- When you name a character “Player X” in a movie based on a memoir, it encourages some online gossip. In the movie Molly's Game, Jessica Chastain ’s character Molly Bloom hosts a poker game where the players were the world's most exclusive high-rollers. The underground poker game consisted of CEOs, A-list actors, professional athletes, and more.
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Mar 28, 2020 · Molly's Game: Tobey Maguire Is Likely The Real-Life Player X In her memoir, Maguire's name comes up a lot and not always in the nicest way. He was an avid player and responsible for bringing certain players to the table originally run by Molly's former boss, who in the film goes by Dean Keith, a real estate agent who hires her to be his assistant in his office and at the poker game.
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Dec 29, 2017 · But, ask anyone who's read Molly Bloom's book, and they'll have a few ideas who Player X is based on in Molly's Game. In the new movie, adapted from Bloom's book of the same name, Player X is a...
- Tobey Maguire Is Player X
- Celebrity Pays...
- But So Does Money...
- … and The Odd Shmuck
Where most of the characters at the table are composites representing the types of player who in Molly’s game. Michael Cera’s Player X has only a barely legally protective layer of doubt. Player X, is almost certainly based on Tobey Maguire. The real story is even worse that Cera makes it look. Maguire liked manipulating people even tried to make Molly bark like a seal for a tip on one occasion. On another he insisted on using his own shuffling machine, then charged the other players for it.
Maguire was the lifeblood of the game however and eventually the man who took the game away from Molly. He used his Hollywood contacts to bring in players like Leonardo DiCaprio– an anti-social player who always wore headphones according to Bloom, and close friend of Maguire. Celebrity was vital to the game, Ben Affleck was another regular (Bloom describes him as a lovely guy) and Edward Norton was supposed to have played, so did Paris Hilton’s ex-Rick Salomonwho immediately asked Molly if she wanted to have sex with him. A-Rod makes a special appearance in the book but doesn’t play in the game. However his presence affects all the players there, Molly noted. He came to drink in the atmosphere, the other players came for A-Rod.
Wealthy individuals like tech tycoon Alec Gores, or Andy Bealwho are specifically named in Molly’s book were among the rich who who came to play with the famous. Sometime the Billionaires would even answer in kind. The Olsen Twinsattended one game with a business leader according to Bloom.
One other player in the film who has likely real life counterpart is Maguire’s biggest victim: Houston Curtis, the movie producer. In the film he is played by Bill Camp and renamed Eustace. The terrible deal Maguire sets up for him remains the same from book to screen: So that’s a few of the real faces obscured behind the movie magic.
Apr 12, 2020 · In the film, one regular, identified only as Player X (Michael Cera), becomes an integral part of her game. However, the unidentified power player quickly proves himself to be untrustworthy and...
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Apr 04, 2020 · In a new book about the infamous 'Molly's Game' poker games he co-founded with Tobey Maguire, Houston Curtis says that the 'Spider-Man' star used famous pals like Leo Di Caprio as bait to lure in
Jan 15, 2018 · When you name a character “Player X” in a movie based on a memoir, it encourages some online gossip. In the movie Molly's Game, Jessica Chastain’s character Molly Bloom hosts a poker game where the players were the world's most exclusive high-rollers. The underground poker game consisted of CEOs, A-list actors, professional athletes, and more.
Jan 01, 2018 · Getty Actor Michael Cera attends "Molly's Game" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on December 13, 2017 in New York City. He stars in the movie as "Mr. X." Molly’s Game tells the...
Dec 25, 2017 · Celebrities, including Ben Affleck and Tobey Maguire, did play in Molly’s game. Aaron Sorkin doesn’t name the celebrity players who frequented Bloom’s game in the film, but Bloom does identify some...
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