What are the best Stan Lee cameos?

There have been a number of Stan Lee cameos on the Marvel Cinematic Universe films and in non-Marvel films and television shows. In his cameo appearances, Lee has played as Hugh Hefner, a FedEx worker, an agent and many more. You can check out this list of his best cameos! 

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    #1 Stan Lee cameo in Avengers: Endgame

     Stan Lee cameo in Avengers: Endgame

    This is a video clip from the Avengers: Endgame film released in 2019. In this cameo of Stan Lee, he makes a posthumous appearance where he is digitally de-aged as he drives a car alongside his wife Joan Boocock Lee. 

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    Craig Patel
    Written on September 9, 2019
    "This is Stan Lee's last cameo appearance in the MCU. When I saw this scene I had mixed emotions one is that it is funny but on the other hand it is one of his last cameo. RIP Stan Lee "
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    #2Stan Lee cameo in The Amazing Spiderman

    Stan Lee cameo in The Amazing Spiderman

    This is a video clip from The Amazing Spider-Man film released in 2012 starring Andrew Garfield. In this Stan Lee cameo, he acts as a librarian at the Midtown Science High School who is oblivious to the fight between Spider-Man and the Lizard behind him. 

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    Aaron Patterson
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "IMO this is definitely the best Stan Lee movie cameo up until this day. Come on Lee doesn't even know what was going on behind him as Spiderman fights the Lizard. It's so freaking funny. Anyway, i just heard that Stan Lee dies yesterday. RIP Stan Lee"
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    #3Stan Lee cameo in Avengers: Infinity War

    Stan Lee cameo in Avengers: Infinity War

    This is a video clip from the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War. In this scene, Stan Lee is seen as the driver of the school bus where Peter Parker is on board. It also shows the students onboard watching Ebony Maw's ship arriving.


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    Pablo Huerta
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "idk about you but Stan Lee's appearance here on the Avengers: Infinity War is my favorite. His line saying "What's the matter with you, kids? Haven’t seen a spaceship before? is short but kinda hilarious. i also read that he was able to film a cameo on the Avengers 4 movie which is soon to be released. Too bad he won't be able to film more cameos anymore :(("

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know Stan Lee was initially just a pseudonym? Lee used the name when he started writing the Captain America comics. In fact, his given name was Stanley Martin Lieber. He used a pen name because he was saving his given name for when he could graduate from writing comics to more serious literature. Yes, that means he is not related to superstar artist and current DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee. Neither to the award-winning artist Jae Lee. As a matter of fact, he was related to Larry Lieber, who is his younger brother. He also co-wrote with his younger brother the early adventures of Thor, Iron Man, and Ant-Man, among the others. However, he legally changed his given name to his pen name to avoid confusion since he was becoming more known as Stan Lee.

Interestingly, Stan Lee has made a cameo appearance in almost every Marvel movie and TV show. His first-ever cameo was in a 1989 Hulk TV movie, according to The Guardian. In 2002, Lee made a quick cameo in the first Spider-Man film as a service to the fans and since then he became part of every Marvel film. Surprisingly, Stan Lee's cameos have been something fans had fun to spot on the big screen. He has appeared from a bus driver to a librarian alongside the comic book characters he has created over the years. Unfortunately, following Lee's death at the age of 95 in 2018, his posthumous cameo in Avengers: Endgame was his final appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

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    #4Stan Lee cameo scene in Black Panther

    Stan Lee cameo scene in Black Panther

    This is a video clip from the film Black Panther released in 2018 starring Chadwick Boseman. In this scene, Stan Lee's cameo shows him as a casino patron in South Korea and takes T'Challa's won but unclaimed chips.

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    Echo Du
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I've noticed that most of Stan Lee movie cameo he plays himself and i love that he does that. And in here Stan Lee's cameo in Black Panther he is a thirsty gambler. TBH it will be horrible that we will not be able to see him in cameos anymore. It won't be the same. :l "
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    #5Stan Lee cameo in Ant-Man and The Wasp

    Stan Lee cameo in Ant-Man and The Wasp

    This is a video clip from the 2018 Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp starring Paul Rudd. In this scene, Stan Lee cameo appearance is during a car chase where he is shown as a pedestrian whose car is shrunk by Wasp.

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    Amanda Bryant
    Written on September 9, 2019
    "This was the line Stan Lee said on this scene "Well the 60s were fun, but now i'm paying for it" tbh i didn't understand the humor on it. What I think he means by that is that he is talking about an acid trup or about the fact he helped creat the heroes. Either way, this is one of my faves cameo of him. "
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    #6Stan Lee cameo scene in Captain Marvel

    Stan Lee cameo scene in Captain Marvel

    This is a video clip from the 2019 film Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. In this scene, Stan Lee makes a posthumous appearance as himself, riding on a subway train and reading his lines from the screenplay for the film Mallrats.

