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  Sean Penn Demands To Know What Asshole Took SeanPenn@ gmail.com | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Penn recounted in the letter how he had waited for an invitation to Google's e-mail service for a year and a half before receiving one earlier this month.
Penn admitted that the painful experience of not being able to communicate freely through e-mail had its upside.
Penn ended his statement by reiterating his demand that the SeanPenn user-name holder reveal his identity, assuring him that he will not retaliate with punitive measures or even ask that the e-mail address be relinquished.
www.theonion.com /content/node/44460   (625 words)

  Sean Penn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, to the late Leo Penn (a film director who was fllisted for refusing to testify during the McCarthy era) and Eileen Ryan, an actress.
Leo Penn was the son of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Russia of apparent Spanish extraction, while Ryan (born Eileen Annucci) is a Roman Catholic of Italian and Irish descent.
In 1985, Penn gave a memorable performance in the role of Andrew Daulton Lee in The Falcon and the Snowman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sean_Penn   (958 words)

 Sean Penn Biography
Penn stole the show as Jeff Spicoli, drawing on his surfer experience to play the ultimate drop-out dude, antagonisng the teachers, ordering pizzas from the classroom and introducing the national catch-phrase "Let's party!" Alongside him once more were Leigh and Edwards, as well as Judge Reinhold, Eric Stoltz, Forest Whitaker and Nicolas Cage.
Penn researched the role by visiting the LA Goal centre (two of the residents are in the movie, as Sam's friends), folding teeshirts and stuffing envelopes and both watching and befriending those with development disabilities.
Penn was tremendous as a father jealously guarding his daughter, then aggressively seeking revenge for her death, his hatred, suspicion and barely controlled violence created much of the film's tension.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/biographies/sean_penn_biog.html   (4701 words)

 Artists Network of Refuse & Resist!
Sean Penn's first interview since his trip to Iraq in mid-December is scheduled to air on CNN's "Larry King" program this Saturday night (January 11).
Penn was careful to say he was not supporting Iraq, but that distinction could be lost in the pictures of him touring what many consider an enemy capital.
Penn's visit is the latest manifestation of a long struggle between Hollywood and Washington over issues of war and peace dating back to Fonda's visits to Hanoi during the Vietnam War.
www.artistsnetwork.org /news6/news271.html   (2131 words)

 THE INDIAN RUNNER - Sean Penn Homepage - INTERVIEWS: TheNewYorkTimesMagazine
Penn's part in "The Thin Red Line" is not as fully rounded as the one he has in "Hurlyburly," but even working with a script largely dictated by the visual (there is almost no spoken dialogue in the Malick film, just voiceovers), Penn managed to infuse his lines with depth.
When Sean Penn's mother went to see him in his first play, a stage version of the film “The Young Savages,” in which he portrayed a mentally retarded boy accused of murder; she told him he'd have to quit acting and go to college.
Penn, who is dressed in his usual fl suit and white shirt, has come straight from Woody Allen's set and is sitting next to Drazan, the director of "Hurlyburly." Streep, who is wearing a fl pantsuit, arrives and kisses Penn on both cheeks.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Bungalow/6339/TheNewYorkTimesMagazine.html   (5393 words)

 Inside the Actors Studio: Sean Penn's Bio is Available Online - Official Bravo TV Site
Sean Penn is the second of three sons born to actress Eileen Ryan and director Leo Penn. Older brother Michael is a respected musician (having recently done music on films such as Boogie Nights and Magnolia) and younger brother Christopher is also an actor (Footloose, Reservoir Dogs, Short Cuts).
Penn was born and bred in the showbiz milieu, is acknowledged as one of the most talented actors of his generation, and has nothing but contempt for the Hollywood machine.
Already a star at age 24, Penn's acting career was sidelined by his personal life in 1985, when a visit to the set of Madonna's Material Girl video shoot turned into a trip down the aisle later that year.
www.bravotv.com /Inside_the_Actors_Studio/guests/Sean_Penn.shtml   (646 words)

 Sean Penn Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com (Complete Idiots Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lee was a former drug dealer by trade, who was convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union and was originally sentenced to life in prison for espionage.
Penn launched his career with the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the role of Jeff Spicoli and has since starred in over 40 movies.
Penn was offered the role of The Joker in the sequel to 2005's summer blockbuster Batman Begins, but turned down the part.
www.completeidiotsguide.com /encyclopedia/Sean_Penn   (401 words)

