Sean Penn was so moved by Javier Bardem's portrayal of a cancer patient in BIUTIFUL, he sat in stunned silence for 15 minutes after the screening finished, according to the film's director.
The outspoken Milk actor was at a loss for words after watching the Spanish-language film, which stars Bardem as a dying man trying to put his affairs in order for his two sons.
Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu tells Eonline.com, "I showed it to him one year ago and he couldn't walk, couldn't talk for like 15 minutes because he was just sitting there. He couldn't really put himself, his thoughts and his feelings together."