Sean Penn

Birthday:

08/17/1960

Place of birth:

Santa Monica, California, USA:

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



Credits

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
as Dr. William Chester Minor
Sound of Sun (2017)
as Man
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
as Terence (voice)
The Gunman (2015)
as Terrier
Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story (2014)
as Himself
Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey (2014)
as
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute (2014)
as
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
as Sean O'Connell
The Human Experiment (2013)
as Narrator
Gangster Squad (2013)
as Mickey Cohen
Americans (2012)
as Commie
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
as Himself
This Must Be the Place (2011)
as Cheyenne
The Tree of Life (2011)
as Jack O'Brien
Fair Game (2010)
as Joseph Wilson
The People Speak (2009)
as Himself
Deflating the Elephant (2009)
as Narrator
Milk (2008)
as Harvey Milk
What Just Happened (2008)
as Himself
Witch Hunt (2008)
as Himself (Narrator)
Persepolis (2007)
as Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (English version, voice)
Brando (2007)
as Himself
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2006)
as
All the King's Men (2006)
as Willie Stark
The Interpreter (2005)
as Tobin Keller
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
as Samuel Bicke
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments (2004)
as himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
as Himself
Mystic River (2003)
as Jimmy Markum
21 Grams (2003)
as Paul Rivers
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
as Himself
Bukowski - Born into This (2003)
as
It's All About Love (2003)
as Marciello
Inside Björk (2003)
as Himself
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" (2003)
as Ray
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick (2002)
as Himself
I Am Sam (2001)
as Sam Dawson
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
as Narrator
The Beaver Trilogy (2000)
as Groovin' Larry
The Weight of Water (2000)
as Thomas Janes
Before Night Falls (2000)
as Cuco Sanchez
Up at the Villa (2000)
as Rowley Flint
A Constant Forge (2000)
as
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
as Emmet Ray
Being John Malkovich (1999)
as Himself (uncredited)
Hurlyburly (1998)
as Eddie
The Thin Red Line (1998)
as 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
Hugo Pool (1997)
as Strange Hitchhiker
Loved (1997)
as Michael Man on the hill
U Turn (1997)
as Bobby Cooper
The Game (1997)
as Conrad Van Orton
She's So Lovely (1997)
as Eddie Quinn
Dead Man Walking (1995)
as Matthew Poncelet
Carlito's Way (1993)
as David Kleinfeld
The Last Party (1993)
as Himself
Cruise Control (1992)
as
State of Grace (1990)
as Terry Noonan
Cool Blue (1990)
as Phil the Plumber (uncredited)
We're No Angels (1989)
as Jim
Casualties of War (1989)
as Sgt. Tony Meserve
Colors (1988)
as Officer Danny McGavin
Judgment in Berlin (1988)
as Guenther X
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
as Glendon Wasey
At Close Range (1986)
as Brad Whitewood Jr.
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
as Daulton Lee
Racing with the Moon (1984)
as Henry 'Hopper' Nash
Crackers (1984)
as Dillard
Summerspell (1983)
as Buddy
Bad Boys (1983)
as Mick O'Brien
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
as Jeff Spicoli
Taps (1981)
as Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer
The Beaver Kid 2 (1981)
as Groovin' Larry
The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
as Don Fremont
Hellinger's Law (1981)
as Cameo (uncredited)
Mad Hannans ()
as
The Last Face (2016)
Director
The Gunman (2015)
Producer
The Gunman (2015)
Screenplay
The Human Experiment (2013)
Executive Producer
Into the Wild (2007)
Director
Into the Wild (2007)
Executive Producer
Into the Wild (2007)
Screenplay
11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
Director
The Pledge (2001)
Director
The Pledge (2001)
Producer
She's So Lovely (1997)
Executive Producer
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Director
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Producer
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Writer
The Indian Runner (1991)
Director
The Indian Runner (1991)
Screenplay