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Stan Lee

Highest Rated:   94% Iron Man (2008)
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 YEAR
90% Doctor Strange
  • Executive Producer
2016
20% Yoga Hosers
  • Dispatcher
2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself
2016
90% Captain America: Civil War
  • FedEx Driver
  • Executive Producer
2016
84% Deadpool
  • Executive Producer
  • Strip Club DJ
2016
No Score Yet Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years
  • Actor
2016
9% Fantastic Four
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2015
81% Ant-Man
  • Screenwriter
2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Himself
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
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
2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Executive Producer
2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Executive Producer
  • Graduation Guest
2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Executive Producer
  • Smithsonian Guard
2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself
2014
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut)
  • Producer
2014
66% Thor: The Dark World
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself
2013
69% The Wolverine
  • Executive Producer
2013
79% Iron Man 3
  • Pageant Judge
  • Executive Producer
2013
72% The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Executive Producer
  • School Librarian
2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • Himself
2012
83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope
  • Executive Producer
2012
17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Executive Producer
2012
80% Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Executive Producer
2011
86% X-Men: First Class
  • Executive Producer
2011
77% Thor
  • Executive Producer
  • Stan the Man
  • Producer
2011
72% Iron Man 2
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Direct Your Own Damn Movie!
  • Actor
2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil
  • Actor
2009
67% The Incredible Hulk
  • Executive Producer
2008
94% Iron Man
  • Executive Producer
2008
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Executive Producer
  • Rejected Wedding Guest
2007
No Score Yet Doctor Strange
  • Producer
2007
63% Spider-Man 3
  • Man In Times Square
  • Executive Producer
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
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
  • Waterhose Man
  • Executive Producer
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
2005
No Score Yet Make Your Own Damn Movie
  • Actor
2005
10% Elektra
  • Executive Producer
2005
No Score Yet Countdown to Wednesday
  • Actor
2004
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Executive Producer
2004
93% Spider-Man 2
  • Executive Producer
  • Debris-Dodging Man
2004
29% The Punisher
  • Executive Producer
2004
61% Hulk
  • Security Guard
  • Executive Producer
2003
86% X2: X-Men United
  • Executive Producer
2003
44% Daredevil
  • Old Man at Crossing
  • Executive Producer
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
  • Man on Balcony (uncredited)
  • Executive Producer
2002
57% Blade II
  • Executive Producer
2002
No Score Yet Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Flash Frames
  • Actor
2002
81% X-Men
  • Executive Producer
  • Hot Dog Vendor
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
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012
  • Appearing
Marvel's Iron Fist
2017
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
93% Marvel's Jessica Jones
2015
  • Executive Producer
96% Marvel's Luke Cage
2016
  • Executive Producer
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
No Score Yet Heroes of Cosplay
2013-2014
  • Appearing
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Himself
No Score Yet Fangasm
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Dr. Lee
83% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Actor
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing

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