SPIDER- MAN 2
TOBEY MAGUIRE (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) starred in Spider-Man as the
iconic webslinging superhero, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe. Directed
by Sam Raimi, the film earned $114.8 million in its opening weekend, making it
the largest domestic opening of all time, going on to gross over $800 million in
worldwide box office.
Maguire recently starred in Universal's Seabiscuit, directed by Gary
Ross. Based on Linda Hillenbrand's best-selling nonfiction book of the same
name, Seabiscuit tells the true story of the legendary 1930s racing horse
who, with the collaboration of his jockey (Maguire), trainer (Chris Cooper) and
owners (Jeff Bridges and Elizabeth Banks), was able to beat the odds to win
horse racing honors during the depression. Maguire also served as executive
producer, with Gary Ross's Larger Than Life and Kennedy Marshall co-producing.
Maguire has an exclusive two year, first-look film production deal with Sony
Pictures. He made his first outing as producer this year by teaming with
producer Julia Chasman and Industry Entertainment's Nick Wechsler on a
big-screen adaptation of David Benioff's novel The 25th Hour for the Walt
Disney Co. His most recent film credits include: Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys,
opposite Michael Douglas; Lasse Hallstrom's Oscar nominated The Cider House
Rules, opposite Michael Caine; Ang Lee's Civil War drama Ride With The
Devil opposite Skeet Ulrich, Jeffrey Wright and Jewel. In his first film
with Lee, The Ice Storm, Maguire received critical notice for his
performance as Paul Hood, a philosophical, bright mid-1970s teen. Maguire
co-starred with Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen and Christina Ricci.
In the Gary Ross-directed fantasy-adventure Pleasantville, Maguire
starred with Reese Witherspoon as bickering siblings who are magically
transported into the world of a wholesome 50s era sitcom.
Maguire first gained attention with his critically acclaimed performance in
the Academy AwardÂ® nominated short film Duke of Groove. Directed by
Griffin Dunne, the film also starred Kate Capshaw, Uma Thurman and Kiefer
Maguire went on to appear in Woody Allen's literary satire Deconstructing
Harry opposite Allen, Kirstie Alley, Demi Moore, Judy Davis, Billy Crystal
and Robin Williams.
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