Sean Penn

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Television shows have oftenserved as fodder for Hollywood producers seeking a storyline and cast ofcharacters on the strength of name recognition. However, it’s not a formulathat usually turns into box-office gold. For every.. more

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Sean Penn co-wrote the screenplay for the foreign-intrigue action thriller, The Gunman, whose interesting plot elements vie with routine story devices. The production is buoyed by strong performances by Penn and Javier Bardem as paid assass... more

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Sean Penn plays the lead in The Gunman, an action thriller. Was Penn inspired by the transition of Liam Neeson from indie film fixture to international action hero? more

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Seven years after executing a hit on an African official, Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is short one girlfriend (Jasmine Trinca) and suffering from PTSD. more

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In The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) had a great true story on his hands. Timothy Hutton is effective as Christopher Boyce, a defense contractor with a conscience who sells secrets to the Soviets;... more

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<p> Whether or not Woody Allen wins any Oscars on Sunday, his 2011 contender, <em>Midnight in Paris</em>, will stand as a remarkable accomplishment. Can you name any other director who made as many feature films over as long a time as Allen? Aft.. more

I Hate Hollywood

The strange case of Valerie Plame was one of the most memorable episodes in the unraveling of President Bush’s Iraq strategy. Plame, a model-gorgeous secret agent, was exposed as a CIA operative by right-wing columnist Robert Novak after Vi... more

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Summer is a great time to introduce kids to live theatre. There are no shortage of opportunities to do so and they’re out of school, which will ideally mean that they’ll be able to sit still and focus that much more what with not having to do so .. more


As his relevance dwindled after the late ’90s, when he was briefly the most controversial musician in America, Marilyn Manson remained a public figure, albeit more for his romances with teenage actresses and the occasional burlesque perform... more

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