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Sean Penn

Sean Penn at Cannes, 2000
Birth name Sean Justin Penn
Born August 17, 1960 (1960-08-17) (age 47)
Santa Monica, California
Spouse(s) Madonna (1985-1989)
Robin Wright Penn (1996-present)

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Contents

Biography

Early life

Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. He has one living brother, musician Michael Penn. Another brother, actor Chris Penn, died in 2006. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Russia, descended from Rabbis.[1][2] Penn's mother is a Roman Catholic of Italian and Irish descent.[3] According to Penn's mother, Leo Penn had distant Spanish ancestry, as the family's surname was originally "Piñon".[4] Penn was raised in a secular home[1] and is an Agnostic.[5] For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Leo Z. Penn (August 27, 1921 – September 5, 1998) was an American actor and director. ... Eileen Ryan is a NYC-born (circa 1928) American actress who has appeared in a number of movies and TV series. ... Née redirects here. ... Michael Penn (born August 1, 1958, in Greenwich Village, New York City) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... The term agnosticism and the related agnostic were coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869. ...


Penn briefly attended Santa Monica College, where he studied Auto Mechanics and Speech.[6] Santa Monica College is a two-year public community college located in Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California. ... A mechanic working on the rear end of a car. ... Look up speech, speaking, utter, gab in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Career

Penn launched his career with the 1981 film Taps, followed a year later with the comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the role of Jeff Spicoli and has since starred in over 40 movies. He was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Mystic River. Penn has also been nominated for three other Academy Awards in recognition of his roles in I Am Sam, Sweet and Lowdown and Dead Man Walking. Taps is a 1981 dramatic film, starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Ronny Cox and George C. Scott, directed by Harold Becker. ... “Ridgemont High School” redirects here. ... Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American teen film directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe (who wrote both the screenplay and a book of the same name which inspired the movie). ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 film written and directed by Woody Allen which tells the story of a (fictional) arrogant, obnoxious, alcoholic jazz guitarist named Emmett Ray (played by Sean Penn) who may be the best guitarist in the world. ... Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). ...


In 1985, Penn gave a memorable performance in the role of Andrew Daulton Lee in The Falcon and the Snowman. Lee was a former drug dealer by trade, who was convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union and was originally sentenced to life in prison. Lee was paroled in 1998. According to a April 8, 2005 interview in The Guardian, Penn later hired Lee as his personal assistant, partly because he wanted to reward Lee for allowing him to play Lee in the film, and also because he was a firm believer in rehabilitation and thought Andrew Lee should be reintegrated into society now that he is a free man again.[7] Andrew Daulton Lee (1952- ) a United States citizen and Los Angeles native, was portrayed by actor Sean Penn in director John Schlesingers 1985 movie The Falcon and the Snowman based on the novel by Robert Lindsey. ... The Falcon and the Snowman is a 1985 film about two young American men who sold U.S. security secrets to the Soviet Union. ... Spy and Secret agent redirect here. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ...


In 2004, Penn was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[8] Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


In 1991, Penn made his directorial debut with The Indian Runner, a film based on Bruce Springsteen's song "Highway Patrolman" from the Nebraska album. He also directed music videos, such as: Shania Twain's "Dance with the One That Brought You" in 1993 and Peter Gabriel's "The Barry Williams Show" in 2002. He also appeared on an episode of Viva La Bam in 2004 with his son Hopper. He has since directed three more films: The Crossing Guard in 1995, and The Pledge in 2001 and the critically acclaimed Into the Wild in 2007. The Indian Runner is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Sean Penn, evidently based on Bruce Springsteens song, Highway Patrolman. The story involves two very different brothers, some time during the 60s. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... Nebraska is the sixth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Dance With the One That Brought You was the second single released from Shania Twains 1993 album Shania Twain. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... The Crossing Guard is a 1995 independent film directed and written by American actor Sean Penn. ... Promotional poster for The Pledge The Pledge (2001) is a drama/thriller movie, directed by Sean Penn. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Into the Wild is a 2007 drama film based on the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer about the life and death of Christopher McCandless. ...


