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Take a look back at some of Stan "The Man" Lee's best appearances in Marvel films from the past decade or so!

Top 9 Stan Lee Cameos in Marvel Films!

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Stan Lee, hero and co-creator of the Marvel comic book universe, is so steadily beloved by pop-culture, especially in the advent of Marvel films in the early 2000’s. With every film’s release, audiences excitedly sought out the moment where Mr. Lee would make a small appearance, steadily reminding you that he is the God of these borderline biblical features you spend your hard-earned cash on. Also, how can you hate that smile?

Let’s count down 9 of Stan Lee’s best appearances in Marvel films!

9) The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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Kicking this list off, we have Stan Lee actually playing a part in the film’s exposition! Who could help but smirk in delight while seeing Lee basically die of some sort of soda poisoning- I don’t know, I didn’t see the movie! Moving on!

8) Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

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This appearance takes the cake in breaking the 4th-Wall, as Stan Lee plays himself! When trying to attend the wedding of Sue Storm and Fantastic Mr. Storm, the usher denies his entry when he claims to be Stan Lee! Is he a moron? Does he not know who he is talking too?! What a dunce! Real fans will remember the 12 minute deleted scene where Mr. Lee tries on various costumes to get into the wedding, though every time, he forgets to change his name. What a klutz!

7) Iron Man 2 (2010)

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LOOK AT THIS OLD FUCK, PARADING AROUND AS A FELLOW OLD PERSON! Oh the hilarity. You see him for a split second, and then the joy to be had in watching Iron Man 2 while Sam Rockwell isn’t on screen depletes like diarrhea fueled by a laxative! Just like Niagara Falls, baby.

6) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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Director’s Notes: “Fuck it, Stan. You’re clearly not going to leave the set, so go pick up that hose and look like the bewildered, 500 year-old moron that you are. This movie sucks anyway. This doesn’t matter. None of this matters.

5) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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This appearance takes the pie in “blink and you’ll miss him”cameos. Right behind a weird, old coot babbling about something potentially spider or man related, Lee is stealthily planted as a red-headed dork wearing glasses, quietly and politely attending the graduation Peter Parker just barged into after getting out of his Spider-Man get-up! What a cheeky, sly fucker! Audiences were thrilled to see this hilarious moment in theaters, causing various movie-goers to vomit in the isles of their theaters! A lawsuit is currently pending over damages and slipping-related injuries.

4) Thor (2011)

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Speaking of audiences, they saw this movie too, probably. After forgetting to take his medication, Stan Lee stumbled onto the set of Thor with a couple of ideas in mind, and in a huge, mechanical suit of armor, no less.After forcefully taking the camera from the set operators and making each shot a dutch angle, he paraded around the set in his suit so much that the director decided to add him to the story, among some other aspects. The film was then extended to a normal feature length of 115 minutes from the original 28 minute long runtime.

3) Spider-Man (2001)

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One of the more memorable cameos Mr. Lee made was in the first Spider-man film from 2001! In a very surprising moment, audiences were stunned in his physical transformation for his performance as the wrestler BONESAW MCGRAW. The then 79-year-old personally chose to portray this character, which was his favorite from the original comic-book (so much so that it was originally going to be all about him!) His second choice for a character performance was going to be as Mary Jane. Though he didn’t get that part, he gladly wore a bra on set anyway.

2) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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In a hilariously crafted and choreographed sequence, Lee plays an old man,

1) The Avengers (2012)

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This one takes the baklava for cameos that are actually just full-on parts in the film. Before the release of this monumental super-hero film, helmed by nerd-king Joss Whedon, fans were clamoring and wondering how Stan Lee would come into play. It was literally all anyone would talk about for months, I can’t believe you don’t remember. Anyway, finally, the film comes out, and in a perfectly executed moment, we all see Stan Lee in his glory portraying the role of Tony Stark and Iron Man. For, like, the whole movie.Robert Downey Jr. was completely absent and replaced by the 89 year old legend,who did all of his own stunts, and improvised every single one of his lines.Intense CGI that cost the studio billions of bit coins made Lee look a little more appealing on screen, and the budget was immediately won back because people ate this shit up like candy.


This list was inspired after we all saw Lee’s cameo in the#1 box office winner of 2014, The Guardians of the Galaxy, as a machine-gun toting, anthropomorphic trashcan.

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