 Sean Penn Says War in Iraq Is Avoidable
Penn's visit was organized by the Institute of Public Accuracy, a U.S. group of policy analysts.
Penn said he had been touched by the warmth of ordinary Iraqis despite the tension and suffering of their daily lives.
Penn said his Iraq odyssey, by helping him to be aware of the times he lived in, could play into his professional life.
www.commondreams.org /headlines02/1215-10.htm   (913 words)

 Celebrity Astrology - Sean Penn
Occasionally slugging it out with photographers and film extras may have gotten Sean Penn into trouble in the past, but luckily for worldwide audiences, he seems to have outgrown his bad-boy ways -- and settled into some serious acting (not to mention a serious relationship and family with actress Robin Wright Penn).
Penn has to be in control and he's going to be a loudmouth while he's at it.
Even Penn may not know for sure, but this aspect may be the one that attracts him to such strange and surreal films as Hurlyburly and U Turn.
astrozine.astrology.com /seanpenn.html   (492 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Sean Penn breaks his silence ... sort of
Sean Penn broke his silence following his controversial trip to Iraq with an interview last night on CNN's ''Larry King Show'' by saying he went to Baghdad seeking information, but doesn't feel he is in a position to share what he learned with the American people.
Penn said repeatedly he is not a pacifist, but said he opposed a U.S. attack on Iraq without proof the country has weapons of mass destruction and plans to use them against America.
Penn said he undertook the fact-finding trip out of an ''increasing feeling of shame on my own part in not participating in what, for me, was not necessarily so much a political but a – to the degree that humanitarianism and civic responsibility are the same thing.''
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30450   (581 words)

 Sean Penn: Actor & Activist - Open letter to President Bush and trip to Iraq (wowzone.com) WOW Poetry, lyrics, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
D.C., Penn said that ``as a father, an actor, a filmmaker and a patriot'' his visit to Iraq ``is for me a natural extension of my obligation...
Penn said he was happy that he had a chance ``to pursue a deeper understanding of the conflict'' and hoped that ``all Americans will embrace information available to them outside conventional channel.''
Penn's three-day visit to Iraq was organized by the Institute for Public Accuracy, which has offices in Washington and San Francisco.
www.wowzone.com /sean-penn.htm   (1245 words)

 Sean Penn Biography (Actor/Filmmaker) — Infoplease.com
His marriage to Madonna (1985-89) thrust Penn further into the spotlight, and he went from being known as an intense young actor to being known as an intense young actor who punched photographers (he even spent a brief time in jail for assault in 1987).
Sean Penn's younger brother, Christopher Penn (1965-2006), was also a film actor, and his older brother, Michael Penn (b.
Sean Penn - Sean Penn actor, producer, director Born: 8/17/1960 Birthplace: Burbank, California The son of...
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/seanpenn.html   (365 words)

 Sean Penn's Times statement: patriotism and the struggle against US militarism
It touches upon concerns—so rarely articulated in the media—of broad layers of the population, such as the corporate domination of the Bush government, the assault on free speech, and the use of lies to justify a militaristic and predatory foreign policy, most clearly exposed by the absence of “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq.
Penn, with more than 20 years in films, three Academy Award nominations and three directorial efforts to his credit, attempts in his somewhat idiosyncratic manner to link his deep feelings for his children and his late father to wider issues, including the future of American society and the meaning of patriotism.
Penn’s suggestion that the US is “threatened” with being overtaken by reactionary elements, that we are “on the verge of losing our flag,” is a misstatement of the historical case.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/jun2003/penn-j13.shtml   (1762 words)

 CNN.com - Sean Penn attacks Hollywood system - August 24, 2001
Penn, 41, who was at the Edinburgh Film Festival for a screening of his new film ''The Pledge,'' said anyone was now capable of making a studio movie.
Penn, Madonna's former husband, also spoke of his admiration for the anti-capitalist protesters in Seattle and Genoa and said he hoped there would one day be a revolution in America.
Penn, who earned himself a reputation as a hellraiser during the 1980s, said he hated the Academy Awards ceremony and did not care if he ever won an Oscar.
edition.cnn.com /2001/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/24/penn.hollywood/index.html   (471 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Sean Penn's Baghdad Homecoming by Ben Johnson
Sean Penn coordinated his trip with Medea Benjamin, who was leading a contingent of military families to Iraq under the auspices of both Global Exchange and Occupation Watch.
Penn twists a soldier's words to imply America is fixing Iraqi elections and makes the obligatory reference to the Florida recount.
In one revealing exchange, Penn records a young Iraqi's statement: “This whole country is a mass grave.” At that very moment, “the fatigue of the trip hits me in the back of the head like a rocket-propelled grenade,” as though Penn were psychosomatically avoiding a confrontation with his own hypocrisy.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=11837   (1339 words)

