Sean Penn ( 1960) Biography & Life Facts

Sean Penn Bad Boy of Hollywood

Long time, the bad boy of Hollywood Sean Penn is also among the most fiercely talented Actor of his generation. He was born an actor of his generation. He was born on August 17th, 1960 in Burbank California. The second son of actress Eileen Ryan.

The second son of actress Eileen Ryan and director of Leo Penn. Sean Penn was brought up in Santa Monica in a neighborhood populated by future celebrities Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. The son of actor Martin Sheen Penn’s older brother Michael is a singer, Songwriter, and turned director.

While younger sibling Chris is noted character actor the children spent Chris id noted character actor. The children spent much of their free time together making a number of amateur film shots with super cameras still Penn’s original intention was to attend law school.

Although Sean Penn ultimately decided that he skipped college to join the Los Angeles repertory theater after making his professional debut on an episode of television’s Barnaby jones, he relocated to New York.

Where he soon appeared in the play heartland a tv movie the king of randy webster followed in 1981. Before, he made his feature debut later that same year in taps. Penn shot to stardom in 1982’s fast times at Ridgemont high as the stone surfer dude Jeff Spicola.

He stole every scene in which he appeared assisting to elevate the picture into a classic of the teen comedy genre, however, the quirkiness which would define his career quickly surfaced as he turned down any number of Spicola-like roles to star. 

Sean Penn is also Drama Bad Boys

The 1983 drama bad boys was followed a year later by the Lewis mall caper comedy crackers. The period romance racing with the moon. While none of the pictures performed well at the box office critics consistently praised Sean Penn as an actor turned drug addict turned government spy in John Schlesinger’s.

In 1985 political thriller the falcon and the snowman earned some of his best notices to date. However, Penn’s performance was quickly lost, in the glare of the media attention surrounding his very public romance with pop singer Madonna which culminated in the couple’s 1985 media circus wedding.

While Madonna actively courted press attention. The private pen made his loathing for the media quite clear during his run-ins with the paparazzi. He quickly became the stuff of legend and the notoriety of his temper began to eclipse.

Even his immense acting ability his penchant for fisticuffs combined with other civil infractions. Ultimately, resulted in a 30-day jail sentence more seriously his marriage to Madonna began to buckle under the weight of media scrutiny and as a couple of stars collaborated in 1987 movies.

Shanghai’s surprise met with box office disaster their private relationship was also over-soured by the Hollywood experience. Penn did not resurface “prior to 1988’s colors”, which proved to be his biggest hit movie in some time.

Sean Penn next appeared in “Brain de Palma’s Vietnam tale casualties of war”, followed by a turn opposite his idol Robert de Niro in the 1989 comedy were no angles after starring in the gangster melodrama state of grace.  

Indian Runner a Film

Penn wrote and directed 1991’s the Indian runner a film inspired by a Bruce Springsteen song and shaped in the image of the films of John Cassavetes after an almost unrecognizable turn as a troubled attorney.

In the 1993 de Palma thriller Carlito’s way. Penn announced his intention to retire from acting in order to focus his full attention on directing. However, after Helming in 1995’s the crossing guard with jack Nicholson and Angelica Houston.

Sean Penn returned on screen winning an academy award nomination for his gut-wrenching portrayal of a death row inmate.  Tim Robbin’s dead man walking by 1997. Penn’s wishes for retirement but a memory as he enjoyed his busiest year.

Yet, in addition to starring opposite the second wife of Robin Wright in Nick Cassavetes. She’s so lovely roles which won both spouses acting honors at the can film festival. He also appeared in David Fincher’s Thriller the game and in Oliver Stone’s U-turn.

He found acclaim the following year for his roles in the adaptation of David Raves, Hurley Burley, and Terence Malek’s thin red line in 1999. He had a cameo appearance in spike John’s being John Malkovich and earned his second Oscar nomination as a callous 30s Jazz guitarist in Woody Allen’s sweet and lowdown.

