Knowledge Identifier: +Sean_Penn
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.
Naomi Watts - She reunited with Sean Penn in "The Assassination of Richard Nixon", which was set in 1974
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.
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 - 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"
GNK Dinamo Zagreb - As legend has it, the name was inspired by the 1983 film "Bad Boys" starring Sean Penn in the main role
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"
In 1985, Penn played Andrew Daulton Lee in the film The Falcon and the Snowman, which closely followed an actual criminal case.
Timothy Hutton - His only substantial hit was 1985's "The Falcon and the Snowman" which teamed him again with Sean Penn
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.
In 1986, he starred in the drama At Close Range, opposite Christopher Walken.
Madonna - In June 1986, Madonna released her third studio album, True Blue, which was inspired by and dedicated to 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
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"
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
The Indian Runner - "'The Indian Runner"' is a 1991 crime drama film written and directed by Sean Penn
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.
The Crossing Guard - "'The Crossing Guard"' is a 1995 independent thriller directed and written by American actor Sean Penn
Penn and Wright married in 1996 and lived in Ross, California.
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
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.
The Pledge (film) - "'The Pledge"' is a 2001 American mystery drama film directed by Sean Penn
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 - 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
Gabriella Wright - Wright married producer Thierry Klemeniuk in 2005; actor Sean Penn was best man at their wedding
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
Into the Wild (film) - "'Into the Wild"' is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn
Joseph Cross (actor) - Cross portrayed gay rights activist Dick Pabich in the 2008 Oscar-nominated biopic "Milk", starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk
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"
Pictures' "Gangster Squad" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Monday, January 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California
As of February 2014 he is dating actress Charlize Theron
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
In 2015, Penn starred in "The Gunman", a French-American action thriller based on the novel "The Prone Gunman", by Jean-Patrick Manchette
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
Anthony Hopkins - In 2016 Hopkins starred in the Sean Penn directed music video for "I Forgive it All" by Mudcrutch
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