Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-10, 03:16 AM   #1
JeffTheAlpaca
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 3,743
What happened to Penny Marshall?

The director of Awakenings, A League of Their Own, & Big.

Her last major movie in 2001





Now she is directing episodes of United States of Tara and According to Jim? Did she get blackballed?



  Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-10, 06:19 AM   #2
Drexl
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 15,222
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Well, she was a producer on some movies as recent as 2005, like Cinderella Man and Bewitched. (Maybe the latter hurt her career?) She's 67 now, so it's possible that she's just semi-retired.

On the other hand, there are rumors that she's been battling cancer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-10, 10:37 AM   #3
JumpCutz
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,195
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

I wish her the best but I was never impressed with her filmmaking skills.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-10, 10:51 AM   #4
sauce07
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
sauce07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Centreville, VA
Posts: 5,936
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

I imagine being a woman director in hollywood is pretty tough, no matter who you are.
__________________
"It's hard to explain why you end up in ERAGON and not GOODFELLAS." - John Malkovich on turning down the role of Jimmy Conway.

PSN - sauce07
DVD Aficionado

My Countdown Counting down to: April 20th
Bubble Bubble Bubble
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-10, 11:14 AM   #5
rexinnih
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 9,754
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

I liked League of Their Own. Bummer if the cancer thing is true.
__________________
On the outside lookin in, and it's funny.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 04:52 PM   #6
Jack Straw
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Jack Straw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 4,563
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Camel View Post
She got fat.



Is there anything more that needs to be added?
__________________
I don't always give a woman an orgasm but when I do...She usually spits it out!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 07:09 PM   #7
Count Dooku
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 3,819
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

She may be fat, but it looks to me like she did things right.

She started working regularly as an actress in her 20s.
By the time she was 40, she had starred on one of TVs most popular shows.
Soon after that, she started directing movies and made seven (three of them are good).

Now, she's in her 60s, and apparently she didn't piss away all her money, so she doesn't have to work, and only occasionally does so when it's for a friend.

Good for her.
__________________
It's how long you've been a member, not the number of your posts, that really matters.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 07:40 PM   #8
GuessWho
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 22,460
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Straw View Post


Is there anything more that needs to be added?
no--she added enough
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 08:56 PM   #9
whotony
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 15,388
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

# Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
# The Preacher's Wife (1996)
# Renaissance Man (1994)
# A League of Their Own (1992)
# Awakenings (1990)
# Big (1988)

# Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

None of those are bad, Flash is borderline but the others are all good films 3 of which are something to be proud of no matter who the dir was.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 08:59 PM   #10
Drexl
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 15,222
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Is that Chevy Chase in the picture?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 10:40 PM   #11
JumpCutz
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,195
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

^Sure looks like it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-10, 07:06 AM   #12
Trout
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Sub-basement 3b
Posts: 3,211
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Is that Chevy Chase in the picture?
At a Lakers game? Definitely.
__________________
Heathen pride.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-10, 10:53 PM   #13
Jack Straw
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Jack Straw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 4,563
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Is that Chevy Chase in the picture?
Yes
__________________
I don't always give a woman an orgasm but when I do...She usually spits it out!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 01:25 AM   #14
g
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,733
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

How many of us have a brother in the business who help us as much she had?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 07:50 AM   #15
matome
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
She may be fat, but it looks to me like she did things right.

She started working regularly as an actress in her 20s.
By the time she was 40, she had starred on one of TVs most popular shows.
Soon after that, she started directing movies and made seven (three of them are good).

Now, she's in her 60s, and apparently she didn't piss away all her money, so she doesn't have to work, and only occasionally does so when it's for a friend.

Good for her.
__________________

DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD | Blu-Ray only | Laserdisc

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 08:03 AM   #16
Trevor
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: somewhere shopping
Posts: 24,337
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Another here.

Also a strange coincidence. Yesterday I drank two things that I drink somewhat rarely, milk and pepsi. Not together mind you, but weird that the one day of my life that those are my two choices I stumble into her thread.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 11:12 AM   #17
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 12,225
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Straw View Post
So Lisa Lampanelli ate Penny Marshall?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 11:10 PM   #18
calhoun07
DVD Talk Legend
 
calhoun07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,370
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Straw View Post

Obviously the Lakers can't win if Penny is going to hide the basketball under her shirt like that.
__________________
You can only please a woman with a dick made out of chocolate that ejaculates money.-Rhemus
Windowless vans do NOT have candy, only rape.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 11:41 PM   #19
Pizza
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,745
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

She is an amazingly talented person. I enjoyed every aspect of her career.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-10, 11:57 PM   #20
Count Dooku
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 3,819
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
She is an amazingly talented person. I enjoyed every aspect of her career.
And from the looks of that picture, she has enjoyed you a lot as well.
__________________
It's how long you've been a member, not the number of your posts, that really matters.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-10, 09:06 AM   #21
MrSmearkase
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
MrSmearkase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Milford, MA
Posts: 5,201
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

There have been stories that she is not in the best of health, which may explain the weight gain.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-10, 09:13 AM   #22
Solid Snake
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 27,498
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Never liked her. Didn't know she did Big and A League of Their Own...so I guess I do like her work on those. Beyond that...don't really care about her. HATE HATE her voice...
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-10, 09:31 AM   #23
mickey65
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
mickey65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,338
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
There have been stories that she is not in the best of health, which may explain the weight gain.
I heard it was the steroids she was taking for the cancer treatments that was causing her to blow up like that.
__________________
Just for the record...I'm female.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-10, 09:44 AM   #24
Double_Oh_7
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,513
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Looks like Laverne ate Shirley.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-10, 05:28 PM   #25
Giantrobo
DVD Talk Hero
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 49,948
Re: What happened to Penny Marshall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Never liked her. Didn't know she did Big and A League of Their Own...so I guess I do like her work on those. Beyond that...don't really care about her. HATE HATE her voice...
Hah! You hate her trademark voice. Her brother has the same voice just deeper.

That said, personally, I was always a "Shirley" fan.
__________________
XBOX Gamertag: Giantrobo
On my 4th 360 as of 3.26.10
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.