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Sean Penn

Sean Penn

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Sean Penn
Date of Birth: 17th August, 1960.
Born At: Santa Monica, California.
Height: 5’10”
Claim to Fame: Dead Man Walking, I Am Sam, Mystic River, Milk.

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Sean Penn is one of the most decorated actors in Hollywood today. This two-time Academy award winner is also an accomplished actor, producer and director. He has been a vocal critic of the Bush Administration. Sean is one of the most controversial figures in the industry. Sean has got himself involved in a lot of controversies especially during his marriage to Madonna. But all of this does not tale away from the fact that he is one of the most talented actors in Holly wood today.

Sean’s father Leo Penn was an actor-director and his mother Eileen Ryan was also an accomplished actress. He had two younger brothers Michael and Chris of whom, Chris passed away in 2006. Sean was born in a family with a background in showbiz and it was where he was destined to be.

Sean started of his career with the movie Taps (1981) and followed it up with Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Soon, just in his fourth film, Sean delivered a fine performance in Bad Boys (1983) as a troubled youth. But this was just the beginning of many more memorable performances to come. In 1995, Sean played an inmate on death row in the movie Dead Man Walking (1995). His efforts were rewarded with an Academy Award nomination. But this was just to be the first of many nominations he was to receive.

Sean finally was able to put his hands on the trophy for his role in Mystic River (2003). The movie was a crime drama directed by Clint Eastwood. His second Oscar came for the movie Milk (2008). In Milk he played Gay Rights activist and first ever openly gay Governor Harvey Milk. Sean played the role very well as he could understand the role as he too is a vocal supporter of gay rights. His stand has earned him the ire of many right-wing organizations, but he continues to voice his opinions.

Sean has also shared a very frosty relationship with the paparazzi. He served 60 days jail sentence for assaulting a photographer, but was released in 33 days for good behavior. There were even rumors that he had dangled a photographer by his ankles from his 9th storey hotel room when he found a paparazzo hiding in his and his then wife Madonna’s room.

His personal life has also been in turmoil. He had married Madonna in 1985, but separated from her four years later in 1989. During that four-year period he was even accused of physically hurting her. Sean recently divorced from wife Robin Wright after many years being together, they have two children together.

After his award-winning performance, Sean came out with Fair Game (2010) and many more good performances are expected.