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Sean Penn

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Sean Penn

American actor and directoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (7%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Into the Wild (film), Naomi Watts, Kevin Bacon

Linked to: Democratic Party, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica High School, Tehran University

 

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Sean Penn was born in 1960 add something


1968

Denzel Washington - Washington attended grammar school at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon, New York until 1968.


1974

Penn appeared in a 1974 episode of the Little House on the Prairie television series as a blond-haired extra when his father, Leo, directed some of the episodes. add something

 

Naomi Watts - She reunited with Sean Penn in "The Assassination of Richard Nixon", which was set in 1974


1981

Penn launched his film career with the 1981 action-drama Taps, where he played a key role, as a military high school cadet, opposite protagonist Timothy Hutton. add something

 

Laura Shapiro Kramer - In 1981 Shapiro Kramer sold David Mamet's first tele-play "Smashville "to ABC. In 1983 Shapiro Kramer produced John Byrne's "Slab Boys" on Broadway directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and starring Sean Penn, Kevin_Bacon, Val Kilmer and Madeline Potter

 

George C. Scott - In 1981, Scott appeared alongside 20-year-old Academy Award winning actor Timothy Hutton and rising stars Sean Penn and Tom Cruise in the coming-of-age film Taps.


1982

Robert Mitchum - In 1982, Mitchum went on location to Scranton, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, to play Coach Delaney in the film adaptation of playwright/actor Jason Miller's 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning play That Championship Season.

 

Kevin Bacon - In 1982, he won an Obie *award for his role in "Forty Deuce", and soon after made his Broadway debut in "Slab Boys", with then-unknowns Sean Penn and Val Kilmer

 

Vans - In this 1982 film, Sean Penn plays a surfer who does not have a job

 

Vans - Vans Slip-Ons gained international attention and appeal when they were worn by Sean Penn in the 1982 iconic youth film, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"


1983

In 1983, Penn appeared as Mick O'Brien, a troubled youth, in the drama Bad Boys. add something

 

GNK Dinamo Zagreb - As legend has it, the name was inspired by the 1983 film "Bad Boys" starring Sean Penn in the main role

 

Val Kilmer - In 1983 he appeared Off Broadway in "The Slab Boys" with Kevin Bacon and Sean Penn

 

Brian Benben - In 1983, Benben appeared in the Broadway play "Slab Boys" with Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Val_Kilmer and Jackie Earle Haley

 

Millie Perkins - In 1983, Perkins returned to features to play Jon Voight's ex-wife in "Table for Five" and has since been firmly typecast in the mother role, playing Sean Penn's mother in the fact-based film "At Close Range", which co-starred Christopher Walken

 

Rick Rosenthal - Rosenthal helped launch Sean Penn's career when he cast the then-unknown actor in the title role of the 1983 film "Bad Boys"


1984

Racing with the Moon - "'Racing with the Moon"' is a 1984 American drama film starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Nicolas Cage


1985

In 1985, Penn played Andrew Daulton Lee in the film The Falcon and the Snowman, which closely followed an actual criminal case. add something

 

Penn's personal life began to attract media attention when he married pop star Madonna in 1985. add something

 

Timothy Hutton - His only substantial hit was 1985's "The Falcon and the Snowman" which teamed him again with Sean Penn

 

Madonna - Madonna married actor Sean_Penn on her birthday in 1985.

 

Kitten Natividad - She famously appeared as a stripper at the bachelor party held by Sean Penn to celebrate his 1985 marriage to Madonna

 

Madonna - While filming the music video for the second single from Like a Virgin—"Material Girl"—Madonna started dating actor Sean Penn and married him on her birthday in 1985.


1986

In 1986, he starred in the drama At Close Range, opposite Christopher Walken. add something

 

John Du Prez - In 1986 Du Prez contributed songs to the soundtrack of the Madonna and Sean Penn movie "Shanghai Surprise": "Hottest gong in town" and "Zig-Zag"

 

Mary Stuart Masterson - She appeared with Sean Penn and Christopher Walken in the film "At Close Range" as Brad Jr's girlfriend Terry, a film based on an actual rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. (Bruce_Johnston_(criminal)) during the 1960s and 1970s

 

Shanghai Surprise - "'Shanghai Surprise"' is a 1986 British adventure comedy film starring then-newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna, produced by George Harrison's HandMade Films and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-May 1986 er

 

Madonna (entertainer) - In June 1986, Madonna released her third studio album, "True Blue", which was inspired by and dedicated to Sean Penn

 

Madonna - In June 1986, Madonna released her third studio album, True Blue, which was inspired by and dedicated to Sean Penn.


