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Sean Penn

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his political and social activism. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for the former and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the latter. Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in a 1974 episode of Little House on the Prairie, directed by his father Leo Penn. Following his film debut in 1981's Taps and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, Penn emerged as a prominent leading actor with the 1995 drama film Dead Man Walking, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Penn subsequently received another two Oscar nominations for Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and I Am Sam (2001), before winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Mystic River and a second one in 2008 for Milk. He has also won a Best Actor Award of the Cannes Film Festival for She's So Lovely (1997), and two Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival for Hurlyburly (1998) and 21 Grams (2003). Penn made his feature film directorial debut with 1991's The Indian Runner, followed by the drama film The Crossing Guard (1995) and the mystery film The Pledge (2001). In 2002, Penn directed one of the 11 segments of 11'09"01 September 11, a compilation film made in response to the September 11 attacks. In 2007, Penn directed his fourth feature film Into the Wild, which garnered critical acclaim and two Academy Award nominations. In addition to his film work, Penn is known for his political and social activism, most notably his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his contact with the Presidents of Venezuela and Cuba, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Penn also attracted media attention for his previous marriages to pop icon Madonna and actress Robin Wright. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sean Penn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Aug 17, 1960 In Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
82
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Angry Birds Movie 2016-05-11
Known For
Poster of VH1 Rock Honors
Poster of Celebrities Uncensored
Poster of Real Time with Bill Maher
Poster of The Academy Awards
Filmography
Movie The Angry Birds Movie Terence (voice) 2016-05-11
Movie The Gunman Terrier 2015-02-16
Movie Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey 2014-06-15
Movie The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute 2014-02-09
Movie Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story Himself 2014-11-25
Movie Gangster Squad Mickey Cohen 2013-01-10
Movie The Human Experiment Narrator 2013-11-23
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean O'Connell 2013-12-18
Movie The Tree of Life Jack 2011-05-18
Movie This Must Be the Place Cheyenne 2011-10-01
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Himself 2011-11-20
Movie Fair Game Joseph Wilson 2010-05-20
Movie I'm Still Here Sean Penn (uncredited) 2010-09-10
Movie The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Movie Milk Harvey Milk 2008-11-26
Movie What Just Happened Himself 2008-10-17
Movie Brando Himself 2007-05-01
Movie Persepolis Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (English version, voice) 2007-05-23
Series VH1 Rock Honors Unknown 2006-05-31
Movie All the King's Men Willie Stark 2006-09-10
Movie Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride 2006-12-12
Movie The Interpreter Tobin Keller 2005-04-08
Series Iconoclasts Unknown 2005-11-17
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments himself 2004-05-01
Movie The Assassination of Richard Nixon Samuel Bicke 2004-05-17
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie It's All About Love Marciello 2003-01-10
Movie Inside Björk Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003-03-11
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Viva La Bam Unknown 2003-10-26
Movie Mystic River Jimmy Markum 2003-10-07
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie 21 Grams Paul Rivers 2003-09-06
Movie Becoming Sam Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick Himself 2002-09-01
Movie I Am Sam Sam Dawson 2001-12-28
Movie Dogtown and Z-Boys Narrator 2001-01-18
Movie Up at the Villa Rowley Flint 2000-04-14
Movie Before Night Falls Cuco Sanchez 2000-09-03
Movie The Beaver Trilogy Groovin' Larry 2000-12-31
Movie The Weight of Water Thomas Janes 2000-09-25
Movie Being John Malkovich Himself (uncredited) 1999-09-30
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Sweet and Lowdown Emmet Ray 1999-12-03
Movie Hurlyburly Eddie 1998-12-25
Movie The Thin Red Line 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh 1998-12-25
Movie She's So Lovely Eddie Quinn 1997-08-29
Movie Hugo Pool Strange Hitchhiker 1997-01-01
Movie U Turn Bobby Cooper 1997-10-03
Movie The Game Conrad Van Orton 1997-09-12
Movie Loved Michael Man on the hill 1997-10-31
Movie Dead Man Walking Matthew Poncelet 1995-12-29
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Friends Eric 1994-09-22
Movie Carlito's Way David Kleinfeld 1993-11-10
Movie The Last Party Himself 1993-08-27
Movie Cruise Control 1992-10-01
Movie Cool Blue Phil the Plumber (uncredited) 1990-02-27
Movie State of Grace Terry Noonan 1990-09-14
Movie Casualties of War Sgt. Tony Meserve 1989-08-18
Movie We're No Angels Jim 1989-12-15
Movie Judgment in Berlin Guenther X 1988-01-01
Movie Colors Officer Danny McGavin 1988-04-15
Movie Shanghai Surprise Glendon Wasey 1986-08-29
Movie At Close Range Brad Whitewood Jr. 1986-04-18
Movie The Falcon and the Snowman Daulton Lee 1985-01-25
Movie Crackers Dillard 1984-02-17
Movie Racing with the Moon Henry 'Hopper' Nash 1984-03-23
Movie Bad Boys Mick O'Brien 1983-03-25
Movie Summerspell Buddy 1983-07-02
Movie Risky Business Cameo (uncredited) 1983-08-05
Movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High Jeff Spicoli 1982-08-13
Movie The Killing of Randy Webster Don Fremont 1981-03-11
Movie Taps Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer 1981-12-20
Movie The Beaver Kid 2 Groovin' Larry 1981-09-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Academy Awards Sean Penn 1953-03-18