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The Spider-Man Actor You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Spider-Man — one of the most influential fictional characters in the global history of popular culture — arrived on the pages of Marvel Comics in 1962, via the minds of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Readers promptly went crazier than an Osborn with a glider for ol' web-head, and Spider-Man's legacy in adapted media began when the first "Spider-Man" animated series premiered on ABC in 1967.

In the more than five decades that have gone by since Paul Soles first provided cartoon Peter Parker with a voice, a lot of actors have played Spider-Man across a handful of different mediums and different takes on Spider-Man's legend. In fact, the number and variety of Spider-Man performances easily exceed the dozen we need to cover every sign of the zodiac.    

So where does your birthday — and the personality traits you're inclined to exhibit, according to some astrologists — place you in our arrangement of onscreen Spider-Mans along the circle of the zodiac? Continue reading to learn our potentially enlightening and amusing suggestions based on the sun signs and their meanings. 

Aries: Tobey Maguire

As it appears first on the zodiac, the sun sign of Aries — applicable to those born between March 21 and April 19 — is associated with firsts. Of course, Tobey Maguire is not literally the first person to play Spider-Man in live action media by a mile. That distinction belongs to Nicholas Hammond, who portrayed Peter Parker in a short-lived 1970s television series. 

We think it's safe to say for a certain generation of Spider-fans, the first face that pops to mind when we hear the phrase "live action Spider-Man" is that of Maguire, who set the standard for onscreen Peters in director Sam Raimi's 2002's gamechanger "Spider-Man." 

With no disrespect intended for Hammond — who just recently reestablished his place on the map with a part in "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" in 2019 — 1977's "The Amazing Spider-Man" was barely seen after its two-season run on CBS. Raimi's "Spider-Man" grossed more than $800 million, and altered the trajectory of blockbuster filmmaking for decades to come.  Maguire certainly feels like the first Spider-Man. 

According to astrologists, Aries-aligned folks can be exceptional at starting things, and less-than-stellar when it comes to finishing stuff. Maguire's Peter Parker clearly fits that description. After all, the conclusion of his Spider-Man saga — Raimi's Spider-Man 4 — never even started production. 

Taurus: Jake Johnson

The short answer explaining why we picked Jake Johnson's performance as Peter B. Parker to represent the sign of Taurus — April 20 to May 20 — is Taurus-affiliated folks sometimes display an affinity for the sensuous pleasures of life, and Peter B. really likes pizza and hamburgers. Peter B. scans like a Taurus for other reasons, though, and they're not all related to his expanding waistline. 

A decent portion of the advice Peter B. dispenses to young Miles Morales in "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" (2018) is of a practical, hands-on nature. Peter B.'s recommendations include applying disinfectant to your mask on a routine basis, applying baby powder to your costume post-wash to prevent chaffing around the joints, and avoiding wearing a cape at all times. 

Peter B. also lets Miles know that the occasional leap of faith is necessary for a successful Spider-Man career — which doesn't quite align with the standard Taurus inclination to focus on the material world. Although, perhaps, "Sometimes you have to jump off a tall building and hope everything works out" is actually completely practical, realistic guidance for a Spider-Man. 

Gemini: Andrew Garfield

The Gemini slice of the zodiac — May 21 to June 20 — is associated with a talkative, sometimes playful disposition, intellectual curiosity, and some mercurial tendencies. In other words, Geminis tend to be bright, articulate, and capable of ruthless emotional swings. 

The Peter Parker Andrew Garfield plays in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012) and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (2014) exudes a lot more confidence, acerbity, and intellectual effectiveness than we saw from the previous big-screen Spidey.

While both versions are science wizzes, Garfield's Peter recites a missing decay rate algorithm from memory and might as well have turned Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) into The Lizard himself. Meanwhile, Maguire's Peter basically just listens to a pep talk from Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina). 

It's hard to imagine the Peter Parker of the Raimi-verse humiliating and terrorizing a car thief by claiming his one weakness is small knives, then effortlessly dispatching the poor, helpless goon. Raimi's Peter probably wouldn't slam dunk a basketball in the middle of a crowded high school gym — potentially compromising his secret identity — just to make Flash Thompson (Chris Zylka) look like a punk, either.   

Basically, Garfield's Peter from "The Amazing Spider-Man" movies is smarter, funnier, and meaner than the average Spider-Man — and that's how a Gemini swings. 

Cancer: Shameik Moore

Cancers — that's June 21 to July 22 — can project a rough exterior, but they are also said to value the concepts of family and tradition to a greater degree than the other signs. Of course, "family" and "tradition" can mean all kinds of things in this context. Maybe a Cancer is on great terms with their nuclear family, or treat their social circle as a family, or they keep very good care of their pets — maybe all of the above applies.

