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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...

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

Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) isn't an easy guy to be around -- among other things, he's inconsiderate and egomaniacal. He also happens to be a jazz...

Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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Dead Man Walking

As death row inmate Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) nears his execution date, he calls upon Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) to help him with...

Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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