[[quoteright:171:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EdgarW__1149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:171: [[OlderThanTheyLook This guy's forty.]]]]

->''"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."''

Edgar Wright is a British director known for making stylish, genre-busting films, usually working with Creator/{{Simon Pegg}} and Creator/NickFrost. He is also known for his surprising talent of making films that function equally well as both [[GenreDeconstruction deconstructions]] and [[ChekhovsArmoury carefully crafted]] stories. He is [[OneofUs one of us]], a very notable example of a film geek-come-director this side of [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]]. Fittingly enough, they're friends.

!!Directed:
[[index]]
* ''Film/DeadRight'' - ''Film/HotFuzz'' without the budget and with even more [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]].
* ''Film/AFistfulOfFingers'' - A low budget Creator/ClintEastwood parody.
* ''Series/{{Asylum}}''
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' - Surreal BritCom about a writer and a comic book artist living in a flat. Brimming with references to other TV shows and movies.
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' - Guy tries to rescue his friends from zombies. He fails. [[spoiler: Mostly.]]
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' - Skilled cop is sent to a sleepy town where no murders, but many [[BlatantLies accidents]] happen.
* ''Don't'' - A [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailer]] from the movie ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''.
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' - An [[TheFilmOfTheBook adaptation]] of the comic by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' - A group of friends from childhood reunite to finish their epic pub crawl only to find their old town invaded by aliens.
* ''Film/BabyDriver''
[[/index]]
!!Wrote:
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' - He has a writing credit along with Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/JoeCornish.
* ''Film/AntMan'' - He was going to direct, but then left due to CreativeDifferences.

!!Tropes associated with him include:
* AdvertisingByAssociation: ''Film/{{Sightseers}}'' is "From the makers of ''Film/HotFuzz'', ''Film/{{Paul}}'' & ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''". Of course, Wright only [[{{Producers}} produced]] this film, not wrote and directed it. Note that ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' isn't on that list because, though complete, hadn't been released yet and that ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' isn't because the film was targeted at British audiences, the genre of the film is much more like the Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy, RuleOfThree, and the marketing department may have wanted to noncommittally suggest that SimonPegg and Nick Frost would be in it.
* AmicableExes: With Anna Kendrick. They met on the set of ''Scott Pilgrim'' and dated for four years. A couple of years afterwards, [[https://twitter.com/edgarwright/status/760988905885822976 Wright vocally supported the idea of her being as Squirrel Girl in the MCU.]] In a way, this trope comes into play with him and Marvel as well, given how his support comes even after his messy departure from ''Film/AntMan''.
* ChekhovsArmoury
* FreezeFrameBonus: His films demand repeat viewings, if only to catch all the blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent[=/=]MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* GenreBusting
* {{Gorn}}: ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', ''Film/HotFuzz'' and ''Don't'' have this. ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' avoids it altogether giving into the style of the comic book. ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' has what you could call gorn in the [[AlienBlood form of blue robot blood]] which is "more like ink" - there isn't much actual human blood in the film.
* HeterosexualLifePartners:
** With Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/QuentinTarantino and Cinematographer Bill Pope.
** Creator/SimonPegg didn't just act in his films with Wright, he also co-wrote all three films in BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy.
** In the ''Making of Scott Pilgrim'', he says that "Bill Pope is one of my favourite people ever. Bill, if you're watching this, I love you." And at the end of his and Bill's Scott Pilgrim DVD commentary, he says "And now Bill and I are gonna make out." with some kissing sounds.
* LogoJoke: The Creator/{{Universal}} sequence in his films? Not the regular one.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is pushing forty; you couldn't tell by that (relatively recent) picture up there, could you?
** When him and AnnaKendrick were out together they looked like a pair of college kids, and the shyness about [[{{Adorkable}} simply holding hands]] did not help.
----