While Peter Parker is certainly close with Aunt May, if any Spider-Man gets to be the family-oriented Spider-Man, it should be Shameik Moore's Miles Morales, whose relationships with his dad and uncle are both integral to "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." It also helps his case that, technically, Miles has more living immediate family members than Peter Parker, whose parents are no longer with him. 

Miles also scores high marks for traditionalism by literally turning Spider-Man into a tradition after the death of his dimension's Peter Parker. If Miles had been bitten by an intra- dimensionally-attuned spider and decided to call himself something like "Switch" or whatever, Peter might've been the last Spider-Man, and the tradition could've ended once and for all.     

Leo: Reeve Carney

If we take the personality traits associated with the sign of Leo — that's for folks whose birthdays land between July 23 and August 22 — at face value, we can assume they prefer to be the center of attention. So if we've got to pick a Spider-Man actor to represent Leos, the one whose literal job at the time was being the center of attention seems pretty obvious, right? 

Perhaps "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" — an early 2010s attempt to transfer Marvel superheroes onto Broadway — panned out poorly, but when it comes to actors whose version of Spider-Man dances and sings for a room full of ticketholders, Reeve Carney easily takes the cake. 

The musical was originally helmed by "The Lion King" musical director Julie Taymor with songs by Bono and The Edge of U2. It lost an insane amount of money – and more importantly, was not the safest work environment, to offer a needlessly generous understatement. 

While the humiliating collapse of "Turn Off The Dark," which formally ceased production forever in 2014, could have easily ended his career, Carney recovered relatively gracefully. He appears in Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" (2021), plus the 2017 noir head-spinner "Gemini" alongside Zoë Kravitz and John Cho. He's also appeared in "Hadestown" on Broadway as Orpheus. Not bad, right? 

He probably won't be playing Spider-Man again, but at least Carney doesn't have to worry about stuntmen falling from the ceiling and onto his head anymore.

Virgo: Nicolas Cage

When we think of Virgos — that's individuals who came into existence between August 23 and September 22 — we think of laser-like focus on detail and their heightened capacity for dispassionate analysis. That can only refer to one Spider-Man — the detective of the dark night, Spider-Man Noir; voiced by the human Hollywood institution and total maniac Nicolas Cage in "Enter the Spider-Verse."  

It's important that we emphasize that the sign of the Virgo applies to Cage's iteration of Spider-Man as an emotionally-detached, low-key, calculating solver of mysteries. Cage himself brings a completely different energy to the majority of his signature performances. 

So while we'd definitely proclaim Cage's Spider-Man a worthy representative of the Virgo sign, we would not say the same thing about Hi McDunnough or Sailor Ripley (from 1987's "Raising Arizona" and 1990's "Wild At Heart," respectively). We certainly wouldn't say that about the character Cage plays in "The Wicker Man" (2006) who famously screams "NOT THE BEES." 

However, the stoic truffle farmer Cage portrays in "Pig" (2021) probably could stand for Virgos. Remember — anyone who says Nicolas Cage doesn't have range is a liar. 

Libra: Tom Holland

For decades, Spider-Man was not considered much of a joiner. In comics, he never becomes an X-Man due to his technically non-mutant status. The Fantastic Four only bring him in as a temporary member (the Future Foundation is a different story, but let's stay focused...). Spidey doesn't join The Avengers until writer Brian Michael Bendis's "New Avengers" series from the mid-'00s. 

But the MCU's version of Spidey, portrayed by Tom Holland, is certainly a team player. Technically, he turns down Avengers membership at the conclusion of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017), but he winds up a designated member of Earth's Mightiest via Iron Man's decree the very next time he shows up in a movie — "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018).

According to astrologists, folks whose birthdays fall between September 23 and October 22 tend to be joiners, just like Holland's iteration of Peter Parker. In theory, Libras seek out social balance, conflict resolution, and therefore tend to make worthy romantic partners, friends, co-workers, and members of superhero teams.   

Scorpio: Josh Keaton

The Scorpio sign — October 23 to November 21 — is linked to a greater-than-average interest in others. Of course — as is generally a best practice when it comes to astrology — we're deliberately keeping terms like "interest" and "others" pretty vague. 

Of the actors who've lent their talents to the persona of Spider-Man, we're tapping Josh Keaton as our symbolic Scorpio. In addition to a pile of other superhero and superhero-adjacent parts, he voices multiple Spider-Mans that exist in otherwise unrelated animated universes. Spider-Man enthusiasts likely recognize Keaton as the voice of Peter Parker from the sadly short-lived "Spectacular Spider-Man" series from the late 2000s, not to mention his significant contributions to other Marvel animated projects — "Avengers Assemble" and the late 2010s "Spider-Man" cartoon, most notably. 

However, if the DC Universe (according to the freakishly-durable "Young Justice" series) has a Spider-Man, it's certainly the League of Shadows-affiliated villain Black Spider. The cold-blooded assassin, voiced by Keaton, strikes at his victims with webs and sarcasm. The similarities are not subtle.     

