Sean Penn (born 17.8.1960) is an Oscar-winning American actor and film director.
Childhood: Sean Penn was born to Leo and Eileen Penn in Los Angeles County, California. His father was an actor and a director and his mother was an actress. Sean's brother Chris, an actor, died in 2006. His brother Michael is a musician.
Career: In 1974, Sean Penn appeared in an episode of Little House on the Prairie. His father was in the director's chair at the time.
In 1981, Penn launched his film debut, when he starred in Taps, which also featured Tom Cruise and Timothy Hutton. The following year, he appeared in Cameron Crowe's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The popular comedy also starred Pheobe Cates, Nicolas Cage, Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
1983's Bad Boys saw Sean Penn give one of his best performances, playing a troubled youth. Two years later, he gave another memorable performance in The Falcon and the Snowman, playing the real-life character of Andrew Daulton Lee, a former drug dealer convicted of espionage. Once again, he was sharing the screen with Timothy Hutton. In 1998, when Anthony Daulton Lee was released from jail, Sean Penn hired him as his personal assistant to repay him for allowing him to play Lee in the film, and to help rehabilitate him into society.
Penn then starred opposite Christopher Walken in At Close Range. The film also starred Madonna, to whom he was married at the time.
In 1995, Sean Penn was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for the first time when he played a racist murderer on death row, in Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking. Four years later, he was recognised for his performance in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown. In 2001's I Am Sam, he played a mentally-handicapped father, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Laura Dern and Dakota Fanning and was nominated once more. It was in 2003 that Sean Penn finally won the award for his role in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, with Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne and Laura Linney. Penn was nominated for the Best Actor award again for his role in The Assassination of Richard Nixon in 2004. The film also starred Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle and Jack Thompson. In 2008, Sean Penn won his second Oscar for his role playing the gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, in the Gus Van Sant-directed Milk, alongside Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch.
Sean Penn's directorial debut came in 1991 with the Indian Runner. The film was based on a Bruce Springsteen song, 'Highway Patrolman' and starred Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Hopper and Patricia Arquette. He went on to direct three more films, The Crossing Guard in 1995 (starring Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Houston), The Pledge in 2001 (with Jack Nicholson again and Benicio Del Toro) and Into the Wild in 2007 (with Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden and Vince Vaughn).
Penn also directed music videos for Shania Twain ('Dance With the One That Brought You') and Peter Gabriel ('The Barry Williams Show').
Personal Life: Sean Penn has dated a number of high profile women, including Elizabeth McGovern and Susan Sarandon.
Penn was married to the singer and actress Madonna. They divorced in 1989. Sean Penn then began a relationship with Robin Wright. They had a daughter together, named Dylan Thomas, then a son named Hopper Jack. Sean and Robin married in 1996. Their relationship has seen a number of turbulent periods. They originally split in 2007 and eventually filed for divorce in 2009.
During a separation from his wife, Sean Penn dated the singer Jewel.
Sean Penn co-owns a restaurant in Paris, named Man-Ray, with Johnny Depp, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall.
The couple were reported to have split a year ago, but reunited in Cannes to promote film 'The Last Face'.
Seeing your ex again is always awkward, but Hollywood stars Sean Penn and Charlize Theron were forced to reunite publicly on Friday (May 20th) to promote joint film The Last Face in Cannes. What made the situation even more uncomfortable was that the couple were said to have ended their relationship last year, straight after their appearance at the annual film festival.
Keeping their distance: Theron and Penn at Cannes.
Theron and Penn posed together at the film’s photocall on Friday, but managed to keep their distance from each other, making sure that actors Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos were between them at all times.
Continue reading: Exes Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Have Mega-Awkward Cannes Reunion
There's nothing particularly memorable about this frantic animated romp, which adapts the iconic phone-app game into a movie using a rather corny plot. But the film is so random that it can't help but get the audience laughing. Youngsters will be delighted by the brightly coloured wackiness, while adults will chuckle at the steady stream of grown-up visual and verbal gags, many of which are frankly surprising to find in a children's movie.
It's set on the isolated Bird Island, where the residents have never learned how to fly and believe they are the only life in the sea. In their tight-knit community, Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) is an outcast because of his too-independent thinking. He's ordered to take anger management classes with groovy guru Matilda (Maya Rudolph), where his fellow students are the hyperactive Chuck (Josh Gad), the hulking Terence (Sean Penn) and the explosive Bomb (Danny McBride). Then a pig named Leonard (Bill Hader) arrives on the island, introducing new technology like sling shots and trampolines and planning a big party. But of course he has a much more nefarious intention that only Red can see. In need of help, Red takes Chuck and Bomb in search of the mythical Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), the only bird on the island who can fly.
