Sean Penn

Sean Penn

  • Born on
    • August 17th, 1960
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


Acting (50 Credits)

2021Flag Day as John Vogel
2021The One Where They Get Back Together as (archive footage)
2019The Professor and the Madman as Dr. William Chester Minor
2018The First as Tom Haggerty
2016The Angry Birds Movie as Terence (voice)
2015The Gunman as Terrier
2013The Human Experiment as Narrator
2013Gangster Squad as Mickey Cohen
2013The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Sean O'Connell
2011This Must Be the Place as Cheyenne
2011The Tree of Life as Jack O'Brien
2010Fair Game as Joseph Wilson
2008Milk as Harvey Milk
2006All the King's Men as Willie Stark
2006Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film
2006When the Levees Broke
2005The Interpreter as Tobin Keller
2004The Assassination of Richard Nixon as Samuel Bicke
2003Mystic River as Jimmy Markum
200321 Grams as Paul Rivers
2003It's All About Love as Marciello
2001Dogtown and Z-Boys as Narrator
2001I Am Sam as Sam Dawson
2000The Weight of Water as Thomas Janes
2000Up at the Villa as Rowley Flint
2000Before Night Falls as Cuco Sanchez
1999Sweet and Lowdown as Emmet Ray
1998The Thin Red Line as 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
1998Hurlyburly as Eddie
1997U Turn as Bobby Cooper
1997She's So Lovely as Eddie Quinn
1997The Game as Conrad Van Orton
1997Hugo Pool as Strange Hitchhiker
1997Loved as Man on the Hill (Michael)
1995Dead Man Walking as Matthew Poncelet
1993Carlito's Way as David Kleinfeld
1990State of Grace as Terry Noonan
1989Casualties of War as Sgt. Tony Meserve
1989We're No Angels as Jim
1988Colors as Officer Danny McGavin
1988Judgment in Berlin as Guenther X
1987Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam as (voice)
1986At Close Range as Bradford "Brad" Whitewood Jr.
1986Shanghai Surprise as Glendon Wasey
1985The Falcon and the Snowman as Daulton Lee
1984Racing with the Moon as Henry 'Hopper' Nash
1984Crackers as Dillard
1983Bad Boys as Mick O’Brien
1982Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Jeff Spicoli
1981Taps as Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer

Writer (2 Credits)


Himself (12 Credits)

2021Val as Self (archive footage)
2015Beaver Trilogy Part IV as Himself (archive footage)Watch Free
2011Woody Allen: A Documentary as Himself
2008What Just Happened as Himself
2008Witch Hunt as Himself (Narrator)
2007Brando as Himself
2007Brando: The Documentary as Self
2004The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Self
2003Pauly Shore Is Dead as Himself
2003Bukowski: Born into This as Himself
1999Being John Malkovich as Himself (uncredited)
1993The Last Party as Himself


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