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B.J. Novak Not Playing Nice in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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"Office" fans, take note: There's more than a little of the egotistic Ryan Howard in B.J. Novak's performance in the upcoming blockbuster "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

"You could not have the movie without my role," Novak deadpanned during a visit to TODAY Thursday. Still, the actor has a point: In "Spider-Man 2," Novak's Alistair Smythe is a condescending boss who is instrumental in transforming Jamie Foxx's character into the supervillain Electro.

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