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Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Date of Birth: 17 Aug 1960

Country: USA

Biography: Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his political and social activism. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for the former and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the latter... (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 68 (Actor), 8 (Director), 3 (Writer)

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    The Assassination of Richard Nixon
    A chilling drama that explores and exposes the dark side of the American Dream, this film focuses on the prescient and tragic true story of Sam Bicke (Penn), a disillusioned "everyman" who, in 1974, was driven to plot the assassination of the 37th President of the United States. (ThinkFilm)
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    Before Night Falls
    A richly imagined joumey into the life and writings of the brilliant Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas. (Fine Line Features)
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    Bukowski: Born into This
    The first comprehensive documentary on author Charles Bukowski, one of those rare writers whose work created a myth of epic proportions around its creator. (Magnolia Pictures)
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    Colors
    Set in the East L.A. barrio, Colors stars Sean Penn and Robert Duvall as very different cops, both in age and temperment, hand picked for the city's anti-gang campaign. As partners, they daily drive their unmarked car through the warring Los Angeles neighborhoods. Their simple code of endurance: Keep peace in the streets at any price! [MGM]
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    Dead Man Walking
    A caring nun receives a desperate letter from a death row inmate trying to find help to avoid execution for murder. Over the course of the time to the convict's death, the nun begins to show empathy, not only with the pathetic man, but also with the victims and their families. In the end, that nun must decide how she will deal with the paradox of caring for that condemned man while understanding the heinousness of his crimes. (imdb)
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    Dogtown and Z-Boys
    Sub-titled "The Birth of Extreme", this documetary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through it's 70's heyday, its decline during the 80's, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90's. (imdb)
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. (imdb)
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    The Game
    Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.
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    I Am Sam
    The compelling story of Sam Dawson (Penn), a mentally challenged father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. When a social worker suggests that Lucy should be placed in foster care, Sam forms an unlikely alliance with a high-powered attorney (Pfeiffer). Together they struggle to convince the system that Sam deserves to get his daughter back and, in the process, fuse a bond that results in a unique testament to the power of unconditional love. (New Line Cinema)
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    The Interpreter
    A thriller of international intrigue set inside the political corridors of the United Nations and on the streets of New York.
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    It\
    Set in the near future, this film tells the story of two lovers fighting for their love and for their lives in a world out of balance.
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    Mystic River
    As the investigation of the death of a young woman tightens around three old friends, an ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon. (Warner Bros.)
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    Sweet and Lowdown
    Woody Allen's latest film is the fanciful biography of a legendary jazz guitarist, Emmet Ray, who clashed with lovers, gangsters, musicians and success itself in the 1930's Jazz scene. Sean Penn stars as the fictional musical genius who during the Swing Era was on his way up but could never settle down. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    The Thin Red Line
    "The Thin Red Line" tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who took part in the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal, but the way in which this story is told transcends the boundaries of the war film genre.
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    This So-Called Disaster
    After appearing in Michael Almereyda's film version of Hamlet (in which he played the ghost), Sam Shepard invited the filmmaker to document the staging of his most recent play, "The Late Henry Moss," when it premiered in San Francisco in the fall of 2000. The resulting documentary is a remarkable group portrait - a vivid look at masterful performers working their way through a process of creative discovery. (IFC Films)
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    U Turn
    He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why. (Sony)
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    Up At The Villa
    Somerset Maugham was a master teller of stories about superficial people who are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck. His novella Up at the Villa is a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II. The film, despite an outstanding cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Bancroft, Sean Penn and Derek Jacobi, is strangely mannered and rather flat, more like a waltz than the tango Maugham might have had in mind. (imdb)
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    The Weight of Water
    A newspaper photographer travels to a New Hampshire island with her husband, brother-in-law, and his girlfriend to investigate an 1873 axe-murder of two Norwegian women, in which she finds her own relationships paralleling those of a woman who survived the crime.
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    21 Grams
    They say we all lose 21 grams at the moment of our death.
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    Carlito\
    A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of New York City.
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    The Beaver Trilogy
    It begins in 1979 with the chance meeting in a Salt Lake City parking lot where filmmaker Trent Harris is approached by an earnest small-town dreamer from Beaver, Utah (imdb)
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    Casualties of War
    During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. (imdb)
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    The Falcon and the Snowman
    The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union. (imdb)
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    Taps
    Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers. (imdb)
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    Shanghai Surprise
    Glendon Wasey (Sean Penn) is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock (Madonna) is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients (imdb)
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    At Close Range
    A boy and his friends seek to join a mid-atlantic gang led by the boy's estranged father, unaware that his father's ruthlessness takes no account of family ties. (imdb)
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    We\
