RIP Stan Lee: the man behind Spider-Man
Stan Lee made small appearances in almost 60 Marvel movies
The man who helped create Spider-Man has died, but not before making his mark on almost every major movie in the Marvel universe.
Stan Lee, who died Monday at the age of 95, played a tiny role — or cameo — in almost 60 movies released by Marvel Studios, including a security guard, a bartender and a game show contestant.
Lee, who started working at a comics company when he was a teenager, also helped dream up superheroes like the Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, Black Panther and others.
He went from writing stories about superheroes to starring alongside them on the big screen.
Here are a few snapshots from those appearances:
In 2003’s Daredevil, Lee steps off the curb while reading a newspaper and almost gets hit by a bus. (Marvel Studios)
Lee got to deliver mail to one of the Fantastic Four in the 2005 movie of the same name. (Marvel Studios)
Lee talks to Peter Parker about the mysterious Spider-Man, played by Tobey Maguire, in 2007’s Spider-Man 3. (Marvel Studios)
In 2000, Lee played a hotdog vendor at the beach who is surprised to see a character emerge from the sea in the X-Men movie. (Marvel Studios)
Lee plays a Second World War veteran who has to be carried out of a party in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Marvel Studios)
Lee plays a shocked neighbour whose hose starts to spray in the wrong direction thanks to one of the characters’ special powers in the 2006 movie X-Men: The Last Stand. (Marvel Studios)