Chris Penn

Chris Penn

  • Highest Rated: 95% Short Cuts (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Corky Romano (2001)
  • Birthday: Oct 10, 1965
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Although Chris Penn has achieved little of the critical acclaim and none of the notoriety of his older brother, Sean, the rotund actor has become a familiar supporting player and character actor who hasn't had to rely on Sean, either. The brothers have appeared together only once, in the 1986 film At Close Range; in the meantime, Chris has made a name for himself in projects ranging in tone and purpose from Footloose (1984) to Reservoir Dogs (1992).The son of director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan, and the brother of singer Michael Penn in addition to actors Sean and Matthew, Chris Penn was born on June 10, 1962, in Los Angeles. The actor, sometimes credited as Christopher Penn, started out in the profession at age 12, under the tutelage of Peggy Feury at the Loft Studio in Los Angeles. His film breakthrough came in Francis Ford Coppola's teen gang movie Rumble Fish (1983), which cast him opposite Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke. But it wasn't until Footloose the following year that Penn captured his first truly memorable role. As the burly best buddy of Kevin Bacon's rebellious dance proponent, Penn's simple decency shone through, especially in the lively production number in which his character awkwardly learns to dance, to the strains of Denise Williams' "Let's Hear It for the Boy."Penn's supporting work continued through the 1980s in films like Pale Rider (1985) before he became affiliated with organized crime movies, on both sides of the law, in the 1990s. Two collaborations with Quentin Tarantino in particular solidified this association. In the first, 1992's Reservoir Dogs, Penn played Nice Guy Eddie, the obedient son of Lawrence Tierney's mob boss. Screenwriting for director Tony Scott, Tarantino then helped Penn get cast in True Romance (1993) as a narcotics officer. From this point on, Penn began appearing in a handful of films each year, first and perhaps most notably as the frustrated husband of a phone sex operator (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993).Penn continued his criminal film streak with such projects as Mulholland Falls (1996), The Funeral (1996), and One Tough Cop (1998). In 2001, he spoofed his tough guy image by appearing as the brother of comedian Chris Kattan, the novice mob operative of the title, in Corky Romano.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Aftermath Tony Bricker $3.5K 2014
65% Holly Freddie 2007
25% The Darwin Awards Tom 2006
No Score Yet Juarez: Stages Of Fear Actor 2005
18% After the Sunset Rowdy Fan $28.4M 2004
43% Palindromes Actor $0.5M 2004
62% Starsky & Hutch Manetti $87.2M 2004
No Score Yet Shelter Island Sheriff Deluca 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Crew Guy No. 2 $0.2M 2003
9% Stealing Harvard David Loach $14M 2002
31% Murder by Numbers Ray $31.9M 2002
No Score Yet Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) Bubba 2001
6% Corky Romano Peter Romano 2001
67% Bread and Roses Himself (uncredited) 2001
No Score Yet Redemption Tony Leggio 2001
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 2000
No Score Yet Cement Bill Holt 1999
No Score Yet The Florentine Producer Bobby 1999
24% One Tough Cop Duke 1998
No Score Yet Trail of a Serial Killer Actor 1998
60% Rush Hour Clive 1998
48% Deceiver Braxton $0.6M 1998
No Score Yet The Boys Club Luke Cooper 1997
79% The Funeral Chez 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Arthur Relyea 1996
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Sheriff Dollard 1995
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
No Score Yet Sacred Cargo Vince 1995
No Score Yet Fist of the North Star Jackal 1995
No Score Yet Under the Hula Moon Turk Dickson 1995
60% Imaginary Crimes Jarvis 1994
23% Beethoven's 2nd Floyd 1994
95% Short Cuts Jerry Kaiser 1993
92% True Romance Nick Dimes 1993
20% The Pickle Gregory Stone 1993
10% Best of the Best 2 Travis Brickley 1993
25% Josh and S.A.M. Derek Baxter 1993
91% Reservoir Dogs Nice Guy Eddie 1992
No Score Yet Future Kick Bang 1991
6% Mobsters Tommy Reina 1991
No Score Yet Leather Jackets Big Steve 1990
No Score Yet Best of the Best Travis Brickley 1989
No Score Yet Made in USA Tuck 1987
87% At Close Range Tommy Whitewood 1986
92% Pale Rider Josh LaHood 1985
No Score Yet The Wild Life Tom Drake 1984
51% Footloose Willard 1984
52% All the Right Moves Brian 1983
70% Rumble Fish B.J. Jackson 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Tommy Onerato
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Pete Wilton
  • 2003
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Rudy
  • 2003
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Wounded Soldier
  • 1982

