Sean Justin Penn is an American actor and filmmaker who is also known as a social and political activist. He is as popular for his versatility in acting as for his various controversies. He is regarded as one of the most controversial stars in Hollywood history.
Penn is a powerhouse of Hollywood who has made a colourful film career and always keeps himself under the media searchlight for his private life and political outlook.
Biography & Wiki:
Penn was born on August 17, 1960, in Los Angeles County, California. He is one the three children of actor and director Leo Penn, and actress Eileen Ryan. Penn grew up in a secular home in Los Angeles and attended Santa Monica High School. He enrolled his name in Santa Monica College to study auto mechanics but he dropped out. Afterward, he attended LA’s Group Repertory Theatre to as an apprentice.
In his early days, he was engaged with actress Elizabeth McGovern. Later he met pop star Madonna and they got married. After separation with Madonna, Penn married to Robin Wright. They divorced after four years of their marriage. The couple had two children.
From his childhood, Penn had a keen interest in film and filmmaking. After completing his apprenticeship in theatre, Penn debuted on the television screen with a brief appearance in the drama series Little House on the Prairie in 1974. His first film Taps was released in 1981. He gained popularity after releasing his successful comedy film ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. Afterward, he concentrated in film direction and his first film as a director was The Indian Runner in 1991. He has appeared in more than 50 films till date. Some of his remarkable films are Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Racing with the Moon, At Close Range, Brad Whitewood Jr., Judgment in Berlin, Shanghai Surprise, Carlito’s Way, Dead Man Walking and I Am Sam etc.
Besides his acting career, he has a political viewpoint. He was a critic of the administration of George W. Bush. He had made many political and social campaign. He is also a social activist and he is remembered for his work after Hurricane Katrina in United States Gulf Coast in 2005 and the in the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
Awards & Achievements:
In his ongoing successful career, Penn has received numerous awards from various societies and organizations. He received two Academy Awards for Best Actor for the film Mystic River in 2003 and for Milk in 2008. He also got the nomination for Oscar for three times. He won UNESCO Award, Golden Globe Award, Best Actor Award of the Cannes Film Festival, Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival and many more.
Net Worth of Sean Penn
It is estimated that Penn has an estimated net worth of $150 million. Most of his earnings come from his appearance money in films and different endorsements. He is the owner of three luxury houses. His 10,000-square-foot house in California costs $2.1 million and a house in San Francisco worth $2.1 million. He has brought home in Malibu for $3.8 million which he sold in exchange for $6.5 million. He has some luxurious and costly cars in his garage including Nissan Titan, Ford Mustang Shelby, and Aston Martin etc.
The two times Academy Award winner is one of the successful and popular actors in Hollywood. He is not only known for his acting but also known for his humanitarian work. The talented actor has made his own unique signature in the book of film history as an actor as well as a director.