Elon Musk is not just a corporate titan, but also one of the most entertaining celebrities. The corporate magnate is constantly doing something new, and he is also one of the funniest individuals on Twitter. Elon Musk has worn many hats, but few are aware that he has also appeared in a number of films and television shows. Today, as Elon Musk celebrates his 52nd birthday, let us look back at the roles he has played.
Elon Musk is a natural on television, even though his roles have always been cameo appearances. Elon Musk has appeared in roughly a dozen cameos, from sci-fi films to cartoon series, and he has nailed them all with ease. Check out the list of his roles in films and TV shows to discover how many cameos you are already familiar with.
Iron Man 2
It has been said that Elon Musk served as the model for Tony Stark. Before taking on the title role, Robert Downey Jr. apparently spoke with Elon Musk as well. He received a cameo for his involvement in the film. In Iron Man 2, he had a ten-second cameo. He arrives at a gathering and discusses private planes at the Monaco Grand Prix with Stark.
Elon Musk had one of the most intriguing cameos in the movie Machete Kills. In this science fiction movie, Machete is seen being waved off by the owner of Space X as he boards the SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket to start his voyage to an orbiting space station.
One of the funniest Elon Musk cameos you’ll ever see is in this. He can be seen conversing briefly with the movie’s lead character, Ned Flemming. Musk shocks Flemming by revealing his genuine identity. If you haven’t already, you should watch this movie on Elon Musk’s birthday.
Men in Black: International
One of the shortest cameos the business tycoon has ever made. He makes an appearance in a scenario where he is conducting an interview through a screen as it is being broadcast on the “Alien Surveillance System”. In this brief moment, celebrities like Ariana Grande can also be glimpsed.
Elon Musk frequently makes an appearance in animated series. He made an appearance in The Simpsons’ Season 6, Episode 12 (“The Musk Who Fell to Earth”) to share his thoughts with Springfield residents before leaving in a spacecraft.
The Big Bang Theory
Elon Musk has also made appearances in TV shows like The Big Bang Theory in addition to various films. In the episode “The Platonic Permutation” from Season 9, episode 9, he makes an appearance. In the episode where he meets Howard Wolowitz while doing the dishes at a shelter on Thanksgiving, he portrays himself.
Also on Young Sheldon was the creator of OpenAI. According to the plot, Musk was only able to make important discoveries and achieve this level of success after finding Sheldon’s boyhood journal.
Rick and Morty
You can also see Elon Musk in a quick cameo in the animated series Rick and Morty. In the animated series, he played Elon Tusk, the CEO of Tuskla (a car manufacturer). In an alternate dimension, Rick and Morty encounter Tusk and ask for his assistance.
Even though Elon Musk’s debut in Transcendence was brief, it was nevertheless noteworthy. He can be seen in the audience during a discussion on AI and how it can be applied to make significant advancements and save lives in one of the scenes from the science fiction movie.