Michael Penn

Active - 1996 - 2018  |   Born - Aug 1, 1958   |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Comedy, Culture & Society, Drama

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Biography by Denise Sullivan

Like fellow Angeleno Randy Newman, singer/songwriter Michael Penn may have a future beyond the pop charts in film scoring. Pop maestro Penn's bits of music in Hard Eight and Boogie Nights were extremely well-crafted (no surprise -- he's a great songwriter) and somber, in keeping with the movies' dark content (remember the scary tolling of the bells in both?). It makes perfect sense -- his birthright has found him immersed in film culture his whole life.

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