Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk and many others, has been making appearances in most Marvel films. Directors enjoy finding creative ways of including Lee in their movies, and Lee loves participating.
Lee has now put together a video explaining why he deserves an Oscar in the Cameo Artist Category. After all, he's the glue that holds the entire movie together. "Walk on, drop the moral lesson of the whole film, walk off," he said.
And he's not the only one who agrees that cameo artists are the real actors. Both Laurence Olivier and Shia LaBeouf are behind him. Check out the video below.
johnny_boywrites: on March 5th, 2010 at 11:08:11 PM
I like Stan lee but he is loosing it. I hate how he agrees with anything they do with his projects. Never gives true insight. Like oh he liked fantastic 4. I just think the money blinds his potential for knowing what's cool or he's just gotten too old and senile to really know what is good
wonderBOYwrites: on March 5th, 2010 at 11:10:01 PM
wheres his mallrats cameo. he was great in that where he walks in one direction stops then walks in the other way. now thats acting
johnny_boywrites: on March 5th, 2010 at 11:16:14 PM
@ ranger, that's a good idea having Stan as a friend of CA. He is old enough. Maybe bucky as an old man or something like that.
Stan Lee is a living legend.
He can say he has a left a profound and unmistakable mark in pop culture in general.
He reinvented the superhero archetype and took character and storyline development to a new level.
He came up with the Marvel method for comic book creation and, together with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, changed the way comic books are conceived forever.
Him passing the torch to Disney at 87 (he's now 88), makes him a brilliant business man as well.
Also, this video was kinda funny.
"Most actors are pansies." - Well said!
I only had that idea of Stan (even calling him Stan in the movie) as his old Military buddy because the played it out that way in the animated Ultimate Avengers.
But you have to cut Stan a bit of slack. Even if he hated The Fantastic Four... he'd never say so... he can't. They're his bread and butter. And he's only been a figurehead in California when Marvel moved him out there 25 years ago to get Marvel into the movies. I doubt he has ANY say as to the content of the movies. They pay him to smile, live well and keep quiet as to his opinions. It's like that a lot in the Biz.
Cardinal Rule #1: Never, EVER bash another person's work in the Biz. Charlie Sheen on Letterman years ago said after a comment: 'Sorry, I had a Mark Hamill moment there' and the crowd actually boo'ed him.
So, FF or others could be making Stan vomit... but he's not going to rock the boat. He's making good bank being an 'Executive Producer' (which means f*ck-all as a title).
I'm just glad he's alive to see his work come to life (like Rowling with Harry Potter)... unlike Tolkein.
lee deserves a lifetime achievement from the academy>????? in who's f*ckin universe??? it took that old f*cker until after jack kirby was dead and buried to finally admit that kirby had much more to do with the creation of the marvel universe than just being an artist...and even after that, he waffles on how much input kirby had
Telur, I've already told you three times to stop using my avatar. It seems that I have to get serious about this. Whats your address, I have some extra money so I'm going to book a flight to your hometown. Im coming for you Telur, and Im coming for blood.
@bacci - unless you know Stan personally, how do you know he just wasn't being generous whilst he mourned Jack Kirby's death giving his old friend a lot of the credit? And I'm sure Jack would admit Stan had his hand in creating things as well also. As the Oscar's is clearly political and even more-so $'s driven (which I don't have a point with... all business is), Stan's (and Jack's and Steve Ditko's) work has made Hollywood BILLIONS of $'s.
I don't think a life time achievement award is out of the question.
@rabid - I had that episode the Big Bang stored on my PVR... watched it last night. Did you notice the name of the Judge, Sheldon was standing in front of? 'Judge J. Kirby' - that was good for a laugh as well.