There's a slightly nagging sense that Donald Trump wrote this script (it's about a guy who's ignored as he obnoxiously shouts about the dangers of letting strangers into the community, then is proved right). But the film is so utterly ridiculous that it's impossible to take this rather dodgy theme seriously. What's even more odd is how much of the humour is aimed at grown-ups, including innuendo, puns, gross-out gags and unexpected violence, most of which will go over young viewers' heads. But it's so unfocussed that the only response is to laugh in disbelief that someone thought a joke so near-the-knuckle was appropriate for a kids' movie.
Continue reading: The Angry Birds Movie Review
Jewel has admitted that co-parenting with her ex is not always easy but she and Ty Murray work hard to ensure that they stay on good terms for the sake of their four-year-old son Kase.
Jewel has admitted that co-parenting with her ex-husband is not always easy.
The 41-year-old singer split with rodeo cowboy TY MURRAY, 46, in 2014 and the couple have been working hard to ensure that they stay on good terms for the sake of their four-year-old son Kase.
She told PEOPLE: ''It's work. I don't want people to think it's effortless - it's work to do this because you obviously don't get a divorce because things are going well. But it's letting those things live in the past.
Continue reading: Jewel Talks Co-parenting With Ex
Daniels was defending his 'Empire' star Terrence Howard last year when he made reference to the long-standing, and false, rumours.
Film and TV director Lee Daniels has settled the defamation lawsuit brought by Sean Penn, with an apology for insinuating that the actor physically abused his ex-wife Madonna and with a donation to the charity Penn founded.
The 55 year old actor issued a $10 million defamation suit against Daniels, the co-creator of smash TV drama ‘Empire’, last September after the director had leapt to the defence of the series’ star Terrence Howard after he’d received intense criticism after admitting striking his ex-wife.
Sean Penn launched the lawsuit last September
Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow the journey of its main protagonist Red's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) life from him being bullied at school to his feelings of exclusion in later life. The film is set on an island that is populated with flightless birds whom are mostly happy with their life on the island except Red who suffers with keeping his temper under control.
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Sean Penn - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
This time it was the turn of A-list Hollywood stars to find out how twitter really feels about them.
With awards season about to reach its peak at Sunday’s Oscars, Hollywood’s A-listers are probably feeling pretty good about themselves right now. But trust twitter to bring their self-esteem down a notch, with the latest edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’s’ Mean Tweets- Movie Edition.
George Clooney took part in the latest edition of ‘Mean Tweets’.
First up was two-time Oscar winner Christopher Waltz, who had to suffer the indignity of one twitter user having no idea who he was. ‘I have no idea who Christopher Waltz is,’ the tweeter wrote. ’But he is pretty f’n boring so I am probably not going to bother finding out’.
Penn's interview with Charlie Rose will be broadcast in full via CBS' '60 Minutes' on Friday.
Sean Penn has used a new interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose to break his silence over his infamous interview with Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who was recently detained by authorities after twice escaping from maximum security prisons in the country.
The Hollywood star’s interview with Guzman appeared on Saturday (January 9th) on the website of Rolling Stone magazine, the day after his arrest. It was conducted at an undisclosed location in Mexico in late 2015, with Guzman allegedly speaking because he wanted his life story to be made into a movie.
Sean Penn has spoken about El Chapo's arrest and his Rolling Stone article for the first time
Some have speculated that Penn's clandestine meeting with Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in October would lead to prosecution, but legal experts consider this eventuality unlikely.
Sean Penn may or may not be subject to legal investigations by the United States following his clandestine meeting with the convicted drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ in October last year.
Hollywood actor Penn, adopting the real-life role of a reporter for Rolling Stone for the interview, met with Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman in October 2015, who was on the run in Mexico having escaped a maximum security prison in the country back in July.
The head of Sinaloa drugs cartel and whom US authorities believe has brought more than 500 tonnes of cocaine to America over decades, Guzman was apparently then subsequently tracked and eventually apprehended on Friday (January 8th).
As her custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie continues, Madonna has taken to Instagram to defend her parenting skills.
Madonna has taken to Instagram to speak out as her custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie continues. The 57-year-old singer and Ritchie are reportedly gearing up to go to court over custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco, who has refused to return to the US since December.
Continue reading: Madonna: 'It Is Possible To Be A Good Entertainer And A Good Mother'
The suit stems from comments Daniels made about Penn in a recent interview.
Sean Penn has reportedly filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels. The complaint, which was filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court, comes after a recent interview Daniels gave to The Hollywood Reporter, where he referenced Penn while speaking about Terrence Howard’s recent domestic violence lawsuit.
Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Lee Daniels.
In the interview Daniels said, "(Howard) ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he's some (expletive) demon. That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”
Date of birth
17th August, 1960
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