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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Edgar Wright


Date of Birth
18 April 1974, Poole, Dorset, England, UK


5' 8" (1.73 m)

Trade Mark

Frequently works with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Fast action style editing, usually of mundane tasks.


Brother Oscar Wright is an artist.

[Director Trademark]: Whip pans and crash zooms.

Is a huge fan of action films.

Is a huge fan of George A. Romero's zombie films, and his film Shaun of the Dead (2004) is filled with references to them. He also made a cameo appearance (along with star and co-writer of Shaun of the Dead (2004) Simon Pegg) in George A. Romero's fourth zombie picture, Land of the Dead (2005).

"Genuinely likes" (according to a radio interview) Michael Bay's action film Bad Boys II (2003).

Directed the fake film trailer "Don't" that appeared between "Death Proof" and "Planet Terror" in Robert Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's double feature, Grindhouse (2007).

Asked Simon Pegg to turn down a part in Dog Soldiers, as Wright wanted Pegg's first role in a horror film to be in Shaun of the Dead.

Personal Quotes

(On Spaced): "It's a show by geeks, for geeks."

"There were zombie films prior to George [Romero], but he pretty much invented the cannibalistic aspect. What we now think of as zombies really are Romero zombies."

"I think it's good to have pressure on yourself. The worst crime is to get kind of really complacent. Me and Simon worked really hard on the script and we kind of beat ourselves up and we're very kind of hypercritical, and so it's good to have pressure. I mean it was weird in terms of when we made Shaun of the Dead. There wasn't really that much expectation about us making a film. There was from people who liked our TV show, but you know we could kind of do it under the radar and this time it was a bit different. Even just filming it on location was kind of interesting because you'd have people watching the entire time."

"Everything that I've done so far has had a bigger budget than the last, but I've never ever felt the benefit of the bigger budget because the ideas always exceed the budget."

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