Originally Posted by MichaelChen
Facial hair, I'll grant you that, but there is more to looking like Fu Manchu than the facial hair, otherwise a lot of truck-drivers and bikers would be said to look like Fu Manchu. His face hasn't been offensive looking since the sixties.
As for clothes: he was drawn in martial artsy pajamas for most of the 60's. From the 70's through the 80's he looked like this: http://imageshack.us/a/img31/7619/smashingo.jpg
He looks like a comic book supervillian in the above, but not really like Fu Manchu.
I just popped in this thread, not really following the debate, but a couple funny things here.
Though I agree with you, your argument would be better supported if Stark didn't actually call The Mandarin "Fu Manchu" right in the example
Other thing-- that scene is strikingly similar to the climax of IM3. I actually read it in Guy Pearce's voice