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    María Luisa Rivas
    Written on September 9, 2019
    "idk about you but in this scene i think Lee is almost like saying goodbye to all of us with that smile.. *SOBS*"
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    #7Stan Lee cameo in Iron Man

    Stan Lee cameo in Iron Man

    This is a video clip from the Iron Man film released in 2008 starring Robert Downey Jr. In this scene, Stan Lee appears as himself at a gala socializing with blondies and Tony Spark mistakes him as Hugh Hefner.

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    Alice Carlson
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "If i am not mistaken this is the first cameo that marks Lee's first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And i remember he said that this is one of his favorite cameos back in 2008. I also watched a video before where he admitted he kept on accidentally smacking one of the women with his pipe. He's such a flirt. He will surely be missed. "
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    #8Stan Lee cameo scene in Thor: Ragnarok

    Stan Lee cameo scene in Thor: Ragnarok

    This is a video clip from the 2017 Thor: Ragnarok film starring Chris Hemsworth alongside Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett and more. In this scene, Stan Lee emerges as a servant to the Grandmaster on Sakaar tasked to cut Thor's hair. 

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    Karen Mitchell
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "One of the best stan lee appearances in his cameo on Thor Ragnarok. The way Lee laughed here is contagious i even laughed. XD. Unfortunately he has passed away last night. We wont be able to see him anymore"
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    #9Stan Lee cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Stan Lee cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    This is a video clip from the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In this scene, Stan Lee appears as a security guard at the Smithsonian Institution who found out that Captain America stole his World War II uniform. 

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    Emily Ma
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Will never forget this line "Oh man, I am so fired” that Stan Lee said here on his cameo on this film. I wonder though why Lee had a cameo role in Captain America when Cap was not even his creation eh?"
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    #10Stan Lee cameo scene in X-Men Apocalypse

    Stan Lee cameo scene in X-Men Apocalypse

    This is a video clip from X-Men Apocalypse film released in 2016, which is the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. In this scene, Stan Lee is shown next to his wife Joan watching the rising nuclear weapons launched by the Apocalypse. 

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    Hao Shi
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Although this is just a few seconds of Stan Lee appearance in the X-Men Apocalypse i still think that this should be included in this list. Although some think Lee's appearabnce here is distracting on the part of the movie but i beg to disagree with that because in here it shows he is with his late wife Joan. "
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    #11Stan Lee cameo in Deadpool 2

    Stan Lee cameo in Deadpool 2

    This is a video clip from the 2018 film Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds, which is part of the X-men film universe. In this scene, Stan Lee's cameo appearance shows himself in a graffiti art while Domino is lying through the city. 

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    Nathan Price
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Not all people have noticed Stan Lee in Deadpool 2 tho. Well, this is actually more of a reference than a cameo apperance of Lee as it only shows a graffiti of him in a wall background. I think Stan Lee Deadpool's cameon on the first movie is better than this as he was playing an old horny man hahah"
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    #12Stan Lee cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Stan Lee cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    The cameo appearance of Stan Lee in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 released in 2017 showed him talking to a group of Watchers while he explains to them all the different characters he has been throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

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    Gao Tian
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "I remember before we all found out that Stan Lee will make a cameo on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 people are already expecting that he would be here. And so he was. But what made his cameo here stand out is that he explained all the different characters he has been through in the MCU eh"
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    #13Stan Lee cameo scene in Mallrats

    Stan Lee cameo scene in Mallrats

    In this scene, Stan Lee plays himself as he visits a mall to sign books at a comic store. Later on, he gives love advice to Jason Lee's character Brodie Bruce, whose girlfriend does not understand his obsession with comics and video games. 

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    Jesse Franklin
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "TBh I didn't even know that Lee made a cameo in Mallrats not until I saw this. Anyway, i love his cameo here it's like a real life advice that i can apply to my life "
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    #14Stan Lee cameo in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

    Stan Lee cameo in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

    Stan Lee was animated in the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies released in 2018, which is his first and only cameo in a DC Comics project. Through this, we got to see his personality out in the open as he jokes around. 

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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "If I were to choose the best Stan Lee cameos his cameo in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies would be on my top five. Why? Because in this i got to see his personality. It's also funny that he thought he was making a cameo in a MCU movie but in fact it is a DC movie, "
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    #15Stan Lee cameo scene in Spider-Man 3

    Stan Lee cameo scene in Spider-Man 3

    In Spider-Man 3, Stan Lee walks up to Peter Parker as they both read a news tickers about Spider-Man. He then offers his two cents saying "You know, I guess one person can make a difference" and leaves him dwelling on the thought. 

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    Ángel Santos
    Written on October 11, 2019
    "For me this is the most meaningful cameo of Lee. His line in this scene for me I believe has a dual meaning as it represent what Spidey has done to his city and what Lee has done for the Marvel comics "
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