Stan Lee (as himself): "I went on with my life. I created some special new superheros. They were characters that reflected my own heartbreak and my own regrets."
Brody (Jason Lee): "How so?"
Stan Lee (as himself): "Dr. Doom wears body armor to conceal his own mangled form, right?"
Brody (Jason Lee): "Yeah."
Stan Lee (as himself): "Okay; that was me beneath the armor. The Hulk - a normal guy one minute, a rage of emotions the next just like me when I thought about what I had given up."
Brody (Jason Lee): "So you created each character to deal with your one big regret."
Stan Lee (as himself): "Yeah; the girl that got away. Look, do yourself a favor, Brody - Don't wait because all of the money, all the women, even all of the comic books in the world, they can't substitute for that one person."
Mallrats (1995) Written & Directed by Kevin Smith
**Rest in peace, Stan Lee