I saw Tobey MaGuire in the Spiderman movies, and in a few other movies. Based upon his depiction of Peter Parker in the Spiderman series, he seemed like he would be a nice enough guy in real life, but apparently not.
If the information reported in this Page Six article is accurate, MaGuire sounds like a rude, condescending, douche.
by Richard Johnson
Former “Spider-Man” actor Tobey Maguire — a regular winner in high-stakes poker games — “was the worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute worst loser,” according to Molly Bloom, who organized games for Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck.
A Vanity Fair excerpt of Bloom’s new memoir, “Molly’s Game” (ItBooks/HarperCollins), tells how a cocktail waitress from Colorado became Hollywood’s “Poker Princess,” taking home more than $50,000 a night.
Bloom, 36, details how the games ended for good when Maguire decided she was making too much money. The “Seabiscuit” star humiliated her in front of the other players, ordering her to “bark like a seal who wants a fish” for a $1,000 chip.
She tried to laugh it off, but Maguire persisted, “I’m not kidding. What’s wrong? You’re too rich now? You won’t bark for a thousand dollars?”
Bloom also tells how Maguire refused to play poker without his Shuffle Master, a $17,000 device “that is supposed to deliver a fair, random shuffle every time and increase the speed of each game.”
One day, when Bloom was delivering a check for his winnings, Maguire suggested that she pay him to rent the machine for future games.
“I looked past him to the expansive foyer of his mansion in the hills. You could see straight through to the ocean. I laughed. Surely he was joking,” Bloom writes.
“He couldn’t possibly be serious about charging rent for a machine he insisted that we use, from the guys whose money he was taking every week. But he was as serious as death.” Maguire wanted $200 a night for his Shuffle Master.
Apparently, he recently separated or divorced his wife, and the media are saying he was seen dating an 18 year old – he’s currently 41 years old. Gross. If there’s one thing that makes me want to up-chuck, it’s men who date women who are way younger than they are. Man up and date women in your own age range, you douche waffles.
On Tuesday, Tobey Maguire and his jewelry-designer wife Jen Meyer announced, via People, that they have separated after nine years of marriage. The reasons for the breakup are as yet unclear, but some outlets have suggested that Maguire was taking his underground poker habit too far, and others have noted that he’s been out clubbing with his longtime friend and Pussy Posse president Leonardo DiCaprio. Thanks to TMZ, we now know that Maguire has definitely been partying … with teens.
The site published several photos last night of Maguire whispering into the left ear of one Sofia Richie at the West Hollywood nightclub 1 OAK. The photos were reportedly taken on October 1, when Maguire, who is 41, was still married. Richie, who turned 18 in August, was most recently dating Justin Bieber.
Sources close to Maguire tell TMZ that Maguire and Meyer actually separated in June, so whatever Maguire was doing with Richie was uhh, okay. What’s a good age to be at the club? Not 18 and not 41.
Update, 10:28 a.m.: Things just got more embarrassing for Tobey Maguire. TMZ has published video of Sofia Richie responding to the reports about her and Maguire with a decidedly disgusted, “Are you fucking joking?”
In a forum thread where people are discussing various celebrities they met in real life who were arrogant or rude:
Post by The_Adventurist
I worked on a movie with Toby Maguire and he’s the biggest shithead I’ve ever met. First of all, my friend was almost fired as soon as he was hired because the producer brought him to meet Toby and he looked him in the eye when he shook his hand.
The rule on set was that nobody is allowed to look Toby in the eye or you’re fired. The producer moved my friend to the production office instead and said he fired him.
I still got to work on set and he only ever hung out with his military adviser guy.
He had his own, special chef waiting for him in his trailor for every meal, but he would still stand in the middle of the craft services tent with his advisor so everyone could see him, but not make eye contact or talk to him.
I think he loved that everyone was looking at him, but couldn’t do it openly.
My cousin is also a casting agent and when I mentioned Toby Maguire to her, she said, “isn’t he just the worst little monster you’ve ever met?” So apparently he does this kind of shit all the time.
1. Tobey Maguire
The Spider-Man superhero Tobey Maguire has been known to lash out at paparazzi, refuse to sign autographs and allegedly make ludicrous on-set coffee demands. It’s also claimed that the high-stakes player once demanded a Hollywood poker hostess to “bark like a seal” for a chip.
Tobey Maguire has settled a lawsuit that sought repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars the “Spider-Man” actor allegedly won in secret high-stakes poker games at Beverly Hills luxury hotels, according to court documents filed last week.
A series of federal suits, including the one against Maguire, said the poker winnings were paid with funds stolen from investors who had been lured into an illegal Ponzi scheme.