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Sean Penn

FLIPS OUT on Fan

'I'll Make You Eat Your Cell Phone!'

11/20/2013 9:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sean Penn went nuclear on a fan in a fancy San Francisco hotel last night -- threatening to jack the guy up after Sean caught him trying to sneak a cell phone pic ... and TMZ has the explosive footage.

Penn was at the Lobby Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in the Financial District ... when he saw a flash go off from another patron's cell phone and realized the guy was trying to take a photo.

A witness at the bar tells TMZ ... Penn bolted after the guy (who wasn't a paparazzo) ... and screamed at him, "Do we look like f**king zoo animals?"

Penn -- who was in town to speak at a sales conference -- also grabbed the man's phone and slammed it to the ground.

That's when our video begins ... and you can hear Penn yelling, "I'll make you eat the phone ... get the f**k out of here!!"

Moments later, a clearly irritated Penn complained to hotel management -- and can be heard saying, "You should do something about that."

We're told hotel management approached the fan and asked him if he wanted to call the police -- but the man declined and then left the bar. 

FYI -- we're also told the man had attended the sales conference where Sean was speaking and was wearing his name tag at the time of the bar confrontation.

We reached out to the St. Regis -- but they have no comment.

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196.

Lynn    

Really why is this guy allowed in public without a handler ??

304 days ago
197.

cc    

Tell me, Sean....Is this why you feel nobody has ever loved you? Because you're a douche? You deserve Madonna.

304 days ago
198.

agb1953    

Silly cellphone guy. Should have called the cops, then sued this thug for a million bucks. Penn worked hard to be an actor and thus a celebrity. Getting photographed 24/7 is part of the deal he volunteered for. Yes, he's a zoo animal as far as the cult-of-celebrity nation we've become is concerned.

304 days ago
199.

roguemom    

Sean Penn is a P O S person, and even more so as an actor. He has zero talent. I wouldn't walk to the end of my driveway to see anything that ugly mofo was in. Just once, I wish someone had the guts to lay these SOBs' flat out on their asses when they pull their better than thou bull. Especially Kanye AKA " the media whore" West.

304 days ago
200.

wayne    

Someone need to put this SOB out of his misery

304 days ago
201.

wayne    

Someone need to put this SOB out of his misery

304 days ago
202.

mary    

penn was charged wilth domestic assault when he was married to madonna, then they divorced. when he divorced robin wright, he was very upset about being ordered to give her money. they were married 14yrs and he gave interview where he was so upset over money. no matter what he says about his political views, he loves his money and wouldnt have it if he lived the socialist life he pretends to admire.

304 days ago
203.

jstormgirl    

I have to agree with a previous comment on the fact that fan could have ask if the fan could take his picture. But that doesn't exuse Mr. Penn for acting like a complete ass and then grabbing the guys phone and throwing it to the ground. For one thing, if he didn't want to be in the lime light then he shouldn't have became a celebrity and 2, if it weren't for the fans he wouldn't be where he is today. That pretty much goes for any celeb in the lime light.

304 days ago
204.

WALTER    

When he acts like a zoo animal what's the question?

304 days ago
205.

Yurra Knutz    

"I'll make you eat the phone" ... Must have been an iphone.

304 days ago
206.

Robert    

Gotta love the support for a great actor what a bunc hof pompous assclowns you guys suck !! Sean PEnnn is right up there with Robert Denero you silly bastards !

304 days ago
207.

Robert    

Seriously if that POS stuffed hisi camera in my face i'd be pissed too !

304 days ago
208.

Tom    

Another liberal jerk who for some reason thinks he is tuff.. He along with Alec Baldwin need their sorry asses kicked big time. If he doesn't believe he is star and I agree, then stay home. Your a jerk and I wouldn't go to either of your sorry ass movies.

304 days ago
209.

Jimbo    

You're a dick Spicoli

304 days ago
210.

S.    

Well, this is the price you pay for fame and fortune, what did he expect? This guy wasn't in his face, asking for an autograph, which is rude - he was just trying to take a pic. I don't see the problem here.

304 days ago
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