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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dead Man Walking,’ ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Milk’

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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dead Man Walking,’ ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Milk’
Sean Penn celebrates his 59th birthday on August 17, 2019. The two-time Oscar winner has excelled in a number of fields, including acting, writing and directing. But it’s his career as a performer that has brought him the most acclaim. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films as an actor, ranked worst to best.

Penn entered the Oscar race for the first time with his performance as a death row inmate in Tim Robbins’s “Dead Man Walking” (1995), for which he competed in Best Actor. Subsequent lead nominations as a jazz guitarist in Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999) and a mentally handicapped father in “I Am Sam” (2001) quickly followed.

SEEWoody Allen movies: Top 25 greatest films ranked worst to best

He hit the Oscar jackpot with Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” (2003), which cast him as a criminal grieving the murder of his daughter.
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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Sean Penn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Sean Penn celebrates his 59th birthday on August 17, 2019. The two-time Oscar winner has excelled in a number of fields, including acting, writing and directing. But it’s his career as a performer that has brought him the most acclaim. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films as an actor, ranked worst to best.

Penn entered the Oscar race for the first time with his performance as a death row inmate in Tim Robbins’s “Dead Man Walking” (1995), for which he competed in Best Actor. Subsequent lead nominations as a jazz guitarist in Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999) and a mentally handicapped father in “I Am Sam” (2001) quickly followed.

He hit the Oscar jackpot with Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” (2003), which cast him as a criminal grieving the murder of his daughter. Just five years later, he returned to the winner
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Samantha Morton Is “Forever Grateful” To Have Worked With Woody Allen & Doesn’t Have Any Regrets

British actress Samantha Morton has had a pretty great career in the realm of film and TV. In fact, she’s actually been nominated for two Oscars, with her first one coming in 2000 thanks to her role in Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown.” And it’s that film that Morton credits for kickstarting her career and is why she has very specific thoughts on the controversial filmmaker.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Morton discussed her feelings about working with Woody Allen.

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Samantha Morton: 'no regrets' at working with Woody Allen

The actor, who survived sexual abuse as a child, says director was ‘wonderful to work with’

Samantha Morton has said she has “no regrets” working with Woody Allen and that she remains “forever grateful” for the experience.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Morton, who worked on Allen’s 1999 picture Sweet and Lowdown, said: “I was working for a director who was kind, funny, and wonderful to work with. It changed my life. And I’m forever grateful for that.” In Sweet and Lowdown Morton played a mute laundry woman who falls for jazz guitarist Emmett Ray (played by Sean Penn); she was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar.
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Samantha Morton (‘The Walking Dead’): 4 reasons why she could take a bite out of the Emmys

Samantha Morton (‘The Walking Dead’): 4 reasons why she could take a bite out of the Emmys
No actor on “The Walking Dead” has ever been nominated at the Emmy Awards — not Andrew Lincoln (Rick), not Melissa McBride (Carol), not Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), etc. But all of that could change this year if Emmy voters decide to recognize Samantha Morton as Best Drama Supporting Actress. This acclaimed English actress is a two-time Oscar nominee, so she brings a level of prestige and experience to Alpha, the murderous leader of the Whisperers. Below, see my four reasons why Morton could make history for AMC’s nine-year-old zombie apocalypse drama.

See‘The Walking Dead’ actors on Emmy ballot: Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan are submitted in guest, 5 others in supporting

1. Emmy loves Oscar

It’s true: Emmy’s deep dark secret is that she yearns to one day be as influential and significant as her big brother Oscar. That’s why we often see Academy Awards faves dominating
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Thanks to Samantha Morton’s Alpha, ‘The Walking Dead’ could finally bite into a major category at Emmys

Thanks to Samantha Morton’s Alpha, ‘The Walking Dead’ could finally bite into a major category at Emmys
The Emmy buzz began the moment that “The Walking Dead” hired Samantha Morton to play new big bad Alpha. This British actress is a two-time Oscar nominee for “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999) and “In America” (2002), so she brings a level of prestige and experience to the role of the murderous leader of the Whisperers. If Emmy voters are still watching, might we see Morton become the first-ever actor to receive a nomination for AMC’s nine-year-old zombie apocalypse drama?

See‘The Walking Dead’ death watch: 5 characters who won’t survive the Season 9 finale

To date “The Walking Dead” has amassed 16 below-the-line Emmy bids, with two wins for Best Prosthetic Makeup (2011 and 2012). None of the show’s cast members have ever received an Emmy nomination, though three earned notices at the Critics’ Choice Awards: departing lead Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) in 2013 and current players Melissa McBride (Carol) in 2014 and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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Emmy spotlight: Can Samantha Morton become the first actor to snag a nomination for ‘The Walking Dead’?

AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead” has one of the largest casts on television. Impressive considering how many characters are ripped apart by hungry walkers each season. However, no actor past or present has ever garnered an Emmy nomination for their work in this apocalyptic saga. That could change with the introduction of Samantha Morton to the Season 9 cast.

Anticipation for Morton’s debut has been high since the day she was announced. That’s because comic fans have salivated at the thought of the big bad Alpha being translated for the screen. Alpha is the leader of a devastating group known as The Whisperers. This clan lives in the wild among the dead, wearing walker skin masks to disguise themselves. This twist alone makes the group a terrifying threat, but it is the sadistic nature of their leader Alpha that sets The Whisperers apart.

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The Walking Dead: Samantha Morton Says Alpha Isn't a Villain

Joseph Baxter Feb 16, 2019

Samantha Morton, who plays The Walking Dead’s new big bad, Alpha, doesn’t see her creepy character as evil.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Walking Dead Season 9!

