• Sean  Penn

    Sean Penn

    Born on August 17th, 1960

    From Santa Monica, California

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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
Mystic River Poster

Mystic River

When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2004)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Won
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