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- Tobey Maguire brought Peter Parker to life in the long-awaited " Spider-Man."
- Eminem's semi-autobiographical tale of a rapper crossing the tracks to win rap battles and life battles in "8 Mile" was an eye-opener.
- Matt Damon's Jason Bourne entered the scene in "The Bourne Identity," giving the rogue government agent a realistic edge.
- Many recoiled in terror, and threw away their VCRs, when a little dead girl came out of the TV screen in "The Ring."