History Creator / StanLee

5th May '17 7:55:41 PM JulianLapostat
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** He even had this in real life with his brother Larry Lieber.
** He also ended up giving his co-workers alliterative nicknames -- in addition to his own "Smilin' Stan," there was "Jazzin' Johnny Romita," "Adorable Artie Simek," and others.
* AuthorAppeal: Better known for what he ''doesn't'' like in comic books -- mainly [[NinetiesAntiHero excessive violence]] and teen {{sidekick}}s.
** He has said that comics (such as the DC Comics) using fictitious cities for their stories (i.e. Gotham or Metropolis), is a pet peeve of his. He always wonders what's so wrong with using a real city.

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** He even had this in real life with his brother Larry Lieber.
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Lieber. He also ended up giving his co-workers alliterative nicknames -- in addition to his own "Smilin' Stan," there was "Jazzin' Johnny Romita," "Adorable Artie Simek," and others.
* AuthorAppeal: AuthorAppeal:
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Better known for what he ''doesn't'' like in comic books -- mainly [[NinetiesAntiHero excessive violence]] and teen {{sidekick}}s.
{{sidekick}}s. This is partly because Lee initially planned to be a novelist and more or less did see comics as kids' stuff and not interesting. He only came around to it when Archie Goodman made him editor and commissioned a new kind of super-team to counter the appeal of DC, leading to ComicBook/FantasticFour, which allowed him and Creator/JackKirby and later Creator/SteveDitko to position themselves against the establishment of the time.
** He has said that comics (such as the DC Comics) using fictitious cities for their stories (i.e. Gotham or Metropolis), is a pet peeve of his. He always wonders what's so wrong with using a real city.



** He originally created [[Characters/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]] so there would be a character he could play in an adaptation, which ended up never happening despite the numerous adaptations featuring him (and hey, J.K. Simmons played such a ''good'' JJJ).
* BadassMoustache

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** He claimed to have originally created [[Characters/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]] so there would be a character he could play in an adaptation, which ended up never happening despite the numerous adaptations featuring him (and hey, J.K. Simmons played such a ''good'' JJJ).
* BadassMoustache
JJJ).



** He appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' as a Xandarian ladies' man. Not a CreatorCameo in this case, as he was not one of the creators of that comic.
*** It should be noted, however, that he did create Groot.
** He also bizarrely shows up in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries 2,'' years before Disney bought Marvel.
** He also shows up in a few scenes of the action comedy ''The Ambulance,'' in which the main character is an artist for Marvel. It's more than just a cameo, like he usually does. Like the ''Princess Diaries'' example above, this example is also somewhat bizarre, as ''The Ambulance'' is an original story, and not an adaptation of a Marvel franchise.

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** He appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' as a Xandarian ladies' man. Not a CreatorCameo in this case, as he was not one of the creators of that comic.
*** It should be noted, however, that
comic. Though he did create Groot.
** He also bizarrely shows up in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries 2,'' years before Disney bought Marvel.
**
Marvel. He also shows up in a few scenes of the action comedy ''The Ambulance,'' in which the main character is an artist for Marvel. It's more than just a cameo, like he usually does. Like the ''Princess Diaries'' example above, this example is also somewhat bizarre, as ''The Ambulance'' is an original story, and not an adaptation of a Marvel franchise.



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Frequently gets this from partisans of co-creators like Creator/JackKirby and Steve Ditko -- though admittedly he's never been good at sharing credit (then again, neither were Kirby and Ditko).



