Sean Penn

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Sean was born under the official name Penn, Sean Justin on August 17th, 1960. He has been a credited actor since the 1981 film Taps.

Sean Penn is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in twelve films including the 2013 action film Gangster Squad as the character Mickey Cohen, the 2008 biography movie Milk playing Harvey Milk and the 2006 drama release All the King's Men cast as Willie Stark.

Sean has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twelve films including: the 2011 drama film The Tree of Life as the character Jack, the 2010 biography movie Fair Game playing Joe Wilson and the 2008 comedy release What Just Happened cast as Sean Penn.

Sean Penn has earned salaries up to $5,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2003 crime film Mystic River, which brought in $90,000,000 at the box office.

Sean Penn has directed on numerous occassions including: The Indian Runner (1991), The Pledge (2001) and Into the Wild (2007). In 1997 Sean Penn produced his first movie, the drama film She's So Lovely. Since then he went on to produce three movies including: The Pledge (2001) and Into the Wild (2007) .

Sean is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least seventeen magazines, captured in more than six pictorials, interviewed in over fourteen publications and featured in twenty-eight magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two books. He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.

As an actor Sean Penn has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on five occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Jimmy Markum in the 2003 film Mystic River. Sean Penn also won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Harvey Milk in the 2008 movie Milk .

Sean Penn was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Matthew Poncelet in the 1995 movie Dead Man Walking , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Emmet Ray in the 1999 movie Sweet and Lowdown and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Sam Dawson in the 2001 movie I Am Sam .

Quotes

" I can never get ahead of the game because of the movies I do.

Trivia

He served 32 days in jail in 1987 for hitting an extra.
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