Sean Penn young
August 17, 1960
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm
78 kg | 171 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
Sean Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, United States on August 17, 1960, is an American actor. Young Sean Penn began his acting career in western drama television series Little House on the Prairie (1974). He made his big screen debut in drama film Taps (1981) with Tom Cruise and Timothy Hutton. Sean's breakthrough performance came as Mick O'Brien in crime drama film Bad Boys (1983).
He won two Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances as James "Jimmy" Markum in mystery drama film Mystic River (2003) directed by Clint Eastwood and as Harvey Milk in biographical drama film Milk (2008) directed by Gus Van Sant.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies: Dead Man Walking (1995), Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and I Am Sam (2001).
State of Grace (1990) neo-noir crime with Ed Harris, Robin Wright and Gary Oldman
Carlito's Way (1993) drama crime with Al Pacino, Penelope Ann Miller and John Leguizamo
She's So Lovely (1997) romantic drama opposite John Travolta and Robin Wright
U Turn (1997) neo-noir crime thriller opposite Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix and Nick Nolte
21 Grams (2003) drama with Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro
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 portrayed Tom Hagerty in television series The First (2018).
Sean has been married twice, to Madonna (1985-1989) and to actress Robin Wright (1996-2010) with Robin have two children.
Good friends with Robert De Niro.
He is an avid surfer.
He made his directorial debut with film The Indian Runner (1991).
He dated actresses Elizabeth McGovern, Susan Sarandon and supermodel Petra Nemcova.
He dated actress Charlize Theron (2014-2015).
He voiced Terence in film The Angry Birds Movie (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.