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  • Sean Penn

    Born on August 17, 1960 in Santa Monica, California

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Milk (2008)

Sean Penn as "Harvey Milk"

In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White (Josh Brolin) kills Milk in cold blood.

Academy Award (2008) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture


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