• Sean  Penn

    Sean Penn

    Born on August 17th, 1960

    From Santa Monica, California

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Milk Poster

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.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2009)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated
Leading Actor
Won
Actor in a Leading Role
21 Grams Poster

21 Grams

In a film that plays with the idea of straightforward storytelling, a group of troubled people find that they are linked in unpredictable ways. Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) is an academic dealing with a terminal heart condition, but his life is changed by a car crash that seems unrelated to his ailment. The traffic accident, involving ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) and the husband of Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts), is one that ruins lives but ultimately also resurrects them.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
I Am Sam Poster

I Am Sam

"I Am Sam" is the compelling story of Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a mentally-challenged father raising his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning) with the help of a unique group of friends. As Lucy turns seven and begins to intellectually surpass her father, their close bond is threatened when their unconventional living arrangement comes to the attention of a social worker who wants Lucy placed in foster care.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role