Though still very much remembered for his Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire has a career with very interesting and varied films in regards to the Marvel hero.
Tobey Maguire is a name loved by an entire generation of moviegoers for a very simple reason: he was the one who opened the doors of superhero movies with his Spider-Man. Your interpretation of Peter Parker has become so iconic that his appearance in Spider-Man: Never go home20 years after first wearing the kit, it was celebrated by fans as if it were a goal in a grand final.
However, the hero is far from the only highlight of his career. Although he has been absent from major productions in recent years, Maguire has returned to the spotlight thanks to his participation in the recent Babylonwhich tells the story of early Hollywood.
And his return to the big screen is also a great opportunity to revisit some of the classics of his career. Come to think of it, the canaltech listed top 7 movies starring Tobey Maguire.
7. Spider-Man 2
There is no escape: talking about Tobey Maguire is bump into Spiderman at any time. So, let’s take this arachnid elephant out of the room by highlighting his best pass through the iconic character: spider man 2.
Though the younger crowd will tell No homecoming is a far superior film, the characteristic of the cinematic universe of wonder (MCU, its acronym in English) isn’t exactly a Maguire film, nor is it Peter Parker’s best performance. In fact, this movie wouldn’t exist without it spider man 2 it was a hit then.
Especially since the whole plot starts from the events presented there in 2004. Peter’s confrontation with Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) starts from there and we see Maguire bring this Parker to life as the classic nerd who seeks everyone’s approval both in the scientific environment than in your personal life. And the naive way the actor delivers all of this is passionate.
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6. The awakening of a man
The awakening of a man it’s not exactly a Tobey Maguire film, even if it plays an important role within the plot. The long starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio centers the story on the abusive relationship of an adoptive father and his stepson and Maguire plays one of the protagonist’s friends.
And the most interesting thing about this film based on true events is seeing the future Spider-Man as a boy. He was only 18 at the time and this is one of the first big projects he was involved in.
The awakening of a man is available on Star+.
5. The Great Gatsby
Tobey Maguire’s reunion with Leonardo DiCaprio took place two decades later The Great Gatsby. The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic book features an incredible cast that also includes Joel Edgerton (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Elizabeth Debicki (principle) and Carey Mulligan (to drive).
The film is set in 1922, when Maguire’s character moves to New York and ends up attracted by the glamorous life of billionaires, represented in the figure of Gatsby himself (DiCaprio).
The Great Gatsby is available at HBO Max.
4. Fear and loathing in Vegas
Another film before the success of SpidermanTobey Maguire also participates in the classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The 1998 feature film directed by Terry Gilliam also stars Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro and Christina Ricci.
Maguire’s participation in the storyline isn’t very deep, since he plays a backpacker who meets Depp and del Toro’s characters and travels with them on this literal, lysergic journey. Still, it’s fun to see how different he is: besides still being very young, he has voluminous blonde hair that’s quite different from the look we’re used to.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is available at Netflix.
3. Between siblings
A family drama is always very powerful and Between brothers it does it very well by adding all the weight of the military issue in the United States. In the 2009 film, Tobey Maguire lives Sam, a family man who embarks on a military career and who needs to take care of his irresponsible brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) in addition to his wife and two daughters.
And it’s when Sam is presumed dead during a mission in Afghanistan that Tommy begins to help his sister-in-law and nieces to go on and deal with everyday problems. That is, of course, until the soldier suddenly returns home with the scars of war on his psyche and is faced with a new reality in his family.
2. The details
Another family drama starring Tobey Maguire, The details it brings a quaint and even whimsical element to make everyday life more fantastic. That’s because what begins as the story of a man who loses control of his life and sees his failing marriage turn into a love triangle soon turns into a story involving a curious infestation of raccoons.
And it’s with the arrival of the animals in this family’s home that truths come to light, grievances are exposed, and there’s even room for murder in the midst of it all.
The details is available on First video.
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1. Pleasantville: Life in Black and White
If you liked the proposal of Wanda Vision from using the language of classic TV shows to discussing the main characters’ relationships, you have to watch Pleasantville: Life in Black and White. In the film, Tobey Maguire plays a lonely, unhappy young man who finds escape from reality in the comfort and safety of a 1950s sitcom.
Only, on any given day, he and his sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) fight over control of the TV and are whisked away to the fictional town of Pleasantville, where the series takes place. Thus, the two become characters in this sitcom and need not only to reevaluate their relationship, but also to better understand who they really are.
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