The comic book universe would not be the same without the likes of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor and the X-Men, and for that we can thank the creator behind these legendary superheroes – Stan Lee.

Not one to shy away from the camera, Lee went on to make cameo appearances in all of the Marvel superhero films.

When asked at Comic Con, which was his favourite cameo, Lee mentioned Avengers: Age of Ultron in which he takes part in a drinking contest with Thor, and loses.

Flanked by a bevy of beautiful girls, Lee played Hugh Hefner in the first Iron Man film.

In the film, Lee plays a FedEx delivery man who comes to drop off a parcel to “Tony Stank”.

The writer plays himself in the film, trying to convince a bouncer at a wedding that he is in fact Stan Lee.

Deadpool is by far the raunchiest Marvel film to date and so it came as no surprise that Lee played the role of a a strip club DJ. 10) Guardians of the Galaxy.

“W’s your wife, you old codger,” Rocket Raccoon shouts as he spots Lee flirting with a young woman in one scene of the film.