Knowledge Identifier: +Penelope_Spheeris
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1945.
Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (10%), Canada (10%)
Linked to: University of California, Los Angeles, Aerosmith, Westminster High School, British Film Institute
Gene Siskel - He only walked out on three films during his professional career: the 1971 comedy "The Million Dollar Duck" starring Dean Jones; the 1980 horror film "Maniac"; and the 1996 Penelope Spheeris film "Black Sheep"
Caroline Thompson - In 1983, she published a novel "First Born" which director Penelope Spheeris chose to make into a film, and from whom she started learning scriptwriting while writing the drafts of the film's screenplay
B movie - In 1984, New Horizons released a critically applauded movie set amid the punk scene written and directed by Penelope Spheeris
Jack Grisham - In the 1984 Penelope Spheeris film "Suburbia", he appeared with T.S.O.L. performing "Wash Away" and "Darker My Love
In the 1990s, she directed "Wayne's World", a comedy based on Mike Myers's skits from "Saturday Night Live"
In 1996, she directed "We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll", a documentary about the Ozzfest, produced by Sharon Osbourne, which explored life on the road
She later returned to the streets of Los Angeles and the punk rock scene in 1998 for the documentary "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III"
In 2006, she was set to direct the still-unfilmed "Gospel According to Janis", about Janis Joplin