Tobey Maguire

Lowest Rated: 10% 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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MOVIES

CREDIT
93% 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
78% Z For Zachariah Producer $0.2M 2015
10% 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
27% 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
77% Seabiscuit Red Pollard Executive Producer $120.2M 2003
78% 25th Hour Producer 2003
90% Spider-Man Spider-Man/Peter Parker $403.8M 2002
53% 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
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hitchhiker 1998
73% Deconstructing Harry Harvey Stern 1997
84% 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

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