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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
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
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
49% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

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
Host Guest
  • 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
Some spiders change colors to blend into their environment. It's a defense mechanism.
Harry Osborn
Peter, what makes you think I'd want to know that?
Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Who wouldn't?
Bobby Fischer
They are all out to screw me, the Russians and the Jews!
Bobby Fischer
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
I'm want to play the Russians. They are the best in the world and I'm going to beat 'em all.
Bobby Fischer
I'm want to play the Russians. They are the best in the world and I'm going to beat 'em all.
Bobby Fischer
Hey, I'm coming for you!
Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Black-suit Spider-Man! Peter, these are incredible! We gotta have these, Jonah.
J. Jonah Jameson
I'll pay you the usual rate.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
If you want the shots, I'll take the staff job. Double the money.
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
I've been like a father to you. Be a son to me.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I have a father. His name was Ben Parker.
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
God's speed, Spiderman.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Let mom and dad talk gobby
Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator
I don't think losing my father broke my mother's heart, but rather losing love itself.
Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator
She was in love with love
Adult Henry Wheeler/Narrator
There were two people who couldn't go out into the world so they made a world with each other.
Nick Carraway
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
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
To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing--my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Am I not supposed to have what I want, what I need? What am I supposed to do?
Bone Saw McGraw
What are you doin up there?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Staying away from you. That's a cute outfit, did your husband get it for you?
Nick Carraway
I had only been drunk twice in my life, and the second time was that night.
Nick Carraway
I'm a bond man
Nick Carraway
I'm a bond man.
Nick Carraway
And so we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past
Hitchiker
Hot damn! I never rode in a convertible before!
Raoul Duke
Is that right? Well... I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?
Raoul Duke
Is that right? Well I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?
Dr. Gonzo
We're your friends. We're not like the others, man, really.
Raoul Duke
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
No more of that talk or I'll put the fucking leeches on you, understand? Get in.
Nick Carraway
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
Mr. Ditkovitch
Give me rent.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
You'll get your rent when you fix this damn door!
Dr. Otto Octavius AKA Doctor Octopus
Find him or I'll peel the flesh off her bones.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
If you lay one finger on her ...
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
If you lay one finger on her.
Dr. Otto Octavius AKA Doctor Octopus
You'll do what?
Grace Cahill
Why are you trying to kill yourself?
Capt. Sam Cahill
It's Joe Willis. I killed Joe Willis.
David/Bud
You mean, we're in Pleasantville?
Nick Carraway
Who is this Gatsby?
Nick Carraway
You can't repeat the past.
Jay Gatsby
Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can.
Nick Carraway
"It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment."
Nick Carraway
It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
Burglar
Just give me a chance!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
What about my uncle? Did you give him a chance? Did you? Did you!?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
What about my uncle? Did you give him a chance? Did you? Did you?
Mary Jane Watson
Who are you?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
You know who I am.
Mary Jane Watson
I do?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman! *Swings off*
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman! [swings off]
Red Pollard
Brick by brick, my citizens. Brick by brick.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Stings, doesn't it?
Harry Osborn/New Goblin
I protected you in high school, and now I'm gonna kick your little ass!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
(Sarcastically) Ooohh
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
[sarcastically] Ooohh.
Jeff Lang
The things I'm thinking you couldn't imagine.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Here's your change!
Homer Wells
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
(throws new spinning pumpkin blades)
Norman Osborne/Green Goblin
[throws new spinning pumpkin blades]
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
God, I hate those things!!!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
God, I hate those things!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
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
She looks at me every day, Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy. If only she knew how I feel about her.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Please Mr Jameson, are there any of these shots you can use I really need the money.
J. Jonah Jameson
Aww. Miss Brant, get me a violin!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
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
Want forgiveness? Get religion.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Who am I? I'm Spider-Man!
Red Pollard
And this, the most unkindest cut of all.
Miss Brant
Your shots are so good.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I'd love to shoot you sometime.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Strong focus on what I want.
Scott Brody
Loser.
Lou
Cat person.
Lou
I'm on to you kitty and your in big trouble!
Russian Kitty
I think not baby puppy. It is you who is in trouble.
Lou
Dogs Rule.
Maitre d'
Name, please?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Parker, Peter.
Maitre d'
Ahh, there we are... table for two, Pecker...
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Parker...
Maitre d'
That is what I said, Pecker!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I'm back! I'm back! My back. My back...
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
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
It's you who's out, Gobbie. Out of your mind.
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Wrong answer.
Jake Roedel
From both north and south men are everyday enslaved at the altar, regardless of their state or color.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Who am i? I'm Spider-Man
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
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
Its you who's out gobby out of mind.
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Wrong answer.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Oh, great.
Venom/Eddie Brock
Give me some of that web action...
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Beat it chump.
Venom/Eddie Brock
What the Hell!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Look at this, Green Goblin Jr wants to cry.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Look at this, Green Goblin. Jr. wants to cry.
Bone Saw McGraw
What are you doing up there?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Staying away from you. That's a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
[back-to-back with the New Goblin facing Venom] I could use some help over here!
Harry Osborn/New Goblin
[facing the giant Sandman] I'm a little busy right now!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Im goona' put some dirt in your eye.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I'm gonna put some dirt in your eye.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I had a father, his name was Ben Parker.
Charles Howard
You could be crippled for the rest of your life.
Red Pollard
I WAS crippled for the rest of my life. I got better. He made me better. Hell, you made me better.
Red Pollard
I *was* crippled for the rest of my life. I got better. He made me better.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Where do all these guys come from? (Dumps huge amount of sand from his boot)
Burglar
Just give me a chance!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
What about Ben Parker? Did you give him a chance?
Venom/Eddie Brock
Hey Parker
Venom/Eddie Brock
Hey Parker.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
My God, Eddie
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
My god, Eddie.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Ooooh My Spider Sense is tingling, if you know what I'm talking about!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Oh my spider sense is tingling, if you know what I'm talking about!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
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
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
You'll get your rent when you fix this damn door!