Posted on January 19, 2015
Tobey Maguire has played a wide variety of roles in his career so far, in movies like Spiderman, Wonder Boys, Seabiscuit, and The Great Gatsby with his best friend Leonardo DiCaprio. These days he’s also a dedicated husband and father to two adorable children.
Born as Tobias Vincent Maguire in Santa Monica, California to Wendy and Vincent Maguire. He grew up poor, telling the UK Guardian: “As a kid, I was very poor. I mean, it’s all relative, but we would get groceries from neighbours. I always had a roof over my head, but I slept on couches of relatives, and some night we wandered into a shelter. My family had food stamps and government medical insurance. And I wanted to get out of that, so my ambition was initially to make money; I was pretty driven.”
His parents divorce.
Wants to be a chef like his dad but his mom says she will give him $100 if he takes drama lessons. He bites.
Drops out of high school to give himself more time for learning the craft of acting.
Meets Leonardo DiCaprio at an audition and the two become best friends and have remained so ever since.
Appears in commercials for McDonalds and Doritos.
Appears in a commercial for Atari LYNX.
Is part of Whoopi Goldberg’s Tales from the Whoop.
Has a leading role in FOX’s short-lived TV series Great Scott!.
His dad is arrested for robbing a bank in his hometown of Reseda, California.
Appears in This Boy’s Life with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Appears in S.F.W..
Stars in The Ice Storm with Sigourney Weaver and Christina Ricci.
Stars in Deconstructing Harry with Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal,
Jennifer Garner, Demi Moore, and Robin Williams.
Stars in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with Cameron Diaz, Johnny Depp, and Benicio Del Toro.
Stars in Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Don Knotts.
Stars in The Cider House Rules with Charlize Theron.
Stars in Ride with the Devil.
Stars in Wonder Boys with Michael Douglas, Robert Downey, Jr., and Katie Holmes.
Plays Spiderman in Spiderman with Kirsten Dunst and Lucy Lawless. With his earnings he buys a $3.5 million dollar Beverly Hills mansion.
PETA declares him the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian.
Dates Demi Moore.
Meets Jennifer Meyer while filming Seabiscuit at Universal Studios. Her father Ronald Meyer is the President and COO of Universal Studios at the time.
Stars in Seabiscuit. He loses 25 pounds for the role.
Participates in the World Poker Tour Championship where he’s eliminated on the first day.
Stars in Spider-Man 2 with Kirsten Dunst.
He and Leonardo DiCaprio sue John Schindler in hopes of keeping him from releasing a short film the two did back in 1995. Schindler agrees to only play it in Europe.
He plays in the Phil Hellmuth Poker Invitational at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles and wins the first prize of $95,480.
He proposes to Jennifer Meyer.
They welcome daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire.
They marry in Kona, Hawaii.
Son Otis Tobias Maguire is born.
He becomes a vegan.
Stars in The Great Gatsby alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
Stars in Labor Day, a film based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard. It also stars Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet.
Stars in The Spoils of Babylon alongside Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, and Will Ferrell.
His daughter Ruby sings “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” at the wedding of Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry.