Hilton's video partner buys H'wood mansion

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Videotaping his sex romp with Paris Hilton has earned Rick Solomon $7 million, enough to buy a posh pad in the Hollywood Hills, "Celebrity Justice" reports.

Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp most kissable

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp are the Hollywood actors Americans most want to kiss this Valentine's Day, according to a U.S. survey.

Restaurateur dishes on celeb clientele

BRASíLIA, Brazil, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The owner of a popular New York restaurant has told the Brazilian press of his encounters with many of his celebrity patrons.

Indie producer sues Hollywood superstars

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An independent film producer has filed suit in Los Angeles claiming actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire blocked the U.S. release of his movie.

Maguire, DiCaprio file joint lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio are suing in an effort to prevent the release of a short film they did in 1995, "Celebrity Justice" reported.

Diamond dress upstages 'Spider' premiere

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- Samantha Mumba stole the show at London's "Spider-Man II" premiere when the Irish actress/singer showed up in an $8 million diamond dress.

Ben Affleck wins $300K in poker tourney

COMMERCE, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck won first place and $356,400 in prize money at a California poker tournament, qualifying the Hollywood film star for the world poker championship.

Marvel and Sony drop 'Spider-Man' suits

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Marvel Enterprises and Sony Pictures ended their competing lawsuits by creating a joint U.S. company to manage "Spider-Man" movie tie-in products.

Maguire, Dunst sign up for 'Spider-Man 3'

LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have signed up to reprise their roles in a third "Spider-Man" film, due out in 2007.

'Spider-man 3' in the works?

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Four months before "Spider-Man 2" is due in U.S. theaters, Entertainment Tonight says a third installment in the franchise is already in the works.

Author amazed by 'Seabiscuit' phenomenon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Laura Hillenbrand says she never expected her book "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" to become a publishing phenomenon.

Maguire inspired by 'Seabiscuit' story

SANTA ANITA, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Actor Tobey Maguire says he was greatly moved by the true story of lost souls finding friendship and success in the movie "Seabiscuit."

'Seabiscuit' top-selling DVD, video

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Universal Studios Home Video announced "Seabiscuit" is the top holiday seller in DVD and VHS sales of more than $80 million, Zap2it.com reported.

'Seabiscuit' top-selling DVD, video

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Universal Studios Home Video announced Friday "Seabiscuit" was the top holiday seller in DVD and VHS sales of more than $80 million Zap2it.com reported.

Maguire: Jockeys work really hard

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- "Seabiscuit" star Tobey Maguire said he was astonished to learn how hard jockeys train for their jobs.
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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)

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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