"You live for those really great scenes where you almost feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed on the script pages and been raised to another level."
It was his subtle, poignant and endearing portrait of youthful angst in art-house films like THE ICE STORM (1997) and THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (1999) that confirmed Tobey as a major acting talent on the horizon. But it was SPIDER-MAN (2002) that put that reputation to a whole new level - Tobey has proved himself able to draw major audiences as well. He succeeded to establish PETER PARKER as the most sympathetic and relatable superhero character in any comic book movie adaptation.
This tumblr blog is dedicated to him, and his works.
"When I began to earn my first money, I discovered I was able to have some security. I spent entire days looking at films with stars who have left their mark on my way of acting —Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro— and studied directors who truly changed my life, such as John Frankenheimer, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. And I soon understood that to succeed in this job I had to overcome the embarrassment I felt when acting in front of others." - Tobey Maguire (source)