Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire

Highest Rated: 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Lowest Rated: 9% Good People (2014)

Birthday: Jun 27, 1975

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Moon-faced, dreamy eyed, and radiating the kind of lo-fi intensity that made him a natural for the kind of Thoughtful Young Man roles in which he made his name during the early years of his career, Tobey Maguire has proven to be one of the most thought-provoking actors of his generation. Whether portraying a disaffected young suburbanite in The Ice Storm (1997) or a geek turned superhero in Spider-Man (2002), Maguire always gives the kind of nuanced, engaging performances that have the effect of making the viewer believe that short of actually spinning webs from his wrists, there is very little he can't do.Maguire was born in Santa Monica, CA, on June 27, 1975. The son of a construction worker and secretary, he was raised predominately by his mother after his parents divorced when he was almost two years old. The two led an itinerant lifestyle, living with relatives all over the country. Maguire's childhood ambition was to become a cook, but his mother, once an aspiring actress herself, encouraged her son to go into acting. Following a sixth grade drama class, the young actor began getting roles in commercials, which led to a starring turn in the short-lived 1992 sitcom Great Scott!The following year, Maguire made his film debut in This Boy's Life, which starred Robert De Niro and a very young Leonardo Di Caprio. After a small part in 1994's S.F.W. and a lead in the same year's largely unseen Revenge of the Red Baron, Maguire attracted favorable notice for his role in the 1995 Oscar-nominated short The Duke of Groove, in which he co-starred with Uma Thurman.1997 proved to be Maguire's breakthrough year, as he worked with two widely respected directors on two high-profile projects. The first was Ang Lee's critically lauded adaptation of the Rick Moody novel The Ice Storm; in a film filled with exceptional performances, Maguire held his own amongst a cast that included Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, and Christina Ricci, and won acclaim for his portrayal of the dutiful and discontented Paul Hood. His other 1997 film, Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, received mixed reviews, but Maguire's presence in an Allen film further bolstered his career.The year 1998 was another good year for the actor, who had a lead role in the highly acclaimed Pleasantville, in which he starred as a teenager who gets transported into the world of a '50s TV show. He also made a cameo appearance as a bedraggled hitchhiker in Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. With a rising profile and coveted spot on the 1998 cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue, Maguire was emerging as one of the more solid and worthwhile young actors in an industry where too many young performers fall prey to the lure of glitz over grit.His reputation was further established with his turn as the protagonist of The Cider House Rules, Lasse Hallström's 1999 Oscar-nominated adaptation of John Irving's novel about a young man who comes of age under the tutelage of an abortionist played by Michael Caine. Maguire's similarly strong work as a troubled but brilliant young writer in Wonder Boys (2000) undoubtedly helped him to win the attention of director Sam Raimi, who eventually cast the actor in the role of Peter Parker, the awkward teenager who becomes the eponymous, web-spinning hero of Spider-Man. The film, which was released in 2002, broke box-office records with its opening weekend draw of more than 110 million dollars, and finally separated Tobey Maguire from his mainstream status as Leonardo DiCaprio's basketball buddy into a mega-star in his own right. Its success catapulted Maguire -- who beefed up his skinny frame for the role and managed to assuage the misgivings of even the most die-hard Spidey fans with his astute performance -- into the rarefied realm of the A-list, complete with the promise of a multimillion-dollar paycheck for his future work, and led to his role as producer of 2002's The 25th Hour, as well

