Elon Musk also likes to appear in series and movies: the complete list

There is no doubt that Elon Muska physicist and programmer born in South Africa, a Canadian national and in the United States, and co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, among other technology companies, is a personality prominent throughout the world. And, lately, aside from his occurrences and statements, such as the fact that Netflix has lost 200,000 subscribers due to “the virus woke up”, appears in the media for his intention to buy Twitter.

Thus, as the cinema cannot be removed from the information flow, it is part of the uninterrupted and borderless cultural conversation of the overwhelming globalization and its industry is so voracious, it has made the billionaire intervene in various movies and TV series. And, of course, we’re not just referring to documentaries like Pump! (2014), Racing Extinction (2015), Lo and Behold: The beginning of the Internet either Planet Earth: Are we history? (2016).

Nor only to the six chapters of Mars (2016-2018) in which he is also interviewed or the films of the genre focused on his business activities, such as Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018), Elon Musk: Aiming for the Stars, Space Race to SpaceX, Billion Dollar Space Race: Bezos Vs Musk Vs Branson (2021) or back to space (2022) on Netflix. Because we have also seen him in six feature films and seven fiction episodes, quite successful for the most part.

Elon Musk, rubbing shoulders with Tony Stark and Machete

The first time that Elon Musk, the richest man in the world —according to the latest ranking of the magazine Forbes—, participated in a premiere on the big screen was with thanks for smoking, the Jason Reitman film (2005) for which he executive produced. He just opens the car door for Aaron Eckhart’s Nick Naylor in a hangar where he’s going to board a private plane and closes it afterwards.

Then, he had an obvious cameo in Iron Man 2, Jon Favreau’s second film (2010) for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which he also plays Happy Hogan, and the last one, since Shane Black replaced him for the third adventure (2013). During the sequence shot at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, he briefly greets Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark.

Later, Elon Musk wishes luck at the SpaceX facilities to the protagonist of Machete Killswearing an astronaut suit and played again by Danny Trejo for this sequel to Robert Rodríguez (2013), when he is about to fly into space in a rocket to go after Luther Voice, Mel Gibson’s escaped villain, after he was ask for Charlie Sheen’s President Rathcock.

When Homer Simpson and Sheldon Cooper inspire you

Elon Musk’s cameo in Transcendence (2014), a feature film directed by Wally Pfister, is tiny: he is in the audience for a presentation on artificial intelligence given by Paul Bettany’s Max Waters. But he is the main character in the chapter “The Musk Who Fell to Earth” (26×12) of The Simpson (since 1989). He goes to Springfield for inspiration, and he speaks for himself.

During the episode “The Platonic Permutation” (9×09) of The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019), meets Simon Helberg’s Howard Wolowitz in a soup kitchen, washing dirty dishes. And in three of South Park (since 1997), titled “Members Only” (20×08), “Not Funny” (20×09) and “The End of Serialization as We Know It” (20×10), his interaction with Cartman and company destroys SpaceX.

in comedy Did it have to be him?, by John Hamburg (2016), Bryan Cranston’s Ned Fleming bumps into Elon Musk at the bar at a Christmas party. And a flash-forward ending in the chapter “A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac” (1×06) of young sheldon (since 2017) shows that the space calculations of the child protagonist served the South African tycoon to carry out the SpaceX CRS-8 mission.

In Men In Black: International, the fourth film in the saga after those by Barry Sonnenfeld (1997-2012), by F. Gary Gray (2019), suggest that he is an alien hidden on our planet by showing him on one of the monitors. And, in the episode “One Crew over the Crewcoo’s Morty” (4×03) of rick and morty (since 2013), we are introduced to a version of him from a parallel universe: Elon Tusk.