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(UPI)   Sean Penn to play Einstein in upcoming movie. Ironic tag unavailable due to nervous breakdown   ( divider line
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353 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 20 Sep 2006 at 8:43 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2006-09-20 8:30:14 PM  
There has totally got to be a scene where he's lecturing at Princeton and class gets interrupted by some guy delivering a pizza...Am I hallucinatink here? Just vot in ze hell do you sink you're doingk?
2006-09-20 8:47:45 PM  
Is it just me or does Sean Penn strike you as someone who is mildly retarded? I'm not sure what it is about the guy, he's just always seemed a little 'not there' or something.

Maybe it's those squinty eyes?
2006-09-20 8:52:47 PM  
[Insert obligatory I am Sam reference]
2006-09-20 8:59:16 PM  
Sean Penn...Hmmmmm...How smart can a guy whose wife asks their child's third grade teacher, "What's and average"...

Robin and Sean are a match made in retardation.
2006-09-20 9:00:13 PM  
I hate it when I am trying to insult someone elses intelligence and make a frickin typo...

That should have read "What's an average"...Dang it.
2006-09-20 9:13:17 PM  
No I am Sam reference here.
But how about a Fast Times quote?

"If we don't get some cool rules of our own, pronto, we'll just be bogus too."
2006-09-20 9:19:55 PM  
I came in here to say "I hate that guy!"

I hate that guy!

That is all.
2006-09-20 9:58:40 PM  
Einstein? No.
Kurt Gödel......maybe.
2006-09-20 9:59:16 PM  
"Learnin about relativity. Eatin some food."
2006-09-20 10:49:14 PM  
JohnnyC says:

"Is it just me or does Sean Penn strike you as someone who is mildly retarded?"

The only thing that I would disagree with is the "mildly" part. I believe that you're pulling your punch just a bit too much. Stone stupid, that more Sean Penn, in my book.
2006-09-20 11:15:03 PM  
He's gone Streep on us. Wonder what next dead person he'll play for a trifecta.
2006-09-20 11:25:11 PM  
Next up: Michael Moore as Abraham Lincoln
2006-09-21 12:59:23 AM  
"Barney works for ME now, Dex!"
2006-09-21 2:24:23 AM  

Actually, Penn has a reputation as one of the most intelligent actors in Hollywood.

His alcoholism is quite well documented too, however.
2006-09-21 3:12:51 AM  
Dudes, he's an actor. As in, someone who's paid to pretend he's someone else, more or less convincingly. If every word wasn't pre-written and -memorised, it'd be hard to make anyone look like Einstein. With a script and multiple takes, almost anyone (who can act) (and sit through makeup) can do it. And Penn can act--he's not the best on the planet, but he's competent.

I assume he can also sit through makeup, but then I've never met the man.
2006-09-21 3:15:19 AM  
someone post that pic of him with the shotgun in a boat, in 2 inches of water
2006-09-21 5:39:55 AM  
Ben Kingsley will be the superior Einstein.

/walter matthau?
2006-09-21 6:54:22 AM  
nevesis back up that statement, where do you find that he is noted as one of the most intelligent actors on Hollywood, not that that's saying much.
2006-09-21 10:01:17 AM  
Wow. It's the "Let's Bash Hollywood" thread.
2006-09-21 10:16:36 AM  
Tom Cruise is looking for something to do. Maybe you would prefer he play Einstein.
2006-09-21 10:55:41 AM  

With the help of IMDB here are the films I have seen and are what I consider to be the reason I think he is an accomplished actor. I'm interested in seeing "All the King's Men", but Einstein? We'll see. His good work far outnumber his misses.

# The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) .... Samuel J. Bicke
# 21 Grams (2003) .... Paul Rivers
# Mystic River (2003) .... Jimmy Markum
# Sweet and Lowdown (1999) .... Emmet Ray
# The Thin Red Line (1998) .... First Sergeant Edward Welsh
# U Turn (1997) .... Bobby Cooper
# Dead Man Walking (1995) .... Matthew Poncelet
# Carlito's Way (1993) .... David Kleinfeld
# State of Grace (1990) .... Terry Noonan
# Casualties of War (1989) .... Sgt. Tony Meserve
# Colors (1988) .... Officer Danny McGavin
# At Close Range (1986) .... Brad Whitewood Jr.
# The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) .... Daulton Lee
# Crackers (1984) .... Dillard
# Bad Boys (1983) .... Michael O'Brien
# Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) .... Jeff Spicoli
# Taps
2006-09-21 11:08:32 AM  
nevesis: Penn has a reputation as one of the most intelligent actors in Hollywood

That's about as impressive as being the tallest actor in Munchkinland on the Wizard of Oz set. Don't take a lot of brains to stand out in a crowd of intellectual midgets.
2006-09-21 11:11:30 AM  
artman: # Dead Man Walking (1995) .... Matthew Poncelet

They say a good conservative is someone who can watch that movie and still want Poncelet to die at the end.

2006-09-21 1:46:13 PM  
Sean Penn says stupid shiat in public on occasion, and he is funny-looking, but he's one of the best actors of his generation. Period.
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