** Taken to its logical conclusion where he's the BigBad of ''[[Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo Ultimo]]''.
** And then there's his role as "principal Stanley" in ''ComicBook/MiniMarvels'', where once Spidey starts angsting -- justifiably -- about his status as a ButtMonkey, causes Stan to look awkward once he mentions "who decided this to happen to me?".
** Ascends in ''Series/XPlay'', where "Roger the Stan Lee Experience" recounts tales of doing Jack Kirby's wife and stealing credit for Kirby's success.
** Also happens in his guest spot on ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' - where it's implied that his whole career has been some sort of CIA operation.
** Likewise his cameos on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
** Let's not forget, that as nice as Stan Lee is, the characters he helped to create and wrote for had very, very, very bad things happen to them.
** He based Jameson off how he thought his employees would see him, but while it's unknown if any of them did, there is one writer out there who has stated that the depiction is bang on and his treatment of other people in the medium (especially Steve Ditko) was appalling. Said writer is Creator/AlanMoore. Although it's also very telling that several other writers who worked under him wrote Jameson as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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** Taken to its logical conclusion where he's the BigBad of ''[[Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo Ultimo]]''.
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Ultimo]]''. And then there's his role as "principal Stanley" in ''ComicBook/MiniMarvels'', where once Spidey starts angsting -- justifiably -- about his status as a ButtMonkey, causes Stan to look awkward once he mentions "who decided this to happen to me?".
** Ascends in ''Series/XPlay'', where "Roger the Stan Lee Experience" recounts tales of doing Jack Kirby's wife and stealing credit for Kirby's success.
**
success. Also happens in his guest spot on ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' - where it's implied that his whole career has been some sort of CIA operation.
** Likewise his cameos on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
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''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''. Let's not forget, that as nice as Stan Lee is, the characters he helped to create and wrote for had very, very, very bad things happen to them.
** He claimed to have based Jameson off how he thought his employees would see him, but while it's unknown if any him. Now of them did, there is one writer out there who has stated that course as per the depiction is bang on Marvel Method the visual design and look of Jameson and his treatment of other people in role on the medium (especially Steve Ditko) plot was appalling. Said writer is Creator/AlanMoore. Although it's also very telling that several other writers who worked under him made by Creator/SteveDitko (while Stan Lee wrote the dialogues, based on Ditko's notes and directions) and Ditko might have based Jameson on [[Literature/TheFountainhead Ellsworth Toohey]] as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.strawman demagogic journalist defaming real heroes (like Spider Man), which is not really Lee's hat at all. Incidentally, Creator/JackKirby when he went to DC modelled the character Funky Flashman in the ComicBook/NewGods on Lee.
5th May '17 7:32:29 PM SirSapphire
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** He based Jameson off how he thought his employees would see him, but while it's unknown if any of them did, there is one writer out there who has stated that the depiction is bang on and his treatment of other people in the medium (especially Steve Ditko) was appalling. Said writer is Creator/AlanMoore.

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** He based Jameson off how he thought his employees would see him, but while it's unknown if any of them did, there is one writer out there who has stated that the depiction is bang on and his treatment of other people in the medium (especially Steve Ditko) was appalling. Said writer is Creator/AlanMoore. Although it's also very telling that several other writers who worked under him wrote Jameson as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
31st Mar '17 3:37:04 AM Tightwire
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Inverted -- he ''[[InvokedTrope caused]]'' this with an [[VerySpecialEpisode anti-drug comic]] (commissioned by the US Government) that UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Authority refused to approve due to arcane language that did not permit any portrayal of drugs, whether positive or negative. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He ran it anyway]], and the CCA ended up looking like idiots. The CCA very quickly rewrote the Code to allow negative or cautionary portrayals of drug use, inadvertently helping to usher in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. More than likely as a result, the influence of the Code itself began to wane in the following decades (eventually leading Marvel -- among other companies -- to abandon it altogether).

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Inverted -- he He actually ''[[InvokedTrope caused]]'' this for another with an [[VerySpecialEpisode anti-drug comic]] (commissioned by the US Government) that UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Authority refused to approve due to arcane language that because they did not permit any portrayal of drugs, whether positive or ''or'' negative. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He ran it anyway]], and the CCA ended up looking like idiots. anyway]]. The CCA looked like fools, and very quickly rewrote the Code to allow negative or cautionary portrayals of drug use, inadvertently helping use (among other things), but it was too late; people had already realised how restrictive and unnecessary the code really was. Partly thanks to usher in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. More than likely as a result, this, the influence of the Code itself began to wane in the following decades (eventually leading wane, and eventually Marvel -- among other companies -- to abandon - abandoned it altogether).altogether.
13th Mar '17 11:03:03 PM pepsimax
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10th Mar '17 7:15:57 PM NightShade96
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* TheCameo:
** He appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' as a Xandarian ladies' man. Not a CreatorCameo in this case, as he was not one of the creators of that comic.
*** It should be noted, however, that he did create Groot.
** He also bizarrely shows up in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries 2,'' years before Disney bought Marvel.
** He also shows up in a few scenes of the action comedy ''The Ambulance,'' in which the main character is an artist for Marvel. It's more than just a cameo, like he usually does. Like the ''Princess Diaries'' example above, this example is also somewhat bizarre, as ''The Ambulance'' is an original story, and not an adaptation of a Marvel franchise.