Penn is ready to star in Gus Van Sant's bio-pic Milk. Penn will play real life gay rights icon Harvey Milk. The film is scheduled to start filming in January of 2008. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Harvey Milk (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

Penn's personal life began to attract media attention when he married pop star Madonna in 1985. The relationship was marred by violent outbursts against the press, including one incident for which he was arrested for beating a photographer. Madonna dedicated her third studio album, True Blue to Penn, referring to him in the liner notes as "the coolest guy in the universe." Later in the marriage, Penn was charged with felony domestic assault, a charge for which he pleaded to a misdemeanor. After a divorce in 1989, Penn started a relationship with Robin Wright, with whom he had two children, daughter Dylan Frances (b. 1991) and son Hopper Jack (b. 1993), before they married in 1996. They live in Ross, California. For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... This article is about the year. ... A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... True Blue is the third studio album by pop singer Madonna, released on June 30, 1986 by Sire Records. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Robin Gayle Wright Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Ross is a small town in Marin County, California United States, just north of San Francisco. ...


In addition, while Penn was separated from Wright in the mid 1990s, he dated singer/songwriter Jewel Kilcher. Penn was also the director of the original video for the Kilcher hit song "You Were Meant For Me".[9] Jewel on the cover of her 2003 album 0304 Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is a singer-songwriter better known by her stage name, Jewel. ...


On April 10, 2003, Penn's 1987 Buick Grand National was stolen in Berkeley, California with two firearms in the trunk. Sean also has a 1968 Chevrolet El Camino. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ... The Buick Regal is a mid-size car produced by General Motors Buick division from 1973 through 2004, during which Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models; the two frequently shared bodies and powertrains. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... 5th generation Chevrolet El Camino The Chevrolet El Camino, a car-based small pickup truck built by Chevrolet in the United States, was produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero. ...


Along with Johnny Depp and Mick Hucknall, Penn is a part-owner of the Parisian restaurant-bar Man Ray. John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Mick Hucknall in Bremen Michael James Hucknall (born 8 June 1960 in, Manchester, England) is a British singer and songwriter. ... The Man Ray bar is a famous restaurant-bar in Paris, France. ...


His younger brother, Chris, famous for playing Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs, was found dead in his Santa Monica condominium on January 24, 2006. Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Political/social causes

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Sean Penn

On October 18, 2002, Penn placed a $56,000 advertisement in the Washington Post asking President George W. Bush to end a cycle of violence. It was written as an open letter and referred to the planned attack on Iraq and the War on Terror. In the letter, Penn also criticized the Bush administration for its "deconstruction of civil liberties" and its "simplistic and inflammatory view of good and evil." Penn visited Iraq briefly in December 2002. Image File history File links Seanpenn. ... Image File history File links Seanpenn. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... This article is about U.S. actions, and those of other states, after September 11, 2001. ... Civil liberties is the name given to freedoms that protect the individual from government. ...


This advertisement was cited as a primary reason for the development of his friendship with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. Hugo Chávez has also used and read aloud an open letter Sean Penn wrote to President Bush in one of his recent televised speeches. The letter condemned the Iraq War, called for President Bush to be impeached, and also called President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice "villainously and criminally obscene people".[10] Chávez also said in the same televised speech "Welcome to Venezuela, Mr. Penn. What drives him is consciousness, the search for new paths," and also "He's one of the greatest opponents of the Iraq invasion".[11] Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (pronounced ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ...


On August 3, 2007, Penn met with Hugo Chávez in Caracas for two hours. Chávez praised his bravery in urging Americans to impeach President Bush. Penn applauded portions of Chávez's speech, including his characterization of the invasion of Iraq as genocide. Penn's visit led to condemnation from Venezuelan exiles, who describe Chávez as a totalitarian leader trying to control Venezuelan society.[12] is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On June 10, 2005, Penn made a visit to Iran. Acting as a journalist on an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle, he attended a Friday prayer at Tehran University.[13] Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of Tehran (دانشگاه تهران in Persian), also known as Tehran University, is the oldest and largest university of Iran. ...


