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Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open the Cannes Film Festival in France, officials announced.
Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. producer-songwriter The Bullitts says he and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z are penning the music score for director Baz Luhrmann's movie, "The Great Gatsby."
$81M pledged during SU2C telethon

$81M pledged during SU2C telethon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- More than $81 million has been pledged as a result of last week's Hollywood telecast, the organization Stand Up to Cancer said Monday.

Report: DiCaprio plans animal-poach film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire are working to produce an animal-trafficking film like the U.S. crime drama "Traffic," a trade daily reported.
'Great Gatsby' gets new release date

'Great Gatsby' gets new release date

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Director Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will be released in theaters next summer, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
By United Press International
Stars line up for Obama fundraiser

Stars line up for Obama fundraiser

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- A sizeable portion of Hollywood's A list gathered at actor George Clooney's home Thursday for a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
Stars line up for Obama fundraiser

Stars line up for Obama fundraiser

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- A sizeable portion of Hollywood's A list gathered at actor George Clooney's home Thursday for a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
Jason Clarke joins 'Gatsby' cast

Jason Clarke joins 'Gatsby' cast

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Jason Clarke has been cast in the role of George Wilson in Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of the classic American novel "The Great Gatsby."
Affleck in talks for 'Gatsby' role

Affleck in talks for 'Gatsby' role

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ben Affleck is in talks to play wealthy cheating husband Tom Buchanan in a new big-screen adaptation of the 1920s classic book "The Great Gatsby."
Garfield says he has Maguire's blessing

Garfield says he has Maguire's blessing

LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- British actor Andrew Garfield says Tobey Maguire wrote him a letter wishing him luck in taking over the Spider-Man role on the big-screen.
Mulligan offered lead in 'Great Gatsby'

Mulligan offered lead in 'Great Gatsby'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British actress Carey Mulligan has been offered the role of Daisy Buchanan in a big-screen adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Banks is to be host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Webb to direct next 'Spider-Man' flick

Webb to direct next 'Spider-Man' flick

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. music video director Marc Webb has been hired to head up the next installment in the "Spider-Man" film franchise, sources confirmed to EW.com.
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Tobey Maguire
Actor Tobey Maguire arrives for the taping of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards honoring Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California on June 11, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor and producer. 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 so he could focus on his 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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