Penelope Spheeris

Penelope Spheeris

Highest Rated: 100% The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Lowest Rated: 6% Senseless (1998)

Birthday: Dec 02, 1945

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

As a notable filmmaker during the 1980s independent movement, director Penelope Spheeris found substantial mainstream success in the 1990s helming a number of high-profile features and television projects. After establishing her bona fides with the cult favorite documentary, "The Decline of Western Civilization" (1981) and its sequel "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years" (1988), Spheeris made the jump to features with appreciated efforts like "Suburbia" (1983) and "The Boys Next Door" (1985). But it was directing the surprise hit comedy "Wayne's World" (1992) that propelled Spheeris into the realm of commercially successful director. Seeking to cement her commercial status, she directed feature remakes of "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1993), "The Little Rascals" (1994) and "Black Sheep" (1996). She next returned to her roots with "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III" (1998). Spheeris remained a potent filmmaker no matter what the material.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 27% The Real St. Nick Director - 2012
No Score Yet 74% Five Director - 2011
No Score Yet 8% Balls to the Wall Director - 2011
33% 33% The Kid & I Self,
Director,
Producer
- 2005
100% 86% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 33% The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n' Roll Director,
Cinematographer
- 2001
6% 45% Senseless Director $13M 1998
100% 80% The Decline of Western Civilization Part III Director - 1998
28% 70% Black Sheep Director $30.6M 1996
23% 70% The Little Rascals Director,
Screenwriter
$51.7M 1994
22% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Director,
Producer
$42.2M 1993
84% 84% Wayne's World Director $120.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Stories: Women on the Inside Director - 1991
90% 77% The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Director $373.7K 1988
No Score Yet 62% Dudes Director $122.2K 1987
No Score Yet 18% Hollywood Vice Squad Director - 1986
No Score Yet 52% The Boys Next Door Director - 1985
92% 80% Suburbia Director - 1983
100% 85% The Decline of Western Civilization Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1981
81% 82% Real Life Producer - 1979

TV

Credit
76% 68% Roseanne Writer 1990

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