Date: May 7, 2010 

The resemblances are nearly uncanny between Ellison and Robert Downey Jr.’s version of Tony Stark. Self-made, egomaniacal billionaries who've dominated the tech sector: they're practically dopplegangers minus the superhero suit. Iron Man 2 producers came up with the dope idea of having the Oracle kingpin make a special appearance in the sequel, greeting Stark on a stairway and requesting the Avenger give him a call. Gets no cooler than a Marvel cameo.