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Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 67 wins & 90 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Americans (Short)
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Sean Penn (uncredited)
 2008/I Milk
Harvey Milk
 2007 Persepolis
Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (English version, voice)
 2003 It's All About Love
 2001 Friends (TV Series)
 1998 Hurlyburly
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Flip (1998) ... Sean Penn
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Emma (1997) ... Sean Penn (uncredited)
 1997 Loved
Man on the Hill (Michael)
 1992 Cruise Control (Short)
 1990 Cool Blue (Video)
Phil the Plumber (uncredited)
 1988 Judgement in Berlin
Guenther X
 1986 Shanghai Surprise
Glendon Wasey
 1984 Racing with the Moon
Henry 'Hopper' Nash
 1984 Crackers
 1983 Summerspell
 1983 Risky Business
Cameo (uncredited)
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Don Fremont
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie)
Bit Part
 1981 The Beaver Kid 2 (Short)
Groovin' Larry
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- School of Terror (1979) ... Sam
 1974-1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
- Money Crop (1975) ... Kid (uncredited)
- The Voice of Tinker Jones (1974) ... Kid (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Girl on the Via Flaminia", Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 14 Interviews | 27 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned, except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn't have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things. I wonder if there should be some kind of anarchy. See more »


Attended the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in France. See more »


Frequently plays unsympathetic and cruel characters with a hidden moral center See more »

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