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Simon Pegg’s Twitter has been abuzz with teasers suggesting that he could be playing Ant-Man in the forthcoming comic book adaptation due out in 2015. Posting a photo of himself standing next to a picture of Ant-Man, the actor seemed to be saying that he’d been cast in the part, although he subsequently denied that that was the case. After all, he’s also put out photos of himself with a statue of the Hulk and carrying Thor’s hammer and nobody seriously believes that he’s in line to play those parts.

Still, there’s no denying that the comic actor has a good sense of humour and if you want to see the master at work, check out this pick of his best.

5. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is loosely based on Toby Young’s memoirs about his time as a British writer attempting to forge a career for himself in the States. It boasts an all-star cast, with a number of cameos by famous faces. Simon Pegg stars as Sidney Young, the Toby Young character, with Kirsten Dunst as Alison Olsen, his co-worker and Megan Fox as Sophie Maes, an up and coming young actress who Young has a crush on.

Toby Young is well known in journalist circles (partly because of his notoriety when he attempted to make it in America) and American critic Roger Ebert described the film as probably the best that could be made about Young without veering into NC-17 material. Young himself was eventually banned from the set because he was distracting the crew.

However, the film itself received mainly negative reviews; had it remained more faithful to its subject matter rather than introducing the plot surrounding Sophie Maes, it might, perhaps have been a better movie.

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  • ILDP

    Hot Fuzz was definitely the best of all three of the Cornetto trilogy – if anyone is thinking about seeing the World’s End, it leaves a LOT to be desired…

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