Leo Vs. Tobey
What Makes these Hollywood Hunks and Best Buddies Tick?
By Emily Feimster
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are two of today's hottest actors, raking in millions of dollars per movie. They also happen to be best friends, having first met when they were young boys. Often seen side by side at a Lakers game, club, or concert, these are two guys who are living the high life. Professionally they are known for being able to play the "boy/man" role with a sense of ease and natural spontaneity. When it comes to their personal lives, both guys prefer a more casual look, but their personalities couldn't be more different. While Leo is known for his wild partying ways, Tobey remains introspective and soft-spoken. Yet, the two always find common ground. See how these Hollywood hunks match up!
Pix of Leo
Pix of Tobey
|Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio|
Hometown: Hollywood, California
Birth date: 11-11-1974
Height: 6' 1"
| ||Tobey Maguire|
Hometown: Santa Monica, California
Birth date: 6-27-1975
Height: 5' 8"
|Love Life: He has been romantically linked to models Bridget Hall and Amber Valetta. He's currently in an on-again, off-again relationship with model Gisele Bundchen. || ||Love Life: After dating Kirsten Dunst for a year, he's now in a serious relationship with Ralph Lauren publicist Jennifer Meyer, whose father runs Universal Studios.|
| Star Power: He ranked No. 42 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. || |
Star Power: Let's just say he's popular!
|Family: He was born to George, an underground comic book dealer, and Irmalin DiCaprio, who was a secretary before managing Leo's affairs. Leo was an only child, though he does have a stepbrother named Adam.|| ||Family: Tobey's parents were 18 and 20 and unwed when he was born. His father, Vincent, was a cook. His mother, Wendy, was a secretary. He has four half brothers but he primarily grew up as an only child. |
|Tough Times: His parents divorced each other within a year after his birth. Though his acting debut was at age five, he was booted from the set for his uncontrollable behavior. It would be eleven years until he would land a big-screen role. || ||Tough Times: His parents split two years after his birth. This resulted in his being shuffled from household to household and moving constantly as a youth, spending time in California, Oregon, and Washington.|
|Education: He attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High. He often cheated in school and seemed more interested in entertaining his classmates than in doing his homework. || ||Education: Being a teenager was hard for him and in interviews he has recalled throwing up every morning from overwrought nerves. Not being able to take it anymore, he quit school in the 9th grade to pursue acting. He did complete his GED. Looks like he's doing alright now!|
|Quotable Quotes: "The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it. It's a great outlet. As for myself, I'm not sure who I am. It seems that I change every day." "I hate speaking in front of a large audience. I don't know where it came from...but it's just this gut-wrenching fear of slipping up and doing something horrible."|| ||Quotable Quotes: "All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off. But they've all given me a fervor; an angry ambition that cannot be stopped - and I look forward to finding a therapist and working on that." "I have self-esteem issues. I think everybody does." No kidding!|
|Early Promise: After landing an agent at 14 and doing over 30 commercials, he finally landed a successful, regular role as a homeless boy on "Growing Pains" at age 16. Though only a small part, Leo's performance caught attention and proved he had great potential.|| ||Early Promise: He did several commercials and bit TV roles before landing the lead on the Fox comedy "Great Scott." Though the show was cancelled after nine weeks, it gave him the exposure needed to land parts in movies like "This Boy's Life" (along with pal Leo) and "Pleasantville."|
|Big Break: His big break was the leading role in "This Boy's Life." Though his brilliant performance didn't hit home at the box office, he gained instant recognition as a talented rising actor. However, it would take a sinking ship for Leo's career to explode. His role in "Titanic" instantly made him a household name.|| ||Big Break: Critics finally took notice of his acting chops starring alongside Michael Caine in "The Cider House Rules" and Michael Douglas in "Wonder Boys." Life would never be the same for the soft-spoken actor, though, once he beefed up for the blockbuster "Spider-man." Not our first choice for a super hero either but, hey, it worked!|
|Bet You Didn't Know: He received his first name after swiftly kicking his mother from her womb as she admired a Leonardo DaVinci painting in the Uffizi. He is an environmental conservationist, drives a hybrid car, and often advocates naturalist causes. || ||Bet You Didn't Know: Originally wanted to be a chef, but turned to acting after his mother offered him $100 to take drama classes instead. He's a vegetarian, practices yoga, enjoys chess, and is an avid poker player. He even competes in the World Series of Poker.|
|Party Boy: Having been dubbed a legendary hell raiser, this guy certainly hasn't met a club he didn't like. With a ready entourage always in tow, he's one of Hollywood's most notorious party boys. He's also been known to throw a party that can rival Hugh Hefner's. || ||Party Boy: Although he has publicly proclaimed his abstention from alcohol and drugs, he is an avid participant in the city's nightlife and a visible member of what the media has dubbed "the latter-day Rat Pack" along with friend Leo. Imagine that!|
|Current Activities: The Oscar-nominated actor has teamed up with famed director Martin Scorsese once again to film "The Departed" alongside Jack Nicholson. His next movie will be "The Chancellor Manuscript." Guess he's spending his free time with Giselle. Poor guy! || ||Current Activities: He's currently raking in millions of dollars reprising his role for "Spider-man 3." Lucky dog! He's also got three pictures announced - "Tokyo Suckerpunch," "The Good German" with George Clooney, and "Quiet Type," for which he'll have no dialogue whatsoever.|Syndicated Columnists
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