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Tobey not cowed by Ricky Gervais

Published 14/01/2010 | 13:18

Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais
Tobey Maguire won't mind a ribbing from Ricky Gervais

Tobey Maguire is not afraid of being Ricky Gervais's punchbag.

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The star is up for the best dramatic actor trophy at the 67th annual Golden Globes on January 17, an event hosted by The Office star.

But he said: "I hope Ricky Gervais tries to poke fun at me - I think he's hilarious."

Tobey is nominated for his role in Brothers as a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after fighting in Afghanistan.

He is up against George Clooney, for Up In The Air, and Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Colin Firth (A Single Man).

The Spider-Man star, 34, is not anticipating an Oscar nod.

"I expect not to be nominated," he said. "And I'm totally OK with that. I'm just really excited about the attention the film has gotten," he said.

"It's been a thrill to get a Golden Globe nomination and get some of the attention personally, but I'm honestly more excited that the film's gotten the attention."

It was announced this week that Tobey and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi will not be returning to the superhero franchise for a planned fourth instalment.

Instead, a new cast and filmmaking team will produce a new Spider-Man movie that will focus on a much younger Peter Parker and debut in the summer of 2012.

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