Biography of Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire (Tobey Maguire; erroneous options Toby McGuire, Tobby Maguire) was born unmarried. His parents, 18-year-old secretary Wendy and 20-year-old chef Vincent, were unmarried at the time of their son’s birth. And when Tobey Maguire was 2 years old, his parents had already divorced.
After the divorce, Toby and his mother lived on Wendy’s small salary and welfare. His father’s life turned out badly – in 1993 he robbed a bank and went to prison for two years.
Throughout his childhood, Tobey Maguire constantly moved from one place to another. In one place, his family was not longer than two years.
His mother dreamed of becoming an actress all her life. Therefore, along with Toby’s genes, a passion for cinema was also transmitted. Wendy encouraged her son in every possible way when he showed interest in the acting profession. Once, she even wanted to give 12-year-old Tobey Maguire $100 to take acting classes instead of going to economics school.
However, Toby was very fond of cooking in his youth and wanted to become a chef in the best restaurant in the country. He also wanted to have many friends that he never had, as he constantly moved to a new place of residence.
At the age of thirteen, Toby dropped out of school and started working. Tobey Maguire began his acting career by shooting commercials for McDonalds, and he also advertised the Atari video game console. After that, he acted as an extra in small series and films, such as Roseanne, The Magician, Erie Indiana. On the set of one of the series, Toby met another aspiring actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom they became very good friends. At the age of 17, he managed to get the main role in the television series “Great Scott!”, However, only 6 episodes were released.
In 1993, Tobey Maguire made his film debut in the drama This Boy’s Life starring Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin.
After that, Tobey Maguire decided to audition for the lead role in the film “Empire Records”, but he was offered only a cameo role, which upset the actor very much, and he left the picture. After that, Tobey Maguire did not audition for any roles for several months.
After a while, Toby nevertheless returned to the frame, having successfully played in the television short film The Duke of Grove, which was even nominated for an Oscar. Gradually began to come and the main role in the film “American Hijack” in 1996, and minor roles in “Deciphering Harry” by Woody Allen and “Freezing Wind” by Ang Lee, after which the actor was noticed. In 1998, Tobey Maguire appeared in an episodic role as a hitchhiker in Terry Gillim’s cult film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The film stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro. In order to play the role of the blond fellow traveler of the main characters, Tobey Maguire even agreed to cut his hair bald to wear a wig and lighten his eyebrows.
The first tangible success of Tobey Maguire was his collaboration with a young Hollywood star – Reese Witherspoon in the comedy “Pleasantville”, which was released in 1998. In the film, two teenagers somehow moved from the 90s to the black-and-white television series of the 50s. This was followed by the successful work of the actor in the films “Winemakers’ Rules” (1999) and “Geeks” (2000).
In the same year, Tobey Maguire starred with DiCaprio in the film “Cafe Don’s Plum”, which, as a result of a lawsuit initiated by Maguire and DiCaprio, never appeared on the screens of the United States. The actors claimed that the tape, which is a casual conversation of young people about life, sex, drugs, could harm their image.
The next two years proved to be very successful for Maguire. The actor starred as Jake Rodel in Ang Lee’s film Chasing the Devil, and also starred as Homer Wells in Lasse Hallström’s film The Cider House Rules. The film was based on the novel of the same name by John Irving and became one of the most popular films of 1999. The film received 7 Academy Award nominations and two wins for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
In 2000, Tobey Maguire had already gained fame. He was offered to star in one of the main roles in Curtis Hudson’s film “Geeks”. Toby played in the film a young gifted writer who, thanks to the help of his teacher, gradually found his place in life. In the film, Toby worked with such famous actors as Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr. and Katie Holmes.
Toby McGuire – Spiderman
In 2002, there was a film adaptation of the Spider-Man comics, directed by Sam Raimi. All of America grew up on these comics. This film became a real blockbuster, and made Tobey Maguire a real star. On its first weekend, the film grossed a record $110 million at the box office, recouping a gigantic budget of $139 million in just a few days. After such a triumph, the actor immediately signed a contract for a role in two sequels about Spiderman.
“Spider-Man” is the first part of a film trilogy about the adventures of a superhero. Tobey Maguire did an excellent job of creating the image of student Peter Parker, as well as his transformation into Spider-Man. After being bitten by a spider, Peter began to notice that he had abilities that an ordinary person could not have. He gained strength, stamina, the ability to climb walls and ceilings, and the ability to shoot cobwebs. The modest young man realized that his mission was to fight crime.
“Spider-Man 2”, which was released in 2004 – the second part of the film trilogy. Here Tobey Maguire created the image of a young man in love who has superpowers. His hero is trying to talk about his feelings to Mary Jane, whose role was played by Kirsten Dunst, he is trying to understand himself and understand who he is, Spider-Man or Peter Parker?
Spider-Man: The Enemy in Reflection or Spider-Man 3, released on May 3, 2007, is the third film. This film became a box office hit. It grossed $375 million in its opening weekend.
Thanks to this trilogy, Tobey Maguire gained the status of a superstar. In between filming Spider-Man, the actor has starred in films such as 2003’s The Favorite as Red Pollard, 2006’s The Good German as Patrick, and 2008’s Tropic Soldiers. In 2009, Tobey Maguire starred in The Brothers.
Personal life of Toby McGuire
Tobey Maguire does not like to talk about his personal life. The actor loves to ride a bike, play basketball, swim in the ocean.
With beloved wife Jennifer Meyer
In April 2006, Tobey Maguire became engaged to jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, who is the daughter of Universal Studios film producer Ron Meyer. Their wedding took place on September 3, 2007 at a private ceremony that took place in Hawaii. In November 2006, their daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire was born. On May 8, 2009, Toby and his wife Jennifer Mayer had a son, who was named Otis Tobias Maguire.