The Many Faces Of Simon Pegg

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Last week brought a new installment in the Mission: Impossible series, and with it a supporting appearance by Simon Pegg.

For some time, just after his international breakthrough, it seemed Simon was some kind of superman. Whether you were checking his latest output or digging into his back catalogue, you only kept discovering more and more gold. Here was a fellow geek and fan who "got it", and who was part of a fun team which was creatively capable of transferring that love cinematically to a large audience. A team (hell, an A-team, even!) which understood the difference between parody and homage, and could do both.

Alas, some lesser entries in his output have not kept him at the automatic "must-see" level for me (though he's still at the automatic "will check" level), but that does not discount his best performances, where he can be funny, scary and poignant, and sometimes all at the same time.

So once again I'm going to use eleven pictures of one of my favourite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images, and guess which movies or shows they're from. No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb!

And I'll post the answers next Thursday, or earlier if someone gets all eleven of them right.

And here he is as a rather camouflaged Benji, in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

This picture doesn't count yet for the quiz, but all others do. So please browse through the gallery: click on the edge of the picture to get the next one, and see how many of them all you can identify!

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cjohnstonAugust 2, 2015 11:44 AM

hmm. lets see......................
no. 1 is MissionRogue (best one outta the series thus far -- but *hey.!; thats subjective)
2. is Hot Fuzz ....yes.? Santa Suit has me a little off, ..but Pegg's attire "fits".
3. Shaun of the Dead
4. .....Fantastic Fear of Everything.. pretty shure.. .?
5. ..can't say i'm sure with this one at present.
6. Hector and Search for Happiness.??
7. ughh... i KNOW he was in a war film; but i can't seem to pull it out of my memory banks at present.
8. my mind is blank with this one..
9. more mind blankness..
10. StarTrekk - i THINK its the "Dark" one..
11. ...this ones bugging me - ...can't come up with a title, but i'm thinking i "should" know this one.
12. ANND, ...The Adventures of TinTin if i am not mistaken

marshy00August 2, 2015 12:19 PM

1. Hot Fuzz
2. Spaced
3. Fantastic Fear of Everything
4. ...
5. Shaun of the Dead
6. Band of Brothers
7. Run Fatboy Run
8. How To Lose Friends and Alienate People
9. Star Trek into Darkness
10. Hector and the Search for Happiness
11. Star Wars: Clone Wars

God of JoyAugust 2, 2015 12:53 PM

8. Black Books? (bbc television)

Shelagh M. Rowan-LeggAugust 2, 2015 1:06 PM

4 The Good Night

Ard VijnAugust 2, 2015 8:02 PM

You got all the numbers wrong, but if you renumber 1-12 to 0-11 you have 1 (FUZZ), 3 (FEAR), and 9 (DARK TREK) right.
That leaves 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,10 and 11!

Ard VijnAugust 2, 2015 8:04 PM

Ah, that's more like it: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 are right!
Which leaves 4 and 8...

Ard VijnAugust 2, 2015 8:05 PM

That just leaves number 4...

Ard VijnAugust 2, 2015 8:07 PM

Alas, no.
A bit of a hard one, this number 4, as it's basically just a cameo appearance, but hey, it's him!

Ard VijnAugust 5, 2015 3:45 AM

With the last one having been identified on Facebook (of all places...), this concludes the quiz! As usual, here are all the titles and the people who identified them first:

1: HOT FUZZ (cjohnston)
2: SPACED (marshy00)
4: 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (Kurt Halfyard)
5: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (marshy00)
6: BAND OF BROTHERS (marshy00)
7: RUN FATBOY RUN (marshy00)
8: BLACK BOOKS (God of Joy)
11: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (marshy00)

Ard VijnAugust 5, 2015 3:46 AM

Incidentally, the guy in the Santa suit is none other than LORD OF THE RINGS director Peter Jackson.