Never a Dull Moment with Actor Sean Penn
“I don’t consider myself specifically political, you know, I think of working as an actor as a human thing. The concerns I have that fall into politics are human concerns” Sean Penn.
Sean Penn, the 61-year-old actor, is probably one of Hollywood’s most unusual and enigmatic actors. Always considered to be a thinker and political activist, it seems hardly surprising that he was actually in Kyiv, Ukraine, when Russia attacked!
Serious Sean Spotted Wearing Combat Gear!
“It’s the worlds duty to do all we can to stop Vladimir Putin.”
Sean Penn happened to be in Ukraine in his role as a documentary producer.
He was first spotted wearing combat gear at news briefings in November 2021, as he began his research into the long-standing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, in which an approximated 24,000 people have been injured, and 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 due to the conflict between Russia -backed separatists and Ukraine.
No Choice but to Escape by Foot
“Myself and two colleagues walked miles to the Polish border after abandoning our car on the side of the road.”
Days after visiting Kyiv to conduct interviews, Sean Penn, had to join the mass exodus to Poland, away from the bombing and towards safety. He was noted as commenting that so many of the refugees he was walking alongside were women and children with absolutely no possessions. He has since then been reported as safely out of the country.
Hollywood’s Notorious Bad Boy
It is often said that with genius comes a touch of madness, and perhaps this could explain some of Sean Penn’s outrageous behavior, but not condone it, and thankfully he has calmed down some over the years.
Sean Penn has been known to attack fans, journalists, the paparazzi, and film extras!
To say he had a hot temper might be underselling it a bit.
Surrounded by Beautiful Women
However, not classically handsome, something incredibly alluring and attractive about Sean Penn is something incredibly alluring. Beautiful women have always been drawn to him, and he has had relationships with some of Hollywood’s most stunning women, including
- Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern, they were engaged for a few years, but she felt he was far too intense for her.
- Madonna fell crazy in love with Sean Penn and married him in 1985. The marriage was tumultuous, to say the least, with rumors of fighting and physical abuse. They divorced in1989.
- Robin Wright also married him in1996, and they had two children together. But once again, he was doomed to relationship failure, and they divorced in 2010.
- Scarlett Johansson had a brief one-year relationship with him in 2011
- Charlize Theron dated the actor for two years, from 2013 – to 2015
- Leila George, the Australian actress, married him in 2020 but filed for divorce just over a year later.
That’s quite the list of beautiful women to have been involved with!
A Career to be Proud of – Sean Penn
To prove it, Sean Penn has had a stellar acting career with top awards such as an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Movie Award. In addition, he is known as an actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has been active in Hollywood since 1974 and worked pretty consistently. It’s amusing that such a known grumpy actor had his movie debut in the wholesome family show Little House on the Prairie! He has been in so many films over the years, but you may know of Bad Boys, Carlito’s Way, Dead Man Walking, and Mystic River. They are well worth a watch if you haven’t seen them. The acting talent of Sean Penn is legendary.
Since the early 1990’s Sean Penn has spent more time writing and producing films and documentaries, his name has also become synonymous with political and social activism. However, it is not widely known that he is also very involved in humanitarian work, most notably in Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake of 2010.
The Office of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine made the following statement:
“Sean Penn is amongst those who support Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a show of courage and honesty.”
Ways That You Can Help to Raise Funds for Ukraine
Firstly, anything you can do will help. It’s important to understand that. Whether posting on social media, doing a neighborhood drive to collect warm clothes, or donating some cash, it makes a difference. You don’t have to travel to a war zone like Sean Penn, but you can stand up for what you believe in. Helpful sites to check out would be
- The British Red Cross Society
- WHO’s Health Emergency Appeal
- Mercy Corp
To name only a few. We can all do a little each day to make our world a better place for us and the generations to follow.