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Sean Penn

Intense, versatile actor who was once married to popstar Madonna, started his acting career in teen exploitation flicks during the 80’s (“Fast Times At Ridgemont Hight”, “Bad Boys” ) before easing into hard-hitting character driven films such as “U Turn”, “Colors”, “Casualties Of War” & “I am Sam”.

Sean Penn Fact File:

Birth Name: Sean Justin Penn

Date Of Birth:
17th August 1960

Place Of Birth:
Santa Monica, California, USA

Height: 5’ 10”

Madonna (1985 - 1989)
Robin Wright Penn (1996 - Present)

Film Debut: “Taps” (1981)

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Sean Penn’s Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

Taps [DVD](1981) DVD
Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise are cadets defending their Pennsylvania military school when they discover it's about to be torn down. Intense, exciting drama, filmed in Valley Forge, Pa., featuring George C. Scott as the gruff veteran commander of the school. 126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 4.0, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High [DVD](1982) DVD
Adapted from Cameron Crowe's book, this fast and funny look at Southern California teen life from high school to the mall is highlighted by Sean Penn's performance as stoned surfer dude Jeff Spicoli. With Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ray Walston; look for Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz and Forest Whitaker in their film debuts; directed by Amy Heckerling. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; documentary; audio commentary by Heckerling and Crowe; scene access.

Bad Boys [DVD](1983) DVD
Sean Penn is dynamic as a juvenile delinquent sent to Chicago's toughest detention hall. He soon becomes his dorm's leader, but violence flares when a rival gang leader enters the facility. Gritty drama also stars Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy, Reni Santoni. 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer;.

Shanghai Surprise [DVD](1986) DVD
Sean Penn and Madonna team up in a rousing, romantic adventure set in pre-WWII China, where a spunky missionary worker and an American salesman find themselves involved with smugglers and drug dealers, and falling in love. With Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths. 93 min.

Colors [DVD](1988) DVD
A graphically realistic and compelling look at L.A.'s street gangs, focusing on the divergent methods that veteran cop Robert Duvall and headstrong rookie Sean Penn take in dealing with the young toughs who are turning the city into a battleground. With Maria Conchita Alonso; Dennis Hopper directs. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

Casualties Of War [DVD](1989) DVD
Brian DePalma's searing war drama stars Michael J. Fox as a green recruit in Vietnam who must make an agonizing moral decision when his platoon gang-rapes a village girl. Sean Penn plays the gung-ho sergeant who leads the horrifying assault. A powerful look at a different side of the Vietnam War. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Korean, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; "making of" documentary; interview; production notes; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers.

Carlito's Way (Special Edition) [DVD](1993) DVD
Knockout gangster yarn from Brian DePalma starring Al Pacino as Hispanic drug dealer Carlito Brigante, who runs into all sorts of trouble when he's released from prison and tries to go straight, operating a disco club in New York in the 1970s. Sean Penn is his coked-out lawyer compadre and Penelope Ann Miller is the exotic dancer he loves. 144 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: French, Spanish.

Dead Man Walking [DVD](1995) DVD
Forceful, true-life drama starring Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen Prejean, a progressive Louisiana nun who decides to serve as spiritual advisor to convicted racist murderer Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) before he's executed by lethal injection. Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry also star. Directed by Tim Robbins; features a title song by Bruce Springsteen. 122 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; theatrical trailer; audio commentary by Robbins.

U-Turn [DVD](1997) DVD
Small-time hustler Sean Penn is driving to Las Vegas to pay off a gambling debt, but a broken radiator hose strands him in a remote Arizona desert town whose off-the-wall residents include grimy auto mechanic Billy Bob Thornton, crooked sheriff Powers Boothe, and wealthy realtor Nick Nolte and seductive wife Jennifer Lopez, each of whom offer Penn money to bump off their spouse. Director Oliver Stone's noir thriller also stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jon Voight. 125 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround, SpanishDolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

I Am Sam [DVD](2001) DVD
Sean Penn is Sam, a mentally challenged man who cleans tables at an L.A. coffeehouse and whose life is radically changed when the homeless woman living with him gives birth to their daughter, then leaves. With a little help from his friends, Penn tries to raise the child--until she's about to turn seven and the courts want to take the girl away. Seeking help, Penn turns to self-absorbed attorney Michelle Pfeiffer, who is forced into taking the case pro bono by her firm. Dianne Wiest, Richard Schiff also star in this poignant drama. 130 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, DTS Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; deleted scenes; alternate scenes; documentary; theatrical trailer.


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Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Bad Boys (1983)
Mystic River (2003)

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