DOB: June 27, 1975
Background: Maguire was the son of young parents in California, who divorced when he was two, leading to a childhood of frequent relocation. The stress of his transient upbringing led him to drop out of high school during his freshman year, though he did earn a GED in 2000.
Filmography: He has been working since the late 1980s, guest starring on TV shows including "Blossom," "Roseanne," "Eerie, Indiana," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." His breakthrough came in the late 1990s when he co-starred in Ang Lee's drama "The Ice Storm" (1997) and played the lead role in Gary Ross's "Pleasantville." In 1999, he starred in the Best Picture-nominated film "The Cider House Rules," and in 2000 he starred as a protege to Michael Douglas in Curtis Hanson's acclaimed academy comeedy-drama "Wonder Boys."
In 2002, he achieved his greatest commercial success, starring as the title superhero in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films. He has also appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "The Good German," the dark drama "Brothers," and another Best Picture nominee, "Seabiscuit." He will next be seen in "The Details" opposite Elizabeth Banks.
Best Film Drama Actor Nomination
"Brothers" (2010); lost to Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart")
Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"Seabiscuit" (2004); lost to "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King"
"The Cider House Rules" (2000); lost to "American Beauty"
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