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% Brittany Runs a Marathon Producer 2019
52% The Boss Baby Narrator $175M 2017
15% The 5th Wave Producer 2016
72% Pawn Sacrifice Producer Bobby Fischer $1.7M 2015
79% Z For Zachariah Producer $0.2M 2015
9% Good People Producer 2014
35% Labor Day Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator $13.4M 2014
48% The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway $144.9M 2013
46% The Details Jeff Lang $64.1K 2012
42% Rock of Ages Producer $38.6M 2012
28% Seeking Justice Producer $0.5M 2012
22% Country Strong Producer $20.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Crusaders Jack Greenberg 2011
63% Brothers Capt. Sam Cahill $28.6M 2009
63% Spider-Man 3 Peter Parker/Spider-Man $336.6M 2007
33% The Good German Tully $0.9M 2007
93% Spider-Man 2 Peter Parker/Spider-Man $373.4M 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
78% Seabiscuit Red Pollard Executive Producer $120.2M 2003
78% 25th Hour Producer 2003
90% Spider-Man Spider-Man/Peter Parker $403.8M 2002
54% Cats & Dogs Lou 2001
No Score Yet El Café Don's Ian 2001
82% Wonder Boys James 2000
71% The Cider House Rules Homer 1999
63% Ride With the Devil Jake Roedel 1999
85% Pleasantville David Wagner/Bud Parker 1998
50% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hitchhiker 1998
73% Deconstructing Harry Harvey Stern 1997
85% The Ice Storm Paul Hood 1997
No Score Yet Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Chuck 1996
20% Joyride J.T. 1996
29% Empire Records Andre 1995
No Score Yet Spoils of War Martin 1994
12% S.F.W. Al 1994
No Score Yet Plane Fear Jimmy 1994
76% This Boy's Life Chuck Bolger 1993

TV

Credit
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
Devon 2015
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2015
2013
2012
81% The Spoils of Babylon
2014-2015
Devon 2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2007
2006
2004
2003
2002
2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
1994
50% Great Scott!
1992
Scott Melrod 1992
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Jeff 1991

QUOTES FROM Tobey Maguire CHARACTERS

Spider-Man/Peter Parker says: Some spiders change colors to blend into their environment. It's a defense mechanism.

Harry Osborn says: Peter, what makes you think I'd want to know that?

Spider-Man/Peter Parker says: Who wouldn't?

Bobby Fischer says: They are all out to screw me, the Russians and the Jews!

Bobby Fischer says: I'm not playing until all my conditions are met. I want at least five feet between me and the audience. It's like I can hear their thoughts.

Bobby Fischer says: I'm want to play the Russians. They are the best in the world and I'm going to beat 'em all.

Bobby Fischer says: I'm want to play the Russians. They are the best in the world and I'm going to beat 'em all.

Bobby Fischer says: Hey, I'm coming for you!

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson says: Black-suit Spider-Man! Peter, these are incredible! We gotta have these, Jonah.

J. Jonah Jameson says: I'll pay you the usual rate.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: If you want the shots, I'll take the staff job. Double the money.

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: I've been like a father to you. Be a son to me.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I have a father. His name was Ben Parker.

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: God's speed, Spiderman.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Let mom and dad talk gobby

Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator says: I don't think losing my father broke my mother's heart, but rather losing love itself.

Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator says: She was in love with love

Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator says: There were two people who couldn't go out into the world so they made a world with each other.

Nick Carraway says: They were careless people, Tom and Daisy. They smashed up things and people, and then retreated back into their money and their vast carelessness.

Nick Carraway says: I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited--they went there.

Nick Carraway says: To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing--my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Am I not supposed to have what I want, what I need? What am I supposed to do?

Bone Saw McGraw says: What are you doin up there?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Staying away from you. That's a cute outfit, did your husband get it for you?

Nick Carraway says: I had only been drunk twice in my life, and the second time was that night.

Nick Carraway says: I'm a bond man

Nick Carraway says: I'm a bond man.

Nick Carraway says: And so we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past

Hitchiker says: Hot damn! I never rode in a convertible before!

Raoul Duke says: Is that right? Well... I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?

Raoul Duke says: Is that right? Well I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?

Dr. Gonzo says: We're your friends. We're not like the others, man, really.

Raoul Duke says: No more of that talk or I'll put the fucking leeches on you, understand? (Dr. Gonzo chuckles as the Hitchiker looks nervous) Get in.

Raoul Duke says: No more of that talk or I'll put the fucking leeches on you, understand? Get in.

Nick Carraway says: Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.

Mr. Ditkovitch says: Give me rent.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: You'll get your rent when you fix this damn door!

Dr. Otto Octavius AKA Doctor Octopus says: Find him or I'll peel the flesh off her bones.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: If you lay one finger on her ...

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: If you lay one finger on her.

Dr. Otto Octavius AKA Doctor Octopus says: You'll do what?

Grace Cahill says: Why are you trying to kill yourself?

Capt. Sam Cahill says: It's Joe Willis. I killed Joe Willis.

David/Bud says: You mean, we're in Pleasantville?

Nick Carraway says: Who is this Gatsby?

Nick Carraway says: You can't repeat the past.

