8 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonardo DiCaprio And Tobey Maguire’s Friendship
Hollywood is a small community, so it’s not surprising that many stars end up forming close relationships, whether it be friendly or romantic, or even just a great bromance! Arguably one of the most well known bromances in Hollywood is between A-list stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The two became close after working together at a young age and subsequently grew up together in the industry. To celebrate their longstanding friendship, here’s a look at 8 things you didn’t know about Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire’s friendship!
8. Helped One Another Get Jobs
The two actors met while auditioning for the same roles in the late 1980s. It was on the set of the short-lived comedy series Parenthood, where DiCaprio was cast as the lead and Maguire was only given a handful of lines that they became friends. Despite their different roles, they became fast friends, especially since they are only a year apart in age. After working together for the first time, they stayed in touch ever since! They later worked together in This Boy’s Life with Robert De Niro, Don’s Plum, and later The Great Gatsby.
7. DiCaprio Pursued a Friendship with Maguire
In an interview with Huffington Post, DiCaprio talked about his childhood buddy and how they came to be friends. “After I met Tobey at an audition, I felt like I wanted this guy to be my friend. I remember driving back from school and he was doing Hot Rod Brown Class Clown with Whoopi Goldberg outside Hollywood High. It was a high school. And I jumped out of my car in the middle of the scene, as they were shooting, practically. I was like, ‘Tobey! Tobey! Tobey! Give me your number.’ He was like, ‘Yeah, who are you again?” he joked.