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Stan Lee Named as One of Forbes' Most Influential Celebrities for 2014(Lee Beats out Rush)
Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 16, 2014

Posted on 01/17/2014 9:16:09 AM PST by SMGFan

Lee beats out Rush Limbaugh on the magazine's list of the 10 celebrities with influence, thanks to his role as co-creator of the Marvel Universe.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2013review; celebrities; comics; conman; forbeslist; hollywood; influence; rushlimbaugh; stanlee; top10
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Rush came in #10, Lee #9
1 posted on 01/17/2014 9:16:09 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Who’s Stan Lee?


2 posted on 01/17/2014 9:17:31 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: SMGFan

Since Rush just sales Tea and kids’ Books these days, they figured Stan Lee sales more comic books than Rush’s Tea and Books combined. Maybe.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 9:18:37 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GOPJ

He’s a Kung Fu actor.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 9:19:14 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SMGFan

stan lee? paaaaaaleeeeze what a fake.

he is just about the money and even sold the rights to his name. lost all his lawsuits and only makes money from lame cameos.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 9:20:36 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GOPJ

Like you I have never heard of him.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 9:20:48 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: GOPJ

Yeah. I never heard of him.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 9:20:54 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SMGFan

I’ve never heard of Stan Lee.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 9:21:56 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SMGFan

I used to read Lee’s comic books as a kid but his movies don’t interest me, seems like kid stuff.

Ironically its similar with Rush,


9 posted on 01/17/2014 9:22:09 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: cuban leaf

Have you heard of Spider-Man?


10 posted on 01/17/2014 9:22:10 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SMGFan

I actually think that’s fair. Rush shouldn’t even be on the list; labeling him as a celeb rather than a political commentator and influencer diminishes his work over the last 20+ years.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 9:22:27 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: SMGFan

Lee? Isn’t he the guy that used to write the one-page text stories in “Marvel Mystery Comics” in the days before World War 2?


12 posted on 01/17/2014 9:24:49 AM PST by greene66
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To: GOPJ; cuban leaf

A comic book writer. Created Spiderman and a whole host of others.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 9:26:02 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SMGFan

Stan Lee has been on the public scene thirty years longer than Rush has.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 9:26:03 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SMGFan

Ha! I just rescued a little old Maltese dog on Saturday, we named him Stan Lee after this guy because we like Big Bang Theory and those guys revere this writer of comics.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 9:26:04 AM PST by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: SMGFan

“Rush smash”


16 posted on 01/17/2014 9:26:45 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: GOPJ
You're not alone:
Leonard: Stan Lee.

Penny: Um, Stanley, Stanley, Stanley Tucci?

Leonard: No, no, Stan Lee.

Penny: Oh, oh, Stan Lee! Cool!

Leonard: You have no idea who he is, do you?

Penny: Of course I do. You’re an important part of my life and I pay attention to the things you are interested in.

Leonard: Good, good, so, who’s Stan Lee?

Penny: Um, he was on Star Trek.

Leonard: Nope.

Penny: Star Wars?

Leonard: No.

Penny: Um, uh, Stan Lee, oh, he was in those goofy kung fu movies you love so much?

Leonard: That’s Bruce Lee.

Penny: Oh. So, is this Bruce Lee’s nerdy brother, Stan?

/The Big Bang Theory
17 posted on 01/17/2014 9:27:53 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’ve never heard of Stan Lee.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 9:29:59 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: SMGFan

Big Bang Theory is the only reason anyone knows Stan Lee.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 9:30:28 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Calvin Locke

“Well Stan Lee, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into”.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 9:30:41 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SMGFan

Funny!
The only reason anyone (mostly) knows anything about him, is because he is talked about on Big Bang Theory.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 9:32:42 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: SMGFan; GeronL; Revolting cat!

Stan Lee hasn’t “created” anything of note in at least 30 decades. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (who’s still alive) were CO-creators (and the artists behind the works as well).

The company almost went bankrupt when Bill Clinton’s pal at Revlon bought it out in the 1990s and tried to monopolize distribution (bought the leading distributor) and flooded the market with “buy it now” trendy covers. Retailers had to accept full publishing inventory of titles in order to receive the competative discount on pricing.

The same rat bastard paid off Monica Lewinsky when she was having to lie under oath (she had a six figure salary but no skills).

Stan Lee has his own Clinton scandals associated with Hillary Clinton.

This is just a load of bunk.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 9:33:38 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: greene66
Lee? Isn’t he the guy that used to write the one-page text stories in “Marvel Mystery Comics” in the days before World War 2?

