Sean Penn has pulled out of several film roles, including a planned stint as Larry Fine in "The Three Stooges." He's also dropped "Cartel" -- and word is he's putting work on the back burner to focus on his family.
Penn's rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirmed to the AP that the "Milk" man was dropping out of the films, but did not specify the reason. Buxbaum did reveal that if start dates for productions were postponed, Sean would remain involved with both films.
Penn's marital turmoil with wife Robin Wright Penn is no secret. Last month, Sean withdrew a petition to separate from his wife of 13 years. The couple also filed for divorce in December 2007, but dismissed that separation a few months later.
The couple walked the red carpet together at the Oscars earlier this year, where Penn won Best Actor for his role in "Milk." Sean and Robin have two teenaged children.
"Milk" man Sean Penn can't seem to make up his mind about staying married!
According to court documents, the actor called off a separation from wife Robin Wright Penn on May 19. The couple married in 1996, and began divorce proceedings in 2007. In April 2008, the couple stopped divorce proceedings.
Penn filed for separation again last month, citing "irreconcilable differences," but it seems now the Oscar winner and his actress wife are trying to work things out... again. Ah, love.
The couple has two children -- Dylan, 18 and Hopper, 15.
Natalie Portman came to "Extra" to shoot down rumors that she is romantically involved with fellow actor, 48-year-old Sean Penn.
The 27-year-old starlet tells "Extra," "Sean Penn is a friend and colleague. The reports that we are romantically involved are completely untrue. I normally do not respond to rumors about my private life, however, this repeatedly fabricated story has forced me to do so."
Portman and Sean Penn were both jury members at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In April, Penn separated from his wife Robin Wright Penn after a brief reconciliation. They married in 1996 and have two children.
Back in 2007, Sean Penn filed for divorce from wife Robin Wright Penn, then they decided to give it another go, but it seems that it hasn't worked out, as Sean just filed for legal separation, "Extra" has exclusively learned.
The two have been married since 1996 and have two teenage children. It's been a big year for Penn, 48, who won nearly every major award for his work in "Milk," including a Best Actor Oscar.
Last time they filed, the couple sought joint custody of the kids, which will likely be the case again this time. Penn was previously married to Madonna.
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Kate Winslet was overcome by emotion, Sean Penn gave an impassioned speech for civil rights, Penelope Cruz spoke beautifully in English and Spanish, and Heath Ledger's family left the audience teary-eyed -- you heard their acceptance speeches, now "Extra" gives you a look at the talented men and women who took home the Oscars!
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"Milk" star Sean Penn took home the Best Actor award for his portrayal of gay politician and activist Harvey Milk. "I know how hard I make it to appreciate me" Penn said while accepting his Oscar, laughing. Sean's speech turned serious when he expressed gratitude for his win -- and drove home the message of equality that "Milk" represented, saying, "We've got to have equal rights for everyone."