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Afi Announce 2007 Top Ten

17th December 2007

Pregnancy comedy Knocked Up has been named on the list of the ten most outstanding movies of 2007, compiled by the American Film Institute (AFI).The Judd Apatow-directed film - one of the biggest box-office successes...

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Penn Leads Critics' Choice Nominees

12th December 2007

Actor/director SEAN PENN's new film INTO THE WILD is leading the pack at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards, after picking up seven nominations. The adventure movie is up for awards including Best Picture, Best...

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Press Goes Wild For Penn

12th December 2007

Sean Penn's Into the Wild has headed the list of nominees for the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA).The scenic drama - an adaptation of John Krakauer's book regarding the life of US vagabond Christopher McCandless...

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Stars Shoot Short Movies For Striking Writers

7th December 2007

A host of movie stars including SEAN PENN, WOODY ALLEN, TIM ROBBINS and HOLLY HUNTER have pledged their support for striking members of the writing union by shooting a series of short films. The clips...

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Penn + Krakauer Pay Cocktail Tribute To Dead Wanderer

4th December 2007

SEAN PENN and author JON KRAKAUER celebrated the life of real-life hero CHRIS MCCANDLESS by sipping the tragic adventurer's favourite drink during a visit to the abandoned school bus he called home. Penn turned MCCandless'...

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Penn Keen To Quit Acting

4th December 2007

SEAN PENN is keen to turn his back on acting because he no longer enjoys the process, and finds himself bored and homesick on film sets. The Oscar-winning Mystic River star is thrilled when he...

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Glover + Penn Join Artists Fighting For Cuba/u.s. Peace

30th November 2007

LETHAL WEAPON star DANNY GLOVER and SEAN PENN are among the stars who have petitioned U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH in a bid to bring U.S. and Cuban artists closer together. The duo is among...

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Penn And Glover Push For End To Cuban Ban

29th November 2007

SEAN PENN, DANNY GLOVER and HARRY BELAFONTE have added their signatures to a campaign to end a ban on exchange between American and Cuban artists. Hundreds of campaigners, also including authors Alice Walker and Cristina...

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Penn Rules At Gotham Awards

28th November 2007

SEAN PENN and MICHAEL MOORE picked up the big prizes at Tuesday's (27Nov07) 17th annual Gotham Awards in New York. Penn's Into The Wild won best feature and Moore's Sicko - an expose of U.S....

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Into The Wild Tops Gothams

28th November 2007

Sean Penn's Into the Wild has taken the best feature award at the 17th Gotham awards, held at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, New York.Penn's adaptation of John Krakauer's book tells the true story of Christopher...

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Hollywood Is "Speechless" In Support Of Strike

23rd November 2007

Hollywood stars have lent their talents to a series of films, in aid of the writers strike.The series, entitled SPEECHLESS, will be released on the internet to raise awareness of the strike.The first three films,...

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The Things They Say 6123

9th November 2007

"I'm probably shy, I've never gone to a party where I didn't drink alcohol. I have a great time, but I'm not comfortable." SEAN PENN admits even Oscar winners feel nervous sometimes.

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The Things They Say 6119

9th November 2007

"If you're not going outside the same old, same old, if you're not pushing the envelope, then you're not doing anything. A good movie is a political thing." SEAN PENN takes his acting career very...

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The Things They Say 6115

9th November 2007

"It was gruelling at times. It was freezing, too, but Sean was there right behind me with the whip!" American actor EMILE HIRSCH reveals SEAN PENN's directorial style, on new movie INTO THE WILD.

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Penn Didn't 'Know' Madonna When She Was His Wife

9th November 2007

Oscar-winning actor SEAN PENN insists he didn't really know his ex-wife MADONNA when he was married to her, and can't remember having "a single conversation" with her. Penn, 44, married the superstar in 1985 at...

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Holbrook Surprised Penn Remembered Him 26 Years Later

7th November 2007

Veteran actor HAL HOLBROOK was amazed when SEAN PENN cast him in his recent movie INTO THE WILD, because he hadn't heard from the actor-turned-director since they co-starred in a 1981 TV movie. Holbrook and...

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Penn: 'Vaughn Never Sleeps'

6th November 2007

Filmmaker SEAN PENN was amazed by VINCE VAUGHN's stamina on the set of acclaimed new movie INTO THE WILD, because the actor never seemed to sleep. Penn, who directed the film, would get up each...

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Cruise + Penn Stalked Stars In The Hollywood Hills

2nd November 2007

TOM CRUISE and SEAN PENN enjoyed a magical night in the Hollywood Hills at the beginning of their acting careers - cruising past legends DUSTIN HOFFMAN, JACK NICHOLSON and MARLON BRANDO's homes. Cruise recalls his...

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They Things They Say:

31st October 2007

"People say he can't be President. I say 'well he could be if you just vote for him.'" Oscar winner SEAN PENN on his support for Democrat candidate Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 U.S. Presidential...

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Juno Joy At Rome Film Festival

29th October 2007

Quirky comedy Juno, about an unwanted teenage pregnancy, has won the top prize at the second annual Rome film festival.The Jason Reitman film, taking its UK box at the Times BFI 51st London film festival...

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Fascinating Fact 4183

27th October 2007

SEAN PENN will be honoured with the Best Director award for his latest movie INTO THE WILD at the 19th Palm Springs Film Festival in California in January (08).

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Scorsese Back With Leo

23rd October 2007

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are to team up for yet another movie, reports suggest.According to Variety, the legendary director and the Aviator star are to work together for the fourth time on Shutter Island,...

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Penn Encourages Gap Year Students

22nd October 2007

Actor SEAN PENN is encouraging young people to take time off to travel the world as it helps broaden their horizons. The Mystic River star hopes more youngsters will start taking a break from normal...

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The Things They Say 5891

17th October 2007

"It's not a real thing. I don't live in Hollywood, I never even talk to anybody from Hollywood." Actor SEAN PENN insists he doesn't buy into the A-list lifestyle.

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Penn Calls For Photographers To Be 'Locked Up'

15th October 2007

Oscar winner SEAN PENN hates paparazzi photographers so much he wants to see them imprisoned. The Mystic River star has long harboured a resentment towards the paparazzi - he was once arrested for scrapping with...

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Penn's Novel Destroyed By Fire

1st October 2007

Actor SEAN PENN has seen his hopes of becoming an author dashed after his first novel was lost in a fire. The Oscar winner had spent months writing the unnamed book, but his only copy...

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Rome Film Fest Lineup Unveiled

28th September 2007

The lid has been lifted on the second Rome Film Fest, which this year features 11 world premieres.Taking centre stage is the long-awaited directorial return of Francis Ford Coppola in Youth Without Youth, based on...

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Resident Evil: Extinction Beats Out Predecessors

25th September 2007

Resident Evil: Extinction inched ahead of Resident Evil: Apocalypse on the opening-weekend box-office charts over the weekend, with the latest installment of the franchise earning $23.68 million versus $23 million for the previous sequel in...

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Penn Still Sees Brother Chris

24th September 2007

SEAN PENN still catches glimpses of his tragic brother CHRIS when he walks past the actor's home. Chris Penn died in January 2006 from an enlarged heart brought on by obesity, but his big brother...

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Evil Resides At No. 1

24th September 2007

The Resident Evil franchise seemed far from extinct this weekend as Resident Evil: Extinction, starring Milla Jovovich, opened with a better-than-expected $24 million, making it the highest grossing debut of the series, according to studio...

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