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Sean Penn

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sean Penn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Aug 17, 1960 In Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Pelicula The Professor and the Madman 2018-10-11
Known For
Poster of El asesinato de Richard Nixon
Poster of Pauly Shore Is Dead
Poster of Real Time with Bill Maher
Poster of Friends
Pelicula The Professor and the Madman Dr. William Chester Minor 2018-10-11
Pelicula Angry Birds: La película Terence (voice) 2016-05-11
Pelicula Caza al asesino Terrier 2015-02-16
Pelicula The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute 2014-02-09
Pelicula Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey 2014-06-15
Pelicula Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story Himself 2014-11-25
Pelicula Gangster Squad: Brigada de élite Mickey Cohen 2013-01-10
Pelicula The Human Experiment Narrator 2013-11-23
Pelicula La vida secreta de Walter Mitty Sean O'Connell 2013-12-18
Pelicula El árbol de la vida Jack 2011-05-18
Pelicula Un lugar donde quedarse Cheyenne 2011-10-01
Pelicula Woody Allen: El documental Himself 2011-11-20
Pelicula Caza a la espía Joseph Wilson 2010-05-20
Pelicula I'm Still Here Sean Penn (uncredited) 2010-09-10
Pelicula The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Pelicula Mi nombre es Harvey Milk Harvey Milk 2008-11-26
Pelicula Algo pasa en Hollywood Himself 2008-10-17
Pelicula Brando Himself 2007-05-01
Pelicula Persépolis Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (English version, voice) 2007-05-23
Series VH1 Rock Honors Unknown 2006-05-31
Pelicula Todos los hombres del rey Willie Stark 2006-09-10
Pelicula Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride 2006-12-12
Pelicula La intérprete Tobin Keller 2005-04-08
Series Iconoclasts Unknown 2005-11-17
Pelicula Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments himself 2004-05-01
Pelicula La magia del montaje Himself 2004-01-01
Pelicula El asesinato de Richard Nixon Samuel Bicke 2004-05-17
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Pelicula Bukowski - Born into This 2003-01-18
Pelicula Inside Björk Himself 2003-01-01
Pelicula Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003-03-11
Pelicula Todo es por amor Marciello 2003-01-10
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Pelicula Mystic River Jimmy Markum 2003-10-07
Series Dos hombres y medio Unknown 2003-09-22
Pelicula 21 gramos Paul Rivers 2003-09-06
Series Viva La Bam Unknown 2003-10-26
Pelicula Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick Himself 2002-09-01
Pelicula Yo soy Sam Sam Dawson 2001-12-28
Pelicula Dogtown and Z-Boys Narrator 2001-01-18
Pelicula El misterio de la villa Rowley Flint 2000-04-14
Pelicula Antes que anochezca Cuco Sanchez 2000-09-03
Pelicula The Beaver Trilogy Groovin' Larry 2000-12-31
Pelicula El peso del agua Thomas Janes 2000-09-25
Pelicula Cómo ser John Malkovich Himself (uncredited) 1999-10-29
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Pelicula Acordes y desacuerdos Emmet Ray 1999-12-03
Pelicula La delgada línea roja 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh 1998-12-25
Pelicula Hurly Burly Eddie 1998-12-25
Pelicula The Game Conrad Van Orton 1997-09-12
Pelicula Atrapada entre dos hombres Eddie Quinn 1997-08-29
Pelicula Loved Michael Man on the hill 1997-10-31
Pelicula Giro al infierno Bobby Cooper 1997-10-03
Pelicula Hugo Pool Strange Hitchhiker 1997-12-12
Pelicula Pena de muerte Matthew Poncelet 1995-12-29
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Friends Eric 1994-09-22
Pelicula Atrapado por su pasado David Kleinfeld 1993-11-10
Pelicula The Last Party Himself 1993-08-27
Pelicula Cruise Control 1992-10-01
Pelicula Cool Blue Phil the Plumber (uncredited) 1990-02-27
Pelicula El clan de los irlandeses Terry Noonan 1990-09-14
Pelicula Corazones de hierro Sgt. Tony Meserve 1989-08-18
Pelicula Nunca fuimos ángeles Jim 1989-12-15
Pelicula Judgment in Berlin Guenther X 1988-01-01
Pelicula Colors, colores de guerra Officer Danny McGavin 1988-04-15
Pelicula Shanghai Surprise Glendon Wasey 1986-08-29
Pelicula Hombres frente a frente Brad Whitewood Jr. 1986-04-18
Pelicula El juego del halcón Daulton Lee 1985-01-25
Pelicula Crackers Dillard 1984-02-17
Pelicula Adiós a la inocencia Henry 'Hopper' Nash 1984-03-23
Pelicula Bad Boys Mick O'Brien 1983-03-25
Pelicula Summerspell Buddy 1983-07-02
Pelicula Risky Business Cameo (uncredited) 1983-08-05
Pelicula Aquel excitante curso Jeff Spicoli 1982-08-13
Pelicula The Killing of Randy Webster Don Fremont 1981-03-11
Pelicula Taps, más allá del honor Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer 1981-12-20
Pelicula The Beaver Kid 2 Groovin' Larry 1981-09-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series La casa de la pradera Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Sean Penn 1953-03-18