* CreatorCameo: Stan has always enjoyed this trope, both in the comics themselves and elsewhere. It's been joked that he has the superpower to appear in any media, so observe:
** He even cameos in [[{{Anime/Heroman}} anime that somewhat involved him]], too.
** In ''[[Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo Ultimo]]'' he's actually the ''BigBad''!
** He appeared as a bus driver in ''{{Series/Heroes}}''.
** He's appeared in a number of Creator/MarvelComics as himself:
*** Most famously, Stan showed up at the wedding of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards and Sue Storm]] with Jack Kirby -- only to be denied entry!
*** Stan showed up (with artist Stan Goldberg) in one ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel'' story, as the creators of a comic book starring Millie.
*** In 1997, almost every Marvel Comics series had a special issue as part of a campaign called ''Marvel Flashbacks''. Stan appeared in each story as the {{Narrator}}.
*** A series of 2006 one-shots called ''Stan Lee Meets'' (e.g. ''Stan Lee Meets [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]]'', ''Stan Lee Meets Doctor Doom'', etc.) was built around this trope.
*** Shows in Vol 1 on MarvelMangaverse along with fellow creator Creator/JackKirby as one of Captain Marvel's neighbors.
** He has contractually-obliged cameos in almost every movie based on one of his works, and usually appears in Marvel movies he ''isn't'' contractually obliged to get cameos in. As for his cameos:
*** His first cameo came in "Trial of Series/TheIncredibleHulk", the second of three reunion movies based on the series (The first being a BackdoorPilot for ComicBook/TheMightyThor, this one for Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}). Stan plays a Jury foreman in a nightmare David Banner has that causes him to Hulk out.
*** ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'': In 1, a heroic bystander who saves a kid from falling debris. In 2, another bystander. In 3, a bystander who poetically muses about Spider-Man to Peter in the beginning.
*** ''Film/{{Hulk}}'': A security guard getting into an elevator with Lou Ferrigno.
*** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': The civilian who is poisoned by Bruce Banner's irradiated blood in the beginning. Considering how his ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' persona is a CloudCuckoolander who thinks he can actually turn into Hulk like described below, it's amusing to think him actually doing so in the movie as well.
*** ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'': A man reading a newspaper who almost walks out into traffic only to be stopped by the blind kid Matt Murdock.
*** ''Film/FantasticFour2005'': Willie Lumpkin, the Baxter Building's mailman. This marks the only time he's actually played one of his own characters. In ''Rise of the Silver Surfer'' he plays himself trying to get into the wedding, a CallBack to the same thing in the actual comics.
*** Averted in ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', where he makes no appearance, and has joked this was the reason it was a BoxOfficeBomb.
*** ''Film/IronMan'': He plays a person who was mistaken for Hugh Hefner by Tony. In ''Film/IronMan2'' he is mistaken for Larry King. Whether he is actually supposed to be these people is unknown. And in ''Film/IronMan3'' he appears in a blink and you'll miss it moment as the judge for the Beauty Contest on one of the screens in the news van that Tony temporarily hijacks.
*** ''Film/{{Thor}}'': He plays a New Mexico local with a truck trying to pull {{Mjolnir}} from its spot. Credited as Stan the Man.
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': He plays an Army general in a crowd who loses the opportunity to see Rogers because he left on another mission, but mistakes the messenger for Capt. "I thought he'd be taller." This is a semi-exception as, while Lee didn't create the character, he ''did'' serve as Timely Comics' editor during the Golden Age, not to mention introducing Cap to the Silver Age and creating Cap's trademark move of throwing his shield. He appears again in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]]'', this time as a Smithsonian guard who fears that he's going to be fired (we don't know if he ended up being fired or not) upon discovering that Cap stole his outfit back.
*** ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': In the [[Film/XMen1 first film]], he's a random beachgoer who watches Senator Kelly emerging from the ocean. In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', he appears in the prologue as a neighbor of a young Jean Grey watering his lawn (a scene in which fellow X-Men writer Creator/ChrisClaremont also cameos). As an aside, he couldn't make a cameo in ''Film/TheWolverine'' because of the movie's overseas filming in Australia and Japan, and deliberately sacrificed a cameo in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (filmed in Montreal, Canada) so that he could attend the [[FanConvention Fan Expo 2013]] in Toronto, Canada. For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he and his wife are one of the many shots of frightened citizens watching the [[spoiler:nuclear missiles launch into space]].
*** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Near the end of the film, Stan shows up as a man playing chess in the park, who is interviewed by a news crew regarding the events of the movie's finale. His character believes it all to be a hoax. He also pops up in one of the deleted scenes as a guy at a cafe who alerts [[CluelessChickMagnet Cap]] to the waitress's interest.
*** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'': During [[spoiler:Spidey and the Lizard's fight]], he plays an oblivious librarian who listens to classical music with noise-cancellation headphones [[spoiler:while the fight goes on behind him]]. He reprises the cameo in ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded's'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiV7Xs2cvqg episode on the movie]] [[spoiler:where he blames the Avengers for the mess and warns them he's got his eyes on them]].
*** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': As a patient at a mental institute [[spoiler:with Dr. Erik Selvig]]. Credited as himself.
*** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'': One of the audience members of Peter's high school graduation. He spots Peter coming in while wearing his Spider-Man mask and exclaims "He knows that guy!" (He also appears in an ad for the U.S. Mail as a projectionist for [=ASM2's=] premiere, who is saved when Spidey helps deliver the film cannister.).
*** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': He pops up as a Xandarian flirting with a lady. Credited as the "Xandarian Lady's Man".
*** ''Disney/BigHero6'': He appears in a post-credits sequence as [[spoiler:Fred's long-lost father]]. As with ''Deadpool'' below, Lee had nothing to do with the original comics.
*** He will reprise this role in the upcoming Creator/DisneyXD TV series.
*** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': He is a WWII vet who attends the party at Avengers tower and gets stupor drunk after taking a sip of Thor's Asgardian mead.
*** ''Film/AntMan'': He's one of the friends who talked to one of the friends of one of Luis' friends about Scott and his fight with the Falcon.
*** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'': He's the M.C. at a strip club. Notable for being a rare cameo in a Marvel film ''not'' based off a character Stan created, since he had nothing to do with Deadpool. His appearance in the movie is jokingly referred to as "A Gratuituous Cameo" in the opening credits.
*** It gets even more gratuitous in the ''Film/Deadpool2'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU trailer]], where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': He's a [=FedEx=] driver delivering a package to Tony Stark, mispronouncing his name as "Tony Stank."
*** Lee has also confirmed that he will have cameos in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. They were all filmed at the same time, directed by James Gunn, due to his advanced age.
*** ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': He's a passenger inside a bus that Strange smacks into. He's reading the book ''The Doors of Perception'' and laughing himself silly.
** He appears as himself in the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' when Madame Web brings together several Spider-Mans from alternate universes, one of whom is an actor who plays him in the real world. His wife Joan Lee voiced Madame Web, and the animated Stan asks, "Who is that exotic lady?" when he sees her. In turn, Madame Web tells Spider-Man that Stan is a special person.
** He voices a dock worker who's also modeled after him in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
** He plays Stan the [[AlmightyJanitor Janitor]] in ''{{WesternAnimation/Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
** In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', he voices a hallucination urging Peter to forsake Spider-Man.
** Also showed up in ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. One of the first few times he did a cameo in a movie that wasn't based on a Marvel property.
** He appears in every Marvel-themed episode of ''WebAnimation/BadDays'', and eventually starts making cameos in episodes focused on characters not created by Marvel.
** A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch about a musical starring the Avengers has him play the piano, and also share a fact that adds a touch of irony to shipping Black Widow and Hawkeye.
** ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' episode ''Glimpse'' has [[TheCameo a cameo]] for him, who provides a ShoutOut to TheHulk. He appears as [[TheDanza Dr. Lee]], specializing in the effects of gamma radiation, you can call him Generalissimo, and "Don't make me angry, you won't like me when I'm angry."
** He was also in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' crossover special, [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel Mission Marvel]] as a Hot Dog Vendor. Of course, the stand was labeled "Excelsior Hot Dogs".
** He's the narrator for ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions''.
** He appears in the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E13TRACKS T.R.A.C.K.S.]] as a passenger on the train that the team is infiltrating.
** ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'': Several LEGO games have a mechanic where the player can rescue someone in peril as a level objective. In the ''Marvel'' game, that "someone" is ''always'' Stan. Perform all the rescues and he's unlocked as a playable character.
** As a Disney movie based on a Marvel property, it'd make sense he'd appear even if he had nothing to do with the source material, in ''Disney/BigHero6''. Fred's family portrait clearly uses his likeness for the father. [[spoiler:TheStinger reveals he is an actual superhero, and he appears in a voiced CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].
** In ''Series/AgentCarter'' he gets his shoes shined next to Howard Stark, and asks for the sports section of his newspaper.
** ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' is particularly devious, with him appearing in a photograph in the background and out of focus in the Season 1 finale. The same picture also serves as his cameo for ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. The motif continues in''Series/LukeCage'' as he appears on a poster urging people to report crimes to the police.
** In ''WebVideo/SuperPowerBeatDown'', he is a man in an apartment who hears Spider-Man and Darth Maul fighting on the floor above his. He yells at the "neighbors" to keep it down.
** In the first episode of ''Series/LuckyMan'' he is seen as himself signing autographs in London's Forbidden Planet comic store.

