Sean Penn young
August 17, 1960
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm
78 kg | 171 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
Sean Justin Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, U.S., on August 17, 1960, is an American actor and filmmaker. Young Sean Penn first started making short films with his childhood friends, actors Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen.
He began his acting career in NBC western drama television series Little House on the Prairie (1974) in episode "The Voice of Tinker Jones", in role as Kid, directed by his father Leo Penn.
He made his big screen debut in drama film Taps (1981) opposite Tom Cruise and Timothy Hutton.
Sean's breakthrough performance came as Mick O'Brien in crime drama film Bad Boys (1983).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Heartland" (1981) in role as James.
He made his directorial debut with crime drama film The Indian Runner (1991).
The Professor and the Madman (2019) biographical drama in role as Dr. William Chester Minor, opposite Mel Gibson and Natalie Dormer
He won two Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in films:
Mystic River (2003) mystery drama in role as James "Jimmy" Markum, also he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Milk (2008) biographical drama in role as Harvey Milk, also he was nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Dead Man Walking (1995) crime drama in role as Matthew Poncelet
Sweet and Lowdown (1999) comedy drama in role as Emmet Ray
I Am Sam (2001) drama in role as Samuel John "Sam" Dawson
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as David Kleinfeld in drama crime movie Carlito's Way (1993).
He won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Eddie Quinn in romantic drama film She's So Lovely (1997).
He won a Satellite Award and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Paul Rivers in drama movie 21 Grams (2003).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role as Samuel J. Bicke in drama film The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004).
He directed, wrote and co-produced biographical adventure drama movie Into the Wild (2007), for which he was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director.
State of Grace (1990) neo-noir crime with Ed Harris, Robin Wright and Gary Oldman
U Turn (1997) neo-noir crime thriller opposite Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix and Nick Nolte
Fair Game (2010) biographical political drama with Naomi Watts and Sam Shepard
Gangster Squad (2013) action crime opposite Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone
The Gunman (2015) action thriller with Javier Bardem and Idris Elba
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) comedy drama with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Forest Whitaker
The Game (1997) mystery thriller with Michael Douglas and Deborah Kara Unger
The Tree of Life (2011) epic drama with Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain
The Thin Red Line (1998) epic war with George Clooney, Nick Nolte and Adrien Brody
He guest starred as Eric in NBC sitcom Friends (2001).
He portrayed Tom Hagerty in Hulu drama television series The First (2018).
Attended Santa Monica High School in California.
Has two brothers: actor Chris Penn and musician Michael Penn.
He played George "Spanky" Farrell in a play "Slab Boys" (1983) at Playhouse Theatre, New York City.
Good friends with Robert De Niro.
He is an avid surfer.
He voiced Terence in animated comedy film The Angry Birds Movie (2016).
Received the John Steinbeck award at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Received the Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award from the Creative Coalition in 2006.
He interviewed Cuban President Raúl Castro and Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
Published novel "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff" in 2018.
He was married to:
Robin Wright (1996-2010), they have a daughter Dylan Frances and a son Hopper Jack
Has been engaged to Charlize Theron (2014-2015).
He dated Minka Kelly (2015), Shannon Costello (2011-2013), Scarlett Johansson (2011), Jessica White (2009-2010), Petra Nemcova (2008), Jewel Kilcher (1990), Susan Sarandon (1984) and Elizabeth McGovern (1983-1984).
He started dating Leila George in 2016.
Let's face it. I'm a person that feels pretty alienated from the rest of the world and never felt understood by anyone.
It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role; I've done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama.
Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
If there's anything disgusting in the movie business, it is the whoredom of my peers.
I can always see light in any situation. It's just the way I'm made.
There's not a lot of good movies being made.
I don't consider myself specifically political, you know? I think of working as an actor as being a human thing. The concerns I have that fall into politics are human concerns.
I choose movies that I think will speak to what's important.
Yeah, I had actually tried to stop acting before I made Dead Man Walking.