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Penelope Spheeris

Lowest Rated:   6% Senseless (1998)
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Birthplace:   New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Majoring in film at UCLA, Penelope Spheeris launched her career by producing short subjects for satirist Albert Brooks, many of which were highlights of "Saturday Night Live's" first season. When Brooks stepped up to feature films with Real Life (1978), Spheeris stayed on as his producer. Her first "auteur" feature project was The Decline of Western Civilization (1981), a punk-rock documentary that she wrote, produced, and directed. After several years' work in documentaries of a doggedly non-comic (and unappealing) nature, Spheeris returned to laughmaking with Wayne's World, which became one of 1992's biggest hits. Spheeris would remain a comedy director, though her subsequent features varied wildly in quality. 1993's The Beverly Hillbillies opened strong, but was killed by word-of-mouth, while 1994's The Little Rascals managed to convey much of the sweetness and innocence of the old Hal Roach two-reelers of the 1930s -- albeit with the requisite 1990's feminist slant.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Real St. Nick
  • Director
2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
  • Penelope Spheeris
$7.5k 2011
No Score Yet Balls to the Wall
  • Director
$3.6k 2011
No Score Yet Five
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Direct Your Own Damn Movie!
  • Actor
  • Director
2009
33% The Kid & I
  • Penelope Spheeris
  • Producer
  • Director
2005
100% Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet The Decline Of Western Civilization
  • Director
2001
100% The Decline of Western Civilization - Part III
  • Director
1998
6% Senseless
  • Director
1998
28% Black Sheep
  • Director
1996
No Score Yet The Wild Side
  • Director
1995
23% The Little Rascals
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1994
23% The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Producer
  • Director
1993
86% Wayne's World
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Prison Stories: Women on the Inside
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Wedding Band
  • Nicky's Mom
1989
86% The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Dudes
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Summer Camp Nightmare
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Hollywood Vice Squad
  • Director
1986
91% Suburbia
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1983
100% The Decline of Western Civilization
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1981
88% Real Life
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet Naked Angels
  • Actor
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Screenwriter
  • 1990

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