Actor Tobey Maguire was relieved the birth of his daughter forced him to take a break from the big screen - because he finds the duties of being a father so much more rewarding.
The Spider-man star welcomed his daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire into the world on 10 November 2006 before marrying longterm partner, jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer last year (03Sept07).
And he insists his demanding role as a dad far outweighs those of his most challenging acting feats.
He says, "Being a dad is great. When Ruby smiles, it's the most fantastic thing ever. I don't have as much time to do things as I used to, which is okay because I get to spend time with my baby."