At the helm of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee is responsible for inventing some of the world’s most iconic superheroes and villains. We asked the comic-book visionary five questions about his legendary career, and his answers will blow you away.
Nobody’s perfect. For example, Jenna Elfman has all of these regrets.
In 2009, I made the blockbuster science-fiction film Avatar. The film was extremely popular and went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time. That’s all well and good, but I can never take any joy in Avatar because, to me, the film suffers from a glaring and unforgivable flaw: The Avatars are not yellow.
I get nervous with public speaking, so when I delivered the vows I’d written for my wedding, I hit a few snags. It wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, except that my teenage nephew Jarrod was recording the whole thing to chop and screw my mess-ups into his new EP.
Even the creators of some of the greatest TV shows ever wish they could have do-overs.
Imagine what could have been…
What is the measure of a man’s life? Is it the things he accomplishes? The sum total of all his good deeds? Perhaps. But as I think back on my life, it seems like it’s not the things I did, but the things I did not do that cast the longest shadow. The moments when I could have taken action, but instead chose to do…
We asked 22 lifeguards, from beaches to pools, one simple question: Whose life do you most regret saving?
In April 1992, I released my parody of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Smells Like Nirvana.” To date, it’s still one of my most successful songs. But two years after it came out—almost to the day—Kurt Cobain took his own life.
Human beings occupy a special place in this world. That’s because we alone have the ability to selflessly act when another is in danger, even if it means putting ourselves in harm’s way. It is a beautiful trait, one entirely unique to mankind. But on an early spring day 16 years ago, I betrayed my own humanity with an…