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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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61.

Jackie    

You wanted to be known ...so f!cking deal with it ....dumb ass.

303 days ago
62.

mfrank    

I TAKE THE SIDE OF THE CELEBRITY...in that you are pretty pathetic to feel the need to take their picture...enjoy the movie...enjoy the show...but why do americans need gossip and photos...who cares...why care

303 days ago
63.

Tony     

Sounds like all Sean needs is a good ass whipping, and he would settle right down. He hasn't ran into the right one yet.

303 days ago
64.

Ben     

This guy appears for the longest time to be the the biggest JERK in LALALAND and THAT says A LOT! .. totally fitting he is a poster boy LIBERAL .. not that paparazzi is much better sucking off the "celebrity" nipple .. AHO! wake up UP you signed up for the GIG and are making millions for just BEING a jerk .. nobody pushed you into IT .. get a job at the gas pump and shut your PIE HOLE!

303 days ago
65.

tina    

Figures. The man is extremely talented but has always had a short fuse.

303 days ago
66.

Ben     

This guy appears for the longest time to be the the biggest JERK in LALALAND and THAT says A LOT! .. totally fitting he is a poster boy LIBERAL .. not that paparazzi is much better sucking off the "celebrity" nipple .. AHO! wake up UP you signed up for the GIG and are making millions for just BEING a jerk .. nobody pushed you into IT .. get a job at the gas pump and shut your PIE HOLE!

303 days ago
67.

Peter    

Same type of behaviour as his late buddy Hugo Chavez!

303 days ago
68.

Michell    

Roid rage! This dude has always been out of control. Now his son it too. I can't imagine what Robin Wrights life was like with this maniac.

303 days ago
69.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Guys like Penn,Baldwin,Kanye JZ, Have got to be the BIGGEST A-Holes on the planet!!!! They are ALL UGLY, VULGAR, STUPID USELESS TERDS_____

303 days ago
70.

AFTRA    

Who says you are not allowed to take a pic in a hotel lobby?? F'd up Hollywood babies.

303 days ago
71.

destiny    

This really pisses me off!!! These celebrities that think that they are royalty!!! SEAN PENN ~ if it wasn't for the average "joe blow" fan (like this guy obviously was) you would be NOTHING!!! NOTHING !!! NOTHING!! Ungrateful little Prick! Put that trash back on a desk job working 9 to 5 job where he belongs. Too bad we (the so called fans) can't strip him of his so called celebrity credentials!!!!!!!!!!

303 days ago
72.

cari    

Why does he have to be such an *******.

303 days ago
73.

elilan    

Sean Penn may not be a zoo animal, but he sure acts like one. Celebrities are not entitled to the same level of privacy as non-celebrities and that has been proven in a court of law. Imagine all the wasted energy Sean Penn invested in acting like a hyena, rather than just ignoring this poor guy with a cell phone camera who was probably just going to post it to his FB b/c he was excited about seeing a "celebrity" in the flesh.

303 days ago
74.

nusse    

The guy should of let penn take a swing at him. Then after he beat the crap out of Sean, he could of sued him for assault. Does this douche even realize he isn't relelvant anymore? I mean you're doing speeches as sales conferences.

I need to Penn, take a pic and see what happens. Be ready TMZ for the epic battle!

303 days ago
75.

HaHaKobie    

Stay classy, Sean

303 days ago
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