10 Fun Facts About Elon Musk
According to Iron Man director Jon Favreau, he was struggling with ideas on how to bring the genius billionaire to the big screen until Robert Downey Jr. said “We need to sit down with Elon Musk”. After the meeting, they decided to use Elon Musk as “inspiration” in their portrayal of Tony Stark on screen, with a little extra flamboyance borrowed from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Musk likely didn’t object much, having named his son Xavier after Professor X and with robots in the Tesla factory being named after X-Men characters. Musk even had a cameo appearance in Iron Man 2.