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Penn is Fair Game

Feb. 24, 2009by:
Hot off his Oscar win (you cost me an iphone, Penn), Sean Penn can pretty much get any role he wants. This guy will probably go down as the best actor of our generation, so when he announces a film, we should all stand up and listen.

This one's not quite announced, but Penn is in talks to star in Doug Liman's FAIR GAME, opposite Naomi Watts. In it, Penn would play Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson (Watts). If you're unfamiliar with the controversial story, Valerie Wilson's identity as a spy was leaked to the press by the collective group of scumbags Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Cheney's ex-chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby. While Rove and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage admitted they leaked her agency status to journalists, Libby was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about his role in outing the poor gal. All this because her husband, the Ambassador wrote op-ed columns that accused the Bush Administration of manipulating intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. If this role sounds tailor made for Penn that's because it, um, is.

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Source: Variety

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5:38PM on 02/26/2009

Who's Better?

Not sure if he's the 'greatest', but he's up there. Good director, too. Some of you don't seem to think so. Who's better, then? And why?
Not sure if he's the 'greatest', but he's up there. Good director, too. Some of you don't seem to think so. Who's better, then? And why?
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3:18AM on 02/25/2009
Greatest actor of our generation?

Wow! Not even REMOTELY close!
Greatest actor of our generation?

Wow! Not even REMOTELY close!
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10:04PM on 02/24/2009

Should NOT have won ..

Yes, Sean Penn is a great actor but he didn't deserve this years Oscar. There were other guys just as if not more deserving. Hollywood loves to reward people who play a gay or mentally handicapped character.
Yes, Sean Penn is a great actor but he didn't deserve this years Oscar. There were other guys just as if not more deserving. Hollywood loves to reward people who play a gay or mentally handicapped character.
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7:19PM on 02/24/2009

Greatest Actor of our generation?

I personally disagree but a lot of critics and prublications have called him that, so it's not like Barna's just making up outrageous claims to tick everyone off.

Whether you like Penn, Hate him or just don't care you've got to admit that he's had more good roles then most (but not all).

As for this project, I don't care too much. I like Doug Liman well enough, but H-Man's comment isn't too far from the mark. The whole incident was hyped up by the media to sound more interesting then it
I personally disagree but a lot of critics and prublications have called him that, so it's not like Barna's just making up outrageous claims to tick everyone off.

Whether you like Penn, Hate him or just don't care you've got to admit that he's had more good roles then most (but not all).

As for this project, I don't care too much. I like Doug Liman well enough, but H-Man's comment isn't too far from the mark. The whole incident was hyped up by the media to sound more interesting then it really is. If they stick to the facts this will make a boring movie, which means they'll probably exaggerate things just like they did in "Nothing But the Truth". Which is perfectly fine, this is a movie, after all, not a documentary.
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5:41PM on 02/24/2009

I hope you are kidding.....

Sean Penn is a good actor....Not even a great actor. And he is NOT the best of MY generation. There are a dozen better than him easily.
Sean Penn is a good actor....Not even a great actor. And he is NOT the best of MY generation. There are a dozen better than him easily.
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4:36PM on 02/24/2009
Dear Hollywood,

Bush is no longer president. And Sean Penn is a douche bag.
Dear Hollywood,

Bush is no longer president. And Sean Penn is a douche bag.
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12:17PM on 02/24/2009
Not a Sean Penn fan... he's a good actor but I just never liked him. Can't exactly say what it is.
Not a Sean Penn fan... he's a good actor but I just never liked him. Can't exactly say what it is.
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11:44AM on 02/24/2009
best actor of our generation? i still think tom hanks wears that crown. and besides, i thought rourke performed much better in the wrestler than penn did in milk.
best actor of our generation? i still think tom hanks wears that crown. and besides, i thought rourke performed much better in the wrestler than penn did in milk.
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9:34AM on 02/24/2009

ok...

Whether Plame was 'deep cover' or not, Cheney and others went after her deliberately to help cover their lies for getting the world into the Iraq conflict. What they did was illegal, and went against the very principals they were *ahem* 'elected' to uphold. The 'controversy' that was created came about when Cheney(etc.) deliberately broke many laws. The so-called liberal media didn't even go after the story very hard, as everyone cowered pretty much beneath the 'war on terror'... Whether you
Whether Plame was 'deep cover' or not, Cheney and others went after her deliberately to help cover their lies for getting the world into the Iraq conflict. What they did was illegal, and went against the very principals they were *ahem* 'elected' to uphold. The 'controversy' that was created came about when Cheney(etc.) deliberately broke many laws. The so-called liberal media didn't even go after the story very hard, as everyone cowered pretty much beneath the 'war on terror'... Whether you think Sean Penn is a good actor or not does not excuse their crimes. Go study some real history, not just Fox News or whatever. This would be a great story to bring to the screen, there are a lot of levels and layers to it, and if anyone could do it justice, it would be Sean Penn. Everyone wanted Mickey Rourke to win, as a sentimental favorite and what not,besides the fact that he's a kick-ass actor, but if anyone else could have taken it, it was Penn. Good for him.
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9:10AM on 02/24/2009
someone needs to make t-shirt with penn's face as Spicoli on the front and on the back have I "HEART" Commie Homo ! :)
someone needs to make t-shirt with penn's face as Spicoli on the front and on the back have I "HEART" Commie Homo ! :)
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8:11AM on 02/24/2009

Sean Penn rules...

And this sounds great as well.


Yes Servo, Penn is a commie! Good one!
And this sounds great as well.


Yes Servo, Penn is a commie! Good one!
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7:40AM on 02/24/2009

Sean Penn rules...

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7:28AM on 02/24/2009

Oh Please!!!

Joseph Wilson is a self-righteous blowhard who used to brag that his wife worked for the CIA at cocktail parties. Plus, Plame was a desk jockey at Langley, it's not like she was some deep cover agent. Yet another "controversy" created by the left-wing media for left-wing Hollyweird to latch on to. Penn may be a great actor, but politically he's got his head way up his ass.
Joseph Wilson is a self-righteous blowhard who used to brag that his wife worked for the CIA at cocktail parties. Plus, Plame was a desk jockey at Langley, it's not like she was some deep cover agent. Yet another "controversy" created by the left-wing media for left-wing Hollyweird to latch on to. Penn may be a great actor, but politically he's got his head way up his ass.
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7:07AM on 02/24/2009

Best actor of our generation?

Simply put: no dice.

That's some interesting material for sure, unfortunately helmed by a hack and starring a hammy performer who plays every part (unless he goes full retard, that is) the same. He became a caricature of himself, which is pretty much the worst thing an actor can do.
Simply put: no dice.

That's some interesting material for sure, unfortunately helmed by a hack and starring a hammy performer who plays every part (unless he goes full retard, that is) the same. He became a caricature of himself, which is pretty much the worst thing an actor can do.
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5:01AM on 02/24/2009
Don't forget columnist Robert Novak's role in spilling in the beans..
Don't forget columnist Robert Novak's role in spilling in the beans..
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3:38AM on 02/24/2009
I'm sure Hugo Chavez will love it.
I'm sure Hugo Chavez will love it.
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