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Stan Lee

Lowest Rated:   8% Captain America (1990)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
In addition to being the man who crafted both the "Marvel Universe" as well as some of the most popular comic book superheroes of modern times, longtime artist and writer Stan Lee played a pivotal role in bringing genuine human emotion into comic book characters, a trait that, up until the creation of such characters as the enduring Spider-Man, was sorely lacking in comics. Born in New York in 1922, it was at the age of 17 that Lee began work as an assistant editor for Timely Comics. Promoted to editor soon thereafter, Lee remained with the company as it changed its name to Atlas and fought slumping sales in the following years. At first simply carrying on with the stories of the characters that had already been created, the company got a fresh burst of creativity when, in 1961, it changed its name from Atlas to Marvel Comics. Soon carrying stories of emotionally complex and multi-dimensional characters such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, and Daredevil, Lee's intelligent story lines -- coupled with artist Jack Kirby's impressive images -- helped Marvel's popularity surge during the '60s. Advancing to the position of publisher and editorial director in 1972, it was during this decade that such popular television series as The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man truly came to life on the small screen. Though many of the characters had appeared in cartoon form on television in the previous decade, their transformation from animated characters to living, breathing humans truly brought comics into a new light and exposed them to audiences who otherwise might have scoffed at such fiction. Of course, this was only the beginning, and throughout subsequent years, Lee's characters made the leap to feature films in such blockbusters as Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002). In addition to his role as a popular writer in comics, Lee also played a pivotal role in reducing censorship in the medium. Addressing the issue of drug addition in an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man at the request of public health officials, Lee defied the strict rules set by the Comics Code Authority (which banned any portrayal of drug use whether it be in a positive or negative light) and ultimately put the downfall of the CCA into motion. In the decades since, Lee's creations have not only graced the pages of comic books, but have sprung to life as never before with numerous film and television adaptations most successfully in the box-office smash The Avengers.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
93% Logan
  • Executive Producer
$226.3M 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast
  • Actor
2017
90% Doctor Strange
  • Executive Producer
$232.7M 2016
19% Yoga Hosers
  • Dispatcher
2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Himself
  • Executive Producer
$135.8M 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War
  • Executive Producer
  • FedEx Driver
$408.1M 2016
No Score Yet Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years
  • Actor
2016
84% Deadpool
  • Executive Producer
  • Strip Club DJ
$328.7M 2016
No Score Yet Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!
  • Producer
2015
9% Fantastic Four
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
$49.2M 2015
81% Ant-Man
  • Screenwriter
$138.1M 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Himself
$429.2M 2015
89% Big Hero 6
  • Fred's Dad
2014
No Score Yet Pablo
  • Actor
2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Xandarian Ladies' Man
  • Executive Producer
$270.6M 2014
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Executive Producer
$199.4M 2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Graduation Guest
  • Executive Producer
$183.3M 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Smithsonian Guard
  • Executive Producer
$228.7M 2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Himself
2014
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut)
  • Producer
2014
66% Thor: The Dark World
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself
$206.4M 2013
70% The Wolverine
  • Executive Producer
$132.6M 2013
79% Iron Man 3
  • Pageant Judge
  • Executive Producer
$409M 2013
No Score Yet Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures
  • Actor
2013
72% The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Executive Producer
  • School Librarian
$262.1M 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • Himself
  • Executive Producer
$623.3M 2012
83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope
  • Executive Producer
$35.2k 2012
17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Executive Producer
$51.8M 2012
80% Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Executive Producer
$176.7M 2011
86% X-Men: First Class
  • Executive Producer
$145.3M 2011
77% Thor
  • Stan the Man
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
$181.1M 2011
73% Iron Man 2
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself
$312.1M 2010
No Score Yet Direct Your Own Damn Movie!
  • Actor
2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine
  • Executive Producer
$179.8M 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil
  • Actor
2009
67% The Incredible Hulk
  • Executive Producer
$134.6M 2008
94% Iron Man
  • Executive Producer
$318.3M 2008
100% Confessions of a Superhero
  • Actor
2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Executive Producer
  • Rejected Wedding Guest
$131.8M 2007
No Score Yet Doctor Strange
  • Producer
2007
63% Spider-Man 3
  • Man In Times Square
  • Executive Producer
$336.6M 2007
No Score Yet Stan Lee Presents: The Condor
  • Producer
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Marvel Then and Now: An Evening with Stan Lee and Joe Quesada
  • Actor
2007
26% Ghost Rider
  • Executive Producer
$115.9M 2007
No Score Yet Mosaic
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Lightspeed
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Executive Producer
  • Waterhose Man
$234.3M 2006
No Score Yet Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
  • Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman
  • Actor
2005
27% Fantastic Four
  • Willie Lumpkin
  • Executive Producer
$154.5M 2005
No Score Yet Make Your Own Damn Movie
  • Actor
2005
10% Elektra
  • Executive Producer
$24.1M 2005
No Score Yet Countdown to Wednesday
  • Actor
2004
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Executive Producer
$52.5M 2004
94% Spider-Man 2
  • Debris-Dodging Man
$373.4M 2004
29% The Punisher
  • Executive Producer
$33.7M 2004
61% Hulk
  • Security Guard
  • Executive Producer
$132.2M 2003
86% X2: X-Men United
  • Executive Producer
$214.9M 2003
44% Daredevil
  • Executive Producer
  • Old Man at Crossing
$102.5M 2003
No Score Yet The Men Without Fear: Creating Daredevil
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Flash Frames
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters and Marvels
  • Actor
2002
89% Spider-Man
  • Executive Producer
  • Man on Balcony (uncredited)
$403.8M 2002
57% Blade II
  • Executive Producer
$82M 2002
No Score Yet Flash Frames
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century
  • Actor
2002
81% X-Men
  • Executive Producer
  • Hot Dog Vendor
$156.2M 2000
75% Comic Book Confidential
  • Himself
1999
54% Blade
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Generation X
  • Producer
1996
55% Mallrats
  • Himself
1995
8% Captain America
  • Executive Producer
1990
No Score Yet The Ambulance
  • Marvel Comics Editor
1990
No Score Yet X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men
  • Narrator
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Himself
  • 2017
18% Marvel's Iron Fist
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
75% Marvel's The Defenders
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2016
96% Marvel's Luke Cage
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
92% Marvel's Jessica Jones
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • 2015
93% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Heroes of Cosplay
2013-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2002
No Score Yet Fangasm
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
87% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Dr. Lee
  • 2011
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
  • 2010
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Himself
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008

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