So if we interpret "interest" as "curiosity" and "others" as "the state of literally being other people" — Keaton's Peter Parker makes an ideal Scorpio representative. He's so curious about being other people that he vicariously inhabits the implied evil alternate dimension version of himself. 

Capricorn: Chris Pine

Capricorns — that's December 22 to January 19 — are associated with responsibility, self-reliance, and managerial talents. Even though "Into The Spider-Verse" doesn't spend a ton of time with Chris Pine's Peter Parker — the original Spider-Man of Miles Morales's dimension — he seems like a can-do, upstanding sort of guy, right? 

We never see Daredevil or Luke Cage or any of the other New York City-based heroes in "Into The Spider-Verse" — so we can presume Spider-Man is the only active hero in Miles's New York City, which makes him extremely independent. Pine's Peter Parker appears to wield substantial power, and presumably takes a responsible approach to the application of his abilities. 

And Pine's Peter Parker generously offers to show Miles "the ropes" before making his unexpected exit from the film — so while he never got the chance to demonstrate his managerial potential, this Spider-Man's instincts are clearly geared towards dispensing orders and wisdom in a polite but effective manner.     

Sagittarius: Shinji Tôdô

When it comes to astrology's predictions for the behavior and outlook of a Sagittarius — November 22 to December 21 — there's a lot of talk about wandering and a preference for being outside. That could mean literal wandering, or it could refer to philosophical and spiritual wandering. But the only Spider-Man actor who spends significant time in an explicitly outdoorsy setting is Shinji Tôdô, so he's our Sagittarius before we even get to the stuff about aliens in his Spider-Man origin story. 

Way back in the late '70s, the production company Toei licensed the rights to make a Spider-Man television show in Japan, but decided to put their own spin on the Spider-Man story. Instead of a New Yorker named Peter Parker who gets bit by a radioactive spider, this Spider-Man is a motorcycle enthusiast and dweller of rural/suburban environs named Takuya Yamashiro, who attains his powers from an extraterrestrial visitor from planet Spider. As Earth's new protector, Takuya must defend the planet from Professor Monster (Mitsuo Andô).

Why did Marvel never adapt Professor Monster — who's pretty much an early version of Rita Repulsa from "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" — into American Spider-Man canon? The only logical explanation would be that they hate making money and they hate exciting stories, but there's got to be more to it than that, right?   

Aquarius: Neil Patrick Harris

Aquarians — Jan. 20 to February 18 — are linked with a strong sense of individuality, a knack for originality, a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, and a serious lack of ability to express their emotions. The version of Spider-Man voiced by Neil Patrick Harris for "Spider-Man: The New Animated Series" — which aired on MTV for a single season in 2003 — is the first fully computer-generated Peter Parker, as well as the first and (as of this writing) last to star in a prime time, decidedly PG-13 program. MTV's Spider-Man is without question one of a kind. 

NPH's iteration of Peter frequently finds himself in situations demanding a moral stance of some sort. Occasionally, these are simple — such as trying to convince Electro (Ethan Embry) not to zap an entire fraternity to death for bullying him. Other times, they require Peter to tap into his critical reasoning skills — like when he decides whether the efforts of Turbo Jet (Harold Perrineau) to fund an anti-gentrification protest movement with supercrime should be considered good or not good. 

But then again, all the Spider-Mans stand up for what they believe in. That's kind of their thing. Meanwhile, NPH's Spider-Man also happens to hold off on telling M.J. (Lisa Loeb) how he feels until it's too late, which is a total Aquarius move.  

Pisces: Tevfik Şen

At the end of the spectrum of the zodiac, there's the sign of Pisces — February 19 to March 20 — sometimes described as a grab bag of attributes from the rest of the signs; plus a heightened appreciation for the imaginative elements of existing. 

We stress that we do not mean to offend any Pisceans. However, in the context of Spider-Man's movie legacy, if we're talking about a willingness to pull from whatever sources happen to be available and a general indifference for the rules, then we've got to talk about "3 Dev Adam," featuring the unauthorized Turkish Spider-Man played by Tevfik Şen.

Putting on a Spider-Man outfit and filming a low-budget big-screen adventure without permission from Marvel Entertainment, LLC. demonstrates some wild disregard for law and order. Granted, "3 Dev Adam" came out in 1973, so the potential consequences for misappropriating Marvel characters did not include the wrath of Disney's legal department at the time. 

Also, this Spider-Man is totally evil. He starts "3 Dev Adam" by running over a woman's head with a motorboat — meaning, right out of the gate, he demonstrates a level of brutality even Norman Osborn might find distasteful. Also, he wears a pair of jeans instead of tights, and can replicate himself like Jamie Madrox, The Multiple Man. 

Just like a Pisces — you never know quite what you're in for with Tevfik Şen's Spider-Man...except for the evil part. Pisceans aren't evil, and anyone who says so is lying.