|Toby Maguire - Asshole|
A few days ago I was reading an article in Vanity Fair about a former cocktail waitress who became a popular poker hostess to the stars. Her name is Molly Bloom. I like reading articles like this because they sometimes give you an inside view of what some of our popular celebrities are really like, once they're not in front of the camera.
We all form an opinion of celebrities when we see them in the movies, TV or other formats. I like to play a game with myself to see if my initial impression of a celebrity's personality is the real celebrity. The celebrity I'm talking about now is the Toby Maguire, Mr. Spiderman.
I don't know why but from the first time I saw Mr. Maguire in a movie, "Ice Storm", I formed a negative opinion of him.
I don't know that my impression had anything to do with his role in "Ice Storm". If I remember correctly the character he played was a sympathetic character. Mostly I remember those BIG eyes of his which seemed so empty. Know the old adage "The eyes are the window to the soul?" I looked in Mr. Maguire's eyes and saw . . . . . . . nothing. Empty. Void. Dead. Yes, that's it . . . DEAD EYES.
Well, some people liked him. In fact a LOT of people liked him because he went on to star in the very lucrative "Spiderman" movies. I saw one, his ass looked good in those tights when he stooped but then, that was probably a stunt double, knowing Mr. Maguire as I do now.
Toby went on to marry a Jennifer Meyer, daughter of Ronald Meyer, currently vice chairman of NBC Universal and was previously the President and CEO of Universal Studios. Yes, he married the boss's daughter. They have two children. Their first child, a daughter is named "Ruby Sweetheart Maguire" (how cute). Their second child, a son, is named "Otis Tobias Maguire" (another very distinctive name which this kid will have to explain his whole life but what the hey, they're celebrities, they're special.)
|Mr. and Mrs. |
So I'm reading this article by Molly Bloom, poker hostess to the stars. She recounts how Toby is a great player, usually wins (millions of dollars), is a lousy tipper and a poor loser. No surprise here, this was my impression of Vacant Eyes.
Then she recounts an episode in which Toby won over a million dollars and was actually going to tip her with a thousand dollar chip. But first . . . . he want to know if she could "bark like a seal"
We all cringed. Bad taste. Not funny. But Al (who was very short) thought he was being soooooo cool. The waiter looked at him to see if he was serious. Al repeated "If you want your tip you're going to have to DIG for it." The waiter said "Keep it."
So here is Mr. Big Time, Married to the boss's daughter, millionaire many times over and wants the poker hostess to "bark like a seal" for her tip.
Toby Maguire: Douchebag
Below is he urban definition of a douchebag:
Stronger than a "douche", which is basically an idiot who doesn't know any better. Mr. Maguire knows better, he's just arrogant. He has money, fame and celebrity and wants everyone to kiss his ass.
So again, my first impression was right on the mark.
You know the sad thing, there are so many celebrities who are douchebags. There are a few who aren't but I think to get to the point where you're making millions because through some talent, being at the right place at the right time and mostly just plain dumb luck; I think if you're a nice guy (or woman) you won't survive long. Basically you have to be a douchebag or at least an asshole to stay "on top."
|Toby Maguire - short - usually the short guys are the biggest douchebags|
In my job as a hotel front desk clerk in this very small town on the east coast of Delaware, which just happens to be the "First Town in the First State - a distinction no other town has in this country - I've encountered and met a few celebrities and minor celebrities. I have to say, every one of them in person was exactly my first impression of them.
You are who you are and you cannot hide your true character. At least not with me.
So there is my "unload" rant for the day. It sickened me when I read how Maguire treated that poker hostess. I hope by posting this blog entry on my oh so modest blog that never seems to increase in readership the last seven years, that I can help to contribute to the knowledge of the public, who is responsible for Toby Maguire's good fortune, to no longer support Toby Maguire in any movie role. He already his his millions. He'll have a good life but hopefully he won't be able ever again to humiliate someone else who is just trying to make living.
See here for the full article.