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Birth date: December 2, 1945
Birth place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Profession:Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer

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Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is best known as a documentary film director whose works include the trilogy titled The Decline of Western Civilization. She has also directed feature films, including Wayne's World, her highest grossing film. Wikipedia

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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real St. Nick 2012 TV Movie
Five 2011 TV Movie segment "Cheyanne"
Balls to the Wall 2011
The Kid & I 2005
Cracking Up 2004 TV Series 1 episode
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special segment "Tribute to Documentaries"
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron 2003 TV Movie
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll 2001 Documentary
Dear Doughboy 2000 TV Movie
Hollywierd 1999 Documentary
Applewood 911 1998 TV Movie
The Thing in Bob's Garage 1998
Senseless 1998
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III 1998 Documentary
Black Sheep 1996
The Little Rascals 1994
The Beverly Hillbillies 1993
Danger Theatre 1993 TV Series 3 episodes
Wayne's World 1992
UFO Abductions 1991 TV Movie documentary
Rap's Most Wanted 1991 Video documentary
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside 1991 TV Movie segment "3"
Visitors from the Unknown 1991 TV Movie tcm
Thunder and Mud 1990 Documentary
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years 1988 Documentary
Dudes 1987
Hollywood Vice Squad 1986
The Boys Next Door 1985
Suburbia 1983
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 Documentary
I Don't Know 1972 Short
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales 1969

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roseanne 1989-1990 TV Series story editor - 24 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kid & I 2005 producer
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special segment producer
The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 producer
Danger Theatre 1993 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 Documentary producer
Real Life 1979 producer
Saturday Night Live 1975-1976 TV Series producer - 9 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Little Rascals 1994 screenplay / story
Danger Theatre TV Series creator - 5 episodes, 1993 written by - 1 episode, 1993 story - 1 episode, 1993
Roseanne 1990 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Summer Camp Nightmare 1987 screenplay
Suburbia 1983 written by
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 Documentary

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
California Entertainment Weekly 2005 TV Series Hollywood Film Director
Wayne's World 1992 uncredited
Wedding Band 1989 Nicky's Mom
The Second Coming of Suzanne 1974 Margo, Logan's Film Group
The Ski Bum 1971 Star the Witch
Naked Angels 1969 Shirley

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mississippi Rising 2005 TV Movie documentary
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll 2001 Documentary

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III 1998 Documentary camera operator: "b" camera
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 Documentary additional cinematographer - as P. Spheeris

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales 1969

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ninth Cloud 2014 special thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
A Celebration of Women Directors 2008 Documentary special thanks
What We Do Is Secret 2007 special thanks
Edgeplay 2004 Documentary special thanks
N.Y.H.C. 1999 Documentary special thanks
The Celluloid Closet 1995 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Half the Picture 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
At the Video Store Documentary post-production Herself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Filmmaker
Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Director, Wayne's World
Penelope Spheeris: An IU Cinema Exclusive 2015 Short Herself
Backseat Filmmaker 2015 TV Series Herself
D.I.Y. 2014 Documentary short Herself
AM Northwest 2013 TV Series Herself
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die 2011 TV Series documentary Herself - Filmmaker / Herself - 'The Decline of Western Civilization' Director
Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Herself
Direct Your Own Damn Movie! 2009 Video documentary Herself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary
The UCLA Dynasty 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies 2006 TV Movie Herself
The Henry Rollins Show 2006 TV Series Herself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Kid & I 2005 Herself
The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
101 Reasons the 90's Ruled 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood High 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Independent View 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Un-Defining Punk 2000 Video documentary short Herself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Lauren Hutton and... 1996 TV Series Herself
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself
Calling the Shots 1988 Documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 LA Femme Filmmaker Award LA Femme International Film Festival Maverick Award
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award Temecula Valley International Film Festival
2001 Pioneer Filmmaker Award Deep Ellum Film Festival
2001 Spirit of Silver Lake Award Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival
2001 Most Popular Documentary Melbourne International Film Festival We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll (2001)
1998 Jury Award Chicago Underground Film Festival Best Documentary The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)
1998 Freedom of Expression Award Sundance Film Festival The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)
1993 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Resurrection of a TV Show The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) · Ian Bryce
1983 Silver Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best First Feature Film Suburbia (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Mini-Series Five (2011) · Jennifer Aniston (Segment "Mia")
· Alicia Keys (Segment "Lili")
· Patty Jenkins (Segment "Pearl")
· Demi Moore (Segment "Charlotte")
1998 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Documentary The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)
1992 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video - Long Form

TitleSalary
Wayne's World (1992) $150,000

#Fact
1 Second cousin of Julie Gavras and Romain Gavras.
2 Older sister of late singer-songwriter Jimmie Spheeris.
3 Daughter of 'Gypsy' Spheeris.
4 Declined the offer to direct This Is Spinal Tap (1984), because she thought you couldn't make fun of Heavy Metal music.
5 Is first cousin of Greek/French director Costa-Gavras.
6 She was the oldest of four children. She often had to look after her siblings because her dad was killed when she was seven and her mom worked several jobs. She often chooses to interview musicians with troubled backgrounds because she feels her background was just as troubled.
7 She studied psychobiology (studying how the brain reacts to external forces) and film in college, eventually attending the film program at UCLA. After college, she produced short and feature length films directed by comic Albert Brooks, some of which were shown during the first season of Saturday Night Live (1975).
8 She admits that she has two distinct careers, one where she does mainstream Hollywood films like Wayne's World (1992) and the other, where she does independent music themed documentaries like the "Decline of Western Civilization" films.

#Quote
1 [on Mike Myers] I hated that bastard for years. But when I saw Austin Powers, I went, 'I forgive you, Mike. You can be moody, you can be a jerk, you can be things that others of us can't be - because you are profoundly talented. And I forgive you.'
2 My whole career up until Wayne's World (1992) didn't produce any monetary funds. When I directed Wayne's World, I made close to $150,000 - the biggest payday I had to date. My percentage points from Wayne's World enabled me to pay off all of the debts from my previous works, but I only came up even in the end.
3 ["After Wayne's World (1992), you directed a bunch of studio fodder including The Little Rascals (1994) and Senseless (1998). What steered you in this direction?") When someone offers you $2.5 million to direct a film, you just fucking take it. I took the money and made a bunch of movies - The Little Rascals (1994), The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), Black Sheep (1996) and Senseless (1998). After I did Wayne's World (1992) - I tried like hell to direct movies I had written and books that I wanted to adapt for film. I tried so hard to do something beside television remakes but I couldn't get anything going. That is where the sexism in the film industry becomes all too apparent. If I was a guy, I swear to God I would have been able to get my own shit going after "Wayne's World".
4 [on why she does documentaries about metal and punk music] "I mean, look, you don't see me making documentaries on Britney Spears, you know what I mean? Sweetheart of a little girl, you know. Or Madonna. That's not my thing. I just like this harder edge stuff. That's just me."
5 I generally think about myself as someone who studies human behavior and is trying to figure out what the hell is going on in our current society. If I can leave any film that helps define a certain time after I'm dead then that's great.
6 The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) was financed by two businessmen from the Valley who wanted to finance films. They had no idea I was going in to pitch a punk rock movie.


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