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* CreatorCameo: Stan has always enjoyed this trope, both in the comics themselves and elsewhere. It's been joked that he has the superpower Enough to appear in any media, so observe:
** He even cameos in [[{{Anime/Heroman}} anime that somewhat involved him]], too.
** In ''[[Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo Ultimo]]'' he's actually the ''BigBad''!
** He appeared as a bus driver in ''{{Series/Heroes}}''.
** He's appeared in a number of Creator/MarvelComics as himself:
*** Most famously, Stan showed up at the wedding of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards and Sue Storm]] with Jack Kirby -- only to be denied entry!
*** Stan showed up (with artist Stan Goldberg) in one ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel'' story, as the creators of a comic book starring Millie.
*** In 1997, almost every Marvel Comics series had a special issue as part of a campaign called ''Marvel Flashbacks''. Stan appeared in each story as the {{Narrator}}.
*** A series of 2006 one-shots called ''Stan Lee Meets'' (e.g. ''Stan Lee Meets [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]]'', ''Stan Lee Meets Doctor Doom'', etc.) was built around this trope.
*** Shows in Vol 1 on MarvelMangaverse along with fellow creator Creator/JackKirby as one of Captain Marvel's neighbors.
** He has contractually-obliged cameos in almost every movie based on one of his works, and usually appears in Marvel movies he ''isn't'' contractually obliged to get cameos in. As for his cameos:
*** His first cameo came in "Trial of Series/TheIncredibleHulk", the second of three reunion movies based on the series (The first being a BackdoorPilot for ComicBook/TheMightyThor, this one for Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}). Stan plays a Jury foreman in a nightmare David Banner has that causes him to Hulk out.
*** ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'': In 1, a heroic bystander who saves a kid from falling debris. In 2, another bystander. In 3, a bystander who poetically muses about Spider-Man to Peter in the beginning.
*** ''Film/{{Hulk}}'': A security guard getting into an elevator with Lou Ferrigno.
*** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': The civilian who is poisoned by Bruce Banner's irradiated blood in the beginning. Considering how his ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' persona is a CloudCuckoolander who thinks he can actually turn into Hulk like described below, it's amusing to think him actually doing so in the movie as well.
*** ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'': A man reading a newspaper who almost walks out into traffic only to be stopped by the blind kid Matt Murdock.
*** ''Film/FantasticFour2005'': Willie Lumpkin, the Baxter Building's mailman. This marks the only time he's actually played one of
have [[CreatorCameo/StanLee his own characters. In ''Rise of the Silver Surfer'' he plays himself trying to get into the wedding, a CallBack to the same thing in the actual comics.
*** Averted in ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', where he makes no appearance, and has joked this was the reason it was a BoxOfficeBomb.
*** ''Film/IronMan'': He plays a person who was mistaken for Hugh Hefner by Tony. In ''Film/IronMan2'' he is mistaken for Larry King. Whether he is actually supposed to be these people is unknown. And in ''Film/IronMan3'' he appears in a blink and you'll miss it moment as the judge for the Beauty Contest on one of the screens in the news van that Tony temporarily hijacks.
*** ''Film/{{Thor}}'': He plays a New Mexico local with a truck trying to pull {{Mjolnir}} from its spot. Credited as Stan the Man.
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': He plays an Army general in a crowd who loses the opportunity to see Rogers because he left on another mission, but mistakes the messenger for Capt. "I thought he'd be taller." This is a semi-exception as, while Lee didn't create the character, he ''did'' serve as Timely Comics' editor during the Golden Age, not to mention introducing Cap to the Silver Age and creating Cap's trademark move of throwing his shield. He appears again in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]]'', this time as a Smithsonian guard who fears that he's going to be fired (we don't know if he ended up being fired or not) upon discovering that Cap stole his outfit back.
*** ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': In the [[Film/XMen1 first film]], he's a random beachgoer who watches Senator Kelly emerging from the ocean. In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', he appears in the prologue as a neighbor of a young Jean Grey watering his lawn (a scene in which fellow X-Men writer Creator/ChrisClaremont also cameos). As an aside, he couldn't make a cameo in ''Film/TheWolverine'' because of the movie's overseas filming in Australia and Japan, and deliberately sacrificed a cameo in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (filmed in Montreal, Canada) so that he could attend the [[FanConvention Fan Expo 2013]] in Toronto, Canada. For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he and his wife are one of the many shots of frightened citizens watching the [[spoiler:nuclear missiles launch into space]].
*** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Near the end of the film, Stan shows up as a man playing chess in the park, who is interviewed by a news crew regarding the events of the movie's finale. His character believes it all to be a hoax. He also pops up in one of the deleted scenes as a guy at a cafe who alerts [[CluelessChickMagnet Cap]] to the waitress's interest.
*** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'': During [[spoiler:Spidey and the Lizard's fight]], he plays an oblivious librarian who listens to classical music with noise-cancellation headphones [[spoiler:while the fight goes on behind him]]. He reprises the cameo in ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded's'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiV7Xs2cvqg episode on the movie]] [[spoiler:where he blames the Avengers for the mess and warns them he's got his eyes on them]].
*** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': As a patient at a mental institute [[spoiler:with Dr. Erik Selvig]]. Credited as himself.
*** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'': One of the audience members of Peter's high school graduation. He spots Peter coming in while wearing his Spider-Man mask and exclaims "He knows that guy!" (He also appears in an ad for the U.S. Mail as a projectionist for [=ASM2's=] premiere, who is saved when Spidey helps deliver the film cannister.).
*** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': He pops up as a Xandarian flirting with a lady. Credited as the "Xandarian Lady's Man".
*** ''Disney/BigHero6'': He appears in a post-credits sequence as [[spoiler:Fred's long-lost father]]. As with ''Deadpool'' below, Lee had nothing to do with the original comics.
*** He will reprise this role in the upcoming Creator/DisneyXD TV series.
*** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': He is a WWII vet who attends the party at Avengers tower and gets stupor drunk after taking a sip of Thor's Asgardian mead.
*** ''Film/AntMan'': He's one of the friends who talked to one of the friends of one of Luis' friends about Scott and his fight with the Falcon.
*** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'': He's the M.C. at a strip club. Notable for being a rare cameo in a Marvel film ''not'' based off a character Stan created, since he had nothing to do with Deadpool. His appearance in the movie is jokingly referred to as "A Gratuituous Cameo" in the opening credits.
*** It gets even more gratuitous in the ''Film/Deadpool2'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU trailer]], where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': He's a [=FedEx=] driver delivering a package to Tony Stark, mispronouncing his name as "Tony Stank."
*** Lee has also confirmed that he will have cameos in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. They were all filmed at the same time, directed by James Gunn, due to his advanced age.
*** ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': He's a passenger inside a bus that Strange smacks into. He's reading the book ''The Doors of Perception'' and laughing himself silly.
** He appears as himself in the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' when Madame Web brings together several Spider-Mans from alternate universes, one of whom is an actor who plays him in the real world. His wife Joan Lee voiced Madame Web, and the animated Stan asks, "Who is that exotic lady?" when he sees her. In turn, Madame Web tells Spider-Man that Stan is a special person.
** He voices a dock worker who's also modeled after him in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
** He plays Stan the [[AlmightyJanitor Janitor]] in ''{{WesternAnimation/Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
** In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', he voices a hallucination urging Peter to forsake Spider-Man.
** Also showed up in ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. One of the first few times he did a cameo in a movie that wasn't based on a Marvel property.
** He appears in every Marvel-themed episode of ''WebAnimation/BadDays'', and eventually starts making cameos in episodes focused on characters not created by Marvel.
** A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch about a musical starring the Avengers has him play the piano, and also share a fact that adds a touch of irony to shipping Black Widow and Hawkeye.
** ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' episode ''Glimpse'' has [[TheCameo a cameo]] for him, who provides a ShoutOut to TheHulk. He appears as [[TheDanza Dr. Lee]], specializing in the effects of gamma radiation, you can call him Generalissimo, and "Don't make me angry, you won't like me when I'm angry."
** He was also in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' crossover special, [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel Mission Marvel]] as a Hot Dog Vendor. Of course, the stand was labeled "Excelsior Hot Dogs".
** He's the narrator for ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions''.
** He appears in the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E13TRACKS T.R.A.C.K.S.]] as a passenger on the train that the team is infiltrating.
** ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'': Several LEGO games have a mechanic where the player can rescue someone in peril as a level objective. In the ''Marvel'' game, that "someone" is ''always'' Stan. Perform all the rescues and he's unlocked as a playable character.
** As a Disney movie based on a Marvel property, it'd make sense he'd appear even if he had nothing to do with the source material, in ''Disney/BigHero6''. Fred's family portrait clearly uses his likeness for the father. [[spoiler:TheStinger reveals he is an actual superhero, and he appears in a voiced CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].
** In ''Series/AgentCarter'' he gets his shoes shined next to Howard Stark, and asks for the sports section of his newspaper.
** ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' is particularly devious, with him appearing in a photograph in the background and out of focus in the Season 1 finale. The same picture also serves as his cameo for ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. The motif continues in''Series/LukeCage'' as he appears on a poster urging people to report crimes to the police.
** In ''WebVideo/SuperPowerBeatDown'', he is a man in an apartment who hears Spider-Man and Darth Maul fighting on the floor above his. He yells at the "neighbors" to keep it down.
** In the first episode of ''Series/LuckyMan'' he is seen as himself signing autographs in London's Forbidden Planet comic store.
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* TheCameo: He appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' as a Xandarian ladies' man. Not a CreatorCameo in this case, as he was not one of the creators of that comic.
** It should be noted, however, that he did create Groot.
** He also bizarrely shows up in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries 2,'' years before Disney bought Marvel.
** He also shows up in a few scenes of the action comedy ''The Ambulance,'' in which the main character is an artist for Marvel. It's more than just a cameo, like he usually does. Like the ''Princess Diaries'' example above, this example is also somewhat bizarre, as ''The Ambulance'' is an original story, and not an adaptation of a Marvel franchise.
9th Mar '17 4:36:45 AM jormis29
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*** It gets even more gratuitous in the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU Deadpool 2]]'' trailer, where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]

