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View Poll Results: Best Sean Penn Performance
Taps 0 0%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 15 19.48%
At Close Range 4 5.19%
Carlito's Way 8 10.39%
Dead Man Walking 17 22.08%
Sweet and Lowdown 0 0%
I Am Sam 3 3.90%
21 Grams 12 15.58%
Mystic River 12 15.58%
Other, please specify. 6 7.79%
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Old 06-28-04, 01:09 PM   #1
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Best Sean Penn Performance

Ode to Rivero I suppose, but I just saw "At Close Range" and was really amazed at what a powerful movie that was. It was more a Christopher Walken performance piece in which he was great, but early Sean Penn was raw as well.

Anyway, many will argue with me, but I didn't think "Mystic River" was his best performance even though he stole the Oscar from Bill...but that is another story.

So which do you think is his best performance?
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Old 06-28-04, 01:41 PM   #2
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Of the movies I've seen with him, I think he was incredible in 21 Grams. I just saw Mystic River last night, and although he was great in it too, I thought he had a deeper role in 21 Grams, and he portrayed more emotion in 21 than Mystic River. One thing that might have also made me not like Mystic River as much was that damn score. I wish there was an option where you can shut it off.
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Old 06-28-04, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 06-28-04, 02:22 PM   #4
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Old 06-28-04, 02:48 PM   #5
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Old 06-28-04, 02:54 PM   #6
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At Close Range. The final scene alone is testament to Penn's gift.
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At Close Range. The final scene alone is testament to Penn's gift.
that's what i was thinking as well.
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Old 06-28-04, 03:47 PM   #8
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you forgot to add "thread" to the thread title....now i'm not sure if this is really the best sean penn movie thread or not I'm so confused.....
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Old 06-28-04, 04:08 PM   #10
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He's great in all those films, but I think it's a toss up between:

Dead Man Walking and Sweet and Lowdown.
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Old 06-28-04, 07:04 PM   #14
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While I don't think Bad Boys was his best performance to date, the fact that his performance in the film is so genuine and the fact that the film was shot about 22 years ago shows how gifted Penn was as a dramatic actor from the get-go.
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Bad Boys followed by Carlito's Way.
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Old 06-28-04, 09:48 PM   #18
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Hey scott1598, you've got Spyware on your machine. Unless you intentionally attached the link to "gift" in Norm's post.
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Old 06-28-04, 11:54 PM   #21
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Dead Man Walking.

Although I have yet to see a bad performance from him. He was great in 21 Grams, i am sam, Mystic River, Sweet and Lowdown and yes, even U-Turn.
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Hey scott1598, you've got Spyware on your machine. Unless you intentionally attached the link to "gift" in Norm's post.
wait!! groucho..what do you mean?? something has been popping up and mucking up that wasn't before and IE has been quirky since...i don't know what it is or what to do..can you e-mail me and let me know what you are talking about and what i can do to get rid of it?? i would appreciate so much. thanks!!!!
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Old 06-29-04, 02:02 PM   #24
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Old 06-29-04, 02:07 PM   #25
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Might as well close the poll now.
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