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Sean Penn

Sean Penn

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Sean Justin Penn

Birth Date :

August 17, 1960

Birth Place :

Santa Monica, California, USA

Spouse :

Madonna (singer, 16-Aug-85 - 14-Sep-89), Robin Wright Penn (actress, 27-Apr-96 - 4-Aug-10)

Claim to fame :

As Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982)

Biography


Labeled "a human tempest and an actor of sizable gifts" by The New York Times, Sean Justin Penn is probably the only actor of Hollywood to gain such contrasting remark due to his bad temper and extraordinary acting talent. Aside from the ruckus he had caused toward the media, he is really one of America's best thespians for his capability of presenting any kind of roles in convincing manner so that his characters really go deep into the mind and heart of every audience. Lots of prestigious awards along with considerable recognition he has acquired throughout his career are the sufficient proof to point out that he indeed deserves all the huge accolades addressed to him.

A unique blend of Irish, Lithuanian, Russian, and Jewish ancestry, Sean was born on August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California as the second son of late director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan. He was raised along with his two brothers, Chris Penn and Michael Penn, in different parts of California's San Fernando Valley before the family ultimately settled in Malibu. Being familiar to entertainment industry since he was merely a child, this blue-eyed boy gradually developed a deep love for acting which later led to a decision to enter the Los Angeles Repertory Theater Company, skipping his study of Auto Mechanics and Speech at Santa Monica College for two years. Conducted some physical works in the backstage, such as cleaning and carrying things, he eventually managed to be an assistant to actor/director Pat Hingle and even had the chance to direct a one-act play entitled "Terrible Jim Fitch."

Latest News


Charlize Theron Flashes New Ring, Fuels Engagement Rumors to Sean Penn

July 25, 2014 02:27:53 GMT

was photographed wearing a flashy piece of jewelry on her left ring finger while strolling through the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, July 23. The glimpse of the new sparkler came just days after reports that the actress was planning to wed emerged, fueling the rumors even more.
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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Plan to Get Married 'Very Soon'

July 22, 2014 08:16:22 GMT

and , who began dating about eight months ago, allegedly plan to marry this summer. Charlize and Sean, who are currently filming new movie "" together in South Africa, also plan to adopt a child together.
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Charlize Theron in Talks for Sean Penn's Sudanese Refugee Drama 'The Last Face'

April 09, 2014 08:20:07 GMT

is in negotiations to star in a Sudanese drama called "". The movie will be directed by her beau, , who last served behind the lens in 2007's "" which earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
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Sean Penn Spotted Locking Lips With Charlize Theron

February 10, 2014 04:58:01 GMT

and 's new romance heated up. The lovebirds were recently caught on camera showing some public display of affection. The "" actress and the "" actor were pictured sharing a passionate kiss inside a car.
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Sean Penn Confirms Charlize Theron Romance, Says She's 'a Keeper'

January 22, 2014 07:33:36 GMT

has confirmed his relationship with , says. In his column for Event magazine, the CNN anchor recounts his conversation with Penn and his new girlfriend during the "" actor's Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills.
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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Get Cozy at Charity Event

January 13, 2014 03:16:50 GMT

and fueled dating rumor. Romantically linked after spotted celebrating New Year together in Hawaii, the pair was spotted getting cozy during a gala dinner to raise money for his Haiti charity over the weekend.
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Sean Penn's Son Regrets Using Racial and Homophobic Slur Against a Paparazzo

March 28, 2013 06:11:59 GMT

's son, Hopper Penn, apologizes after he verbally attacked an African-American paparazzo from Splash News using racial and homophobic slur during a run-in in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, March 26. Sean's son with actress reportedly went into argument with the photographer when he lost his temper and used the epithet.
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Son of The Hollywood Reporter's Founder Apologizes for Hollywood Communist Witch Hunt

November 21, 2012 04:22:02 GMT

W.R. Wilkerson III comes clean with The Hollywood Reporter's "dark past." In the latest issue of the publication, the son of THR's founder Billy Wilkerson issues a formal written apology on behalf of his late father, 65 years after the father ran a Hollywood anti-communist campaign that ruined careers of many talents in the movie industry.
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Report: Alexandra Wallace to Replace Jim Bell as 'Today' Executive Producer

November 13, 2012 09:09:31 GMT

"" will undergo another major shakeup this year. According to sources from NBC, the formerly top-rated morning show will bid goodbye to executive producer Jim Bell and replace him with Alexandra Wallace.
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INXS Call It Quits After 35 Years

November 13, 2012 09:02:00 GMT

Internationally acclaimed rock group have split after 35 years of touring and making great music together. The band members confirmed the break up in an official statement released on Tuesday, November 12 and thanked their fans all over the world and honored late frontman Michael Hutchence.
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Sean Penn Lands Action Role in 'Prone Gunman'

November 13, 2012 08:45:46 GMT

has landed his latest movie project which will likely become his own potential action film franchise. The Hollywood Reporter learns that the Oscar-winning veteran actor, who is best known for his works in various highly-praised drama films, is set to jump into the action thriller genre in a movie called "Prone Gunman".
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Liberty Ross Meets Marriage Counselor and Divorce Lawyer

August 10, 2012 05:14:56 GMT

Liberty Ross is reportedly willing to work things out with Rupert Sanders, but she has lawyered up if the reconciliation doesn't happen. According to TMZ, the British model and the director met a marriage counselor when they were spotted outside Judi's Deli in Beverly Hills.
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Sean Penn Gets 'Crazy for the Storm' as First Directing Stint in Five Years

August 10, 2012 04:45:28 GMT

is ready to return to the director seat. The two-time Oscar for Best Actor winner is currently in talks to helm a movie called "" for Warner Bros. Pictures, Variety has reported.
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Sean Penn Got Emotional When Talking About Haiti on 'Today'

