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Sean Penn

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his left-wing political and social activism (including humanitarian work). He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for the former and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the latter. Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in a 1974 episode of Little House on the Prairie, directed by his father Leo Penn. Following his film debut in 1981's Taps and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, Penn emerged as a prominent leading actor with the 1995 drama film Dead Man Walking, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Penn received another two Oscar nominations for Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and I Am Sam (2001), before winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Mystic River and a second one in 2008 for Milk. He has also won a Best Actor Award of the Cannes Film Festival for She's So Lovely (1997), and two Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival for Hurlyburly (1998) and

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Sean Penn -- Alleged Stalker Arrested ... She Popped Up at My House Twice

Sean Penn
Alleged Stalker Arrested ... She Popped Up at My House Twice

Sean Penn usually lays low, but apparently not low enough for one fan who allegedly tried reaching him dozens of times ... and got busted for her latest attempt. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ… READ MORE >

Madonna -- Sean Penn's Got Me in Handcuffs ... Just Like the Good Old Days (VIDEO)

Madonna & Sean Penn
Sean Penn's Got Me in Handcuffs ... Just Like the Good Old Days

Sean Penn slapped the cuffs on Madonna and it only cost him $150k -- instead of marriage and a messy divorce. The exes ended up on stage for Madonna's charity event -- Raising Malawi --… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Garry Shandling -- Generous with Sean Penn in Life and Death

Garry Shandling
Generous with Sean Penn ... In Life and Death

Garry Shandling was so moved by Sean Penn's passion for the people of Haiti, he made sure the actor's charity got a chunk of his fortune when he died. TMZ's obtained a copy of the late… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Charlize Theron, Sean Penn -- You Buyin' We Actually Like Each Other? (PHOTOS)

Charlize Theron, Sean Penn
You Buyin' We Actually Like Each Other

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have a problem ... she definitely doesn't like him, and he may feel similarly, but they're promoting a movie they did before the bitter breakup ... so they resorted… READ MORE >

- 203 days ago
Sean Penn -- Gets Apology from Lee Daniels ... Defamation Lawsuit Settled

Sean Penn
Gets Apology from Lee Daniels ... Defamation Suit Settled

Sean Penn just scored a victory over Lee Daniels in his defamation lawsuit ... which they settled, but what's extraordinary is the apology letter Daniels had to write. The "Empire" co-creator… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Kate del Castillo -- El Chapo Had a Crush on Me

Kate del Castillo
El Chapo Had a Crush on Me

Kate del Castillo reluctantly admitted El Chapo gave her access because he had a mad crush on her. Kate chit chatted with Diane Sawyer on 20/20, first denying he was into her, then suggesting it… READ MORE >

- 266 days ago
Kate del Castillo -- Sean Penn Screwed Me Over with El Chapo Story

Kate del Castillo
Sean Penn Screwed Me Over With El Chapo Story

Sean Penn inserted himself in Kate del Castillo's El Chapo interview, never telling her he was doing a magazine story and now she's exposed to life-threatening danger ... this according to Kate's… READ MORE >

- 317 days ago
Kate del Castillo, Jillian Barberie -- From El Chapo to El Coyote (VIDEO)

Kate del Castillo, Jillian Barberie
From El Chapo to El Coyote

Kate del Castillo has resurfaced after Sean Penn's Rolling Stone article ... but apparently there's still a fear factor. Kate and her good pal, KABC talk show host Jillian Barberie, were all… READ MORE >

- 321 days ago
Sean Penn -- Chapo's Lawyer Says He's a Liar

Sean Penn
Chapo's Lawyer Says ... He's a Liar

Sean Penn lied about his interview with El Chapo, and he might even be called to the stand in the drug lord's trial ... so says one of Chapo's lawyers.   Juan Pablo Badillo is calling BS on… READ MORE >

- 330 days ago
Sean Penn & Kate Del Castillo -- Watch Your Backs ... Cartel Revenge Is Real

Sean Penn & Kate Del Castillo
Watch Your Backs ... Cartel Revenge Is Real

Kate Del Castillo and Sean Penn need to beef up their protection STAT because El Chapo's henchmen are likely to seek revenge for his capture ... according to at least one security expert. Del… READ MORE >

- 331 days ago

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