The Walking Dead returned from its Season 9 midway hiatus last Sunday with “Adaptation,” an episode that effectively set the stage for the next phase of the series, notably introducing the show’s new villain, Alpha, leader of the stealthy, ultra-aggressive, walker-skin-wearing Whisperers. However, Samantha Morton, who plays Alpha, doesn’t quite ascribe conventional labels like “villain” and “big bad” to her character.

Indeed, Morton’s Alpha, whose followers utilize the sneaky strategy of using skin masks to walk unnoticed with weaponized herds of the dead, have clearly instigated the initial aggressions against our survivors of Hilltop – and, by proxy, Alexandria and the Kingdom – notably with a major shot across the bow of an ambush in the mid-season finale, in which her people killed Jesus…
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Wild Bunch to launch Paris suburbs drama 'Les Misérables' at the Efm (exclusive)

Slate also includes Cannes hopefuls Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You, Kore-eda Hirokazu’s The Truth and Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole.

Wild Bunch has boarded sales on zeitgeisty drama Les Misérables, the directorial debut of filmmaker Ladj Ly, a long-time collaborator of French street artist Jr, whose work focuses on the tough eastern suburbs of Paris where he grew up.

Inspired by the 2005 riots in the notorious Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil suburbs east of Paris, Les Misérables revolves around three members of an anti-crime brigade who are overrun while trying to make an arrest.

“It’s a challenging, exciting title for us,
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Will Timothee Chalamet (‘Beautiful Boy’) be the latest to win Oscar right after a crushing loss?

Will Timothee Chalamet (‘Beautiful Boy’) be the latest to win Oscar right after a crushing loss?
After losing the Oscar for Best Actor to Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) earlier this year, “Call Me by Your Name” breakout Timothee Chalamet is back in the conversation for his supporting role in the biographical drama “Beautiful Boy.” It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7 and is scheduled to be released in the Us on October 12 by Amazon Studios. Will Chalamet win the Oscar this time around to makeup for his loss? It wouldn’t be the first time an actor quickly cashed in an Oscar Iou.

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Time and again actors have won their first Oscars after one or more very recent defeats. For instance:

Penelope Cruz: nominated for Best Actress for “Volver” (2006), won Best Supporting Actress for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (2008)

Colin Firth: nominated for Best Actor for “A Single Man” (2009), won Best Actor for “The
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Icon Heroes’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Newt Scamander and Niffler statue unveiled

Sideshow and Icon Heroes have revealed the Newt Scamander and Niffler statue which is based on the likeness of Eddie Redmayne’s Magizoologist and the mischevious creature in the Harry Potter prequel spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The limited edition collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $65.00 and is expected to ship between October and December, just in time for the release of the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; take a look at the promotional images here…

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From the new Harry Potter prequels, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes this highly detailed statue of the British wizard and magizoologist – Newt Scamander.

Standing approximately 8 inches tall, the Newt Scamander polystone statue comes with his wand and features the adorable Niffler sitting on his suitcase!

Each limited edition statue is hand-painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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The First: Sean Penn is heading to Mars in new sci-fi series

Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2017

Sean Penn is set to star in a space exploration series on Channel 4 called The First, from the creator of House Of Cards...

Sean Penn, the controversial, two-time-Oscar-winning actor who first achieved notable acclaim for playing one-liner-spouting stoner Jeff Spicoli, is about to do something that he’s never done in his storied acting career: headline a television series, specifically, streaming series The First for Channel 4 and Hulu.

Penn, like an increasing amount of A-list actors, will take the television plunge in this new project, which was given a straight-to-series order by the streaming outlet back in May - a space exploration-themed story set in a near-future that will follow humanity’s first mission to colonise Mars.

Interestingly, the visionary behind the series is not one typically associated with the space/sci-fi/adventure genre. Beau Willimon, who is best known as the creator, writer and
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Star Ace Toys unveils its Newt Scamander figure from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Sideshow and Star Ace Toys has revealed the upcoming sixth scale Newt Scamander figure which is based on the likeness of Eddie Redmayne in last year’s Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The collectible is available to pre-order now priced at $242.99, and is expected to ship between January and March 2018; check out the promotional images here…

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter got an extension beyond the original books and movies with the new film series “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” which features the magizoologist Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne. The development team at Star ace has conducted extensive research about the costume from the movie and his special case. Featuring wands, different kinds of fantastic beats including Niffler, Bowtruckle, an Occamy egg and more!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as
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Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury

Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury
This year’s Cannes Film Festival has announced their pick for President of their Un Certain Regard jury — Cannes regular and American icon, actress Uma Thurman.

Per an official statement from the festival, “In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.’ She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in ‘Pulp Fiction’ (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in ‘Kill Bill’ (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes. Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (‘Gattaca’); Woody Allen (‘Sweet and Lowdown’); Roland Joffé (‘Vatel’) and Ethan Hawke (‘Chelsea Walls’). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, ‘The House that Jack Built,’ alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.”

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Uma Thurman will preside over Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes 2017

The organisers of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 17th in the south of France, have announced that Uma Thurman will preside over the Un Certain Regard jury the 70th festival.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen FrearsDangerous Liaisons and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes.

Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (Gattaca); Woody Allen (Sweet and Lowdown); Roland Joffé (Vatel) and Ethan Hawke (Chelsea Walls). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, The House that Jack Built, alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gets an Honest Trailer

Coinciding with its home entertainment release this week, Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler
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Watch a deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

With the home-entertainment release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fast approaching, Warner Bros. has unveiled a deleted scene from the Harry Potter spinoff featuring Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and the Runespoor. Check it out here…

See Also: J.K. Rowling teases Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 script

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,
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Watch: VFX reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

It may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for this month’s 89th Academy Awards, but Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them still featured some very impressive visual effects, and Rodeo FX has released a breakdown video showcasing their work on the Harry Potter spinoff prequel; take a look here…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,
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