Sean Penn is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Sean Penn is also known for his political. Sean Penn is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River and Milk, as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award.
Sean Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in a episode of Little House on the Prairie. Following his film debut in 1981`s Taps, he emerged as a prominent leading actor with the 1995 drama film Dead Man Walking, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor.
Sean Penn subsequently received another two Oscar nominations for Sweet and Lowdown and I Am Sam. Sean Penn has also won a Best Actor Award for She`s So Lovely, and two Best Actor Awards for Hurlyburly and 21 Grams.
Sean Penn made his feature film directorial debut with 1991`s The Indian Runner. In addition to his film work, Sean Penn is known for his social activism, most notably his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.