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Sean Penn

FULL NAME Sean Justin Penn
BORN 17 August 1960, Santa Monica, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor/Director/Producer/Writer
NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 175 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 16 (14)
MAX. RATING

(performer)
(filmmaker)

MIN. RATING

(performer)
(filmmaker)

AVERAGE RATING 4.00 (performer)
4.00 (filmmaker)

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

RATING

1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Jeff Spicoli

1985 The Falcon and the Snowman Daulton Lee

1986 At Close Range Brad Whitewood Jr.

1990 State of Grace Terry Noonan

1993 Carlito's Way David Kleinfeld

1995 Dead Man Walking Matthew Poncelet

1997 Loved Michael  
1997 U-Turn Bobby Cooper

1997 The Game Conrad

1998 Hurlyburly Eddie  
2001 I Am Sam Sam Dawson

2003 Mystic River Jimmy Markum

2003 21 Grams Paul Rivers

2006 All the King's Men Willie Stark

2008 Milk Harvey Milk

2011 The Tree of Life Jack  
2019 The Professor and the Madman William Chester Minor

 

FILMMAKER FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1991 The Indian Runner Director/Writer

1995 The Crossing Guard Director/Writer/Producer

2007 Into the Wild Director/Writer/Producer

 

BIO

Iconic and intense character actor and lead of American movies who has endured a high status among audiences and critics alike for the better part of three decades. After starting out as a teenage performer in the early 1980s in films such as Taps and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Penn matured into more serious roles towards the late 1980s, even if his acting skills were still being honed. It wasn't until the 1990s, after a failed marriage with pop star Madonna, that Penn really impressed the critics - both in front of and behind the camera. He made his directorial debut with the promising The Indian Runner, before delivering a string of power-house performances in films such as Carlito's Way, Dead Man Walking and Sweet and Lowdown. Penn has often been at his best portraying unintellectual and easy-minded young men in criminal dramas, whereas as a filmmaker he has often told stories which discuss profound moral dilemmas.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1996

Nominated for Best Actor in Dead Man Walking

2000

Nominated for Best Actor in Sweet and Lowdown

2002

Nominated for Best Actor in I Am Sam

2004

Best Actor in Mystic River