I loved the script, and I thought that Gary Ross did a fabulous job of adapting (Hillenbrand's book,Tobey: Jockeys are tougher than they look Aug 07, 2003
We brought in a mechanical horse that they call an Equi-ciser to my house and several times a week, I would get up there, and Chris would coach me, and that was both for form and just to build up my strength and endurance so that I could do itTobey: Jockeys are tougher than they look Aug 07, 2003
You don't throw a whole life away just 'cause it's banged up a littleTobey: Jockeys are tougher than they look Aug 07, 2003
I don't know. I felt really fortunate to have the opportunity to do this with these folks and I definitely was excited at the challenge -- mostly I was attracted to the subject matter and to do something that could shine a light on something and, hopefully, start a conversation about something that is probably not talked about as much as we should talk about itGyllenhaal: Cabbies think I'm Spider-Man Dec 08, 2009
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."