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“If You Don’t Change the Movie, You Won’t Direct ‘Wayne’s World 2′”: How Mike Myers and Lorne Michaels Faced Off With Director Penelope Spheeris

Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris is setting the record straight about rumored clashes with star Mike Myers on the set of 1992’s Wayne’s World — the first scripted feature for both of them. “It was not an uncomfortable set,” Spheeris, 77, tells THR‘s It Happened in Hollywood podcast. “Mike is hypoglycemic, so if he got […]

‘Wayne’s World’ Parties On at 30: Director Penelope Spheeris Revisits Classic Moments, Clears Air Over Alleged Mike Myers Clash

Excellent! It has been 30 years since Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) made the leap from a recurring, popular Saturday Night Live sketch to the big screen in what would become the most successful movie based on characters from Lorne Michaels’ iconic NBC late night sketch show. Released on Feb. 14, […]

Critic’s Picks: A December To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Reagan-era gems from Susan Seidelman and Robert Zemeckis, wintry classics from Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick and Todd Haynes and a secret program of 16mm film prints are among options for SoCal cinephiles this holiday season.

Mike Myers, Dana Carvey Set Aside ‘Wayne’s World’ Feud at Academy Screening

Director Penelope Spheeris joins the comics on stage with Lorne Michaels to discuss the 1992 comedy classic

Universal’s Ron Meyer to Speak at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Commencement

Penelope Spheeris and Shirley Jo Finney to be presented with Distinguished Alumni Awards at the June 15 ceremony.