In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
Five films that reveal Tobey Maguire’s talent for finding the heart of a performance.
THE PATH TO BECOMING A CHESS WORLD MASTER
A step-by-step guide on how to move from chess beginner to World Champion.
THE INTERSECTION OF MADNESS AND GENIUS
From Mozart to Bobby Fischer, even the brightest minds go dark sometimes.
These fallen masters show us that chess is not for the faint of heart.
Sports whose competitions were as much political as they were athletic.
ACTORS WE LOVE: LIEV SCHREIBER
We spotlight Liev Schreiber’s talent for transforming his characters into something extraordinary.