In September 2005, Penn traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. He was physically involved in rescuing[14] many people. One man was 73-year-old John Brown, who had told his sister over the phone: "Guess who come and got me out of the house? Sean Penn, the actor. The boys were really nice."[citation needed] The actor then gave some rescuees an unspecified amount of money to tide them over, and then took those who were in need of medical attention to the hospital. He was and is supported by best-selling author Douglas Brinkley, a professor of history at Tulane University and archival historian for the city. The two were seen on CNN coverage Friday, September 2, as Penn, filthy, soaked, and exhausted, gave an impromptu interview about what he was seeing and doing, and obviously critical of the response until that time, stating that at that time he felt there was only "about one-fifth" the assistance and resources there that needed to be. NOLA redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Douglas Brinkley (born December 14, 1960) is a prolific author and a professor of history at Tulane University, where he also serves as director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 7, 2006, Penn was a special guest at a forum hosted by the Progressive Democrats of America. He was joined by author and media critic Normon Solomon, Democratic congressional candidate Charles Brown, and activist Cindy Sheehan. The "Out of Iraq Forum" was attended by 200 individuals and took place in Sacramento, California. The program was moderated by Bill Dursten, President of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. The forum was held at a SEIU union hall and was organized to promote the anti-war movement calling for an end to the War in Iraq. Progressive activists, Democratic Party leaders, and other individuals gathered to demonstrate their impatience and frustration with U.S. involvement in Iraq. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... www. ... Charles D. Brown, 55, is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and Democratic candidate for Congress in 2006 for Californias 4th congressional district. ... Cindy Sheehan gives the peace sign in front of the White House in 2006. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Physicians for Social Responsibility is an member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War ... Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest growing labor union in the United States and Canada, representing 1. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


On December 18, 2006, Penn received the Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award from the The Creative Coalition.[15] On March 24, 2007, Penn publicly criticized President Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq. Penn questioned whether President Bush's twin daughters supported the war in Iraq, and said "Let's show them we can fire this president and put him in fucking jail".[16] is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher DOlier Reeve[1] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer and writer. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


On April 19, 2007, Penn appeared on The Colbert Report and had a "Meta-Free-Phor-All" versus Stephen Colbert that was judged by Robert Pinsky. This stemmed from some of Penn's criticisms of President Bush. His exact quote was "We cower as you point your fingers telling us to support our troops. You and the smarmy pundits in your pocket — those who bathe in the moisture of your soiled and blood-soaked underwear — can take that noise and shove it." He won the contest 10,000,000, to Stephen Colbert's 1. is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Colbert Report (IPA ) is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. ... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the actor. ... Robert Pinsky (born October 20, 1940) is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator who served in the post of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (known popularly as the Poet Laureate of the United States) from 1997 to 2000. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Penn is supporting Ohio Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich for U.S. President in 2008.[17] Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, for the 10th District of Ohio. ...


Awards and nominations

Academy Award

Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). ... Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 film written and directed by Woody Allen which tells the story of a (fictional) arrogant, obnoxious, alcoholic jazz guitarist named Emmett Ray (played by Sean Penn) who may be the best guitarist in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ...

BAFTA Award

For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ... 21 Grams is a 2003 drama starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro. ...

Golden Globe Award

Carlitos Way is a 1993 gangster film based on the novels Carlitos Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. ... Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). ... Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 film written and directed by Woody Allen which tells the story of a (fictional) arrogant, obnoxious, alcoholic jazz guitarist named Emmett Ray (played by Sean Penn) who may be the best guitarist in the world. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ...

Filmography

As actor:

Upcoming: Taps is a 1981 dramatic film, starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Ronny Cox and George C. Scott, directed by Harold Becker. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... “Ridgemont High School” redirects here. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Bad Boys is a 1983 juvenile delinquent melodrama set primarily in a tough reform school for boys. ... Crackers is 1984s American film directed by Louis Malle. ... This article is about the year. ... Racing with the Moon is a 1984 film starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Nicolas Cage. ... The Falcon and the Snowman is a 1985 film about two young American men who sold U.S. security secrets to the Soviet Union. ... This article is about the year. ... At Close Range is based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Shanghai Surprise is a 1986 film starring Madonna and Sean Penn. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Colors is a 1988 film starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall and directed by Dennis Hopper. ... Judgment in Berlin is a book by federal judge Herbert Jay Stern about a hijacking trial in the United States Court for Berlin in 1979, over which he presided. ... Casualties of War is a 1989 war drama about the Vietnam War, starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Were no Angels is a 1955 comedy picture starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray. ... State of Grace is an American neo-noir[1] crime film released in 1990. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Carlitos Way is a 1993 gangster film based on the novels Carlitos Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. ... Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Shes So Lovely is a 1997 movie directed by Nick Cassavetes, written by the late John Cassavetes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U Turn. ... The Game is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and produced by Polygram, telling the story of an investment banker who is gifted with prepaid access to a game that integrates in strange ways with his life. ... Hugo Pool is a 1997 film directed by Robert Downey Sr. ... Hurlyburly (1984) is a play written by David Rabe. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Thin Red Line is an Academy Award nominated 1998 film which tells the story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. It marked director Terrence Malicks return to filmmaking after a twenty year absence. ... Being John Malkovich is a 1999 film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. ... This article is about the year. ... Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 film written and directed by Woody Allen which tells the story of a (fictional) arrogant, obnoxious, alcoholic jazz guitarist named Emmett Ray (played by Sean Penn) who may be the best guitarist in the world. ... A Constant Forge is a 2000 documentary directed by Charles Kiselyak about the life and work of John Cassavetes. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Up at the Villa is a 1941 novella by William Somerset Maugham about a young widow caught between three men: her suitor, her one-night stand, and her confidant. ... Before Night Falls is the 1992 autobiography of gay Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, describing his life in Cuba, his time in prison, and his ultimate escape to the United States. ... The Weight of Water is a 2000 film based off the novel of the same name by Anita Shreve. ... Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) is a documentary about the history of skateboarding. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Beaver Trilogy (2001) is a documentary film directed by Trent Harris, featuring Sean Penn and Crispin Glover. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ... 21 Grams is a 2003 drama starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro. ... The Assassination of Richard Nixon is a 2004 drama film, directed by Niels Mueller. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Interpreter is a 2005 drama/thriller film, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and Catherine Keener. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Promotional poster for All the Kings Men All the Kings Men (2006) is an adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Robert Penn Warren and a remake of the 1949 Academy Award-winning movie, All the Kings Men. As of December 2005, extended post-production... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chromosomal crossover is the process by which two chromosomes, paired up during Prophase I of meiosis, exchange some distal portion of their DNA. Crossover occurs when two chromosomes, normally two homologous instances of the same chromosome, break and then reconnect but to the different end piece. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • In Search of Captain Zero (2008)
  • Milk (2009)

As director: 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Awards
Preceded by
Paul Newman
for Nobody's Fool
Silver Bear for Best Actor - Berlin Film Festival
1996
for Dead Man Walking
Succeeded by
Leonardo Dicaprio
for Romeo + Juliet
Preceded by
Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne
for Le huitième jour
Award for Best Actor - Cannes Film Festival
1997
for She's So Lovely
Succeeded by
Peter Mullan
for My Name Is Joe
Preceded by
Wesley Snipes
for One Night Stand
Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Venice Film Festival
1998
for Hurlyburly
Succeeded by
Jim Broadbent
for Topsy-Turvy
Preceded by
Stefano Accorsi
for Un Viaggio Chiamato Amore
Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Venice Film Festival
2003
for 21 Grams
Succeeded by
Javier Bardem
for Mar Adentro
Preceded by
Adrien Brody
for The Pianist
Academy Award for Best Actor
2003
for Mystic River
Succeeded by
Jamie Foxx
for Ray
Preceded by
Jack Nicholson
for About Schmidt
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2003
for Mystic River
Succeeded by
Leonardo DiCaprio
for The Aviator

The Indian Runner is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Sean Penn, evidently based on Bruce Springsteens song, Highway Patrolman. The story involves two very different brothers, some time during the 60s. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Crossing Guard is a 1995 independent film directed and written by American actor Sean Penn. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Promotional poster for The Pledge The Pledge (2001) is a drama/thriller movie, directed by Sean Penn. ... 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NAME Penn, Sean
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Sean Justin Penn
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actor, director
DATE OF BIRTH 17 August 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH Santa Monica, California
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Penn recounted in the letter how he had waited for an invitation to Google's e-mail service for a year and a half before receiving one earlier this month.
Penn admitted that the painful experience of not being able to communicate freely through e-mail had its upside.
Penn ended his statement by reiterating his demand that the SeanPenn user-name holder reveal his identity, assuring him that he will not retaliate with punitive measures or even ask that the e-mail address be relinquished.
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Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, to the late Leo Penn (a film director who was fllisted for refusing to testify during the McCarthy era) and Eileen Ryan, an actress.
Leo Penn was the son of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Russia of apparent Spanish extraction, while Ryan (born Eileen Annucci) is a Roman Catholic of Italian and Irish descent.
In 1985, Penn gave a memorable performance in the role of Andrew Daulton Lee in The Falcon and the Snowman.
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