1987

The relationship was marred by violent outbursts against the press, including one incident for which he was arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set; Penn was sentenced to 60 days in jail in mid-1987, of which he served 33 days. add something


1988

Mare Winningham - In 1988, Winningham starred in the Los Angeles stage production of "Hurlyburly" with Sean Penn and Danny Aiello


1989

Robin Wright (actress) - In 1989, Wright became involved with actor Sean Penn following his divorce from Madonna

 

Robin Wright - In 1989, Wright became involved with actor Sean Penn following his divorce from Madonna

 

Thuy Thu Le - Thuy Thu Le is best known for her role in the 1989 Brian De Palma film "Casualties of War", starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn

 

Like a Prayer (album) - Madonna and her husband Sean Penn filed for divorce in January 1989, following a nullified divorce filing in late 1987 and several publicized fights involving Penn, one of which led to a 60-day prison term


1990

Mickey Rourke - After his retirement from boxing, Rourke did accept supporting roles in several 1990s films, including Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker", Vincent Gallo's "Buffalo '66", Steve Buscemi's "Animal Factory", Sean Penn's "The Pledge", and Sylvester Stallone's remake of "Get Carter"


1991

He soon began a relationship with actress Robin Wright, and their first child – a daughter named Dylan Frances – was born in 1991. add something

 

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. add something

 

Sandy Dennis - In 1991, she played a leading role in the film "The Indian Runner", which marked Sean Penn's debut as a film director, and he wrote the screenplay

 

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys kept the song for themselves and it ended up going to number one in the UK. Later, in 1991, Madonna was referenced in a tongue-in-cheek lyric, in the song "DJ Culture", soon after she and Sean Penn had divorced

 

The Indian Runner - "'The Indian Runner"' is a 1991 crime drama film written and directed by Sean Penn


1992

Sherilyn Fenn - In 1992, photographer George Hurrell took a series of photographs of Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone, Julian Sands, Raquel Welch, Eric Roberts and Sean Penn

 

Sharon Stone - In 1992, photographer George Hurrell took a series of photographs of Stone, Sherilyn Fenn, Julian Sands, Raquel Welch, Eric Roberts, and Sean Penn.


1993

He directed music videos, such as Shania Twain's "Dance with the One That Brought You" and Lyle Lovett's "North Dakota" in 1993, and Peter Gabriel's "The Barry Williams Show" in 2002. add something

 

Their second child, a son whom they named Hopper Jack, was born in 1993. add something

 

Al Pacino - Pacino starred alongside Sean Penn in the crime dramas Carlito's Way in 1993, in which he portrayed a gangster who is released from prison with the help of his lawyer and vows to go straight.


1995

Scott Wilson (actor) - In 1995 Wilson got attention for his role as a prison chaplain in "Dead Man Walking", starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean

 

Elmo Patrick Sonnier - The book was adapted to into a 1995 film of the same name directed by Tim Robbins and starring Susan Sarandon as Sister Prejean and Sean Penn as Matthew Poncelett

 

Dead Man Walking (film) - "'Dead Man Walking"' is a 1995 American crime drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name

 

The Crossing Guard - "'The Crossing Guard"' is a 1995 independent thriller directed and written by American actor Sean Penn


1996

Penn and Wright married in 1996 and lived in Ross, California. add something

 

Robin Wright (actress) - From 1996 to 2010, Wright was married to actor Sean Penn, with whom she had two children

 

Robin Wright - From 1996 to 2010, Wright was married to actor Sean Penn, with whom she has two children

 

Robin Wright (actress) - In 1996, she married Sean Penn and changed her name to Robin Wright Penn

 

Robin Wright - In 1996, she married Sean Penn and changed her name to Robin Wright Penn


1997

The Game (1997 film) - "'The Game"' is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment


1998

Lee was a former drug dealer by trade, convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union and originally sentenced to life in prison, later being paroled in 1998. add something

 

Meg Ryan - She appeared in 1998's "Hurlyburly" with Sean Penn


1999

Penn was nominated again for his comedic performance as an egotistical jazz guitarist in Woody Allen's 1999 release Sweet and Lowdown. add something

 

Woody Allen - Allen's 1999 jazz-based comedy-drama Sweet and Lowdown was nominated for two Academy Awards for Sean_Penn and Samantha_Morton.

 

Howard Alden - His performances were dubbed over Sean Penn as 'Emmet Ray' in the 1999 Woody Allen film "Sweet and Lowdown"

 

Nicolas Cage - In 1999, one-time friend Sean Penn expressed that sentiment to the New York Times, declaring Cage "no longer an actor.


