Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Highest Rated: 100% Citizen Penn (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 17, 1960

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

Hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Sean Penn earned multiple Oscar nominations for his onscreen intensity and proved a powerful filmmaking talent at the helm of his own character-driven dramas like "The Crossing Guard" (1995) and "The Pledge" (2001) - all the while remaining the ultimate Hollywood outsider. Penn originally broke through with his iconic turn as stoned surfer Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982), but he established himself as a serious actor with "Bad Boys" (1983), only to be hounded by paparazzi due to his high-profile, short-lived marriage to Madonna, which resulted in the box-office dud "Shanghai Surprise" (1985) and violent run-ins with photographers. He entered a long and slightly less turbulent marriage to Robin Wright, while earning acclaim as a smarmy lawyer in "Carlito's Way" (1993) and a death row inmate in "Dead Man Walking" (1995). After "Sweet and Lowdown" (1999) and "I Am Sam" (2001), Penn won the Oscar for his portrayal of a streetwise father out to avenge his daughter's murder in "Mystic River" (2003). Meanwhile, he traded his bad-boy persona for political outspokenness, which included calling for the impeachment of President Bush while rankling conservatives for hobnobbing with reviled world leaders. Still, Penn continued to deliver onscreen with "Milk" (2008), though his refusal to play the Hollywood game earned him an unshakable reputation as hostile and arrogant. Despite such opinions, no one could deny that Penn's work was consistently of the highest caliber, making him a modern-day Marlon Brando.

Highest rated movies

Dead Man Walking
Milk Licorice Pizza
This So-Called Disaster
Bad Boys
War Made Easy
Mystic River
At Close Range

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 65% Licorice Pizza Jack Holden (Character) $17.3M 2021
40% 52% Flag Day John Vogel (Character),
Director
$423.4K 2021
100% No Score Yet Citizen Penn Self - 2020
41% 80% The Professor and the Madman Dr. William Chester Minor (Character) - 2019
8% 33% The Last Face Director - 2016
43% 46% The Angry Birds Movie Terence (Voice) $107.5M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Hikers Unknown (Character) - 2015
67% 81% Sweet Micky for President Unknown (Character) - 2015
16% 31% The Gunman Jim Terrier (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$10.6M 2015
50% 61% The Human Experiment Narrator,
Executive Producer
- 2013
52% 71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean O'Connell (Character) $58.2M 2013
31% 57% Gangster Squad Mickey Cohen (Character) $46.0M 2013
67% 58% This Must Be the Place Cheyenne (Character) $142.2K 2011
84% 60% The Tree of Life Jack (Character) $13.3M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tree of Life Unknown (Character) - 2011
79% 65% Fair Game Joseph Wilson (Character) $9.5M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deflating the Elephant: Framed Messages Behind Conservative Dialogue Narrator - 2009
No Score Yet 84% Witch Hunt Narrator,
Executive Producer
- 2008
93% 89% Milk Harvey Milk (Character) $31.8M 2008
50% 22% What Just Happened? Sean Penn (Character) $1.1M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death Narrator - 2007
83% 89% Into the Wild Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$18.4M 2007
88% 80% War Made Easy Unknown (Character) - 2007
11% 40% All the King's Men Willie Stark (Character) $7.2M 2006
No Score Yet 72% Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Unknown (Character) - 2006
57% 54% The Interpreter Tobin Keller (Character) $72.5M 2005
67% 69% The Assassination of Richard Nixon Samuel Byck (Character) $697.8K 2004
57% 29% Pauly Shore Is Dead Self - 2004
19% 27% It's All About Love Marciello (Character) - 2003
90% 60% This So-Called Disaster Himself / Ray (Character) $45.2K 2003
81% 86% 21 Grams Paul Rivers (Character) $16.2M 2003
88% 89% Mystic River Jimmy Markum (Character) $90.1M 2003
77% 66% 11-09-01: September 11 Director,
Writer
$120.0K 2002
92% 88% Dogtown and Z-Boys Narrator $1.3M 2001
35% 86% I Am Sam Sam Dawson (Character) $40.3M 2001
78% 59% The Pledge Director,
Producer
$19.7M 2001
No Score Yet 84% The Beaver Trilogy Groovin' Larry (segment Beaver Kid 2) (Character) - 2001
35% 38% The Weight of Water Thomas (Character) $102.6K 2000
74% 84% Before Night Falls Cuco Sanchez (Character) $4.2M 2000
45% 36% Up at the Villa Rowley Flint (Character) $2.9M 2000
77% 82% Sweet and Lowdown Emmet Ray (Character) $4.2M 1999
81% 80% The Thin Red Line Sgt. Welsh (Character) $36.4M 1998
59% 65% Hurlyburly Eddie (Character) $1.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loved Man on the Hill (Character),
Producer
- 1997
77% 84% The Game Conrad Van Orton (Character) $48.3M 1997
66% 62% She's So Lovely Eddie Quinn (Character),
Executive Producer
$7.3M 1997
60% 62% U-Turn Bobby Cooper (Character) $6.6M 1997
29% 45% Hugo Pool Strange Hitchhiker (Character) - 1997
95% 86% Dead Man Walking Matthew Poncelet (Character) $37.1M 1995
75% 53% The Crossing Guard Director,
Writer,
Producer
$771.7K 1995
81% 91% Carlito's Way David Kleinfeld (Character) $36.5M 1993
74% 80% The Indian Runner Director,
Writer,
Producer
$152.9K 1991
84% 83% State of Grace Terry Noonan (Character) $1.9M 1990
47% 41% We're No Angels Jim (Character) $10.0M 1989
83% 75% Casualties of War Meserve (Character) $17.0M 1989
No Score Yet 11% Cool Blue Phil the Plumber (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 41% Judgment in Berlin Guenther X (Character) $218.4K 1988
78% 72% Colors Officer Danny McGavin (Character) $46.1M 1988
11% 15% Shanghai Surprise Glendon Wasey (Character) $2.2M 1986
86% 79% At Close Range Brad Whitewood Jr. (Character) $560.7K 1986
82% 69% The Falcon and the Snowman Daulton Lee (Character) $14.9M 1985
60% 62% Racing With the Moon Henry 'Hopper' Nash (Character) - 1984
0% 34% Crackers Don Dillard (Character) - 1984
90% 81% Bad Boys Mick O'Brien (Character) - 1983
78% 80% Fast Times at Ridgemont High Jeff Spicoli (Character) - 1982
68% 67% Taps Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 57% The Killing of Randy Webster Don Fremont (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
88% 77% Gaslit John Mitchell (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2021
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firing Line With Margaret Hoover Guest 2020
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2018-2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2020
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018
66% 77% The First Tom Hagerty (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2018
No Score Yet 25% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% 60 Minutes Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Ferns Guest 2010
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2007
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Sean Penn (Guest Star) 2004
79% 94% Friends Eric (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Kid (Guest Star) 1974