1960 – He was born Sean Justin Penn on the 17th day of August in Santa Monica, California. American actor. - He attended Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, studying auto mechanics and speech, but did not graduate with a degree. 1981 – He launched his career with the film "Taps", followed a year later with the comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in the role of Jeff Spicoli and has since starred in over 40 movies. 1985 – He married the famous singer Madonna on August 16th and divorced four years later. - He also gave a memorable performance in the role of Andrew Daulton Lee in The Falcon and the Snowman. 1996 - Married to Robin Wright on April 27th. 1997 - He directed the music video for her song "You Were Meant For Me". 2002 – On the 18th of October this year, he placed a $56,000 advertisement in the Washington Post asking President George W. Bush to end a cycle of violence. It was written as an open letter and referred to the planned attack on Iraq and the War on Terror. 2003 – He won Best Actor in the Academy Awards for his movie “Mystic River”. - His Buick Grand National was stolen in Berkeley, California with two firearms in the trunk. 2004 – He won Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards. - He received the John Steinbeck award at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. 2005 – He made a visit to Iran. Acting as a journalist on an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle, he attended a Friday prayer ceremony at Tehran University. - Was the only actor to ever receive a Best Actor nomination for a Woody Allen film, besides Woody Allen himself. 2006 - His younger brother Chris, who was famous for playing Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs, was found dead in his Santa Monica condominium on January 24th. 2007 – He publicly criticized President Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq. Penn blatantly questioned whether President Bush's twin daughters supported the war in Iraq. 2009 - Won 2nd Best Actor award at the Academy Awards for his role in "Milk".
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