51 Facts About Sean Penn

1. Sean Penn was a political activist, and he often attracted controversy for his stances, most notably his own opposition to the Iraq War and his criticism of US Pres.

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2. In 2008 Sean Penn played the lead role in Milk, which depicts the life of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States.

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3. Sean Penn was born into a family of entertainers; actors, filmmakers, and musicians.

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4. Sean Penn has served as director for several films and music videos.

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5. Sean Penn consolidated his status as a Hollywood leading man with his performance in Dead Man Walking, for which he received his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination.

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6. Sean Penn is an American-born actor, filmmaker, 2-time Academy-award winner, political activist, and author.

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7. Sean Penn quit smoking for a while on his 40th birthday for health reasons.

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8. Sean Penn moved to Marin County to avoid raising his children in Hollywood.

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9. Sean Penn is the 9th person to win 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor.

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10. Sean Penn has an estimated net worth of $150 million.

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11. Sean Penn voiced characters in animated fare, including Persepolis and Angry Birds (2016).

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12. Sean Penn chose to forgo college and instead joined the Los Angeles Repertory Theater.

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13. Sean Penn was born on August 17, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California.

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14. Sean Penn laid floral wreaths and paid respect at the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.

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15. Sean Penn was accompanied by US Consul General Willian J Martin and distributed blankets, quilts, kitchen items and other goods amongst flood survivors.

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16. Sean Penn denied such accusations in an article he wrote for The Huffington Post.

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17. Sean Penn was physically involved in rescuing people, although there was criticism that his involvement was a PR stunt as he hired a photographer to come along with his entourage.

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18. Sean Penn protested the political exclusion of Nader and other third parties.

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19. Sean Penn met pop singer Madonna in February 1985, and they married that August on her birthday.

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20. Sean Penn has since directed three more films, all well received by critics: the indie thriller The Crossing Guard, the mystery film The Pledge (2001), and the biographical drama survival film Into the Wild (2007).

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21. Sean Penn made his directorial debut with The Indian Runner, a crime drama film based on Bruce Springsteen's song "Highway Patrolman", from the album Nebraska (1982).

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22. Sean Penn co-starred in the drama The Tree of Life, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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23. In 2004, Sean Penn played Samuel Bicke, a character based on Samuel Byck, who in 1974 attempted and failed to assassinate President Richard Nixon, in The Assassination of Richard Nixon.

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24. Sean Penn received his third nomination after portraying a mentally handicapped father in I am Sam.

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25. Sean Penn began making short films with some of his childhood friends, including actors Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, who lived near his home.

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26. Sean Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor and director Leo Penn, and actress Eileen Ryan.

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27. Sean Penn became known as a prominent leading actor with the drama Dead Man Walking, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

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28. Sean Penn began his acting career in television, with a brief appearance in episode 112 of Little House on the Prairie, December 4, 1974, and directed by his father Leo Penn.

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29. Sean Penn has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River and the biopic Milk (2008).

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30. Sean Penn shared his plans with the controversial leader during a meetingAaon Wednesday at the presidential palace in the capital.

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31. Sean Penn dropped the lawsuit in May 2016 after Daniels retracted his statement and apologized.

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32. At the 87th Academy Awards, Sean Penn presented the award for Best Picture.

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33. In March 2010, Sean Penn called for the arrest of those referring to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a dictator.

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34. Sean Penn is believed to have played a role in getting American entrepreneur Jacob Ostreicher released from a Bolivian prison in 2013, and was credited by Ostreicher for having personally nursed him back to health upon his release.

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35. Sean Penn gained significant attention in the Pakistan media when he visited Karachi and Badin in 2012.

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36. On February 22, 2009, Sean Penn received the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Milk.

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37. Sean Penn questioned whether Bush's twin daughters supported the war in Iraq.

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38. In October 2008, Sean Penn traveled to Cuba, where he met with and interviewed President Raul Castro.

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39. On December 18, 2006, Sean Penn received the Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award from the Creative Coalition for his commitment to free speech.

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40. On January 7, 2006, Sean Penn was a special guest at the Progressive Democrats of America, where he was joined by author and media critic Norman Solomon, Democratic congressional candidate Charles Brown, and activist Cindy Sheehan.

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41. Sean Penn has been outspoken in supporting numerous political and social causes.

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42. At the end of his first marriage, Sean Penn moved in with actress Robin Wright, and their first child, a daughter named Dylan Frances, was born April 13, 1991.

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43. Sean Penn was engaged to actress Elizabeth McGovern, his co-star in Racing with the Moon.

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44. In November 2008, Sean Penn earned positive reviews for his portrayal of real-life gay-rights icon and politician Harvey Milk in the biopic Milk, and was nominated for best actor for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards.

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45. Sean Penn finally won for his role in the Boston crime-drama Mystic River.

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46. Sean Penn starred in the drama At Close Range which received critical acclaim.

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47. Sean Penn launched his film career with the action-drama Taps, where he played a military high school cadet.

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48. Sean Penn appeared in a 1974 episode of the Little House on the Prairie television series as an extra when his father, Leo, directed some of the episodes.

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49. Sean Penn was raised in a secular home and attended Santa Monica High School.

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50. Sean Penn State's win over the Hawkeyes was the most dominant performance Gross-Matos is fulfilling a goal by learning from defensive line coach Sean Spencer.

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51. Sean Penn keeps the story grounded in Mars drama The First.

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