Birth name Christopher Shannon Penn NationalityUSA Birth 10 october 1965 at Los Angeles (USA) Death 24 january 2006 (at 40 years) at Santa Monica (USA)
Christopher Shannon "Chris" Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film and television actor known for his roles in such films as The Wild Life, Reservoir Dogs, The Funeral, Footloose, Rush Hour, Corky Romano, True Romance, Short Cuts, The Boys Club, All the Right Moves and Pale Rider and in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Penn was found dead in his condominium on January 24, 2006, at the age of 40. An autopsy revealed the primary cause for his death was "nonspecific cardiomyopathy", a heart disease.
Jeunesse et débuts
Christopher Shannon Penn, naît à Los Angeles, en Californie, le 10 octobre 1965. Ses grand-parents du côté paternel étaient les émigrés juifs de Lituanie et de Russie. Sa mère était catholique d’origine italienne et irlandaise.
Christopher Penn est le frère de l'acteur réalisateur Sean Penn et du musicien Michael Penn.
Leur père, Leo Penn, était également acteur et réalisateur, et leur mère, Eileen Ryan, actrice.
Le 24 janvier 2006, à l'âge de 40 ans, Christopher Penn est retrouvé sans vie dans son appartement californien de Santa Monica, d'une insuffisance cardiaque conjuguée à une prise de médicaments, la veille de la présentation de The Darwin Awards au Festival du film de Sundance. Penn est enterré au Holy Cross Cemetery à Culver City, Californie.
, 1h53 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Action, Adventure ActorsRon Livingston, Chris Penn, Virginie Ledoyen, Udo Kier, Adi Ezroni Roles Freddie Rating67% Patrick (Ron Livingston), an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has been ‘comfortably numb’ in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village. The girl has been sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute.
, 1h33 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance ThemesTransport films, Road movies ActorsJoseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Josh Charles, Juliette Lewis, Wilmer Valderrama Roles Tom Rating58% The movie opens with a car with a JATO rocket strapped to it. The movie then shifts to Michael Burrows, a criminal profiler for the San Francisco Police Department. Shot in documentary style, the film is ostensibly a dissertation by a film school grad that follows Michael throughout the story. Fired from the police force after his hematophobia allows a serial killer to get away, Michael wallows in a deep depression for several weeks before coming up with a way to combine his Darwin Awards obsession with his talent for profiling. He will help insurance companies detect people more likely to accidentally end their own lives, so they are not sold insurance policies. After impressing an insurance company manager with his profiling talent, Michael is paired up with Siri, a specialist in strange insurance cases.
, 1h41 Directed byTodd Phillips OriginUSA GenresComedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime ThemesBuddy films ActorsBen Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Snoop Dogg, Fred Williamson Roles Manetti Rating60% The movie takes place in 1975. The story centers around two cops who eagerly work for the Bay City Police Department. Detective David Starsky (Ben Stiller) is a loud, macho acting cop who loves his Ford Gran Torino, and recklessly pursues people for minor offenses, and Detective Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson (Owen Wilson), is a cool easy-going cop, who sometimes actually works alongside criminals, claiming to be undercover, to investigate their activity. The two cops are made partners, almost as punishment for their recent shenanigans. While the two are wary of each other from the beginning, Jewish-American drug kingpin, Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn), and his partner-in-crime, Kevin (Jason Bateman), are planning to bring in a shipment of drugs worth millions of dollars. They have developed a new type of cocaine which is untraceable in scent and taste. When Feldman finds out that one of his drug pushers failed a drug transport operation, he kills him and leaves the body in the ocean.
, 1h22 Directed byPauly Shore OriginUSA GenresComedy ActorsJaime Bergman, Pauly Shore, Pamela Anderson, Todd Bridges, Camille Anderson, W. Earl Brown Roles Half of Gay Couple in Jail Rating44% The film begins as an autobiographical look at Shore's early professional successes on MTV and as the star of a series of 90s comedies. Shore's film career leads to his taking a starring role in a vehicle on the Fox network, in which he plays the slacker son of a millionaire. The pilot of the series turns out to be a commercial and critical failure, and Shore becomes a pariah virtually overnight, with his friends distancing themselves from him for fear that it will tarnish their own careers. Shore is ultimately reduced to living in his mother's attic and watching BackDoor Sluts 9 starring his ex-girlfriend, who will no longer see him.