2000

James Gammon - He appeared on stage in Shepard's San Francisco debut of "The Late Henry Moss" along with Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Cheech Marin and Woody Harrelson in 2000


2001

The Pledge (film) - "'The Pledge"' is a 2001 American mystery drama film directed by Sean Penn


2002

Robert Pinsky - Pinsky guest-starred in a 2002 episode of the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" TV show, "Little Girl in the Big Ten", and appeared on "The Colbert Report" in April, 2007, as the judge of a "Meta-Free-Phor-All" between Stephen Colbert and Sean Penn


2003

Penn finally won for his role in Clint Eastwood's 2003 Boston crime-drama Mystic River. add something

 

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - George Clooney, Chuck Barris, Sam Rockwell, "Behind The Scenes of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", 2003, Miramax Home Entertainment and Curtis Hanson instantly agreed to direct with Sean Penn in the lead role and George Clooney and Drew Barrymore attached to co-star

 

Naomi Watts - Her performance opposite Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2003 drama "21 Grams" earned Watts an Academy *award nomination as Best Actress later that year

 

Dennis Lehane - Lehane's "Mystic River" was made into a film in 2003; called "Mystic River" and directed by Clint Eastwood, it starred Sean Penn, Tim_Robbins, and Kevin Bacon


2004

He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004. add something

 

In 2004, he played a disturbed man bent on killing the president in The Assassination of Richard Nixon. add something

 

Naomi Watts - In 2004, she received nominations for the Academy *award for Best Actress as well as for the Screen Actors Guild *award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Cristina Peck in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2003 drama "21 Grams", alongside Sean Penn


2005

Jack Nicholson - Following the death of Thompson in 2005, he and fellow actors Johnny Depp, John Cusack, and Sean Penn attended his private memorial service in Colorado.

 

Gabriella Wright - Wright married producer Thierry Klemeniuk in 2005; actor Sean Penn was best man at their wedding


2006

His younger brother, actor Chris Penn, died in 2006. add something

 

In 2006, he portrayed populist governor Willie Stark in an adaptation of the classic American novel All the King's Men, though the film was a critical and commercial failure. add something

 

Robert Penn Warren - A 2006 film adaptation by writer/director Steven Zaillian featured Sean Penn as Willie Stark and Jude Law as Jack Burden

 

James Carville - Carville is the executive producer of the 2006 film "All the King's Men", starring Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, which is loosely based on the life of Louisiana Governor Huey Long


2007

In August 2007, Penn met with Chavez in Caracas for two hours, after which Chavez praised him for urging Americans to impeach Bush. add something

 

Christopher McCandless - In 2007, Sean Penn directed a film of the same title and Ron Lamothe released "The Call of the Wild", a documentary about McCandless's life

 

Catherine Keener - In 2007, Keener played Jan Burres in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film "Into the Wild", based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book of the same name

 

Haley Ramm - In 2007, she appeared as the young Carine in Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild"

 

Christopher McCandless - The book was adapted into a film by Sean Penn in 2007 with Emile Hirsch portraying McCandless

 

Into the Wild (film) - "'Into the Wild"' is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn

 

Christopher McCandless - Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild", based on Krakauer's book, was released on September 21, 2007 to positive critical reviews and earning several *awards including a Golden Globe *award for Best Original Song by Eddie Vedder

 

Emile Hirsch - Hirsch next played adventurer Christopher McCandless in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed adventure-drama "Into the Wild", released on September 21, 2007

 

Emile Hirsch - Hirsch appeared in "Esquire" in November 2007, being called one of the "Actors of the Year", along with Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Javier Bardem, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Robert Downey, Jr., for his role in Sean Penn's "Into the Wild"


2008

President in 2008, and criticized Bush's handling of the Iraq war. add something

 

In August 2008, Penn made an appearance at one of Ralph Nader's "Open the Debates" Super Rallies. add something

 

In October 2008, Penn traveled to Cuba, where he met with and interviewed President Raúl Castro. add something

 

In November 2008, Penn earned rave reviews for his portrayal of real-life gay-rights icon and politician Harvey Milk in the biopic Milk and was nominated for best actor for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards. add something

 

Joseph Cross (actor) - Cross portrayed gay rights activist Dick Pabich in the 2008 Oscar-nominated biopic "Milk", starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk

 

Emile Hirsch - Hirsch plays gay rights activist Cleve Jones in Gus Van Sant's 2008 Harvey Milk bio-pic "Milk" starring Sean Penn in the title role

 

Gus Van Sant - Released in 2008, his feature film "Milk" is a biopic of openly gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978, played by Sean Penn


2010

In 2010 he starred as Joseph Wilson in Fair Game, a film adaptation of Valerie Plame's 2007 memoir. add something

 

Naomi Watts - In 2010, Watts portrayed Valerie Plame Wilson, opposite Sean Penn as Joe Wilson, in "Fair Game", the 2012 drama film The Impossible

