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Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana

Simon Pegg [10]

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Born:February 14, 1970 (48)
Filmography Rating:8.29 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.57 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.14 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85.76%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Mission: Impossible III (M:I:III) [2006](36) => Benji
Star Trek [2009](39) => Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [2010](40) => Reepicheep (voice)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [2011](41) => Benji Dunn
Star Trek Into Darkness [2013](43) => Scotty
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [2015](45) => Benji Dunn
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015](45) => Unkar Plutt
Star Trek Beyond [2016](46) => Writer / Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
Mission: Impossible - Fallout [2018](48) => Benji Dunn
Ready Player One [2018](48) => Curator / Ogden Morrow

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [2010]
  • Prince (now King) Caspian is once again played by Ben Barnes. Reepicheep, however, is voiced by Simon Pegg, replacing Eddie Izzard.
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [2011]
  • Only Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames have been featured in all four [Mission: Impossible] films, while Simon Pegg and Michelle Monaghan are the only actors (besides Cruise and Rhames) to reprise their roles from the prior third installment.
    Watchmen [2009]
  • Casting rumors over the years included Sigourney Weaver (Sally Jupiter); John Hurt, Robin Williams, [?] Doug Hutchison, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, [?] Glen Hansard (Rorschach); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren (Dr. Manhattan); Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane (Comedian); Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Cusack, [?] Joaquin Phoenix (Nite Owl); Nathan Fillion (either Comedian or Nite Owl); Jamie Lee Curtis, [?] Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Hilary Duff (Silk Spectre); Tom Cruise, Jude Law (Ozymandias). In the finished film, Jackie Earle Haley is the only one of the seven primary cast members who was even in the film industry when the movie was first attempted.
    Mission: Impossible III (M:I:III) [2006]
  • At one point, Ricky Gervais was cast in the film as an ally to Ethan Hunt. But due to various production and casting changes, Gervais had to pull out of the film and was replaced by Simon Pegg.
    Star Trek Into Darkness [2013]
  • An "in joke" reference is made to Simon Pegg when he is trying to open the bay doors during Kirk and Khan's boarding attempt. The security guard asks Scotty to "show his other hand". It is common knowledge to Star Trek fans that James Doohan never revealed both hands in any of the original series because of the loss of one of his fingers (lost in combat during the D-Day invasion while storming the beach).
  • Christopher Doohan: The son of the original Scotty James Doohan, makes a cameo appearance in the film as a Transport Officer alongside the current Scotty Simon Pegg.
    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [2015]
  • Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) mentioned in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol that he wanted to wear a face mask. Although he appears to wear one in this movie, that scene turns out to be an impossible outcome of his mission.
  • Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg performed all their own driving stunts. The stunt coordinator told Simon Pegg that Cruise was going to do all the driving because he didn't have a driver better than him.
    Star Trek Beyond [2016]
  • Writer Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin made the decision of making Sulu gay as a nod to original actor George Takei, who has since become a prominent LGBT rights activist. However, Takei has since stated his disagreement with this decision as that was not Gene Roddenberry's intention for the character Hikaru Sulu.
  • Simon Pegg revealed in a press conference that the character Jaylah, was inspired by Jennifer Lawrence in the film Winter's Bone. "We were trying to create this very independent character. But we didn't have a name for it," Pegg said. "So we just called it 'Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone.'" "That's a long name," the writer and actor joked. "So it started getting tiring always saying, well Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone is fighting here. So then we started calling her J-Law. And then she became Jaylah."
  • Simon Pegg identified the space station as "Starbase Yorktown" in early interviews. "Yorktown" was the original name of the starship in Gene Roddenberry's early script treatments for the original [Star Trek] series, before this was changed to "Enterprise".
    Beauty and the Beast [2017]
  • [?] Jean Dujardin was strongly considered, and was the filmmakers' choice, for the role of Lumière. Some early sources suggest that Simon Pegg was briefly considered for the role of Lumière, however, nothing came about it.
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout [2018]
  • Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames are the only actors to appear in all six "Mission: Impossible" films. Simon Pegg has been in every movie since Mission: Impossible III (2006).
  • Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg met on the set of "Rogue Nation" and became friends. Pegg likes that Rebecca's character Ilsa Faust is a formidable match for Ethan Hunt. "It's great to see strong female characters across the movie landscape. It's way overdue."