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Sean Penn (I)


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, California-born Sean Penn is the second son of actress Eileen Ryan & director Leo Penn, also brother of Chris Penn. He first ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 69 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 The Gunman (post-production)
Jim Terrier
 2012 Americans (Short)
Commie
 2008/I Milk
Harvey Milk
 2007 Persepolis
Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (English version, voice)
 2003 It's All About Love
Marciello
 2001 Friends (TV Series)
Eric
 1998 Hurlyburly
Eddie
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Emma (1997) ... Sean Penn (uncredited)
 1997 Loved
Man on the Hill (Michael)
 1992 Cruise Control (Short)
Jeffrey
 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
Dillard
 1983 Summerspell
Buddy
 1983 Risky Business
Cameo (uncredited)
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Don Fremont
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie)
Bit Part
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Sam
- School of Terror (1979) ... Sam
 1974 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Kid
- The Voice of Tinker Jones (1974) ... Kid (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Hurlyburly by David Rabe, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(on his role in The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)) It was the hardest thing I've ever done. My wife thinks it's the best. I don't call it my best, because either I've done something well or I haven't. I think I did this one well. I'd go back and fix some things in everything I've done. Usually, if I've done something really well, I'd only re-shoot half the film. See more »

Trivia:

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Often stars in films that reflect his liberal political views See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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