With the debut of Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One (original title: Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One), Simon Pegg continues to firmly hold the title of one of the most impressive movie grossing actors.
Star “tens of billions of dollars”
According to The Numbers, the global total of 44 films in which Simon Pegg has starred is $10.6 billion. On average, a movie with an actor grossed $240 million. The star has been involved in some of the biggest hit movie franchises in recent years, such as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. The Mission: Impossible series alone, starring Simon Pegg, has grossed more than $2 billion in ticket sales worldwide.
Pegg is co-director and co-star in the hit television series Spaced. He then developed and co-wrote the screenplay with Edgar Wright and starred in the critically acclaimed feature film Shaun of the Dead. After winning a series of film awards, Pegg and Wright continued to make Hot Fuzz, in which Pegg took on the role of Inspector Nicholas Angel. In addition, he has also appeared in Run Fatboy Run, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost then joined forces to write the script for Paul – the feature film starring Seth Rogan, Jason Bateman, Steven Spielberg and Sigourney Weaver as well as completing the final season of the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy.
The actor is famous for his diverse acting ability, from comedy, drama to action. He can transform into many different types of characters, from quirky to serious, from villain to hero. His sense of humor and charisma make Simon Pegg loved and sympathized by viewers.
The British actor has a loyal fan base who are particularly interested in his collaborations with Edgar Wright and Nick Frost. Works starring Simon Pegg often have passionate fans and strong word of mouth.
Some other notable films in his career include The Adventures of Tintin, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: The Force Awakens…
The star receives critical acclaim and recognition for her work, both as an actor and as a screenwriter.
Hacker “plays comedy but doesn’t forget the task” no matter how impossible
Simon Pegg joined the Mission: Impossible franchise in 2006 with Mission: Impossible III, and has since been an important part of the team. He plays Benji Dunn, a loyal hacker and friend of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), who provides technical support and frontline relief. Pegg’s character is not only a valuable member of the team, but also a source of endless laughter for viewers.
From a technician who only returns to his small room every day, Benji has now become an agent who can risk his own life on the battlefield, just as Simon Pegg describes his character: “Up to this point, Benji has saved the world several times and also missed those times. Benji is doing his best because the IMF is his life.”
In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Benji left the audience with some unforgettable lines, such as “I’m jumping out the window!” or “Are you kidding me!”. Meanwhile, the scene where this character was captured and tortured with a bomb strapped to his chest made viewers extremely emotional. Making the audience laugh or cry because of the same character is not easy, while Simon Pegg brings it very natural.
Simon Pegg is also known for his real-life friendship with Tom Cruise. The two stars have a close and respectful relationship both on and off screen. They often share jokes, teases, and compliment each other, making the moments between Ethan Hunt and Benji Dunn more real. The actors support and trust each other in the stunts. During the filming for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Pegg had to cling to Tom Cruise’s car and sped away at “altar” speed through Morocco.