Stan Lee has a one-second-long cameo appearance in Iron Man 2 (at 00:21, introduced as Larry King):
If Stan Lee doesn't count as a person involved in the production, then Larry Ellison also appears in the same scene for about three seconds.
I'm not sure if this is the briefest cameo ever, just the first thing that satisfies ...
According to inverse.com, he might appear in 6 unreleased films:
Ralph Breaks the Internet: It’s unclear whether or not Lee actually lends his voice to Ralph Breaks the Internet, but outlets are
labeling it as a cameo, so Lee probably has at least one line.
Madness in the Method: Lee’s credited as “Stan,” which probably means he plays himself, a ...
Stan Lee isn't casting himself in these cameos - it's a tradition which started back in 1989 with one of the original TV Hulk spin-off movies, one that has endured ever since.
From The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - 1989
He may have a producer credit on the Marvel movies, but his involvement doesn't go any deeper than just being a beloved figurehead - ...
Alright seems a simple Google search would have done. It was Tobias, as clarified in this article:
In Infinity War, Star-Lord, Gamora, Mantis and Drax return to Knowhere
in hopes of prying the Reality Stone from The Collector before Thanos
can get his hands on it. However, they arrive to find widespread
destruction. When they hear Thanos’ booming ...
Stan Lee has a LONG history of cameos dating back 30-40 years.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - 7 Little Superheroes [S1 Ep6] (October 1981)
While not technically a cameo, Stan Lee narrated the sixth episode of the animated series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends in 1981.
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (May 1989)
Stan Lee's first live-action ...
Stan's appearances are a sort of wink to the screen, an in-joke to those that know who he is. All of the characters that he's appeared as have had no material significance to the universe, they're just there for on-screen fluff. There's no need to try and retcon these characters, they're all different characters played by Stan with no real story purpose.
I don't really know how to prove it definitively, but it seems pretty clear to me that they're not the same guy when you look at the guy from your picture side by side with 2010 Adam Sandler. I guess the most telling part is different head shape, the Dr Who guy has less of an oval shape to his noggin.
For the case of X-Men: First Class
According to lee's Twitter page, due to the filming taking place
to far away he won't have a cameo in it. (Source:marvelousnews.com)
For the case of X2: X-Men United
Scooper 'Kailem' tells us that Stan Lee was interviewed on the
"Filmfreak" radio station when he mentioned he will not have a cameo
R2-D2 has an extremely brief cameo in Star Trek (2009) as he flies by in a field of debris. He also appears briefly in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
Image source: https://www.slashfilm.com/see-the-r2-d2-cameo-in-star-trek-into-darkness/
Documented by fans on YouTube and several reputable publications.
He's almost impossible to spot without freezing the ...
Basically, they were both fans of Shaun of the Dead and knew the director. From an interview on About.com with Edgar Wright:
Interviewer: How did you get Cate Blanchett to do that one little cameo?
Wright: I'd met her in LA and knew that she was a fan of Shaun of the Dead, so that was kind of a start. The first thing we wrote in Hot Fuzz is the kind of the ...
No obvious connection, but this is actually not unusual.
While it seems that Stan Lee has a personal connection to the projects in which he makes a cameo appearance, as enforced by his appearances in the Sony Spider-Man productions, the X-Men Cinematic Universe, and of course the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, he actually has a history of cameo'...
This article from Hollywood contends that it was probably scheduling conflicts (Colbert films his show in NY while The Office originates in Van Nuys, CA). Reporter Michael Arbeiter suggests it is a sure sign your show is running dry when the guest stars don't even show up in person!
If you think about it, though, if you wanted to contact someone you knew in ...
In Netflix, Stan Lee having cameo as same character in all MCU shows:
His Daredevil cameo:
His Jessica Jones cameo:
His Luke Cage cameo:
And in Iron Fist, which you already spotted
He just portrayed as a honorable NYPD officer and their marketing face in MCU netflixverse. But remember like all his other Marvel cameos this one is also not to be taken too ...
No official words I can get about it but IMDb claims Malone said this line:
Brooklyn Bystander : [looking at a glitched stoplight] I think it's a Banksy.
Going through official script, only one Brooklynite have a speaking line and it's same as IMDb and you yourself said he was credited as Brooklyn bystanders.
ET Online confirms it:
“Post Malone gets ...
Not the shortest, but may be the shortest with a line of dialogue. And it's my fave.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men - First Class.
I don't think this falls foul of the stinger rule as it was in the movie itself. There was no guarantee he'd turn up later in the franchise either.
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From this screenrant article:
For Deadpool 2, the Stan Lee cameo is more in line with those of the
Marvel shows on Netflix than his show-stopping MCU appearances.
Indeed, just his famous face appears rather than Stan "The Man"
himself. In this case, it isn't a photograph or poster but a graffiti
portrait painted on the side of a building; Stan's ...
There really isn't one. The only reason there would be is if SAG had a special "cameo rate", which it doesn't*.
Based on the examples I've seen, they're generally:
one or two scenes
big-name, recognizable actor in an otherwise minor role
unexpected - generally not announced in advance, no credit in the opening cards to keep the secret a surprise
Because he is a watcher or works for them. Likely Uatu, the watcher that's assigned to watch Earth. Confirmed by Marvel in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Marvel chief Kevin Feige has endorsed the popular fan theory that Stan Lee is playing the same character in all of his MCU roles. http://screenrant.com/stan-lee-mcu-cameo-theory-marvel-kevin-feige/
There's no overarching right answer to this. I think there are a few reasons for it:
For starters, it's fun. You've mentioned lots of directors in your question who have done it and it's likely they all got a pretty good kick out of it. Think Hitchcock's many roles or Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs, or Pulp Fiction.
There's also a tradition argument. Stan Lee,...
Though this may be a duplicate of Why are some actors uncredited in certain films? I felt it worth adding this point, that some people may not be aware of.
Her IMDB page credits her as "Policewoman" - no character name.
This is a classic sign that someone is adding their own IMDB credits as an "actor" when in fact all they were was a Supporting Artist... ...
Stan Lee is the face of Marvel, and comics in a much larger sense. He's one of the most easily recognizable names of the Golden Age illustrators who are still alive. Given that Stan Lee actually receives nothing from Marvel (that "Executive Producer" credit he's always given is merely a show of respect, but they don't respect him enough to give him a dime ...
Scorsese's larger cameo was a last minute substitution caused by the original actor scheduled for the stalker being unavailable.
When George Memmoli, the actor who was to play a man stalking his wife who hails a ride with Travis, was injured on another movie, Scorsese agreed to play the part himself. Says Schrader, “I was afraid that Marty would see ...
According to this interview with Edgar Wright, there is indeed one surprise cameo in the film - but as of yet the name has not been revealed.
OK - having seen the film, there are a couple of 'guest spots' - but if we are talking uncredited cameos then Pierce Brosnan would have to rank up there ;)
Rafe Spall is also in there, but I doubt he ranks as a 'big' ...