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    Jan 30, 2020

    Tobey Maguire Nailed That Epic Lunch Tray Scene In "Spider-Man" Without Any CGI, And I'm Truly, Truly Impressed

    Forget CGI, it's all Tobey Maguire!

    Throughout the years, Spider-Man has been played by many marvelous men...

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    ...who have demonstrated extraordinary abilities.

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    But only one has perfected a move that will go down in superhero history — and that's Tobey Maguire.

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    What was the epic move? The iconic lunch tray scene from 2002's Spider-Man, when he managed to hold Jane (Kirsten Dunst) in one hand and simultaneously save her lunch with his other.

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    Please watch the full clip to witness its greatness in true form. He literally saved her from slipping on juice while also keeping her sandwich, apple, milk, AND jello intact!!!

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    When I first saw this, I immediately assumed it was fake. At the time, I had seen enough cafeteria incidents in middle school to realize there's just no way to save the tray.

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    But while many of us thought this was just one of the many CGI tricks in the film, this scene was actually 100% REAL!

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    According to the film's DVD commentary, special effects artist John Dykstra admitted Tobey did it all on his own. "This gag when he catches all this stuff, he actually did that… take 156!"

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    That's right, it took Tobey 156 tries to get it right, and honestly that makes A LOT of sense. Kirsten Dunst also had something to say about the trick: "No CGI, that’s all Tobey, they put sticky glue stuff to stick his hand to the tray."

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    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! My mind is officially blown!

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    Also, I know this information has been out for a few years, BUT I just discovered it. So let me live pleaseeeeee.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this tray trick turned into a social media challenge or ended up on TikTok...

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