Release year: 2002
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenwriter: David Koepp, Stan Lee (Marvel comic book), Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book)
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Willem Dafoe, J.K. Simmons, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, Bill Nunn
Ratings: 2 Oscar nominations: Best Sound, Best Visual Effects.
After nerdy and awkward teenager Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) gets bitten by a genetically modified spider he wakes up to a whole new world.
The scene in which Peter Parker catches Mary Jane’s lunch on the tray involved no CGI. With the help of a sticky substance to keep the tray planted on his hand, Tobey Maguire eventually (after many takes) performed the stunt exactly as seen.
Picture copyright: Sony Pictures