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Excited Fan Mistook Tobey Maguire for Elijah Wood, Maguire Signed Her an Autograph as Lord of the Rings Star As ‘He didn’t want to disappoint her’

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Tobey Maguire who starred as Peter Parker in the Spider-Man trilogy once signed an autograph as Elijah Wood for a Lord of the Rings fan who mistook him for The Hobbit actor. During an Ask Me Anything Tobey Maguire said “No joke, I once signed an autograph as Elijah Wood because the fan was so excited,” and added, “I didn’t want to disappoint her by telling her I wasn’t Elijah.

The Spider-Man actor was promoting his new upcoming movie Babylon when this incident occurred.

Tobey Maguire's Spiderman
Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man

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A Case of Mistaken Identity in Hollywood

Tobey Maguire and Elijah Wood
Tobey Maguire and Elijah Wood

Well, this is not the first time it has happened in Hollywood that an actor has been mistaken for another. But this time around it was Tobey Maguire‘s turn. Both actors rose to fame by starring in major blockbusters in the early 2000s, Tobey Maguire from his role in the Spider-Man trilogy as Peter Parker, and Elijah Wood from his starring in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Frodo Baggins.

Wood has also been mistaken for the Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliff as he shared in an interview stating “This guy the other day was driving past and just shouted out the car window, ‘Hey Frodo, I love your work.’ And I was just like, ‘Great, thank you,'” and also added laughing “There’s no point ruining it. He’s had a good day because he’s met Elijah Wood, so why would I screw that up for him?”

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Tobey Maguire’s Current Hollywood Trajectory

Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire’s fame skyrocketed in the early 2000s when he played the role of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. He starred in Spider-Man in 2002 and went on to play the role in Spider-Man 2 in 2004 and in Spider-Man 3 in 2007. This trilogy became the first live-action Spider-Man project to debut in Hollywood and launched successfully in theatres.

Nearly after two decades, the Spider-Man actor returned once again in Sony/Marvel Studios Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) directed by Jon Watts along with co-actors, MCU’s Spider-Man played by Tom Holland, and Andrew Garfield who played Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider in 2012 and 2014 sequel.

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No Way Home later became one of the top highest-grossing films of all time. He is now rumored to next appear in Marvel Phase 6 movie Avengers: Secret Wars (2026).

The Lord of The Rings is now available for streaming on HBO Max.

Source: Reddit

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

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