Sean Penn has been a Hollywood star for over thirty years, but there's still plenty to know about the Oscar-winning actor.
Born in Southern California, Penn got his start as a teenager under the tutelage of his once-blacklisted father. After several supporting turns in the early '80s, most memorably as Spicoli in "Fast Times in Ridgemont High" (1982), the future star's career could have easily stalled. Instead, Penn smoothly transitioned to dramatic roles and quietly solidified his place as a leading man. This week, he's back in action and starring in "The Gunman."
From his appearance on "Little House on the Prairie" to his complicated love life, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Sean Penn.
[Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia]
Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie (Jasmine Trinca), a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman (Javier Bardem) with dealings in Africa. Read More