Jay Gatsby says: Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can.

Nick Carraway says: "It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment."

Nick Carraway says: It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.

Burglar says: Just give me a chance!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: What about my uncle? Did you give him a chance? Did you? Did you!?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: What about my uncle? Did you give him a chance? Did you? Did you?

Mary Jane Watson says: Who are you?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: You know who I am.

Mary Jane Watson says: I do?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman! *Swings off*

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman! [swings off]

Red Pollard says: Brick by brick, my citizens. Brick by brick.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Stings, doesn't it?

Harry Osborn/New Goblin says: I protected you in high school, and now I'm gonna kick your little ass!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: (Sarcastically) Ooohh

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: [sarcastically] Ooohh.

Jeff Lang says: The things I'm thinking you couldn't imagine.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Here's your change!

Homer Wells says: I've looked at so many women. I've seen everything, and felt nothing. But when I look at you, it hurts.

Norman Osborne/Green Goblin says: (throws new spinning pumpkin blades)

Norman Osborne/Green Goblin says: [throws new spinning pumpkin blades]

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: God, I hate those things!!!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: God, I hate those things!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Peter Parker/Spider-Man: She looks at me every day, Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy. If only she knew how I feel about her.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: She looks at me every day, Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy. If only she knew how I feel about her.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Please Mr Jameson, are there any of these shots you can use I really need the money.

J. Jonah Jameson says: Aww. Miss Brant, get me a violin!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: The great thing about MJ is when you look in her eyes and she's looking back in yours, everything feels not quite normal. Because you feel stronger and weaker at the same time. You feel excited and at the same time, terrified. The truth is you don't know what you feel except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable and you weren't ready for it.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Want forgiveness? Get religion.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Who am I? I'm Spider-Man!

Red Pollard says: And this, the most unkindest cut of all.

Miss Brant says: Your shots are so good.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I'd love to shoot you sometime.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Strong focus on what I want.

Scott Brody says: Loser.

Lou says: Cat person.

Lou says: I'm on to you kitty and your in big trouble!

Russian Kitty says: I think not baby puppy. It is you who is in trouble.

Lou says: Dogs Rule.

Maitre d' says: Name, please?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Parker, Peter.

Maitre d' says: Ahh, there we are... table for two, Pecker...

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Parker...

Maitre d' says: That is what I said, Pecker!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I'm back! I'm back! My back. My back...

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: You're pathetically predictable, like a moth to the flame. What about my generous proposal? Are you in or are you out?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: It's you who's out, Gobbie. Out of your mind.

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: Wrong answer.

Jake Roedel says: From both north and south men are everyday enslaved at the altar, regardless of their state or color.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Who am i? I'm Spider-Man

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: You are incredibly predictable like a moth to a flame. What about my generous preposal are you in or are you out?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Its you who's out gobby out of mind.

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: Wrong answer.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Oh, great.

Venom/Eddie Brock says: Give me some of that web action...

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Beat it chump.

Venom/Eddie Brock says: What the Hell!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Look at this, Green Goblin Jr wants to cry.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Look at this, Green Goblin. Jr. wants to cry.

Bone Saw McGraw says: What are you doing up there?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Staying away from you. That's a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: [back-to-back with the New Goblin facing Venom] I could use some help over here!

Harry Osborn/New Goblin says: [facing the giant Sandman] I'm a little busy right now!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Im goona' put some dirt in your eye.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I'm gonna put some dirt in your eye.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I had a father, his name was Ben Parker.

Charles Howard says: You could be crippled for the rest of your life.

Red Pollard says: I WAS crippled for the rest of my life. I got better. He made me better. Hell, you made me better.

Red Pollard says: I *was* crippled for the rest of my life. I got better. He made me better.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Where do all these guys come from? (Dumps huge amount of sand from his boot)

Burglar says: Just give me a chance!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: What about Ben Parker? Did you give him a chance?

Venom/Eddie Brock says: Hey Parker

Venom/Eddie Brock says: Hey Parker.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: My God, Eddie

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: My god, Eddie.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Ooooh My Spider Sense is tingling, if you know what I'm talking about!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Oh my spider sense is tingling, if you know what I'm talking about!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power, comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spiderman.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: 'With great power, comes great responsibility.' This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spiderman.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: You'll get your rent when you fix this damn door!