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*** It gets even more gratuitous in the ''[[https://www.''Film/Deadpool2'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU Deadpool 2]]'' trailer, trailer]], where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]
7th Mar '17 11:13:50 PM LordKelvin
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*** It gets even more gratuitous in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU the ''Deadpool 2''' trailer]], where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]

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*** It gets even more gratuitous in [[https://www.the ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU the ''Deadpool 2''' trailer]], Deadpool 2]]'' trailer, where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]
7th Mar '17 11:11:24 PM LordKelvin
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**** It gets even more gratuitous in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ezsReZcxU the ''Deadpool 2''' trailer]], where he appears out of nowhere to comment on Deadpool's suit, only for Deadpool to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stop and shout, "Zip it, Stan Lee!"]]
27th Feb '17 3:56:56 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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Stan "The Man" Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922) is a ComicBook creator, writer, editor, "Chairman Emeritus" of Creator/MarvelComics and (co-)creator of just about every significant Marvel character who doesn't [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica carry a shield]], [[ComicBook/ThePunisher wear a skull on his chest]], or [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} have metal bones]]. How much credit he deserves for creating them -- as opposed to his artist/co-writer collaborators, especially Creator/JackKirby and Creator/SteveDitko -- is a matter of debate.

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Stan "The Man" Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922) is a ComicBook creator, writer, editor, "Chairman Emeritus" of Creator/MarvelComics and (co-)creator creator or co-creator of just about every significant Marvel character who doesn't [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica carry a shield]], [[ComicBook/ThePunisher wear a skull on his chest]], or [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} have metal bones]]. How much credit he deserves for creating them -- as opposed to his artist/co-writer collaborators, especially Creator/JackKirby and Creator/SteveDitko -- is a matter of debate.
20th Feb '17 3:44:04 AM bt8257
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You might not be entirely aware of it, but he has had a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/worldofheroes?feature=watch YouTube Channel]] for quite some time now, and ''frankly'' you have ''no excuse'' to not check it out.

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You might not be entirely aware of it, but he has had a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/user/worldofheroes?feature=watch com/user/worldofheroes YouTube Channel]] for quite some time now, and ''frankly'' you have ''no excuse'' to not check it out.
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