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Sean Penn


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

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

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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the way Penn acted, no doubt he belongs in a Zoo exhibit.

345 days ago


Management asking the fan if he wanted to call police says a lot about who they are siding with. What an f'in lunatic that guy is.

345 days ago

chris constant    

He'd have to take a phot of me before i even think about a photo of him. Sean penn how gross

345 days ago


That's felony robbery Penn

345 days ago


Hey you could choose to work at a mc Donald's and I guarantee no one will take your picture... That's what you signed up for, deal with it buddy.

345 days ago


Actually Sean you are a zoo animal. Its called being a celebrity. You made the call to be in the public eye. Deal with it.

345 days ago

Jim Mack    

Being an A%^ Hole is what he does best,nothing new.The fan must colledt photos of Communist.......

345 days ago


Maybe we can stop stalking celebrities. Just a thought. Can any of us imagine being stared at, photographed, harrassed, and bothered all day, simply because our job has us in the public eye? It seems like an incredibly unbalanced trade-off. This is our fault. If you complain that celebs should take it, you must think of them as some kind of sicko public property. They are no. Any behavior from a celeb wo is being bothered is perfectly fine with me.

345 days ago

Mike Mc    

One day he'll try his bully-boy act on some guy who will react the same way...might be fun to watch.

345 days ago

george grabowski    

Sean Penn has every right to be upset. It seems there are a lot of stalkers out there.

345 days ago


His son is an even bigger ahole.

345 days ago


There's going to come a day when a fan defends himself and knocks the crap out of a celebrity.

345 days ago


Tisk,Tisk, is someone having a hissy fit? it sounds like he wants to be bigger than the "Big Screen" but is falling short because of personal effort. If I had a recording of him threatening me with having my phone crammed down my throat, I would deem that a "terrorist threat", and have him arrested. Mr. Penn needs to learn that people with power and influence, can't go around threatening people for exercising their "first amendment rights". If you don't want your picture taken, don't go out in public!

345 days ago

Brian Workman    

I would have called the police to have Sean Penn arrested for assault & battery!!!

345 days ago


Penn is a pig.

345 days ago
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