How Oprah helped Spider-Man's star get a spider suit

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire says that he actually had to publicly embarrass Sony studio executives into letting him keep one of his signature costumes as a souvenir, as he relates in the video below.

Maguire told the story to The Tonight Show's Conan O'Brien last night, in which he reveals he had Oprah Winfrey intervene on his behalf.

Can you imagine what a bunch of cheapskates? Granted, these suits cost like tens of thousands of dollars each. But given how much money the movies have made as a result of Maguire's work, you'd think they would have been a bit more gracious.

Whatever. Spider-Man 4 is slated to go into production next year.

(Thanks to Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood for the heads-up.)