QUOTES FROM Chris Penn CHARACTERS

Nice Guy Eddie
I don't even know a fuckin' Jew who'd have the balls to say that.
Ren McCormack
Where, in concert?
Willard
No, behind you.
Ren McCormack
You like Men at Work?
Willard
Which man?
Ren McCormack
Men at work.
Willard
Well, where do they work?
Ren McCormack
No, they don't, they're a music group.
Willard
Well, what do they call themselves?
Ren McCormack
Oh, no! What about the Police?
Willard
What about 'em?
Ren McCormack
You've ever heard them.
Willard
No, but I've seen them.
Mr. Brown
Let me tell you what "Like a Virgin" is about. It's all about a girl who digs a guy with a big dick. The entire song. It's a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
No, no. It's about a girl who is very vulnerable. She's been fucked over a few times. Then she meets some guy who's really sensitive...
Mr. Brown
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... Time out Greenbay. Tell that fucking bullshit to the tourists.
Joe Cabot
Toby... Who the fuck is Toby? Toby...
Mr. Brown
"Like a Virgin" is not about this sensitive girl who meets a nice fella. That's what "True Blue" is about, now, granted, no argument about that.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Which one is "True Blue"?
Nice Guy Eddie
"True Blue" was a big ass hit for Madonna. I don't even follow this Tops In Pops shit, and I've at least heard of "True Blue".
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Look, asshole, I didn't say I ain't heard of it. All I asked was how does it go? Excuse me for not being the world's biggest Madonna fan.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Personally, I can do without her.
Mr. Blue
I like her early stuff. You know, "Lucky Star", "Borderline" - but once she got into her "Papa Don't Preach" phase, I don't know, I tuned out.
Mr. Brown
Hey, you guys are making me lose my... train of thought here. I was saying something, what was it?
Joe Cabot
Oh, Toby was this Chinese girl, what was her last name?
Mr. White/Larry
What's that?
Joe Cabot
I found this old address book in a jacket I ain't worn in a coon's age. What was that name?
Mr. Brown
What the fuck was I talking about?
Mr. Pink
You said "True Blue" was about a nice girl, a sensitive girl who meets a nice guy, and that "Like a Virgin" was a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Brown
Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.
Mr. Blue
How many dicks is that?
Mr. White/Larry
A lot.
Mr. Brown
Then one day she meets this John Holmes motherfucker and it's like, whoa baby, I mean this cat is like Charles Bronson in "The Great Escape", he's digging tunnels. Now, she's gettin' the serious dick action and she's feeling something she ain't felt since forever. Pain. Pain.
Joe Cabot
Chew? Toby Chew?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
It hurts her. It shouldn't hurt her, you know, her pussy should be Bubble Yum by now, but when this cat fucks her it hurts. It hurts just like it did the first time. You see the pain is reminding a fuck machine what it once was like to be a virgin. Hence - "Like a Virgin".
Joe Cabot
Wong?
Nice Guy Eddie
" If you beat him long enough he'll say he started the goddamn chicago fire, but that dont necessarily make it fucking so!"
Nice Guy Eddie
If you beat him long enough he'll say he started the goddamn chicago fire, but that dont necessarily make it fucking so!
Nice Guy Eddie
If you fucking beat this prick long enough, he'll tell you he started the goddamn Chicago fire, now that don't necessarily make it fucking so!
Mr. Pink
Yeah she was nice, but she wasn't anything special.
Mr. Blue
What's special? Takin' you in the back and suck your dick?
Nice Guy Eddie
I'd go over twelve percent for that.
Josh LaHood
[Preacher has just hit Club in the groin with a sledgehammer - Josh LaHood looks at Club when he gets back up on his horse and they start to ride away] You think you can make it?
Josh LaHood
[preacher has just hit Club in the groin with a sledgehammer - Josh LaHood looks at Club when he gets back up on his horse and they start to ride away] You think you can make it?
Club
Ice!... Ice!
Club
Ice! Ice!
Nice Guy Eddie
Larry, we have been friends. And you respect my dad and I respect you but I will put fucking bullets right through your heart. You put that fucking gun down, now.
Mr. White/Larry
God damn you, Joe. Don't make me do this.
Nice Guy Eddie
Larry, stop pointing that fucking gun at my dad!
Peter Romano
Paulie, come on already.
Paulie Romano
Shut up!
Nice Guy Eddie
[Joe pulls out his gun and aims it at Mr. Orange] [In response, Mr. White pulls out his gun and aims it at Joe] [Eddie pulls out his gun and aims it at Mr. White] Have you lost your fuckin' mind?
Mr. White/Larry
Joe, you're making a terrible mistake. I'm not gonna let you make it.
Mr. Pink
Come on, guys! Nobody wants this! We're supposed to be fucking professionals!
Nice Guy Eddie
Larry, look. It's been quite a long time. A lot of jobs. There's no need for this, man. Lets just put our guns down, and lets settle this with a fuckin' conversation.
Mr. White/Larry
Goddamn you, Joe. Don't make me do this.
Nice Guy Eddie
[angrily shouting at Mr. White] Larry, stop pointin' that fuckin' gun at my Dad! [Joe shoots Mr. Orange, Mr. White shoots and kills Joe, Eddie shoots Mr. White and Mr. White quickly shoots and kills Eddie]
Nice Guy Eddie
Cummon, throw in a buck
Nice Guy Eddie
C'mon, throw in a buck!
Joe Cabot
C'mon, throw in a buck!
Mr. Pink
uh-uh....i dont tip.
Mr. Pink
Uh-uh, I don't tip.
Nice Guy Eddie
Whaddaya mean you don't tip?
Joe Cabot
Whaddaya mean you don't tip?
Mr. Pink
I don't believe in it.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
He don't believe in it.