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    Hollywood Pays Tribute to Stan Lee

    Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Downey Jr. — all actors in recent Marvel productions — were among those who honored the legendary comic book creator, who died Monday at 95. “We’ve lost a creative genius,” wrote Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, while lifelong Marvel fan Kevin Smith called Lee, who created characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men and Black Panther, a “modern day Mark Twain.” Others, like Disney CEO Bob Iger, remembered him for his outsize character: “The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”

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