 

Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Making its Middle East premiere is "Fair Game", starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and directed by Doug Liman, the political thriller tells the real life story of Valerie Plame, American CIA agent outed by the Bush Administration in an effort to discredit revelations of falsified evidence in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq

 

Joanna Going - She appeared opposite Sean Penn in the 2010 film "The Tree of Life", her first role in a major motion picture since 2003's "Runaway Jury"

 

James Randi - In a March 21, 2010, blog entry, Randi came out as gay, a move he explained was inspired by seeing the 2008 biographical drama film "Milk", in which Sean Penn portrayed Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California

 

Jafar Panahi - On 23 December 2010 Amnesty International announced that it was mobilizing an online petition spearheaded by Paul Haggis and Nazanin Boniadi and signed by Sean Penn, Martin_Scorsese, Harvey Weinstein and others to protest the imprisonment of Panahi


2011

Penn co-starred with Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in the drama The Tree of Life which won the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. add something

 

Jez Butterworth - Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth were named recipients of the Writers Guild of America West's 2011 Paul Selvin *award for their screenplay for the film "Fair Game" , directed by Doug Liman and starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

 

The Tree of Life (film) - "'The Tree of Life"' is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain


2012

Penn gained significant attention in the Pakistan media when he visited Karachi and Badin in 2012 add something

 

Penn received the designation on January 31, 2012 add something

 

In February 2012 Penn met with the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires where he made a statement on the long-running dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, saying "I know I came in a very sensitive moment in terms of diplomacy between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas islands add something

 

On 23 March 2012, he visited flood-stricken villages of Karim Bux Jamali, Dargah Shah Gurio and Peero Lashari in Badin District add something

 

Kid Rock - In 2012, he and actor Sean Penn starred in the YouTube video "Americans", in which they both poked fun at their political activism

 

Haiti - On 21 October 2012, Haitian President Michel Martelly, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Ben Stiller and Sean Penn inaugurated the Caracol industrial park, the largest in the Caribbean


2013

Pictures' "Gangster Squad" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Monday, January 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California add something

 

Gangster Squad - "'Gangster Squad"' is a 2013 American film noir action film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn

 

The Gunman (film) - In May 2013 Deadline said that Javier Bardem probably play the villain and he will work "go mano a mano with" Sean Penn


2014

As of February 2014 he is dating actress Charlize Theron add something

 

As of June 2014 he is dating actress Charlize Theron add something

 

Jean-Patrick Manchette - A film adaptation of "The Prone Gunman" under the title "The Gunman", starring Sean Penn, is currently in production and should be released in 2014

 

Charlize Theron - Since early 2014, she has been dating actor Sean Penn

 

The Last Face - On April 10, 2014, it was announced Sean Penn would direct the film, with Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem set to star in the film


2015

In 2015, Penn starred in "The Gunman", a French-American action thriller based on the novel "The Prone Gunman", by Jean-Patrick Manchette add something

 

The Gunman (film) - "'The Gunman"' is a 2015 American action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel and written by Don Macpherson, Pete Travis and Sean Penn, based on the novel "The Prone Gunman", by Jean-Patrick Manchette

 

Jean-Patrick Manchette - A film adaptation of "The Prone Gunman" under the title "The Gunman", starring Sean Penn, is currently in production and should be released in March 2015

 

Joaquin Guzman Loera - Guzmán had a close call in early October 2015, several days after meeting with American actor Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo


2016

In January 2016, Mexican officials claimed that his "Rolling Stone" interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán led to Guzman's recapture add something

 

A day after Mexican officials announced the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in a bloody raid on his house, Rolling Stone revealed on January 9, 2016 that Sean Penn had conducted an secret interview with El Chapo prior to his arrest add something

 

Penn dropped the lawsuit in May 2016 after Daniels retracted his statement and apologized add something

 

Anthony Hopkins - In 2016 Hopkins starred in the Sean Penn directed music video for "I Forgive it All" by Mudcrutch

 

Kari Matchett - In 2016, Matchett's stellar roll as Sandra in Maudie with Ethan Hawke welcomed the actress home to TIFF. Matchett played a supporting role in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life", with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt

 

The Last Face - "'The Last Face"' is a 2016 American drama film directed by Sean Penn and written by Erin Dignam

 

William Chester Minor - In August 2016 it was announced that Farhad Safinia was to direct an adaptation, called "The Professor and the Madman", starring Gibson as Murray and Sean Penn as Minor


2017

Melissa George - In 2017, she was cast opposite Sean Penn in the television series "The First" , created by Beau Willimon and filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana


2018

In March 2018, Atria Books published Penn's novel "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff add something