14 Things You Didn’t Know About Elon Musk

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5. He’s a Movie And TV Star

We might be pushing the term ‘star’ pretty hard here, but Musk is no stranger to both the big screen and the small screen. His first cameo was in the 2010 Marvel movie “Iron Man 2” where he says to Tony Stark at the Monaco Grand Prix that he has an idea for an electric jet.

He again appeared as himself in the hugely popular CBS show The Big Bang Theory. He has also voiced a few animated versions of himself, appearing in The Simpsons, South Park, and Rick and Morty.

6. He’s The Real Life Tony Stark

While we don’t mean this literally, it was reported that when Robert Downey Jr. was cast in the now iconic role of Tony Stark, he actually turned to Elon Musk for inspiration. The two men met in March 2007 at Musk’s Space X headquarters in El Segundo, California, where Musk helped Downey add some mannerisms to his version of Stark that made the onscreen genius billionaire seem more realistic.

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