Sean Penn

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22 Sep, 2015

Sues Daniels for defamation

Files Suit

Penn sues Daniels for $10 million for defamation, based on comments Daniels made in a Hollywood Reporter interview:

[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f*ckin’ demon.That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.


This action arises from reckless, false, and defamatory statements made by Defendant Lee Daniels (“Daniels”) about one of this generation’s most highly-acclaimed and greatest artists and humanitarians, Sean Penn. As a result of Penn’s status as a public figure, he has for years been the subject of scandalous, scurrilous, and baseless attacks. But Penn, like any citizen, has a right to defend himself and will no longer tolerate the reckless and malicious behavior of others, who seek to aggrandize themselves or their projects at his expense. Accordingly, and because of Daniels’ defamatory statements, Penn brings this action for monetary relief, and to deter Daniels and others from their defamatory actions…Daniels falsely equates Penn with Howard, even though, while he has certainly had several brushes with the law, Penn (unlike Howard) has never been arrested, much less convicted, for domestic violence, as his ex-wives (including Madonna) would confirm and attest.

19 Dec, 2014

Criticizes Sony

Penn joins George Clooney, Judd Apatow, Aaron Sorkin and Barack Obama in criticizing Sony for its decision to cancel The Interview, believing the action to set a disturbing precedent.

The damage we do to ourselves typically outweighs the harm caused by outside threats or actions. Then by caving to the outside threat, we make our nightmares real. The decision to pull The Interview is historic. It’s a case of putting short term interests ahead of the long term. If we don’t get the world on board to see that this is a game changer, if this hacking doesn’t frighten the Chinese and the Russians, we’re in for a very different world, a very different country, community, and a very different culture.

3 Jan, 2014

Theron, Penn dating

Penn and Theron are dating after being spotted ringing in the New Year together. The pair are also spotted being very flirty at Penn’s Halloween party.

They were laughing and touchy-feely.

29 Jan, 2012

Sean Penn interview


Winfrey interviews Sean Penn in Haiti. Winfrey questions Penn on J/P HRO project, his humanitarian efforts and how he helped to relocated 40,000 homeless people to safe stable housing. 

With the exception of supplementary nutrition for children that need it or in the school there is no organizations doing food distributions here now. It’s been self-sufficient at this point. They are making what money they are making any way that they can and buying their own food.

22 Feb, 2009

Wins Oscar


Penn wins Best Actor at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying Harvey Milk in Milk.

I did not expect this and…I know how hard I make it to appreciate me.

22 Jan, 2009

Oscar nomination

Penn is nominated for Best Actor at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying Harvey Milk in Milk.

1 Jan, 2005

O Magazine interview


Penn speaks about his new film The Assassination of Richard Nixon in an interview for O Magazine.

It’s just good luck that the movie speaks to what’s current. In some respects, you could call it bad luck. I was working on this for several years before 9/11. At the time, I thought, “The guy who wrote this wants me to do it and he should have what he wants because he’s up to something important.” I came to regret it because it was the most miserable shoot ever. (Laughs) You saw the movie. There’s not a lot of time spent with dancing girls.

29 Feb, 2004

Wins Oscar


Penn wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in his portrayal of ex-convict Jimmy Markum in Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River. Nicole Kidman presents the award.

Thank you. If there’s one thing that actors know–other than that there weren’t any WMDs–it’s that there is no such thing as “best” in acting. And that’s proven by these great actors that I was nominated with . . . . 

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