 An in-depth look at your favourite celebrity personalities - hellomagazine.com, HELLO!
Oscar-winning actor Sean has always had a love/hate relationship with Hollywood, primarily because he prefers to work on the fringes of the industry than bask in the spotlight for the big bucks.
The son of fllisted actor-turned-director Leo Penn and his actress wife Eileen Ryan, Sean was born in Burbank, California, in 1960.
Sean and Robin married in 1996 and moved to the peaceful climes of Marin County, Northern California, in search of a "normal life" the same year.
www.hellomagazine.com /profiles/seanpenn   (724 words)

 Geometry.Net - Celebrities: Penn Sean
Fortunately Penn was with his personal assistant, a kickboxing coach, and the pair "grabbed the guy, ran him through the room to the balcony and hung him over - on the ninth floor", the actor writes in a new biography by RICHARD KELLY.
Penn then discovered the man was a paparazzi photographer and hauled him back on the balcony, but the police were called and the star arrested.
Penn is the son of the late Jewish director Leo Penn (who was fllisted during McCarthyism for refusing to testify) and Irish-Italian Catholic actress, Eileen Ryan.
www5.geometry.net /celebrities/penn_sean.html   (1650 words)

 Florida Cracker: Sean Penn Goes On Rescue Mission, Sinks Boat, Gets Jeered At
Penn had planned to rescue children and adults in the flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.
Penn who is known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup that eventually was not enough for the Academy Award winner.
Sean Penn is one of my favorite present day camera whores, a relatively untalented pseudo-actor who got lucky with one film and now thinks he's God's gift to the world.
www.florida-cracker.org /archives/002319.html   (1676 words)

 The Biography Channel - Sean Penn Biography
Penn served a prison term in 1987 for assault, and divorced Madonna in 1989.
Penn won an Oscar nomination for ‘Dead Man Walking’ in 1996, and a year later starred in ‘She’s So Lovely’, with his new wife Robin Wright, with whom he won best acting honours at Cannes.
Sean was once engaged to Bruce Springsteen's sister, Pamela.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/590:0/Sean_Penn.htm   (449 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Sean Penn spotted with gun in New Orleans
While actor Sean Penn made international headlines last week for springing a leak in his "relief boat" in New Orleans, the Oscar-winner was also spotted armed with a shotgun in the Big Easy.
In 2003, Penn came under fire when it became public he had obtained a permit for concealed weapons due to threats from a disgruntled worker, and that two of the guns were stolen along with his car.
Meanwhile, Penn's current wife, actress Robin Wright Penn, perhaps best known for her title role as "The Princess Bride," is blasting journalists who ridiculed Sean's trip to New Orleans.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46299   (686 words)

 Sean Penn: The anti-movie star - MOVIE OPINIONS - MSNBC.com
Sean Penn’s specialty is playing pathetic characters that make audiences cringe with how real they seem.
The problem with watching Sean Penn is that generally you have to watch him in Sean Penn movies.
Penn’s pathetic characters generally have thin, reedy voices, pencil-thin moustaches, heroin/coke habits and a self-delusion that lasts through the end of the movie and, one suspects, into eternity.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/14896629   (963 words)

 Middle East Online
TEHRAN - Hollywood actor Sean Penn has swapped greasepaint for notebook as he visits Iran to cover the presidential elections next week for a California newspaper.
Penn, star of rugged hits like "Mystic River" and "29 Grams", was an unexpected visitor at Tehran's Friday prayers where he was seen clutching a reporters' notebook as he surveyed the proceedings.
Penn is already known for his high-profile activities as an opponent of President George W. Bush.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/?id=13742   (192 words)

 Sean Penn: Our Man in Tehran
At the time, Penn was welcomed by Saddam Hussein, who intended to enlist Penn into his propaganda army of useful idiots from the democratic West—all in an effort to save his dictatorial regime.
Ironically, they may yet fail, in part, because of Sean Penn. Iranian bloggers and student leaders inside Iran have informed me that Penn’s presence in Iran is having the unwanted (for the actor and Global Exchange) effect of galvanizing the Iranian youth in its stance against the Mullahs.
Penn works overtime to give terrorists a cushion for their actions and laugh at Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1424484/posts   (2094 words)

 Sean Penn News - Topix
Sean Penn hasn't been in a good movie since "Dead Man Walking" or, even earlier in his career in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." But his range as an actor really shines in his latest tearjerker, "I am Sam." The...
Sean Penn starred in the story of boy and his pals who enlist in a criminal gang led by his ruthless dad in At Close Range.
I edit the Sean Penn News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /who/sean-penn   (576 words)

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