Was that him or Mickey Spillane?


23 posted on 01/17/2014 9:35:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: sickoflibs

Limbaugh makes movies?


24 posted on 01/17/2014 9:36:35 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: a fool in paradise

3 decades or thirty years.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 9:36:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Calvin Locke

I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 9:37:01 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: GOPJ

Yeah, I’ve never heard of him. His real name must be Stanley Lee. His parents must’ve been winners.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 9:37:23 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Love that scene......then the restraining order was as well.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 9:37:56 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: svcw

I’ve never seen the show. the commercials show effeminate males pretending to be intelligent. the fag vibe comes thru even in the ads (ie: if you want to be smart, be an effeminate male). zero interest


29 posted on 01/17/2014 9:39:17 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: svcw

Not that similar, although his Rush mailed newsletter in the 1990s was comic book like.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 9:40:16 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: SMGFan

Here is the list:

1. Steven Spielberg
2. Oprah
3. George Lucas
4. Ron Howard
5. Martin Scorsese
6. Dr. Oz
7. Barbara Walters
8. Bono
9. Stan Lee
10. Rush


31 posted on 01/17/2014 9:41:46 AM PST by rwa265
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To: SMGFan

I always check to see if they served in the military so I can add them to my list of Celebrities In Uniform. Here’s the details about Lee:

Lee entered the United States Army in early 1942 and served stateside in the Signal Corps, writing manuals, training films, and slogans, and occasionally cartooning. His military classification, he says, was “playwright”; he adds that only nine men in the U.S. Army were given that title.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 9:42:58 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Zathras

Stan Lee has been known long before Big Bang Theory... wait, he was on that show?


33 posted on 01/17/2014 9:43:22 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: rwa265

Rush is the token conservative.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 9:43:38 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: SMGFan
Seriesly?
A comic book creator now an Influential Celebrity ?
UFB
35 posted on 01/17/2014 9:43:52 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: sten

Nice, you have never seen it, however know all about it.
There are no homosexuals caricatures on the show.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 9:45:10 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: GOPJ; SMGFan
"Who’s Stan Lee?"

LOL! Ask Penny, Leonard, or Sheldon.

37 posted on 01/17/2014 9:45:17 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: BilLies

He created Spider-Man, Hulk, and a bunch of the super heroes of the Marvel universe


38 posted on 01/17/2014 9:47:56 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: b4its2late

Stanley Leiber is his real name.


39 posted on 01/17/2014 9:49:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: GeronL

Not quite.


40 posted on 01/17/2014 9:50:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Zathras

That, and “So you want to be a Superhero” show.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 9:50:11 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: rwa265

Dr. Oz is a real person?


42 posted on 01/17/2014 9:50:49 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SMGFan

Meh. I’m just happy that a bunch of Holly-Libs ranked Rush as high as they did.

Stan wouldn’t have been that “creative” without artists like Kirby, Ayers, Ditko, etc... He’d basically call them up with a basic idea for a plot and then they’d turn in the art, which he’d then dialogue the pages based on their notes.

His brother, Larry Lieber is the more competent writer, IMHO.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 9:51:17 AM PST by Southern Magnolia
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To: SMGFan

I’m surprised that Stan Lee is on a 2014 list, considering that most of his achievements were done before I grew up.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: GeronL

For what it’s worth, I almost invested in Marvel when it was headed towards penny stock status. I figured the licensing would be a valuable asset but if they went bankrupt I as a investor might get screwed.

Today’s “success” is from Disney’s ownership. Another monopoly that should not exist.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 9:51:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Zathras
Big Bang Theory is the only reason anyone knows Stan Lee.

Same with Schrödinger's cat, which I've seen many references to on F.R.

46 posted on 01/17/2014 9:52:05 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SMGFan

So Rush is in Forbes top 10 most influential people and this idiot paper tries to sping the story that someone who didn’t deserve it, edged Rush out by one place. This is totally leftist delusional tripe.

Honest headline, based on facts:

Rush Limbaugh on Forbes Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities


47 posted on 01/17/2014 9:55:02 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: rwa265

Hah! Don’t watch any of their tv shows, am not a big fan of their movies, and only listen to Rush if I am in the car at that time.
They all mean absolutely nothing to me. Not up on pop culture I guess.


48 posted on 01/17/2014 9:57:15 AM PST by sheana
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To: a fool in paradise

They gambled everything, literaly, on films. It worked and then they sold out to Disney. Crazy


49 posted on 01/17/2014 10:06:25 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SMGFan
Yeah, right.


50 posted on 01/17/2014 10:07:57 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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