, 1h26 OriginUSA GenresAction, Crime ActorsDon Wilson (kickboxeur), Chris Penn, Cynthia Rothrock, James Russo, Richard Norton, Sam J. Jones Roles Tony Leggio Rating53% Chef d'un commando d'élite de la police, John Sato prend tous les risques dans ses missions, au péril de sa vie et de celle de ses partenaires. Quand l'un d'eux est tué, il n'a plus le choix; il doit rendre son insigne. Le début d'une descente aux enfers qui conduit l'ancien policier déchu à Tony Leggio, un gangster dont il devient le lieutenant. Hier flic, aujourd'hui de l'autre côté de la barrière, John Sato arrive à son point de non retour.
, 2h Directed byBarbet Schroeder OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ActorsSandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner, Chris Penn Roles Ray Feathers Rating61% Richard Haywood and Justin Pendleton, two wealthy, intellectual high school students, plan to commit the "perfect murder" to prove their superiority over other people. They kill a woman and set up Richard's marijuana dealer, janitor Ray Feathers. They then incinerate the evidence. The case is assigned to Detective Cassie Mayweather and her new partner, Sam Kennedy. They work together well, and begin a romantic relationship very early on in their partnership. Footprints found at the crime scene lead to Haywood, who has an alibi. Cassie becomes obsessed with the idea that Haywood is guilty, and refuses to pursue the case from other angles. This displeases Captain Rod Cody and Cassie's vindictive ex, Assistant D.A. Al Swanson, who fear that Richard's influential parents will end their careers.
, 1h25 Directed byBruce McCulloch OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Action, Crime ActorsJason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley Roles David Loach Rating50% John Plummer (Jason Lee) is engaged to Elaine Warner (Leslie Mann), and intends to use his life savings of $30,000 to put a down payment on a house. He works for Elaine's father, Mr. Warner (Dennis Farina), who already considers John unworthy of his daughter. Simultaneously, John's niece Noreen (Tammy Blanchard), daughter of John's sister, Patty (Megan Mullally), is accepted to Harvard University, but needs an additional $30,000 on top of her grants and scholarships. Noreen shows John an old videotape where he promised to pay for Noreen's college. John now has a moral and financial dilemma – disappoint his fiancée or disappoint his niece and take away her only chance to escape from poverty.
, 1h37 OriginUnited-kingdom GenresAction, Crime ActorsMartine McCutcheon, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Penn, Paul Bettany, Allan Corduner, Jacqueline McKenzie Roles Bubba Rating61% Felix is a hit-man who wants out of the business. He takes up a job to look after a reclusive man named Bubba who is like a giant kid, he does not understand people and does not know much, never having seen the outside world before. But Felix has bigger problems. He wants to patch up his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, and he's being targeted by his old colleagues who are not letting him get away from his past so easily.
, 1h35 Directed byAdrian Pasdar OriginUSA GenresDrama, Crime ActorsChris Penn, Jeffrey Wright, Sherilyn Fenn, Anthony DeSando, Henry Czerny, Gregory Jbara Roles Bill Holt Rating57% Los Angeles vice detectives Bill Holt (Chris Penn) and Nin (Jeffrey Wright) have entered the gangster and drug scenes and have allied with drug kingpin Truman Rickhardt (Henry Czerny). As he tries to stop Holt, Nin narrates the events that led Holt to torture Truman’s brother Sean (Anthony DeSando) by chaining him inside an iron box that's slowly filling with cement. Cops on the take, missing money, Holt's tempting wife Lyndel (Sherilyn Fenn), dead police officers are implicated in the events.