Sean Penn: Articles

Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)

Sean Penn in '21 Grams.' Sean Penn: Honorary César once again goes Hollywood Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César […]

'Gangster Squad' Trailer: Roaring '50s Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen

Gangster Squad trailer: Over-the-top Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen The Gangster Squad trailer features an over-the-top Sean Penn as mobster Mickey Cohen, who came to Los Angeles in the '50s to create his own private fiefdom. The Los Angeles Police Department (ironically, notorious for its rampant corruption and abuse of […]

Woman Comedians: Judd Apatow vs. Jerry Lewis + Critics' Choice Awards

While accepting the award for Best Comedy for Bridesmaids at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, Judd Apatow ended his speech with the following: “Jerry Lewis [photo] once said that he didn't think women were funny. So I'd just like to say, with all respect, fuck you.” Jerry Lewis' negative […]

'The Tree of Life' 2011: Reviews + Boos & Applause + Strumpet Judi Dench

The Tree of Life 2011 with Brad Pitt. Terrence Malick's 1950s-set family drama The Tree of Life, which stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain, was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated film at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It would be inaccurate to say that the enormous amount of interest […]

'21 Grams' Movie Review: Sean Penn Excellent in Overreaching Drama

Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, 21 Grams Shot in documentary-style, 21 Grams is a bleak, unnecessarily convoluted, and surprisingly powerful drama about three individuals linked to both one another and the immediacy of death. (Note: This review contains spoilers.) Paul (Sean Penn) is a dying man in dire need of a […]