Sean Penn

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How Zelenskiy became Hollywood’s man of the hour
From Ben Stiller to Jessica Chastain, celebrities have embraced Ukraine’s president and offered support to the country’s war effort

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

08, Jan, 2023 @9:08 AM

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Best films of 2022 in the UK: No 5 – Licorice Pizza
Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest film yet makes stars of newcomers Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim as unlikely lovers in 1970s LA

Peter Bradshaw

19, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Timothy Hutton on The Sex Party: ‘Do I think it will be controversial? I don’t know …’
He won an Oscar at 20 for Ordinary People, acted with the ‘brat pack’ and worked with Polanski and Lumet. As the star makes his London stage debut, he looks back – and anticipates giving audiences a shock

Sarfraz Manzoor

14, Nov, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Sean Penn loans his Oscar to Ukraine’s president Zelenskiy
Actor presented his statuette to the president in Kyiv, telling him: ‘When you win, bring it back to Malibu’

Andrew Pulver

09, Nov, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Ben Stiller and Sean Penn banned from Russia after Ukraine comments
Hollywood actors included on Russia’s list of 25 new names excluded from country

Andrew Pulver

06, Sep, 2022 @12:26 PM

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‘Like them, we’re fragile’: how Randall Poster assembled his star-packed birdsong project
The esteemed music supervisor enlisted stars such as Mark Ronson, Nick Cave, Beck, Sean Penn and Tilda Swinton for an ambitious new project

Jim Farber

23, May, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Gaslit review – a star-powered Watergate drama that grips and doesn’t let go
Julia Roberts is fantastic as ‘mouth of the south’ Martha Mitchell in this prestige bit of TV – and she knows it

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Sean Penn says Ukraine ‘is going to win this thing’
Actor makes series of TV appearances to boost support in the US for Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the country’s effort to repel Russia

Andrew Pulver

06, Apr, 2022 @10:46 AM

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Sean Penn calls for billionaire to step up and buy aircraft for Ukraine
Actor urges someone to spend $300m on ‘12 aircraft with better tech than Russian MiGs or SU’s’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

01, Apr, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Sean Penn: I’ll smelt my Oscars if Academy doesn’t let Zelenskiy speak
Actor vows to melt down statuettes if Ukrainian president is not offered a platform at Sunday’s ceremony

Catherine Shoard

27, Mar, 2022 @10:11 AM

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Pressure grows on McDonald’s and Coca-Cola to suspend Russia operations
Calls for boycott include other big western food and drink companies such as PepsiCo, KFC, Starbucks and Burger King

Julia Kollewe

08, Mar, 2022 @10:49 AM

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Sean Penn in Ukraine to film documentary on Russian invasion
The actor and humanitarian has been meeting with Ukrainian officials and military in Kyiv

Adrian Horton

24, Feb, 2022 @8:21 PM

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