    A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests... (imdb)
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    State of Grace
    Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. (imdb)
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    Crackers
    Garvey (Jack Warden) is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard... (imdb)
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    All the King\
    Based on Robert Penn Warren's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the King's Men tells the story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. (Sony Pictures)
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    Bad Boys
    A delinquent held in juvenile detention for the murder of a noted youth gang member awaits a showdown with the dead man's vengeful brother in the deadly prison environment. (imdb)
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    She\
    Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife. (imdb)
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    Hurlyburly
    Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes who's personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios. (imdb)
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    Racing with the Moon
    Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys. (imdb)
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    War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
    War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq... (imdb)
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    Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film
    A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson. (Imdb)
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    The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
    A look into the evolution, importance and current role of film editors. (doctor7)
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    What Just Happened
    Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer (De Niro) who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
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    Milk
    Biopic about gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, activist, politician, and the first openly gay man in America to be elected to public office.
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    Hugo Pool
    Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease. (imdb)
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    Dance of Despair and Disillusionment
    American Arts & Culture Presents John Horatio Malkovich "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment". (imdb)
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    Witch Hunt
    The story of several families who have their lives destroyed when their hometown is whipped into a frenzy by allegations of child molestation. (imdb)
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    Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick
    Actors and other crew members discuss their experiences while making Terrence Malick films.
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    The People Speak
    A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".
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    Fair Game
    Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.
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    Judgment in Berlin
    American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified. (imdb)
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    Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
    From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth Bowser shows how Phil's music and his fascinating life story and eventual decline into depression and suicide were intertwined with the history-making events that defined a generation.
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    The Tree of Life
    The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence. (imdb)
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    This Must Be the Place
    A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S. (imdb)
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    The Call of the Wild
    Documentary filmmaker Ron Lamothe retraces Chris McCandless' cross-country steps, talking with the people who knew him.
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    Gangster Squad
    A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. (imdb)
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    An office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he gets to live an adventurous life while romancing his co-worker sets off a global journey to fix things when both of their jobs are threatened. (imdb)
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    Loved
    After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
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    The Gunman
    A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. (imdb)
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    The Human Experiment
    A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products. (imdb)
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    The Killing of Randy Webster
    A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own. It's sort of a scaled-down, TV version of RASHOMON.
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    The Angry Birds Movie
    Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to. (imdb)
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    Sweet Micky for President
    Music and politics collide when international music star, Pras Michel of the Fugees, returns to his homeland of Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010 to mobilize a presidential campaign for Haiti's most controversial musician: Michel Martelly aka Sweet Micky. The inexperienced pair set out against a corrupted government, civil unrest, and a fixed election. When Pras's former bandmate, superstar Wyclef Jean, also enters the presidential race, their chances seem further doomed. (imdb)
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    The First
    The First (2018) - TV Series
    Fictional series to chronicle the effort to send the first manned mission to Mars. (imdb)
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    The Last Party
    Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992.
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    The Professor and the Madman
    Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum , Dr William Minor. (imdb)
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    A Constant Forge
    A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work. (imdb)
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    Flag Day
    A father lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter. (imdb)
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    Licorice Pizza
    Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.
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    Gaslit
    Gaslit (2022) - TV Series
    A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.
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    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
    An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina.
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    Superpower
    Follows the events happening in Ukraine and the truth about Russia's invasion of the country.
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