "differentiates him from every other character in the Marvel universe." He says it was "extremely important" that they cast somebody close to high school age. In the case of "Civil War," that turned out to be actor Tom Holland. "The previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We were very specific about that," said Joe. "We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes." "You go look at the home th ...
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There's A Big Reason Spider-Man Doesn't Look Like This Anymore
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Captain America: Civil War" is Marvel's opportunity to put Spider-Man into its cinematic universe. Now the movie's directors, the Russo brothers, are explaining that they're treating their great power with responsibility. That means no more dancing for you, Tobey Maguire. Sorry, bruh. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Joe Russo explained that the fact that Spider-Man is a high school student "differentiates him from every other character in the Marvel universe." He says it was "extremely important" that they cast somebody close to high school age. In the case of "Civil War," that turned out to be actor Tom Holland. "The previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We were very specific about that," said Joe. "We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes." "You go look at the home that To ...
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My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the winner of my Health Oriented Motion-picture Excellence (HOME) Academy Award just prior to the real Oscar awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The health-themed movies are rated by me based on outstanding presentation of an important health issue that has motivated discussions of the topic and influenced changes in attitudes towards health or dealing with disease. As a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen (and later on our smaller screens at home or on our mobile devices) causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations. So when movies portray important health themes, I use these to talk with my family and also my friends and patients about health issues in our lives, and I trust others do as well. These issues are discussed in more detail in my b ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Jason Statham, Tobey Maguire headline L.A.'s top real estate sales
LATimes - almost 2 years
Homes linked to two of Hollywood's leading men, a Beverly Hills legacy estate and a Bradbury residence with a view were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.
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Tobey Maguire reels in a buyer
LATimes - almost 2 years
Just as Tobey Maguire's comic book character has spidery senses that kick in when danger is near, the "Spider-Man" actor may have a bit of extrasensory perception working when it comes to real estate dealings. He just sold his house in Brentwood for $10.4 million — nearly $2 million more than he...
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Will Ferrell Hates Sweden, and Here's Why
PopSugar - about 3 years
Will Ferrell took over Reddit on Tuesday night for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, and the results were everything we hoped for and more. Plenty of people seized the opportunity to ask him questions about his work on Saturday Night Live, Zoolander, and even Anchorman. We picked out the funniest moments and shared them below! On What He Hates About Sweden: "There's a lot to hate about Sweden. Beautiful people, the high cheek bones, the fact that every person speaks better english than we do and the durability and great warranty plans on a brand new Volvo." On Whether or Not Mark Wahlberg Smells Nice: "Yes, it goes without saying. His scent is a pleasing combination of vanilla and leather." On the Most Insane Party He's Ever Attended: "Craziest Hollywood party was probably at the house of Dave Coulier right at the height of the Full House madness. This would've been '92. I was 2 years out of college." On the Role He Wishes He Could Have Landed: "It was down to me or To ...
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<em>Labor Day</em> Takes Place in a Fantasy World
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Movie Review Jackie K Cooper Labor Day (Paramount Pictures) Jason Reitman is the director of such hit movies as Up In the Air, Juno and Thank You For Smoking so he obviously knows his way around a good film. So what can account for his lapses concerning his new film Labor Day? This disjointed love story is flawed from the start and Reitman never regains control of the story. Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet make a brave effort to get something good on the screen but the irrational script, based on Joyce Maynard's novel, defeats them at every turn. The film loses its audience right at the start. This is when divorcee Adele (Winslet) takes her young son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) to the grocery store. This is a big thing as Adele is a bit of a recluse and going anywhere takes a great deal of willpower on her part. Thirteen year old Henry takes good care of her but she still has moments of nervousness that almost ove ...
