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A short while ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tobey Maguire for his upcoming film, Pawn Sacrifice. Maguire is absolutely brilliant in the role as the genius chess grandmaster and paranoid schizophrenic, Bobby Fischer. He's had experience playing famous characters based on fictional works, like Peter Parker/Spider-Man ("Wait--Peter Parker's NOT real??" he joked) and Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, and portraying real people, like Bobby Fischer and Red Pollard in Seabiscuit.

One of our fans wanted to know if it's any different for him to prepare for a famous fictional role and the role of a famous person who really existed. Here's what he had to say:

Pawn Sacrifice is currently in theaters. If you appreciate great acting from both the lead and supporting cast, movies based on a true story, or want to dive into Oscar season early, head to the theater and see it.


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