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Description - Sean Penn by Richard T. Kelly

Sean Penn is a fascinating portrait of the actor/filmmaker hailed by Time magazine as 'a worthy heir to Brando and Dean'. Sean Penn had barely hit our movie screens before he was hailed as 'the best actor of his generation'. Then his tumultuous first marriage to Madonna turned his life into pulp fiction, even landing him in jail. But Penn was made of sterner stuff, re-emerging as a brilliant director, devoted father, occasional hell-raiser and reluctant actor, capable nevertheless of breathtaking performances (Dead Man Walking, Sweet and Lowdown, Mystic River.) He also found his political voice, inspired by the example of his father Leo, a decorated WWII serviceman whose acting career was cruelly curtailed during the 1940s blacklist era. Drawing on many exclusive interviews Kelly creates a richly detailed likeness of an uncompromising American artist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571215485
ISBN-10: 0571215483
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard T. Kelly

Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. This is his third book.Praise for Alan Clarke:'A quite remarkable, heartbreaking book . . . a model of how to write film history.' Independent on Sunday'If there is a better book about British television in the seventies and eighties, I have yet to read it.' Sight & SoundPraise for The Name of this Book is Dogme95:'Extremely illuminating, often hilarious.' Total Film'A lot more fun than Festen.' Evening Standard

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