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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Director Sean Penn attends "The Last Face" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Born on August 17, 1960, Sean Penn has been acting since he was in his early teens. His work has made us laugh, cry and learn a different perspective on life. To honor powerhouse actor, filmmaker, and political activist, here are 10 of our favorite Sean Penn films.

 

  1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Official Trailer #1 - Eric Stoltz Movie (1982) HD

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There’s no way you can start a list of Sean Penn films without leading it with this movie! Who doesn’t love Jeff Spicoli…well, except for his teacher, Mr. Hand.