May 22, 2012 17:56:48 GMT

brings forward the issue of unfinished aid for Haiti again in an interview with "The Today Show". Instead of throwing rage in front of reporters like he did during his J/P Haitian Relief Organization effort at Cannes Film Festival, the actor held back tears when talking about the devastated country.
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Sean Penn Helps Raise Over $2 Million for Haiti at Fundraiser in Cannes

May 21, 2012 03:45:45 GMT

has brought Haiti back to the spotlight by holding an auction fundraiser at this year's Cannes Film Festival. While the final numbers were still being tallied, it is believed that the Oscar winner's "Carnival in Cannes Gala for Haitian Relief" event has managed to raise over $2 million for the country devastated by earthquake in 2010.
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Ryan Gosling Goes Violent Against Sean Penn in First 'Gangster Squad' Trailer

May 10, 2012 03:28:55 GMT

Warner Bros. Pictures finally reveals a very first trailer for Ruben Fleischer's star-studded mob drama "". The vintage-themed promo is loaded with brutal action scenes involving the likes of , , and . Also seen in the trailer is , who is pursued to bed by Gosling.
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Sean Penn Delivers Emotional Speech When Accepting 2012 Peace Summit Award

April 27, 2012 03:20:53 GMT

has been honored with a 2012 Peace Summit Award for his humanitarian work in Haiti. Accepting the award from former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the two-time Oscar winner gave an emotional speech at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, April 25.
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New 'This Must Be the Place' Clip: Lipstick-Clad Sean Penn Embarks on Road Trip

February 28, 2012 08:06:18 GMT

A fresh clip from 's "" has been debuted. Making its way out via Empire, the sneak peek sees Penn's Cheyenne having a long road trip in his black pick-up. Sporting a daring red lipstick and resembling 's frontman Robert Smith, Cheyenne is seen driving alone across corn fields while embracing the wind.
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Sean Penn Gets Involved in Heated Shouting Match With Maria Conchita Alonso

December 20, 2011 09:14:37 GMT

lost his cool when confronted about his public support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez by Maria Conchita Alonso recently. The "" actor and the Cuban songstress ran into each other at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, December 18, and before long, the two found themselves in a shouting match.
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'Glee' Video Premieres: 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' and 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

December 10, 2011 05:08:43 GMT

In anticipation of "" upcoming holiday episode, two festive-themed music videos featuring the cast embracing the holiday spirit are revealed. One features a cover of 's classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You", and the other has a rendition of Bob Geldof-written "Do They Know It's Christmas?".
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'The Muppets' Director Slams Accusation of Promoting Communist Propaganda

December 10, 2011 04:21:18 GMT

"" director has spoken out against accusation that his movie is spreading an anti-corporate message to American children. Addressing the recent criticism when talking to The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of the family film during the 2011 Dubai Film Festival, James Bobin insisted that Kermit and co. are not communist.
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'Nate Berkus Show' Canceled After Two Seasons

December 10, 2011 04:13:39 GMT

After his mentor ended her daytime show, Nate Berkus will also pull down the curtain for the last time on his own show. Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Studios have announced that they will pull the plug on "" after it completes its second season in May 2012.
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Josh Brolin Aims Gun at Sean Penn in First Official Look at 'Gangster Squad'

December 10, 2011 03:25:48 GMT

The first official look at and in "The Gangster Squad" has been unleashed via Entertainment Weekly. The image sees Brolin's John O'Mara showing off an angry look while aiming a revolver at Penn's Mickey Cohen, who seems to be surrendering to O'Mara.
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Sean Penn's Son Breaking Into Hollywood Through Racy Movie

December 01, 2011 17:53:09 GMT

's 18-year-old son is making his move to Hollywood by starring in a racy film. Hopper Penn recently shot a short film called "Back in the Game", which required him to strip down to his skivvies and hang out with lingerie-clad models.
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Sean Penn Enjoys a Dinner Date With Garcelle Beauvais

June 16, 2011 09:01:31 GMT

might have moved on from his reported break-up from alleged girlfriend . The 50-year-old actor, who plays the grown-up son of in "", has been spotted recently going on a dinner date with "" actress .
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Artist of the Week: Scotty McCreery

June 06, 2011 05:57:57 GMT

Starting his career from one local talent show to another, finally tried out "" in 2011 and instantly grabbed judges' attention with his deep bass voice which is unusual for his 17-year-old age. Gifted with such wonderful voice and a boyish look, he escaped all eliminations at the singing competition and took home the crown in May during the finale.
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'America's Best Dance Crew' Winner Is I aM Me

June 06, 2011 05:51:46 GMT

"" season 6 has crowned I aM mE as the winner on Sunday, June 5. They took home the $100,000 prize and a trophy, which was presented by , after defeating ICONic Boyz, the youngest dance crew in the history of the show.
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Scarlett Johansson Reconciles With Sean Penn

June 06, 2011 04:53:02 GMT

and may have reunited. After being rumored splitting last week, the two were seen together at the backstage of 2011 Guys Choice Awards in Los Angeles on June 4.
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Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' Pushed Back From June 21 to August 29

June 03, 2011 04:37:50 GMT

's fans, who are itching to get a hold of his newest album "", have to wait another month because the rap mogul has decided to delay it to August. Previously set to arrive in the U.S. on July 21, the CD has now moved to August 29.
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Paramount Pictures to Adapt 'The Mighty'

June 03, 2011 04:04:44 GMT

Paramount Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights for "", a graphic novel published by DC Comic. While most DC comics usually go to Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount has successfully struck the deal to bring the comic to the big screen under their umbrella.
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