Sean Penn

Biography

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.

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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.

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Gender -

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1960-08-17

Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Angry Birds Movie as Terence (voice)
2015 The Gunman as Terrier
2014 Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story as Himself
2014 Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey
2014 The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Sean O'Connell
2013 The Human Experiment as Narrator
2013 Gangster Squad as Mickey Cohen
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary as Himself
2011 This Must Be the Place as Cheyenne
2011 The Tree of Life as Jack
2010 Fair Game as Joseph Wilson
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2008 Milk as Harvey Milk
2008 What Just Happened as Himself
2008 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis(1 episode)
2006 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
2006 All the King's Men as Willie Stark
2006 VH1 Rock Honors(1 episode)
2005 Iconoclasts(1 episode)
2005 The Interpreter as Tobin Keller
2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon as Samuel Bicke
2004 Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments as himself
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Himself
2003 Viva La Bam(1 episode)
2003 Mystic River as Jimmy Markum
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode)
2003 21 Grams as Paul Rivers
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(2 episodes)
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead as Himself
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher(1 episode)
2003 It's All About Love as Marciello
2003 Inside Björk as Himself
2002 Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick as Himself
2002 Becoming Sam as Himself
2001 I Am Sam as Sam Dawson
2001 Dogtown and Z-Boys as Narrator
2000 The Beaver Trilogy as Groovin' Larry
2000 The Weight of Water as Thomas Janes
2000 Before Night Falls as Cuco Sanchez
2000 Up at the Villa as Rowley Flint
1999 Sweet and Lowdown as Emmet Ray
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Summerspell as Buddy
1999 Where Are They Now?(1 episode)
1998 Hurlyburly as Eddie
1998 The Thin Red Line as 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
1997 Loved as Michael Man on the hill
1997 U Turn as Bobby Cooper
1997 The Game as Conrad Van Orton
1997 She's So Lovely as Eddie Quinn
1997 Hugo Pool as Strange Hitchhiker
1995 Dead Man Walking as Matthew Poncelet
1994 Friends(2 episodes) as Eric
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Carlito’s Way as David Kleinfeld
1993 The Last Party as Himself
1992 Cruise Control
1990 State of Grace as Terry Noonan
1989 We're No Angels as Jim
1989 Casualties of War as Sgt. Tony Meserve
1988 Colors as Officer Danny McGavin
1988 Judgment in Berlin as Guenther X
1986 Shanghai Surprise as Glendon Wasey
1986 At Close Range as Brad Whitewood Jr.
1985 The Falcon and the Snowman as Daulton Lee
1984 Racing with the Moon as Henry 'Hopper' Nash
1984 Crackers as Dillard
1983 Bad Boys as Mick O'Brien
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Jeff Spicoli
1981 Taps as Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer
1981 The Beaver Kid 2 as Groovin' Larry
1981 The Killing of Randy Webster as Don Fremont
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1974 The Little House on the Prairie(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Sean Penn

Directing

2016 The Last Face … Director
2007 Into the Wild … Director
2002 11'09''01 - September 11 … Director
2001 The Pledge … Director
1995 The Crossing Guard … Director
1991 The Indian Runner … Director

Production

2015 The Gunman … Producer
2013 The Human Experiment … Executive Producer
2007 Into the Wild … Executive Producer
2001 The Pledge … Producer
1995 The Crossing Guard … Producer

Writing

2015 The Gunman … Screenplay
2007 Into the Wild … Screenplay
1995 The Crossing Guard … Writer
1991 The Indian Runner … Screenplay

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