From his early collaborations with Edgar Wright to his supporting turns in Hollywood blockbusters, Simon Pegg’s career has followed its own unique trajectory. He’s been the comic hero in films such as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Now he finds himself turning in stellar performances as Scotty in the Star Trek reboot and trading barbs with Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise. But Pegg is not just the latest humorous Brit to make it to Hollywood. He’s also a screenwriter as well as actor, and he co-wrote Star Trek Beyond. From being a movie-obsessed collaborator with Wright, Pegg has grown into his own type of A-lister. It’s a testament to his ability to adapt and take on new risks, and it’s a trait that will reward him well into the future.