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Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, 25-Year BFFs, Reunite

Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, 25-Year BFFs, Reunite

Originally posted 05/03/2013 11:30AM

Two longtime, famous-name pals are back together.

After a two-year professional break to spend more time with his family, Tobey Maguire returns to the big screen by teaming up with his longtime pal Leonardo DiCaprio for director Baz Luhrmann's new 3D adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, opening May 10.

"We are like any other buddies. There's a lot of laughing and chatting between us," Maguire told PEOPLE at the film's New York City premiere on Wednesday. "We enjoy doing a lot of things we have in common, like basketball. We like to play and talk about basketball."

Best friends for nearly 25 years, Maguire, 37, and DiCaprio, 38, first met in 1990 during the casting for Parenthood, a one-season TV spin-off series based on director Ron Howard's movie starring Steve Martin (before it was revived for TV – successfully – in 2010). At the time, DiCaprio landed the lead teen role, while Maguire was handed only a couple of lines.

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Watch the Gatsby Premiere Live! | Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio

UpdatePosted 05/01/2013 05:50PM

A Few Reasons to Get Excited About The Great Gatsby Movie

Originally posted 05/01/2013 02:45PM

From the Jazz-Age fashions to the Prohibition-Era cocktails to the one-of-a-kind cars, viewers will be able to relive the Roaring '20s vicariously through the film adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby, scheduled to hit theaters on May 10.

True, the Baz Luhrmann-directed film also boasts an all-star cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, for starters – but here are a few other reasons why the 3D film already ranks as a must-see.

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan's Great Gatsby to Open Cannes | Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan's Great Gatsby to Open Cannes

Originally posted 03/12/2013 07:45AM

Great Scott, the Cannes Film Festival has its opening film – and accompanying stars!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are expected to attend the French festival's opening night, as their film The Great Gatsby – Baz Luhrmann's extravagant take on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel – will kick off the festivities May 15.

DiCaprio, 38, who has not made an official Cannes appearance since 2007, and Mulligan, 27, are expected to be joined by other cast members, including Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire, who plays the Jazz Age novel's narrator, Nick Carraway.

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FIRST LOOK: Watch The Great Gatsby Trailer | Leonardo DiCaprio

The Great Gatsby Trailer: Watch It Here

Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:50AM

Fans can now get a sneak peek of Baz Luhrman's screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, as narrator Nick Carraway.

Based on the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the film is due to open Dec. 25 and centers on the mysterious, wealthy (and romantic) Jay Gatsby, played by DiCaprio. Mulligan is the object of his undying affection, Daisy Buchanan.

Though set in New York's Jazz Age 1922, the film, in typical Luhrman fashion, features modern music from Kanye West and Jay-Z, as well as Jack White, according to the 2½-minute clip, which also features lavish parties, costumes and fireworks. Twenty-three, skidoo!
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Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dating an Australian Model? Or Two? | Leonardo DiCaprio

Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dating an Australian Model? Or Two?

Originally posted 10/11/2011 01:00PM

Leonardo DiCaprio's recent split with Blake Lively may have left him seeing double Down Under, where he's been linked to not one, but two models, according to local reports.

While in Sydney filming The Great Gatsby for director Baz Luhrmann, DiCaprio, 36, has been a frequent guest at the Beach Haus nightclub, where he's been loving "meeting the Aussie girls," a club insider tells Australia's WHO magazine.

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Why Were Blake Lively & Leonardo DiCaprio Having Dinner Together? | Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio

Why Were Blake Lively & Leonardo DiCaprio Having Dinner Together?

Originally posted 11/04/2010 01:40PM

When newly single Blake Lively is spotted dining with Leonardo DiCaprio, eyebrows are sure to raise.

But was the duo's dinner at New York City eatery The Lion more business than pleasure?

Sources tell PEOPLE that although Lively, 23, and DiCaprio, 35, were indeed sitting next to each other, they were not sitting alone.

The dinner "was with Baz [Luhrmann] and five other people," a source says.

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Baz Luhrmann to Duel with Joey Fatone

Originally posted 08/29/2002 01:00PM

'N Sync-er Joey Fatone may be off and warbling in Broadway's long-running "Rent," loosely based on the Italian opera "La Boheme" -- but that's not stopping another production of the Puccini opera from being mounted on the Great White Way this fall.

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