Cast: Terrence Howard is second-billed as James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark's best friend. It's hinted one day he'll become War Machine. Iranian-American actor Shaun Toub plays Yinsen, who helps Tony build the first Iron Man suit. Pakistani-American actor Faran Tahir plays minor villian Raza, and spoke of trying to make him different than stereotypical terrorists he's played. Samuel L. Jackson memorably crashes the credits as Nick Fury.
Crew: Cinematographer Matthew Libatique is Filipino-American. Co-writer Hawk Otsby is Indian-Norwegian. Composer Ramin Djawadi is Iranian-German.