Biography of Tobey Maguire
ChildhoodTobey Maguire (Tobey Maguire; erroneous options Tobey McGuire, Tobbie Magvaer) was born unmarried. His parents, 18-year-old secretary Wendy and 20-year-old cook Vincent, were not married during the birth of their son. And when Tobey Maguire was 2 years old, his parents were already divorced.
After the divorce, Toby and her mother lived on Wendy’s small salary and social benefits. His father's life was bad - in 1993, he robbed a bank and went to prison for two years.
All his childhood, Tobey Maguire constantly moved from one place to another. At one place his family was no longer than two years.
His mother had dreamed of becoming an actress all her life. Therefore, along with the genes of Toby, the addiction to cinema was also transmitted. Wendy strongly encouraged her son when he showed an interest in the acting profession. One day, she even wanted to give Tobey Maguire, 12, $ 100 for taking acting classes and not going to economics school.
However, Toby in his youth loved to cook and wanted to become a chef in the best restaurant in the country.He also wanted him to have a lot of friends that he never had, since he constantly moved to a new place of residence.
Actor careerAt the age of thirteen, Toby quit school and began to make money. Toby Maguire began his acting career by filming an advertisement for Mac Donalds, and he also advertised an Atari video attachment. After that, he acted as a statistician in small TV shows and films, such as “Rosana”, “The Wizard”, “Erie Indiana”. On the set of one of the series, Toby met another aspiring actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom they became very close. At the age of 17 he managed to get the main role in the television series "Great Scott!", But only 6 episodes were released.
After this, Tobey Maguire decided to pass the tests for the main role in the movie Empire Records, but he was offered only a cameo role, which very upset the actor, and he left the picture. After this, Tobey Maguire for several months did not try for any roles.
After a while, Toby still returned to the frame, having successfully played in the television short film Duke of Grove, which was even nominated for an Oscar. Gradually began to come and the main role in the movie "Theft in American" in 1996, and minor roles in "Sorting Harry" Woody Allen and "Ice Wind" Ang Lee, after which the actor noticed. In 1998, Tobey Maguire appeared in the cameo role of a hitchhiker in Terry Gillim's cult film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The film starred the famous Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro. In order to play the role of the blond companion of the main characters, Tobey Maguire even agreed to get a clean haircut to put on a wig and lighten his eyebrows.
The first tangible success of Tobey Maguire was his collaboration with the young Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon in the comedy "Pleasantville", which appeared on screens 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 film "Rules of winemakers" (1999) and "Geeks" (2000).
In the same year, Tobey Maguire starred with DiCaprio in the movie "Cafe Dons Plum",which, as a result of the trial initiated by Maguire and DiCaprio, has not been released on US screens. The actors argued that the tape, which was the easy conversation of young people about life, sex, drugs, could harm their image.
Tobey Maguire on video
In 2000, Tobey Maguire already gained fame. He was offered to play 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 has worked with such famous actors as Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr. and Katie Holmes.
Toby McGuire - SpidermanIn 2002, he was screened a comic about the "Spider-Man", directed by Sam Raimi. All of America has grown on these comics. This film became a real blockbuster, and made Tobey Maguire a real star. On the very first weekend, the picture gathered at the box office a record $ 110 million dollars, having recouped a gigantic budget of 139 million dollars in just a few days. After such a triumph, the actor immediately signed a contract for a role in two sequels about Spiderman.
"Spiderman" - the first part of the film trilogy about the adventures of a superhero. Tobey Maguire perfectly managed to create an image of student Peter Parker, as well as his transformation into Spider-Man. After the spider bite, Peter began to notice that he had abilities that an ordinary person could not have. He gained strength, endurance, the ability to climb walls and ceilings and the ability to release 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 an image of a young man in love who has supernormal abilities.His character is trying to tell Mary Mary about her feelings, the role of which Kirsten Dunst played, does he try 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 was a box office hit. He collected 375 million dollars for the first weekend.
Through this trilogy, Tobey Maguire has gained superstar status. In between filming Spider-Man, the actor managed to star in films like Favorite 2003 in the role of Red Pollard, Good German in 2006 in the role of Patrick, and Soldiers of Failure 2008. In 2009, Tobey Maguire starred in the film "Brothers".
Toby McGuire Personal LifeTobey Maguire does not like to talk about his personal life. The actor loves to ride a bike, play basketball, swim in the ocean.
With his beloved wife Jennifer Meyer