While the 2000s adaptation of Anita Shreve’s novel the weight of water starred. Penn is a poet embroiled in a small-town murder mystery.  

Fame-Craving Impressionist

In 2001, Sean Penn would play a fame-craving impressionist in the beaver trilogy and served as narrator in director. Stacy Peralta’s skateboarding documentary dog town and z boys direct the psychotically drama of the pledge which marked Sean Penn’s second collaboration with Jack Nicholson.

In 2002, Sean Penn would once again win critical praise with his Oscar-nominated portrayal of a developmentally disabled man struggling to retain custody of his daughter. After 2001, terrorist attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon.

The left-leaning actor’s outspoken political views garnered a great deal of attention from right-wing pundits including aggrieved Bill O’Reilly who found himself on the receiving end of Sean Penn’s animosity in the controversial interview with talk magazine.

Though O’Reilly demanded his viewers Boycott any of Sean Penn’s future films. It appears his career remained relatively unscathed in 2002. Sean Penn directed a segment for the French produced 9 feet 11 inches which were met with mixed reviews.

While, his participation in Burkowski born this 2002 helped the film win a nomination for the Grand Jury prize at the 2003 Sundance film festival the year 2003. In fact, in an eventual year for Sean Penn, he participated in two small but nonetheless critically acclaimed Michael Almeria documentaries.

This so-called disaster and Alejandro Gonzalez and Erica’s low-key urban drama 21 grams. While managed to claim yet another Hollywood success in actor Slash director Clint Eastwood’s highly lauded mystic river.   

First Win The Oscar Sean Penn

In 2004, it was this third film that garnered. Sean Penn’s fourth academy award nomination and ultimately his first win the Oscar coupled with a standing ovation by the audience showed once and for all that Sean Penn’s unorthodox approach to his acting career hadn’t had an adverse effect on his popularity the following year.

Sean Penn would return to the screen to document one man’s chilling descent into madness. In the fact-based psychological drama, the assassination of Richard Nixon.

Despite, a generally favorable reaction from critics the grim feature failed to make much of an impression at the box office subsequently sticking to politics with Sydney Pollock’s 2005 thriller the interpreter. Sean Penn would this time find his character attempting to prevent the assassination of a high-profile political leader than personally carry one out.

Sean Penn essayed the role of a populist Southern politician modeled loosely on depression-era Louisiana governor Huey long. It seemed as if the serious nature actor’s career. Sean Penn had finally become as political as the boat-rocking rhetoric that often found him sailing into the headlines.

The third screen adaptation of Robert Penn Warren’s influential novel all the king’s men featured an impressive list of top-name Hollywood talent including Jude law Kate Winslet Anthony Hopkins Patricia Clarkson James Gandolfini and Mark Ruffalo.

In 2008, Sean Penn received the academy award for an actor for his performance in milk a biopic starring. Sean Penn in the role of politician and civil rights activist Harvey milk Shortly. Afterward, Sean Penn starred in fair game an adaptation of author Valerie’s plans novel of the same name and co-starred with Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain and director Terence Malik’s critically acclaimed drama the tree of life in 2011.   

Small Role as Gangster

In 2013 he had a small role as gangster Mickey Cohen in gangster squad and a supporting role in the secret life of Walter Mitty personal life in 1985. Sean Penn married his first-time wife Madonna the actor met on the set of the least successful of his film Shanghai surprise their marriage was short.

They had scandals but in 1989. They finally divorced in 1996. Sean Penn married for the second time, his wife was an actress again Sean Penn met Robin Wright on the set of the film state of grace they lived together until 2010 in this marriage his children were born the daughter Dylan and the Son Hopper after the divorce.

Sean Penn continues to communicate with the children at the beginning of 2014. Sean Penn began relations with Charlize Theron. The actor was so much in love with her that he was going to marry Charlize Theron. Sean Penn expressed his feeling for the actress the first true love in his life but in the summer of 2015, they broke up. 

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