All The Stan Lee Cameo In Marvel Movies, Ranked
By Mat Elfring | @ImMatElfring on
With the release of Captain Marvel, there is another Stan Lee cameo to add to the list. And while it's been incredibly hard for comic book fans, and pop culture fans in general, to hear about the passing of the late, great Stan Lee, he's left a mark on the world that has made billions of people happy throughout the years. He is truly an American icon that has given the world so much.
Lee is credited with creating some of the most iconic comic book characters alongside legendary artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. The Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more are just some of Lee's creations. Because of the astronomical impact Lee has had on the comics, he's gotten the chance to appear in a lot of Marvel comics movies. He's never had a major role, obviously, only cameos. Stan Lee has become a more contemporary version of Where's Waldo?
Popping up in movies and television shows isn't a new thing for Lee, as he's had plenty of appearances in everything from Muppet Babies to Mallrats. Over the years, however, he's appeared in 34 Marvel movies, including three movies in 2018. From appearing at conventions to making videos on YouTube to appearing in these movies, he always seemed to be working, bringing smiles to people's faces across the globe.
Thanks for everything you've done over the years, Stan. And thank you even more for all your hilarious cameos.
36. X-Men (2000)
Lee played a hot dog vendor on the beach who witnessed Senator Kelly emerge from the water.
35. Spider-Man (2002)
Lee was a man terrified at the fair in this 2002 film.
34. Daredevil (2003)
Stan Lee stood on the corner and read a newspaper while a young and blind Matt Murdock crossed the street.
33. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Lee appears as a man clutching his wife as the world's nuclear missiles are launched in the sixth X-Men movie.
32. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
We're pretty sure that Stan Lee is reprising his role from Spider-Man, as a man fleeing in terror.
31. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Stan Lee tried to retire to the suburbs in The Last Stand, but found himself in trouble when trying to water his lawn. Jean Grey's telekinetic abilities messed with his water stream.
30. The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
Lee plays a man at a high school graduation who recognizes Peter Parker.
29. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
For the first time in a Spider-Man movie, Stan Lee isn't fleeing in terror. He gives Peter Parker the boost of confidence he needs.
28. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Stan Lee met his fate in 2008, as he got Gamma sickness from a bottle of soda and died.
27. Avengers (2012)
Stan Lee portrays a man playing chess in the park who doesn't believe superheroes in New York exist.
26. Thor: Dark World (2013)
Lee plays a patient in a mental facility where Erik Selvig is giving a rousing speech.
25. Doctor Strange (2016)
Lee plays a man on a bus reading the book The Doors of Perception.
24. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
In the animated movie, Into The Spider-Verse, Stan Lee plays a salesman who sells Miles Morales his first Spider-Man costume. Stan Lee actually had plenty of cameos hidden throughout the movie.
23. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Lee plays Gary, an angry guy in a window, yelling at Spider-Man.
22. Thor (2011)
In Thor, Stan Lee drove a pickup truck which tried to pull Thor's hammer out of the ground.
21. Hulk (2004)
If that imposing-looking security guard looks familiar, it's because it's Stan Lee. What about the scrawny guy next to him? Well, that's Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk during the '80s TV series.
20. Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)
Lee plays a security guard at the Captain America exhibit in a museum, who finds the iconic outfit has been stolen.
19. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Stan Lee played himself in Rise of the Silver Surfer. He attempted to enter the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm but was denied entry, as the doorman doesn't believe it's really him.
18. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Lee plays a general who doesn't recognize Steve Rogers in person.
17. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
In Guardians of the Galaxy, Lee plays a man on an alien planet trying to woo a woman, while Rocket gives some hilarious commentary.
16. Ant-Man (2015)
During a scene where Michael Pena's character is telling a story, Lee shows up as a bartender, with Pena's voice.
15. Ant-Man And The Wasp (2018)
Stan Lee plays a San Francisco resident whose car is shrunk by The Wasp.
14. Fantastic Four (2005)
Lee's role in Fantastic Four marks the first time he's officially played an actual comic book character. Willie Lumpkin first appeared back in a Fantastic Four comic from 1963.
13. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Stan Lee plays a bus driver for the New York City high school that Peter Parker attends. While the city is under attack, Lee's character turns to the students and says, "What's the matter with you kids? You never seen a spaceship before?"
12. Iron Man 3 (2013)
The most enthusiastic beauty pageant judge in history is Stan Lee in Iron Man 3.
11. Big Hero Six (2014)
In the Disney animated film, loosely based on a Marvel Comics team, Lee plays Fred's dad, who describes how he can wear underwear for multiple days without changing them.
10. Captain Marvel (2019)
In Captain Marvel, Stan Lee plays himself on the subway. He's holding a copy of the script for Mallrats, going over his lines before playing himself in the Kevin Smith film. To reiterate, Stan Lee is playing himself as a man who is about to play himself in a '90s movie.
9. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Lee plays a WWII veteran who gets drunk on some Asgardian alcohol.
8. Black Panther (2018)
In Black Panther, Lee plays an enthusiastic gambler who decides to take all of T'Challa's winnings after the king leaves the table.
7. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Stan Lee plays an intergalactic barber who is tasked with cutting Thor's hair.
6. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Lee plays a FedEx delivery man who mistakenly calls Tony Stark "Tony Stank."
5. Iron Man 2 (2010)
Stan Lee played an important role in the Iron Man sequel: He appeared very briefly as Larry King.
4. Iron Man (2008)
While he's credited as "Stan Lee," it's apparent Lee is playing Hugh Hefner in Iron Man. Tony Stark even calls him that.
3. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017)
Lee appears off-world in the 2017 sequel, and he makes reference to the time he was a FedEx delivery man, which makes us wonder if all his cameos are connected.
2. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
While Spider-Man and the Lizard fight in the background, Lee plays a librarian who loves nothing more than to blast some classical music.
1. Deadpool (2016)
In Deadpool, Lee plays a DJ at a strip club.