Tobey MaguireKim Masters is one of the best Hollywood investigative reporters today. She's been writing features for a number of publications (like the recent one in Esquire about Scott Rudin or the one on Harvey and Marty) as well as a great book about Hollywood excess in the form of Jon Peters and Peter Guber, Hit and Run with Nancy Griffin, but this past weekend's piece about what really happened with Tobey Maguire and Spiderman is amazing: She gets Tobey Maguire's first comments about his arrogance, firing, re-hiring, and subsequent humility over the experience. Tobey probably realized what an agent says about the possibility of losing the Spiderman role: "Tobey Maguire the actor would have survived. But Tobey Maguire the multimillion-dollar movie star? I don't know."

Previous Gothamist articles on Tobey and Spiderman: Tobey back in the movie, Jake Gyllenhal vs. Tobey Maguire.