Born on August 17, 1960
From Santa Monica, California
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||Actor in a Leading Role|
|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|