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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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Real-Life 'Gangster Squad' -- Old Timey Stripper Girlfriend LOVES Sean Penn

Real-Life 'Gangster Squad'
Old Timey Stripper GF LOVES Sean Penn

Sean Penn was born to play famed gangster Mickey Cohen in "Gangster Squad" -- so says one of Cohen's famously well-endowed ex-girlfriends, who tells TMZ, Penn and Cohen have more in… READ MORE >

Sean Penn -- I've KICKED My Anger Problem

Sean Penn
I've KICKED My Anger Problem

Sean Penn has officially completed his 36 hours of anger management classes -- after blowing up on a photographer in L.A. back in 2009 ... and even trying to kick him.Sean was sentenced to the… READ MORE >

- 726 days ago
Brits to Sean Penn – You’re A Moron ... And Your Movies SUCK!!!

Brits to Sean Penn
You’re A Moron ... And Your Movies SUCK!!!

Members of British Parliament are lining up to slam Sean Penn ... and his movies -- trashing him over recent comments he made concerning Britain’s stance over the Falkland Islands.  In… READ MORE >

- 876 days ago
Sean Penn Has Anger Issues Under Control

Sean Penn
Anger Issues Under Control

Sean Penn is figuring out why he sometimes flies into rages ... this according to a sealed letter submitted to the judge in his criminal battery case.Penn had a progress hearing today in the case… READ MORE >

- 912 days ago
Sean Penn -- Assistant Injures Herself in Shower Slip and Fall

Sean Penn
Assistant Injures Herself in Shower Slip and Fall

It was Sean Penn to the rescue today ... when his assistant fell down in the shower and messed up her arm ... and the actor rushed her to urgent care. Sources close to the actor tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 1030 days ago
Sean Penn Slams WEB Designer With Lawsuit

Sean Penn
Slams WEB Designer With Lawsuit

Sean Penn's busting his ass to help Haiti's earthquake recovery -- but the company hired to fix his website failed to put in the same effort ... according to a new lawsuit filed by Sean's… READ MORE >

- 1087 days ago
ScarJo and Sean Penn -- Together Again

ScarJo and Sean Penn
Together Again

They are supposedly broken up, but Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn posed for a pic together during last night's Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. Maybe he really is just that into her. READ MORE >

- 1131 days ago
Scarlett & Sean Penn -- I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Scarlett & Sean Penn
I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn were spotted holding hands last night outside of an after party for the White House Correspondents' Dinner.It's shocking, but true ... the WHCD has after parties. READ MORE >

- 1166 days ago
Sean Penn Paparazzi Attack -- The Haiti Factor

Sean Penn
Paparazzi Attack -- The Haiti Factor

The paparazzo who was attacked by Sean Penn in 2009 is donating all of the money he won in the court settlement to various charities -- including one cause very dear to Penn's heart ... Haiti. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1183 days ago
Sean Penn Settles Paparazzi Lawsuit

Sean Penn
Settles Paparazzi Lawsuit

Sean Penn's paparazzi attack case is now over and out -- almost a year after Sean plead no contest to vandalism ...  TMZ has learned Penn and the pap have settled the photog's civil suit.… READ MORE >

- 1200 days ago

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