For some actors, portraying a superhero is the role of a lifetime. For others, it's the kiss of death, dooming stars to a lifetime of typecasting and looking back at their glory days. Tobey Maguire is one celeb who survived the superhero curse -- but it didn't come easy! Read up on what he and other stars who previously portrayed superheroes have been up to since they hung up their capes -- or Spidey suits!
The California native, who'd been acting since his teen years, became a household name after he portrayed the web slinger in "Spider-Man" in 2002. He reprised his role as Peter Parker in two sequels in 2004 and 2007.