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Tobey Maguire

Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor. He began his career in the 1980s, and has since become best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 2002 - 2007 Spider-Man films. Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Wendy (née Brown), a secretary turned screenwriter and producer, and Vincent Maguire, a construction worker and cook. He has four half-brothers. His parents, 18 and 20 years old, were unmarried at the time of his birth; the two married and subsequently divorced when Maguire was two. Maguire spent much of his childhood moving from town to town, living with each parent and other family members. During his childhood, Maguire entertained the idea of becoming a chef and to that end wanted to enroll in a home economics class as a sixth grader. His mother offered him US$100 to take a drama class instead, and Tobey agreed. The nomadic nature of his school-age years began to take a toll on Maguire emotionally, and finally, after a relocation to yet another school, Maguire dropped out of high school his freshman year and never returned, deciding to focus himself on his blossoming acting career. By 2000, Maguire had obtained his GED to officially graduate from high school, noting that during his school days as a child, he'd reached a point where "I wasn't doing school. I was showing up, but...not really giving myself."

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Tobey Maguire Folds in High-Stakes Poker Lawsuit

Tobey Maguire
Folds In High-Stakes Poker Suit

Tobey Maguire is buying his way out of that high-stakes poker lawsuit -- agreeing to fork over $80,000 ... this according to new court docs.As we previously reported, Tobey was one of 22 people… READ MORE >

Leo & Tobey's 'Great' Old School Ride

Leonardo & Tobey
The 'Great' Old School Ride

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire took a joy ride in a vintage 1929 Duesenberg convertible with some pals while on the set of "The Great Gatsby" in Sydney on Thursday.It's no $100K hybrid but… READ MORE >

- 967 days ago
Tobey Maguire -- Poker Face

Tobey Maguire -- Poker Face

There's a reason Tobey Maguire took his poker pal Brad Ruderman to the cleaners ... it's because dude's harder to read than the Dead Sea Scrolls. We asked Tobey about the poker scandal last night… READ MORE >

- 997 days ago
Tobey Maguire: I Did NOT Play Illegal Poker

Tobey Maguire: I Did NOT Play Illegal Poker

Tobey Maguire has just filed legal docs, categorically denying that he participated in illegal celebrity poker games.As we previously reported, Tobey is being sued by the bankruptcy trustees of a… READ MORE >

- 1023 days ago
Celebrity Poker Circle -- Pay Up or GET OUT!

Celebrity Poker Circle -- Pay Up or GET OUT!

Tobey Maguire's super-exclusive high-stakes celebrity poker circle was SERIOUS when it came to cash -- in fact, TMZ has learned, if you didn't pay up ... you were blackballed for life.  A… READ MORE >

- 1027 days ago
Joe Francis: Hollywood Poker Is 'Perfectly Legal'

Joe Francis: Hollywood Poker Is 'Perfectly Legal'

"Girls Gone Wild" kingpin Joe Francis -- who was named as a player in the Tobey Maguire poker scandal -- is adamant the card games are "perfectly legal" ... and he can back it up! Francis was… READ MORE >

- 1030 days ago
Tobey Maguire Poker Scandal -- Check. Mate

Tobey Maguire Poker Scandal -- Check. Mate

Tobey Maguire once received a $69,200 check from convicted hedge fund manager Brad Ruderman -- after Maguire allegedly STOMPED the guy during an illegal high stakes poker game back in 2007.… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago
'Hangover 2' Star: I Ain't Giving Back Poker Winnings

'Hangover 2' Star
I Ain't Giving Back Poker Winnings

"Hangover 2" star Nick Cassavetes says he ain't returning a single cent of the $73,000 he allegedly won from a convicted Ponzi-schemer during several celebrity-filled poker matches.Cassavetes'… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago
Tobey, Matt, Leo, Ben Played Texas Hold 'Em A LOT!

Tobey, Matt, Leo, Ben Played Texas Hold 'Em A LOT!

Tobey Maguire is the only one getting sued for allegedly playing unlicensed poker with a ponzi scheme criminal, but we've learned other big celebs regularly put their chips on the table with… READ MORE >

- 1031 days ago
Tobey Maguire Sued Over Illegal Gambling

Tobey Maguire Sued Over Illegal Gambling

Tobey Maguire has been dragged into a bankruptcy case ... all because he's really, really good at Texas Hold'em poker.Here's how it went down.  A hedge fund manager named Bradley Ruderman is… READ MORE >

- 1032 days ago

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