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Sean Penn

Sean PennAKA Sean Justin Penn

Born: 17-Aug-1960
Birthplace: Burbank, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Activist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Sean Penn is a craggy-faced actor and loudspoken liberal activist. He played the stoner Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, married and divorced Madonna, has famously brawled with paparazzi, denounced George W. Bush and Bill O'Reilly as traitors, won an Oscar for Mystic River, and scolded Trey Parker and Matt Stone for making Team America: World Police.

Penn's father was a TV director, and his mother was an actress. Growing up in Hollywood, young Penn befriended Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, whose father Martin Sheen lived around the corner. Penn made his professional acting debut at 14, in a 1974 episode of Little House on the Prairie directed by his father.

He has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but left his pistol behind when he went to Iraq before and after its 2003 war with the United States. While in the Middle East, Penn spoke against war and filed reports for the San Francisco Chronicle. In August 2007, Penn drew criticism for meeting with Venezuealan President Hugo Chavez, citing America's tend of "becoming increasingly gullible to the demonizing of foreign states or leaders."

Penn has also written and directed two films, The Indian Runner and The Crossing Guard, and directed another, The Pledge. All were generally well-received by critics, but barely noticed at all by audiences.

Father: Leo Penn (TV director, b. 1921, d. 1998 cancer)
Mother: Eileen Ryan (actress)
Brother: Michael Penn (musician, b. 1958)
Brother: Chris Penn (actor, b. 1965, d. 2006)
Girlfriend: Elizabeth McGovern (actress, dated 1983-84, broken engagement)
Girlfriend: Susan Sarandon (actress, dated 1984)
Wife: Madonna (singer; m. 16-Aug-1985, div. 10-Jan-1989)
Wife: Robin Wright Penn (cohabited 1990-96, m. 27-April-1996, div. 22-Jul-2010)
Girlfriend: Jewel (singer, dated in 1990s, while estranged from Wright)
Daughter: Dylan Frances Penn (b. 13-Apr-1991, with Wright)
Son: Hopper Jack Penn (b. 6-Aug-1993, wiith Wright)
Girlfriend: Petra Nemcova (supermodel; dated 2008, while estranged from Wright)
Girlfriend: Jessica White (model, b. 22-Jun-1984, dated 2010-)
Girlfriend: Scarlett Johansson (actress, together 2011)

    High School: Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA
    University: Santa Monica College

    Kucinich for President
    MoveOn.org
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Media and Arts Advisory Board
    Oscar for Best Actor 2003 for Mystic River
    Oscar for Best Actor 2009 for Milk
    Assault Nashville, TN Jul-1985
    Battery Nashville, TN Jul-1985
    Battery Apr-1986
    Violating Parole 1987
    Domestic Violence
    Attempted Murder Macau 1986
    Battery Los Angeles 12-Oct-2009
    Vandalism Los Angeles 12-Oct-2009
    Pardoned by Portugal for Macau incident
    Inmate: Los Angeles County Jail 1987
    Issued Concealed Carry Permit Ross, CA (Jan-2002)
    Funeral: Hunter S. Thompson (2005)
    Irish Ancestry Maternal
    Lithuanian Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Into the Wild (1-Sep-2007)
    September 11 (5-Sep-2002)
    The Pledge (9-Jan-2001)
    The Crossing Guard (10-Sep-1995)
    The Indian Runner (7-Sep-1991)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (5-Oct-2013)
    Gangster Squad (9-Jan-2013)
    Woody Allen: A Documentary (30-May-2012) · Himself
    This Must Be the Place (20-May-2011)
    The Tree of Life (16-May-2011) · Jack
    Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (1-Oct-2010) · Himself
    Fair Game (20-May-2010) · Joe Wilson
    Milk (28-Nov-2008)
    Witch Hunt (7-Sep-2008) · Narrator
    What Just Happened? (19-Jan-2008) · Himself
    War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (14-May-2007) · Narrator
    All the King's Men (10-Sep-2006) · Willie Stark
    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (16-Aug-2006) · Himself
    The Interpreter (14-Apr-2005) · Tobin Keller
    The Assassination of Richard Nixon (17-May-2004)
    21 Grams (5-Sep-2003)
    Mystic River (23-May-2003)
    Bukowski: Born into This (18-Jan-2003) · Himself
    It's All About Love (10-Jan-2003) · Marciello
    Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) · Himself
    I Am Sam (3-Dec-2001)
    Dogtown and Z-Boys (19-Jan-2001) · Narrator [VOICE]
    The Weight of Water (9-Sep-2000) · Thomas Janes
    Before Night Falls (3-Sep-2000)
    Up at the Villa (5-May-2000) · Rowley Flint
    Sweet and Lowdown (4-Sep-1999)
    The Thin Red Line (25-Dec-1998) · 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
    Hurlyburly (11-Sep-1998)
    Hugo Pool (12-Dec-1997)
    The Game (12-Sep-1997) · Conrad
    U Turn (27-Aug-1997) · Bobby Cooper
    She's So Lovely (15-May-1997) · Eddie Quinn
    Loved (Apr-1997)
    Dead Man Walking (29-Dec-1995) · Matthew Poncelet
    Carlito's Way (10-Nov-1993) · Kleinfeld
    The Last Party (27-Aug-1993) · Himself
    State of Grace (14-Sep-1990)
    We're No Angels (15-Dec-1989)
    Casualties of War (18-Aug-1989)
    Judgment in Berlin (6-May-1988) · Guenther X
    Colors (15-Apr-1988) · Danny McGavin
    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (Oct-1987) [VOICE]
    Shanghai Surprise (29-Aug-1986)
    At Close Range (18-Apr-1986) · Brad, Jr.
    The Falcon and the Snowman (25-Jan-1985) · Daulton Lee
    Racing with the Moon (23-Mar-1984) · Henry "Hopper" Nash
    Crackers (Feb-1984)
    Bad Boys (25-Mar-1983) · Mick O'Brien
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (13-Aug-1982) · Jeff Spicoli
    Taps (11-Dec-1981)
    The Killing of Randy Webster (11-Mar-1981)

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