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<em>The Spoils of Babylon</em> Review: Epic Nonsense Starring Tobey Maguire &amp; Kristen Wiig 
People Magazine - about 3 years
Babylon is asinine – it's supposed to be – and from sometimes hilarious
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tobey Maguire
    TEENAGE
  • 2015
    Age 13
    In 2015, a new species of Iranian spider, Filistata maguirei, was named after him in honor of his portrayal of Spider-Man.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Maguire was commemorated in the name of the newly established genus Maguimithrax, a type of spider crab. Maguire had a lead role as the jockey John M. "Red" Pollard in Seabiscuit, about the famous racehorse Seabiscuit. In 2006, he starred in his first villainous role as Corporal Patrick Tully opposite George Clooney and Cate Blanchett in Steven Soderbergh's The Good German, based on the Joseph Kanon novel of the same name. He is also a producer whose production credits include 25th Hour (2002), Whatever We Do (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003), for which he served as executive producer.
  • 2014
    Age 12
    He next starred in the Edward Zwick-directed biopic Pawn Sacrifice, where he portrayed Bobby Fischer. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where his performance was widely praised.
    More Details Hide Details Maguire has been a vegetarian since 1992 and in 2009 became a vegan. PETA declared him the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2002. He often makes changes in his diet to either gain or lose weight for movie roles; for example, he dramatically decreased his calorie intake for Seabiscuit followed by a rapid increase to regain weight for Spider-Man 2. He has been sober since the age of 19 after experiencing "some difficulty" with alcohol in his late teens.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 7
    Their second child, son Otis Tobias Maguire, was born on May 8, 2009.
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    In 2009, he starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman in the Jim Sheridan-directed war drama Brothers as Sam Cahill, a prisoner of war who returns from Afghanistan and starts believing that his wife has become romantically involved with his brother.
    More Details Hide Details He received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film. Of the nomination, Maguire said, "I had no expectation about getting a nomination, but I was watching nonetheless. My wife and my son got really excited. I was sort of surprised – I was like, 'Oh, wow.' And I couldn't hear the latter part of my name." Maguire lost to Jeff Bridges for his role in Crazy Heart. Maguire and DiCaprio once again performed together, in Baz Luhrmann's remake of The Great Gatsby; DiCaprio played the title role, while Maguire played the story's narrator, Nick Carraway. The movie was released in America on May 10, 2013.
  • 2008
    Age 6
    In 2008, he made a cameo appearance in the action comedy film Tropic Thunder as a gay 18th century monk with his eye on Father O'Malley (Kirk Lazarus, the character played by Robert Downey, Jr. in Tropic Thunder) in the faux trailer for Satan's Alley.
    More Details Hide Details He was a last-minute replacement in the role, and due to previously-scheduled commitments was only available to be on set for two hours to film his scenes. Near the end of Tropic Thunder, it is revealed that Maguire's character has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Satan's Alley, which he loses to Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) for his role in Tropic Blunder, ironically presented by Kirk Lazarus.
  • 2007
    Age 5
    He played in the 2007 World Series of Poker.
    More Details Hide Details He survived days 1a, 2a, and 3 but was eliminated in 292nd place on the fourth day, taking $39,445 in prize money.
  • 2005
    Age 3
    Maguire can be seen on ESPN's coverage of the 2005, 2006, and 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship.
    More Details Hide Details Moreover, professional poker player Phil Hellmuth said during the June 28, 2007, episode of Poker After Dark that Tobey has won $10 million by playing poker in Hollywood.
  • 2004
    Age 2
    In 2004, he took up tournament poker.
    More Details Hide Details He has finished in the money in several events and has been tutored by poker professional Daniel Negreanu.
  • 2003
    Age 1
    Maguire met jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer in 2003 while he was shooting the movie Seabiscuit at Universal Studios, and became engaged in April 2006. Their daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire was born on November 10, 2006. Ruby's middle name comes from a childhood nickname of Meyer's given to her by her grandmother, who died a few months before Ruby's birth. The couple married on September 3, 2007, in Kona, Hawaii.
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  • 2001
    Born
    In an article for Premiere magazine, Sam Raimi confirmed the long-standing rumor that Maguire and his Spider-Man co-star Kirsten Dunst had "a thing" going on during the 2001 shooting of the first film.
