RIP Stan Lee: the man behind Spider-Man

Story by CBC Kids News • 2018-11-13 16:28

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:

White-haired senior reads newspaper that says Crime Wave Continues.

In 2003’s Daredevil, Lee steps off the curb while reading a newspaper and almost gets hit by a bus. (Marvel Studios)

White-haired senior wears bright blue mail uniform.

Lee got to deliver mail to one of the Fantastic Four in the 2005 movie of the same name. (Marvel Studios)

White-haired senior in shades chats with younger actor.

Lee talks to Peter Parker about the mysterious Spider-Man, played by Tobey Maguire, in 2007’s Spider-Man 3. (Marvel Studios)

People at hotdog stand look towards camera in surprise.

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)

Senior in blue hat that says World War Two Veteran is supported on either arm by two men.

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)

Older man in shades holds hose that is spraying water upwards instead of down.

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)

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