Tobey Maguire

Biography: Although his dashing turn as a web-slinging superhero in the Spider-Man trilogy turned him into an international sensation, this thoughtful leading man seduced critics long before he began making teenagers swoon. As a child actor in the early '90s, he made guest appearances on sitcoms (Roseanne) and dramas (Jake and the Fat Man). In fact, he met his best friend/future fellow superstar Leonardo DiCaprio at an audition for the 1990 TV adaptation of the movie Parenthood. In 1992, Maguire snagged his first series regular role, as the nerdy title character in Great Scott!, but after that show went bust he turned his attention to the big screen, making his film debut opposite DiCaprio in This Boy's Life. Although his buddy's career immediately took off, Maguire spent a few more years playing the stereotypical cute but goofy kid in films such as Revenge of the Red Baron and Joyride. But in 1997, he burst onto the indie radar as the pensive suburban narrator of the art-house hit TheAlthough his dashing turn as a web-slinging superhero in the Spider-Man trilogy turned him into an international sensation, this thoughtful leading man seduced critics long before he began making teenagers swoon. As a child actor in the early '90s, he made guest appearances on sitcoms (Roseanne) and dramas (Jake and the Fat Man). In fact, he met his best friend/future fellow superstar Leonardo DiCaprio at an audition for the 1990 TV adaptation of the movie Parenthood. In 1992, Maguire snagged his first series regular role, as the nerdy title character in Great Scott!, but after that show went bust he turned his attention to the big screen, making his film debut opposite DiCaprio in This Boy's Life. Although his buddy's career immediately took off, Maguire spent a few more years playing the stereotypical cute but goofy kid in films such as Revenge of the Red Baron and Joyride. But in 1997, he burst onto the indie radar as the pensive suburban narrator of the art-house hit The Ice Storm. Suddenly Maguire was the go-to awkward but appealing adolescent, playing a series of similar types in high-minded pictures (Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys). Peter Parker, the civilian side of Spider-Man, was very much in keeping with those roles, a hardworking high-school geek with an unrequited crush on the girl next door. But to play his super alter ego, the young star had to buff up his body and beef up his sex appeal, with impressive results. Since Spider-Man, Maguire has delved into producting and expanded his acting range, including a villainous turn in 2006's The Good German. Maguire met his wife, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, while shooting Seabiscuit in 2003. The couple have two children. Expand

Tobey Maguire's Scores

Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 83 Spider-Man 2
Lowest Metascore: 38 Seeking Justice
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 Pawn Sacrifice Sep 16, 2015 Producer / Bobby Fischer 7.4
68 Z for Zachariah Aug 28, 2015 Producer / Producer 7.7
42 Good People Sep 26, 2014 Producer / Producer 3.5
52 Labor Day Dec 27, 2013 Adult Henry / Older Henry Wheeler 6.6
55 The Great Gatsby May 10, 2013 Nick Carraway / Nick Carraway 7.2
79 Life of Pi Nov 21, 2012 Yann Martel 7.9
56 The Details Nov 2, 2012 Jeff / Jeff / Jeff Lang 8.6
47 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Producer / Producer 3.4
38 Seeking Justice Mar 16, 2012 Producer 5.9
45 Country Strong Dec 22, 2010 Producer / Producer tbd
58 Brothers Dec 4, 2009 Capt. Sam Cahill / Capt. Sam Cahill tbd
59 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Spider-Man/Peter Parker 6.8
49 The Good German Dec 15, 2006 Tully 7.0
83 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Spider-Man/Peter Parker / Spider-Man/Peter Parker 6.0
72 Seabiscuit Jul 25, 2003 Executive Producer 7.1
68 25th Hour Dec 19, 2002 Producer / Producer tbd
73 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Spider-Man/Peter Parker / Spider-Man/Peter Parker 7.0
73 Wonder Boys Feb 25, 2000 James Leer / James Leer tbd
75 The Cider House Rules Dec 10, 1999 Homer Wells 8.7
69 Ride with the Devil Nov 24, 1999 Jake Roedel / Jake Roedel tbd
71 Pleasantville Oct 23, 1998 David 8.7
41 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas May 22, 1998 Hitchhiker 7.7
72 The Ice Storm Sep 26, 1997 Paul Hood 8.6
60 This Boy's Life Apr 9, 1993 Chuck Bolger 3.7