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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
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Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)

Playing off: Stan Lee’s own in-joke, Stan Lee’s previous cameos, Stan Lee being awesome.
Stars involved: Stan Lee, Michasha Armstrong.
Quote: "I should be on that list.”

Another noodle-scrambler for you here, what with Stan Lee playing, um, a man called Stan Lee, who happens to be trying to get into Reed Richards and Susan Storm’s wedding. Claiming that his name is on the list, the security man responds with “Nice try”, seeming to acknowledge the fame of a Stan Lee, but refusing to believe that this man here is the actual Stan Lee. Perhaps he’s confused because he looks like a lot like a postman he knows called Willie Lumpkin.

Anyway, it works on yet another level because in the original comics, two men who looked a lot like Fantastic Four creators Jack Kirby (who has since sadly passed away) and Stan Lee also try to get into the same wedding, and are also turned away. Clever, right? Okay, fine, be that way…

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1 RE: 13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
The bit at the end of Hot Fuzz where Edward Woodwards character says "Oh lord no" just after he sets off the sea mine, the same thing he says at the end of The Wicker Man when he's about to be burnt... More

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