Sean Penn is an American actor and filmmaker. He has gained two Academy Awards, for his roles within the thriller drama ‘Mystic River’ in 2003 and the biopic ‘Milk’ in 2008. He started his performing profession in tv, with a quick look in episode 112 of ‘Little Home on the Prairie’, directed by his father Leo Penn.
Following his movie debut within the drama ‘Faucets’ in 1981, and a various vary of movie roles within the 1980s, together with ‘Quick Occasions at Ridgemont Excessive’ in 1982, he garnered essential consideration for his roles within the crime dramas ‘At Shut Vary’ in 1986, ‘State of Grace’ in 1990, and ‘Carlito’s Means’ in 1993.
He grew to become referred to as a outstanding main actor with the drama ‘Lifeless Man Strolling’ in 1995, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Greatest Actor Award on the Berlin Movie Pageant. He acquired one other two Oscar nominations for Woody Allen’s comedy-drama ‘Candy and Lowdown’ in 1999 and the drama ‘I Am Sam’ in 2001, earlier than successful his first Academy Award for Greatest Actor in 2003 for ‘Mystic River’ and a second one in 2008 for ‘Milk’. He has additionally gained a Greatest Actor Award on the Cannes Movie Pageant for the Nick Cassavetes-directed ‘She’s So Beautiful’ in 1997, and two Greatest Actor Awards on the Venice Movie Pageant for the indie movie ‘Hurlyburly’ in 1998 and the drama ’21 Grams’ in 2003.
In 2008, he earned constructive evaluations for his portrayal of real-life gay-rights icon and politician Harvey Milk within the biopic ‘Milk’, and was nominated for finest actor for the 2008 Unbiased Spirit Awards. The movie additionally earned him his fifth nomination and second win for the Academy Award for Greatest Actor. He starred as Joseph C. Wilson in ‘Honest Sport’ in 2010, a movie adaptation of Valerie Plame’s 2007 memoir. He co-starred within the drama ‘The Tree of Life’ in 2011, which gained the Palme d’Or on the 2011 Cannes Movie Pageant. In 2015, he starred in ‘The Gunman’, a French-American motion thriller based mostly on the novel ‘The Inclined Gunman’, by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and fellow Oscar-winner Javier Bardem seem in supporting roles. He performs Jim Terrier, a sniper on a mercenary assassination staff who kills the minister of mines of the Congo.
He made his function movie directorial debut with ‘The Indian Runner’ in 1991, adopted by the drama movie ‘The Crossing Guard’ in 1995 and the thriller movie ‘The Pledge’ in 2001. He directed one of many 11 segments of ’11’09″01 September 11′ in 2002, a compilation movie made in response to the September 11 assaults. His fourth function movie, the biographical drama survival film ‘Into the Wild’ in 2007, garnered essential acclaim and two Academy Award nominations.
Along with his movie work, he engages in political and social activism, together with his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his contact with the Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela, and his humanitarian work within the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.