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View Poll Results: Which performance is his best?
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
24.62%
Bad Boys
1.54%
The Falcon and the Snowman
1.54%
At Close Range
0
0%
Colors
0
0%
Casualties of War
1.54%
Carlito's Way
9.23%
Dead Man Walking
21.54%
She's So Lovely
0
0%
U-Turn
3.08%
Sweet and Lowdown
1.54%
I Am Sam
1.54%
Mystic River
21.54%
21 Grams
1.54%
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
0
0%
Milk
10.77%
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Sean Penn

Old 08-25-10, 12:35 AM
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Sean Penn

One of the truly great actors of his generation.

Which of the listed performances do you think is his BEST work?
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Re: Sean Penn

Shouldnt Haiti be there as well?
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Re: Sean Penn

A tough choice, and I haven't seen several of his highly acclaimed roles from the list. I went with Mystic River.
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Re: Sean Penn

I think I Am Sam is his best performance, but Mystic River is my favorite movie he's been in.
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Re: Sean Penn

U-Turn.
"40,000 people die every day, Darrell. How come you're not one of 'em?"
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Re: Sean Penn

Dead Man Walking although his turn in Fast Times is right behind it.
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Re: Sean Penn

Dead Man Walking
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Re: Sean Penn

Wow, I think I've only seen two of those films. Keep meaning to see most of the others, but there are just too many films and too little time.
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Re: Sean Penn


Dead Man Walking
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Re: Sean Penn

Originally Posted by bd...? View Post
Shouldnt Haiti be there as well?
Or the one for acting like a douchebag?
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Re: Sean Penn

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I think I Am Sam is his best performance
But he went full retard.
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Re: Sean Penn

Voted Dead Man Walking.

Curiously, I recently watched two Sean Penn movies where he did not deliver a good performance: Shanghai Surprise and Crackers. The fact that both movies were duds didn't help either.
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Re: Sean Penn

Hmmm...quite a few movies here I've yet to see, so I'm voting for Carlito's Way.
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Re: Sean Penn

Dead Man Walking contains his career-best performance.
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Re: Sean Penn

haven't seen Dead Man Walking in a very long time, but i remember not loving the movie. even though i didn't love the movie as many have, i thought he was great in Mystic River and the last scene when he looks at Kevin Bacon was just classic.
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Re: Sean Penn

Dead Man Walking
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Re: Sean Penn

Fast Times followed by Bad Boys, while his most underrrated performance is Casualties of War.
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Re: Sean Penn

Mystic River. Great performance in a very good film. Even as a kid I didn't think Jeff Spicoli was funny.
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Re: Sean Penn

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Or the one for acting like a douchebag?
Well then I guess I will choose the one with you, the douchebag
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Re: Sean Penn

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Or the one for acting like a douchebag?
I choose this one. One of my 2 or 3 least favorite actors of all-time. A total ham on-screen that overacts in everything he does.
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Re: Sean Penn

Milk
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Re: Sean Penn

There may be more obvious choices but Spicolli is easily his most legendary character.
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Re: Sean Penn

the seedy fro lawyer of carlito's way no question who was also an influence on GTA vice city.

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