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Penn, Sean 1960-

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Most widely held works by Sean Penn
Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

120 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

97 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )

159 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. This is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and them men just face the terror and chaos of war
Milk by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

68 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, became a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he was elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977. His election makes him the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, were shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blamed his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the inspiring true story of Harvey Milk
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

140 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, as she tries to help him face his execution
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )

79 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950's that follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Bonus features included
I am Sam by Avery Pix (Firm)( Visual )

67 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally-challenged man seeks custody of his young daughter
The interpreter by Karen Holmes( Visual )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In one of the hidden corridors of power at United Nations headquarters, translator Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a potentially explosive secret about a planned assassination attempt. But when federal agent Tobin Keller (Penn) investigates her claim and digs deeper into Silvia's dangerous past, he begins to question whether she is a victim - or a suspect"--Container
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this reimagining of the classic James Thurber story. Walter Mitty (Stiller) escapes his mundane and lonely life by disappearing inside his own head, where his daydreams consist of heroic acts and fantastic adventures in which he always gets the girl (Kristen Wiig). When his job at Life magazine is endangered by ongoing changes in technology, Walter takes it upon himself to save his career by embarking on a real-life adventure beyond even his own imagination
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Fast times at Ridgemont High by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students
Gangster squad by Ruben Fleischer( Visual )

49 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als in de jaren veertig van de 20e eeuw gangsterbaas Mickey Cohen de stad Los Angeles in z'n greep heeft, durft niemand het aan deze charismatische en meedogenloze gangster dwars te zitten totdat de niet-corrupte politiebaas Parker de opdracht krijgt een speciaal team samen te stellen om Cohen en zijn aanhang uit te schakelen
21 grams by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

98 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate brought them together, now vengence will tear them apart. A violent car accident unexpectedly throws together the lives of a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past. The crossing of their paths takes them through the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption
The angry birds movie( Visual )

21 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an island populated entirely - or almost entirely - by happy, flightless birds, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to
The Game by David Fincher( Visual )

106 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."
Fair game by Doug Liman( Visual )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Valerie Plame, a supervisor of covert operations at the CIA, is assigned to determine if Saddam has nuclear weapons. In secret, she interviews scientists inside Iraq and suggests that her husband, a former diplomat, go to Niger to investigate a report from the Vice President's office that Iraq bought enriched uranium there. When the country goes to war, in part based on the President's claim that the sale took place, Plame's husband, Joe Wilson, writes in the New York Times that the report is false. The White House smears the couple to change the subject. Her career ruined, his credibility under attack, their marriage starts to crack. Can they find trust and fight back?
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town lawyer rides an improbable series of events to the Louisiana governor's mansion, where his populist policies and ruthless scheming quickly earn him some powerful enemies
Carlito's way by Brian De Palma( Visual )

77 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Carlito is released from prison on a technicality, he feels that this is his chance to go straight. However, his cronies from the past and younger gangsters who are trying to make a name for themselves, make this impossible
Casualties of war by Brian De Palma( Visual )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral dilemma of wartime Vietnam ; and of how one soldier who witnesses a vile crime is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers. DVD
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Ioannes Penn

Penn, Justin Sean

Penn, Sean

Penn, Sean Justin 1960-

Sean Penn acteur américain

Sean Penn actor, escritor y director de cine estadounidense

Sean Penn aktor amerykański

Sean Penn Amerikaans filmacteur

Sean Penn Amerikaanse akteur, regisseur en aktivis

Sean Penn Amerikano nga aktor, mannurat iti senario, ken direktor ti pelikula

Sean Penn amerikansk skådespelare och filmregissör

Sean Penn pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Sean Penn regista e attore statunitense

Sean Penn US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

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