How much is Tobey Maguire worth?
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Date of Birth:||June 27, 1975|
|Country:||United States of America|
As a nerdy teenager-turned-web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man.
Who Is Tobey Maguire
While Tobey Maguire’s name often conjures images of a blue and red spandex-swaddled figure swinging from New York skyscrapers as Spider-Man, he has also brought a soft but powerful presence to a number of critically acclaimed films like Pleasantville (1998) and Seabiscuit (2003).
American actor Tobey Maguire has a net worth of $75 million dollars, as of 2020.
Maguire was born on June 27, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, but spent much of his early childhood moving around and living with various members of his family. With constant relocation and financial struggles burdening his home life, childhood was not easy for Maguire. Although he wanted to be a chef like his father, he was encouraged by his mother to begin studying acting and discovered a real talent for the art.
Soon enough, Maguire began auditioning for small roles and commercials, putting high school on hold while he looked for work as an actor. He landed several bit parts on TV shows like Blossom and Roseanne as well as a number of commercial spots. Eventually he landed a starring role in Great Scott!, a short-lived sitcom on Fox that aired for only 13 episodes in 1992 before it was canceled.
In 1993, Maguire made his first theatrical debut with a small role in This Boy’s Life, a film that helped his good friend Leonardo DiCaprio launch his acting career. He later scored a small role in the indie film Empire Records (1995), but Maguire faced personal issues and asked the director to let him go, a decision that kept his scenes from making the final cut.
Seeing In Black And White
Maguire returned to auditions after taking some time off and, this time around, made significant progress in his career. In 1996, he scored a part in an Oscar-nominated short film, Duke of Groove, and the next year he earned roles in Woody Allen‘s Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm (1997). Although the films were highly regarded by critics, they were just cinematic stepping stones for Maguire, who was about to find lasting fame in his gigs that followed.
By 1998, Maguire could be seen hopping in a convertible with Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro as a hitchhiker in the cult film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. That same year he shared the black-and-white screen with Reese Witherspoon in the fantasy world of Pleasantville. With starring roles in the visually astounding film, both Maguire and Witherspoon gained national recognition for their work. In 1999, Maguire gave a dramatic performance in The Cider House Rules, a John Irving adaptation that took home two Oscars. Maguire went on to appear alongside Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. for another onscreen adaptation, in which he gave a quirky performance in the wacky yet whimsical comedy Wonder Boys (2000).
Swinging To Success
In 2002, Maguire took on the lead role of Peter Parker in the adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man. The blockbuster shattered the record for the highest grossing opening weekend of its time and the sequels that followed in 2004 and 2007 would share similar box office success as well as rave reviews. Throughout the making of the trilogy, Maguire would work side by side with big names like Kirsten Dunst, who he also dated, James Franco and Willem Dafoe.
The trilogy brought him international recognition, but was only a portion of the bulk of his prominent rise. With professional success, a successful home life followed. In 2006, he became engaged to designer Jennifer Meyer. The pair wed in 2007 and went on to have two children—Ruby and Otis. In 2011, he signed on to productions like Life of Pi (2012) and The Great Gatsby (2012). Having shown the world that he has the talent to make great movies, Tobey can now spend the rest of his career refining his craft.
Defining Quote “The attention made me feel somewhat uncomfortable. I used to get almost antagonistic. I wanted to tell people off, and say, ‘What are you doing?’ But now I’ve learned how to handle that situation somewhat better. That side of me only comes out when someone just keeps on at me and keeps prying.”