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Favorite Super Hero Dad: Tobey Maguire
He's played Red Pollard in Seabiscuit and Homer Wells in Cider House Rules, but say Tobey Maguire's name and everyone thinks about just one role: Spiderman. Interesting, then, that in real life, Tobey is much more like Spidey's alter-ego Peter Parker than the web-slinging super hero.
Tobey is known for being extremely private, unassuming and modest - especially for a guy reportedly earning close to $20 million a picture. Perhaps that's because it hasn't always been accolades and action figures for Tobey Maguire.
Born to an unmarried teenage mom, Tobey spent much of his childhood being bounced around the West Coat, from one relative's house to the next: "I realized at a young age that I was responsible for myself. My feelings of love or security or happiness - they were all in my own hands."
All that changed in 2003 when Tobey met his now wife Jen Meyer, jewelry designer and daughter of Universal Studios President and CEO Ron Meyer. In November 2006, the couple welcomed their daughter Ruby Sweetheart, and in September 2007, they married at an intimate, private ceremony in Hawaii. In May 2009, the couple expanded their family with the birth of their son, Otis Tobias.
Now, the almost four-year-old Ruby and one-year old Otis have has become the undeniable center of Tobey's (and Jen's) world: "It's a very dramatic change," he told David Letterman recently. "It's great. She's so adorable. She's just a smiley, little beautiful thing."
Favorite Step Dad: Ashton Kutcher
Imagine waking up one day to discover that your mom is dating the hottest new teen idol - the same one whose face is splashed across your Teen People magazine. That's about what happened for Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, Demi Moore's teenage daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis.
In 2003, Demi started dating heartthrob Ashton Kutcher and in 2005, the two were married in a private ceremony. In attendance were Demi's daughters - and their dad. By all accounts, Bruce and Demi have remained close friends and are committed to co-parenting for the betterment of their daughter.
While many raised an eyebrow about the May-December couple (Demi is Ashton's senior by 16 years), the Dude, Where's My Car? Star has more than stepped up to the plate: "There is not a human being I could love more than those girls and their mom. If I had a daughter that was of my blood, I wouldn't love that child any more. I feel like I have three kids, and we'll see whether we're given another child," Ashton told Parade Magazine.
Having started his career as a model, Ashton shot to fame as the too-sexy-for-himself loafer on That 70s Show and has earned some big screen success in movies like The Butterfly Effect and What Happens in Vegas. Despite his pretty boy image, though, Ashton believes in the value of physical labor and sees it as an important part of raising kids - in this case, his step-daughters.
"I don't think anybody should be allowed to grow up without doing some physical, blue-collar labor at some point," said Ashton. "I had Rumer work on a construction site with my dad for a while and Scout just went to Guatemala working for Habitat For Humanity and helped build a house. "
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