D.A. Pennebaker (1925–2019)


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D.A. Pennebaker was born on July 15, 1925 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Donn Alan Pennebaker. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967), The War Room (1993) and Unlocking the Cage (2016). He was married to Chris Hegedus, Kate Taylor and Sylvia Bell. He died on August 1, 2019 in Sag Harbor, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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The War Room Director
(1993)
(2016)
(1986)

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 2016 Unlocking the Cage (Documentary) (co-director)
 2015 Snapshots from the Tour (Short)
 2011 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Kings of Pastry (2011)
 2009 Kings of Pastry (Documentary) (co-director)
 2008 The Return of the War Room (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 The Addiction Project (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 65 Revisited (Video documentary)
 2007 Addiction (TV Movie documentary) (segment "Opiate Addiction: A New Medication")
 2006 Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (TV Short documentary)
 2002 Depeche Mode: The Videos 86>98+ (Video) (video "Everything Counts - live")
 2002 Best of Bowie (Video documentary) (video "Ziggy Stardust")
 2002 Elaine Stritch at Liberty (TV Special documentary)
 2002 Only the Strong Survive (Documentary)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary)
 1999 Depeche Mode: The Videos 86>98 (Video) (video "Everything Counts")
 1999 Searching for Jimi Hendrix (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Moon Over Broadway (Documentary)
 1996 Keine Zeit (Documentary)
 1994 Woodstock Diary (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 The War Room (Documentary)
 1992 Chuck Berry: Rock and Roll Music (Video documentary)
 1991 Comin' Home (Video documentary short)
 1991 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll (Video documentary)
 1989 Jimi Hendrix Live (Documentary)
 1989 Depeche Mode: 101 (Documentary)
 1987 Shake!: Otis at Monterey (Documentary short)
 1986 Jimi Plays Monterey (Documentary)
 1983 Dance Black America (Documentary)
 1983 Rockaby (Documentary)
 1981 DeLorean (Documentary)
 1980 Elliott Carter at Buffalo (Documentary)
 1979 Town Bloody Hall (Documentary)
 1977 Energy War (Documentary)
 1973 David Bowie: Changes (Live) (Video short)
 1973 David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust (Video short)
 1971 1 P.M. (Documentary)
 1970 Original Cast Album: Company (Documentary)
 1969 Little Richard: Keep on Rockin' (Video documentary short)
 1968 Monterey Pop (Documentary)
 1967 Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (Documentary)
 1965 Hier Strauss (Documentary)
 1964 Lambert, Hendricks & Co. (Documentary short) (co-director)
 1962 Jane (Documentary)
 1962 The Living Camera: Mooney vs. Fowle (TV Movie documentary) (co-director)
 1961 ABC Close-Up! (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1960 Skyscraper (Short documentary)
 1959 Opening in Moscow (Documentary)
 1957 Brussels Loops (Short)
 1957 Gestures (Short)
 1957 World Kitchen (Short)
 1954 Baby (Documentary short)
 1953 Daybreak Express (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Everything Counts" by Depeche Mode.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

D.A. Pennabaker | D A Pennebaker | DA Pennebaker | Don Alan Pennebaker | Donn A. Pennebaker

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Had an electronics firm and worked in advertising before starting as a writer and director of experimental films. See more »

Trademark:

Wearing a stovepipe hat

Nickname:

Penny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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