    More Details Hide Details As Raimi explained for the article, "I'm so dumb, because I met with them for dinner one night during the shooting to talk about the next day's scenes. And I go, 'Okay, well, that's it for the meeting.' And then I ask Kirsten, 'Can I drive you home?' And they look at each other and she goes, 'No, no, I'm going to play a game of Touch 10 with Tobey.' I don't know, it was some game. I thought, 'That's weird. She's got to work tomorrow.'"
    In 2001, Maguire took a role that featured his youthful-sounding voice, a beagle puppy named Lou, in the family movie Cats & Dogs.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, Maguire starred in Spider-Man, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero. The film was a major success and made him into a star. He reprised the role in the sequels Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007), and has also provided the voice of Spider-Man for the video game adaptations of the films. All three movies went on to be part of the highest-grossing movies each year. His performance as Spider-Man earned him some glowing reviews. Mark Caro of the Chicago Tribune wrote that "with his big, round, soulful eyes, Maguire always has been able to convey a sense of wonder, and his instinct for understatement also serves him well here." Due to script and production complications, a proposed fourth Spider-Man movie did not materialize. Sony has rebooted the franchise, and has focused on a younger Spider-Man (played by Andrew Garfield) as Peter Parker is still in high school in the movie; Garfield has a more youthful appearance than Maguire. The film, titled The Amazing Spider-Man, was released on July 3, 2012.
  • OTHER
  • 1998
    Age -4
    In the 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas he portrayed a hitchhiker who meets Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo during their drive to Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details In Ride with the Devil (1999), Maguire portrayed Jakob Roedel, opposite Jewel Kilcher. Here he played the son of a unionist German immigrant who joins his southern friends in the Missouri riders, avenging the atrocities committed against Missourians by Kansas Jayhawkers and redleggers.
  • 1997
    Age -5
    As part of his recovery from alcoholism and learning to deal with his self-described "addictive and compulsive nature", Maguire changed his career path slightly in order to obtain roles where he and DiCaprio would not always be in competition for the same part, and the move paid off when he got the role of Paul Hood, a teenage boarding school student whose narration anchors the action, in Ang Lee's 1997 film, The Ice Storm.
    More Details Hide Details This led to a variety of lead roles in films such as Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules, and Wonder Boys.
  • 1995
    Age -7
    In 1995, he requested director Allan Moyle to release him from his part in the movie Empire Records.
    More Details Hide Details Moyle agreed, and all of Maguire's scenes were deleted from the final film. Maguire then sought help for a drinking problem from Alcoholics Anonymous; he has been sober ever since.
  • 1989
    Age -13
    Maguire's first appearance in a feature film was in 1989's The Wizard.
    More Details Hide Details He plays one of Lucas Barton's goons (one of three competitors at a video game competition) and had no lines. He worked as a child actor in the early 1990s, often playing roles much younger than his chronological age, and as late as 2002 he was still playing teenagers while in his mid-20s. He appeared in a variety of commercials and TV and movie roles, working opposite such actors as Chuck Norris (Walker, Texas Ranger), Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), and Tracey Ullman (Tracey Takes On). Eventually, he was cast as the lead in the FOX TV series Great Scott!, which was cancelled five weeks later. During many of his auditions, Maguire found himself auditioning for roles opposite another rising actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. The pair quickly became friends and made an informal pact to help each other get parts in their movies/TV shows/other projects. For example, both auditioned for the same part in the 1990 TV series based on the 1989 comedy Parenthood. DiCaprio was cast, and Maguire later got a guest role at least partly on DiCaprio's recommendation. The same scenario played itself out during casting for the 1993 movie This Boy's Life (featuring Robert De Niro as the lead); DiCaprio got the main teen role (coincidentally, the character was named "Toby") and Maguire got a part as one of Toby's friends.
  • 1975
    Age -27
    Born on June 27, 1975.
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