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Penn Leads Critics' Choice Nominees

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...

Press Goes Wild For Penn

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...

By on 12 December 2007

Stars Shoot Short Movies For Striking Writers

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...

Penn + Krakauer Pay Cocktail Tribute To Dead Wanderer

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'...

Penn Keen To Quit Acting

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...

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

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...

Penn And Glover Push For End To Cuban Ban

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...

Penn Rules At Gotham Awards

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....

Into The Wild Tops Gothams

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...

By on 28 November 2007

Hollywood Is "Speechless" In Support Of Strike

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,...

By on 23 November 2007

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

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...

Holbrook Surprised Penn Remembered Him 26 Years Later

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...

Penn: 'Vaughn Never Sleeps'

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...

Cruise + Penn Stalked Stars In The Hollywood Hills

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...

They Things They Say:

"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...

Juno Joy At Rome Film Festival

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...

By on 29 October 2007

Scorsese Back With Leo

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,...

By on 23 October 2007

Penn Encourages Gap Year Students

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...

Penn Calls For Photographers To Be 'Locked Up'

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...

Penn's Novel Destroyed By Fire

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...

Rome Film Fest Lineup Unveiled

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...

By on 28 September 2007

Resident Evil: Extinction Beats Out Predecessors

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...

Penn Still Sees Brother Chris

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...

Evil Resides At No. 1

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...

Dead Adventurer Almost Cost Penn Movie Dream

A dream almost cost SEAN PENN his new movie when the real-life subject of INTO THE WILD visited his mother in her sleep to tell her not to let the Oscar winner tell his story....

Hirsch Lost 41 Pounds For Penn's Wilderness Film

LORDS OF DOGTOWN star EMILE HIRSCH lost 41 pounds (18.5 kilograms) while making wilderness film IN THE WILD with SEAN PENN - because the director insisted on the actor staying fit. In the film Hirsch...

Canada Warns Actors: Anti-smoking Laws To Be Enforced

The government of the Ontario has let it be known that it will not tolerate Hollywood movie stars flouting the Canadian province's anti-smoking laws. Asked by the Canadian CanWest News Service about last year's incident...

Controversial Iranian Film To Close N.y. Film Festival

The Iranian animated film Persepolis, which tied for the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Award last May despite protests from the Iranian government, but was yanked from last month's Bangkok Film Festival following similar protests by...

Penn Prefers Talking Politics To Talking Movies

Oscar winner SEAN PENN has dismissed criticism actors shouldn't get involved in humanitarian issues, insisting it's more honourable than promoting a movie. The 46-year-old, who has regularly criticised the policies of U.S. President George W....

Penn Praised By Chavez During Visit To Venezuela

Oscar winner SEAN PENN's anti-war stance has been praised by Venezuelan president HUGO CHAVEZ. during the actor's visit to the South American country. Penn is on a fact-finding tour of the nation, visiting poverty-stricken areas...

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