Sean Penn

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Sean Justin Penn
  • Birth Place: Burbank, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/17/1960, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; writer
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Sean Penn Fast Facts:
  • His actor-director father, Leo Penn, was blacklisted during the 1950s McCarthy era.
  • Made feature-film acting debut as an unruly cadet in Taps (1981). Directorial debut was 1991's The Indian Runner.
  • In 1987, served 32 days of a 60-day sentence for hitting a movie extra trying to photograph him.
  • Briefly dated Jewel, and later directed her music video for "You Were Meant for Me" in 1997.
  • Wrote personal accounts of a 2003 trip to Baghdad and a 2005 visit to Tehran for the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Helped rescue people in New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.
  • Served as president of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival jury.
  • Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, cofounded J/P Haitian Relief Organization to provide vital resources to the country.
  • Sean Penn Relationships:
  • Charlize Theron - Significant Other
  • Scarlett Johansson - Ex-significant Other
  • Michael Penn - Brother
  • Dylan Francis Penn - Daughter
  • Robin Wright - Ex-wife
  • Leo Penn - Father
  • Elizabeth McGovern - Ex-fiancée
  • Madonna - Ex-wife
  • Hopper Jack Penn - Son
  • Christopher Penn - Brother
  • Eileen Ryan - Mother
  • Sean Penn Awards:
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Venice Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2009 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2003 Venice Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2008 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States

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