Zak Penn

Screenwriter, Actor, Producer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967

Filmography

Writer (21)

Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom 2018 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

The Enigma of Loch Ness 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alphas 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Incredible Hulk 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Incredible Hulk 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Elektra 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Incident at Loch Ness 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Suspect Zero 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Suspect Zero 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Behind Enemy Lines 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

story consultant (Story By)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

PCU 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (4)

Incident at Loch Ness 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chuck and Buck 2000 (Movie)

Josh Weintraub (Actor)

Star Maps 1997 (Movie)

Carmel County Writer (Actor)

PCU 1994 (Movie)

Bathroom Patron (Actor)
Producer (4)

The Enigma of Loch Ness 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Incident at Loch Ness 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Incident at Loch Ness 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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 Penn'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.

Relationships

Sophia Penn

Daughter
born on October 24, 2001

Michelle Weiss

Wife
works as director of development at New Line Cinema

EDUCATION

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut 1990

Milestones

2012

With director Joss Whedon, co-wrote the Marvel superhero ensemble "The Avengers," starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

2008

Wrote the screenplay and story for remake of "The Incredible Hulk"

2006

Co-wrote "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2004

Feature directorial debut, "Incident at Loch Ness"; also co-wrote with Werner Herzog

2003

Penned the superhero sequel "X2," starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Halle Berry

1999

Wrote screenplay for live action remake of "Inspector Gadget"

1993

Made feature writing debut with "Last Action Hero," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

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