Tobey Maguire: I don’t need my fame and fortune to survive
Tobey Maguire might be on blockbuster bucks for the Spider-Man series but he insists he’s careful with his money and has no plan to keep making big film after big film to support a lavish lifestyle.
Tobey told Parade magazine recently that his modest upbringing - passed between various relatives when his young mum and dad couldn’t cope - has impacted his attitudes to his fame and fortune: “When I first started being successful at [acting], financially speaking, I was very conservative with my money. That was definitely a product of my upbringing.”
“You know those Lotto winners who win big and then blow all the money? That would never happen to me.”
“I feel like you could drop me anywhere in the world, anonymously, and I’d figure out how to survive.”
“If you stripped away everything I’ve got - the money, the fame, the possessions, everything - I know that I’d find a way to get along, because, basically, that’s what I’ve had to do all my life.”