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By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

The advice you give to young directors for sure is to go out and become some version of a successful movie actor. Do that first and say yes to people like Terrence Malick and Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen when they come and offer you movies. It's a great front row seat to filmmaking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Today, maturity is a word I associate with spirituality. It's one of those words that cause people to change their voice. When your voice gets higher because of what you're saying, there's a problem. To me, the conflict of life is part of the joy of life. There's got to be a recognition of the friction that exists. Maturity seems somehow about getting careful. I don't want to be careful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Oh, I'm a big-mouth. I said a lot of things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

As a foreign worker in Haiti, speaking for myself, speaking for the workers, our organization is about 95 percent Haitian, but even foreign workers driving through, we have had very minimal security issues.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I'm not going to have a better day, a more magical moment than the first time I heard my daughter giggle.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way of support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

So if we have anything original to offer, it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I do not believe in a simplistic and inflammatory view of good and evil. I believe this is a big world full of men, women, and children who struggle to eat, to love, to work, to protect their families, their beliefs, and their dreams.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Well, it was interesting because when I was going to do it the first time in my head was Leonardo DiCaprio [for Chris] and Marlon Brando was going to play the character that Hal Holbrook eventually played. But then when it wasn't to be and there was no promise that it ever would be I think some part of me didn't want to attach specifics to it anymore - actors or anything else - because I wanted to see it made that much more badly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't see myself as a different guy than I was ten years ago. I don't have aspirations to be. It's really about where you're putting your energies. That's changing a lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

And dressed her [Madonna] up like a turkey. After I read that stuff, I thought long and hard about what one would do to dress someone up like a turkey. And I nailed it. I figured you've got to get out the Playtex glove, blow it up and put the glove over the head.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

When I was growing up and somebody like Robert De Niro had a movie come out, it was a cultural event. Because he had such a confidence and a single mission that was so intimate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

The thing that's very close in the process is writing and acting, not directing. Directing's very different.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I'm a huge Woody Allen fan. Good movie, bad movie, it doesn't matter - I just like his movies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

Haiti kind of gets a hold of you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

That was madness. You're never going to bring one of those down with a handgun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it's pure, it means that they do too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I just want real creative freedom without worrying about, you know, car payments.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't believe there are climate skeptics. I think there are people who indulge in a culture of what can be reduced to Fox network thinking. That has nothing to do with the politics that apply to the protection of quality of life in any sense. It's like talking to a member of a cult.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

If you're willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you're already ahead of the game.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Yeah, I had a tremendous time shooting in Nebraska. I like that state a lot, all over it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

A SWAT team surrounded my house and came in every door. But it happened because on the day that we split up, Madonna developed a concern that if she were to return to the house, she would get a very severe haircut.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I can't imagine being quite as lucky at any other time - I certainly never have been before. That goes right down from my producing partners to people like Eddie Vedder. But the two things that make me feel that this was meant to be now and not before was that the story itself has more resonance today - I find it a more important story today than it was then - and Emile.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

A clearer and more conventional narrative would have helped the film without, in my opinion, lessening its beauty and its impact. Frankly, I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing there and what I was supposed to add in that context! What's more, Terry Malick himself never managed to explain it to me clearly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can't really be felt, truly, by one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Marriage ain't easy, but it's great most of the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I've never really been one to get what they call stage fright so much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

Jon Krakauer had documented it very accurately and very well but this kid made a real impression on people, and likewise they on him. To talk to them was very moving in many cases because they talk about him like they saw him yesterday. In most cases they knew this kid for a couple of weeks in their whole life and he just lasted with them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

My favorite thing to do is not act - it's that simple.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't think you can get away with putting your talents in a toilet bowl and not having them flushed away. Forever. There is a level of murder of one's soul and of the culture that they're supposed to be feeding vitamins to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I love acting, truly my favorite people are actors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I don't have any particular excitement about working with any specific director or actor at this point.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

One of the reasons people sell out so quickly is because even the talented think they're frauds. It's a culture that doesn't encourage people to believe in the work they do. You're told to second-guess yourself all the time. That's where I think a little hostility and arrogance can save you. And I've never been lacking for either.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

I think we all have light and dark inside us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sean Penn

It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role; I've done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

When you act in a film, you're inevitably surrounded by people you didn't choose, right down to the set painter. I like being able to pick the family I'm waking up to in the morning that's going to make this group effort to tell a story that applies to what's interesting to me at that stage in my life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

You're always having to live more to fuel something new. It's an obligation to yourself and to the audience. The personal baggage that comes with being a known actor just adds to that struggle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

In short form I'll say it was an approach to the family and to [author] Jon Krakauer that then led to me seeming to rise to the top of the heap of several filmmakers that were trying to get the rights. And by top of the heap I mean in terms of being somebody that was trusted to do it as they said they were going to attempt to do it and that this way of doing it would be something they would be willing to allow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

Well, the kind of central question: "Do you want to live - and I don't mean stay alive - do you want to feel your life while you're living it?" You know, there's somewhere to go that was here before we were and is going to be here after us, so get out there in it. It doesn't take somebody who's got some self-important sense of their own attachment to nature to recognise that you're just stupid if you don't go out there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

If you don’t vote, you don’t matter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I'm not good at talking to strangers, whether they're sick children or they're - I'm just not good. I'm shy with it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

A child gets a fever in the United States and it's high enough and sustainable enough, all of us can bring a child to an emergency room. Most Haitians never had that opportunity. They didn't have the emergency room to bring them to. Virtually every time your child has 102 fever, you wait for it to die and you have no clean water to give it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sean Penn

The major studios are by and large banks, and they give you what is by and large a loan to make a movie. Like banks, they want their money back plus.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sean Penn

I get a little scared of words like maturity.