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Birth Place: Profession: screenwriter, producer, actor

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Screenwriter, producer, actor, and director Zak Penn's first project was writing the story for the Arnold Schwarzenegger action adventure "Last Action Hero." Although the film earned Penn a Razzie Award nomination for worst screenplay, he has since participated in far more celebrated material. Penn has written for the films "PCU," which he also acted in, the Matthew Broderick adventure "Inspector Gadget," and the Owen Wilson action thriller "Behind Enemy Lines," as well as a number of Marvel superhero projects including "Fantastic Four," "X-Men: The Last Stand," and "The Incredible Hulk." Among Pennâ¿¿s other writing credits are the films "The Grand" and "Incident at Loch Ness," both of which he also directed and produced. "The Grand" is an improvisational comedy about characters involved in a poker tournament, and it stars Woody Harrelson, Werner Herzog, and Ray Romano. Penn had teamed up with legendary German director Herzog previously for "Incident at Loch Ness," which the two co-wrote, about the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

Screenwriter, producer, actor, and director Zak Penn's first project was writing the story for the Arnold Schwarzenegger action adventure "Last Action Hero." Although the film earned Penn a Razzie Award nomination for worst screenplay, he has since participated in far more celebrated material. Penn has written for the films "PCU," which he also acted in, the Matthew Broderick adventure "Inspector Gadget," and the Owen Wilson action thriller "Behind Enemy Lines," as well as a number of Marvel superhero projects including "Fantastic Four," "X-Men: The Last Stand," and "The Incredible Hulk." Among Pennâ¿¿s other writing credits are the films "The Grand" and "Incident at Loch Ness," both of which he also directed and produced. "The Grand" is an improvisational comedy about characters involved in a poker tournament, and it stars Woody Harrelson, Werner Herzog, and Ray Romano. Penn had teamed up with legendary German director Herzog previously for "Incident at Loch Ness," which the two co-wrote, about the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Grand, The (2007)
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  Incident at Loch Ness (2004) Director

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 Chuck and Buck (2000) Josh Weintraub
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 Star Maps (1997) Carmel County Writer
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 PCU (1994) Bathroom Patron (Student Body)
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1993:
Made feature writing debut with "Last Action Hero," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
1999:
Wrote screenplay for live action remake of "Inspector Gadget"
2003:
Penned the superhero sequel "X2," starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Halle Berry
2004:
Feature directorial debut, "Incident at Loch Ness"; also co-wrote with Werner Herzog
2006:
Co-wrote "X-Men: The Last Stand"
2008:
Wrote the screenplay and story for remake of "The Incredible Hulk"
2012:
With director Joss Whedon, co-wrote the Marvel superhero ensemble "The Avengers," starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson
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Education

Wesleyan University: Middletown , Connecticut - 1990

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wife:
Michelle Weiss. Executive. Works as director of development at New Line Cinema.

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daughter:
Sophia Eliza Penn. Born on October 24, 2001.

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