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Chris Penn is a Actor American born on 10 october 1965 at Los Angeles (USA)

Chris Penn

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Birth name Christopher Shannon Penn
Nationality USA
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.

Best films

Rush Hour (1998)
Footloose (1984)
Pale Rider (1985)

Usually with

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Filmography of Chris Penn (46 films)

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King of Sorrow, 1h35
Directed by Damian Lee
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kim Coates, Stacey Farber, Devon Bostick, Stephanie Moore, Chris Penn
Rating53% 2.6656352.6656352.6656352.6656352.665635
Redemption and damnation share a bed of hope in a love story between a suicidal psychiatrist and a drug addicted homicidal cop. How far can one fall, and how bad can one become, and still find forgiveness?
Holly (2006)
, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors Ron Livingston, Chris Penn, Virginie Ledoyen, Udo Kier, Adi Ezroni
Roles Freddie
Rating67% 3.3911753.3911753.3911753.3911753.391175
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.
The Darwin Awards, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Josh Charles, Juliette Lewis, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles Tom
Rating58% 2.947972.947972.947972.947972.94797
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.
After the Sunset, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Chris Penn, Naomie Harris
Roles Rowdy Fan
Rating61% 3.0999753.0999753.0999753.0999753.099975
Master thief Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and his beautiful accomplice, Lola Cirillo (Salma Hayek), steal the second of three famous diamonds, known as the Napoleon diamonds, from FBI Agent Stanley P. Lloyd (Woody Harrelson). But Lloyd shoots Max before passing out from being gassed by the thieves. Max survives and tells Lola to get the diamond. She does, leaving in its place the one-dollar bill that she had received as a tip for washing the agents' windshield (while in disguise). Max and Lola then fly to Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
Masked and Anonymous, 1h52
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Penélope Cruz, Luke Wilson, Jessica Lange
Roles Crew Guy #2
Rating53% 2.651032.651032.651032.651032.65103
An iconic rock legend, Jack Fate (Bob Dylan), is bailed out of prison to perform a one-man benefit concert for a decaying future North American society. The film touches on many subjects from the futility of politics, the confusion of loosely strung government conspiracies, and the chaos created by both anarchy and Nineteen Eighty-Four-styled totalitarianism. It further reflects on life, dreams, and God's place in a seemingly increasingly chaotic world.
Starsky & Hutch, 1h41
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Snoop Dogg, Fred Williamson
Roles Manetti
Rating60% 3.047913.047913.047913.047913.04791
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.
Pauly Shore Is Dead, 1h22
Directed by Pauly Shore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jaime Bergman, Pauly Shore, Pamela Anderson, Todd Bridges, Camille Anderson, W. Earl Brown
Roles Half of Gay Couple in Jail
Rating44% 2.202442.202442.202442.202442.20244
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.
Redemption (2002)
, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Don Wilson (kickboxeur), Chris Penn, Cynthia Rothrock, James Russo, Richard Norton, Sam J. Jones
Roles Tony Leggio
Rating53% 2.663532.663532.663532.663532.66353
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.
Murder by Numbers, 2h
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner, Chris Penn
Roles Ray Feathers
Rating61% 3.0994653.0994653.0994653.0994653.099465
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.
Stealing Harvard, 1h25
Directed by Bruce McCulloch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley
Roles David Loach
Rating50% 2.5493952.5493952.5493952.5493952.549395
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.
American Pie 2, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Teen movie, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Shannon Elizabeth
Roles Mr. Stifler
Rating63% 3.198573.198573.198573.198573.19857
After breaking up for the summer, the four friends regroup for a party held by Stifler (Seann William Scott), their overtly sex-crazed class clown and friend. His party is shut down thanks in part to the neighbors calling the police. Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is inspired by his brother to make his summer with his friends count by renting a beach home. He, Jim, Oz and Finch plan to take off to a beach house together, where they intend to spend the summer. Kevin realizes a problem and worked out that they can only afford the house if they have a fifth member to work along with them. Stifler takes charge of much of the organizing, often ending up leading the group in their endeavors.
Corky Romano, 1h23
Directed by Rob Pritts
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Richard Roundtree, Fred Ward
Roles Peter Romano
Rating46% 2.3483552.3483552.3483552.3483552.348355
Veterinary technician Corky Romano (Chris Kattan) having been banished from his family after the death of his mother, is unaware of their underworld connections until he receives a call from his father, "Pops" (Peter Falk) a Mafia crime lord. Pops has been indicted on racketeering charges, and, knowing that the prosecutors have a strong case against him, has concluded that the only solution is to somehow destroy the evidence held by the FBI.
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Martine McCutcheon, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Penn, Paul Bettany, Allan Corduner, Jacqueline McKenzie
Roles Bubba
Rating61% 3.097953.097953.097953.097953.09795
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.
Bread and Roses, 1h50
Directed by Ken Loach
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about the labor movement, La précarité, Political films
Actors Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Pilar Padilla, Jack McGee, Lillian Hurst, George Lopez
Roles Party Guest (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.492623.492623.492623.492623.49262
Le cœur gros, Maya a laissé sa mère a Cuernavaca pour émigrer aux États-Unis. Après bien des péripéties, elle arrive à Los Angeles où vit depuis longtemps sa sœur ainée Rosa. Énergique et décidée, Maya décroche un premier job de serveuse dans un bar de nuit puis obtient de Rosa, employée dans une entreprise de nettoyage, qu'elle la présente à son directeur, Perez. Devenue femme de ménage, Maya se retrouve au milieu d'une armée d'employées de toutes les nationalités, qui travaillent dans des conditions inacceptables. Maya refuse de se soumettre.
Cement (2000)
, 1h35
Directed by Adrian Pasdar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Chris Penn, Jeffrey Wright, Sherilyn Fenn, Anthony DeSando, Henry Czerny, Gregory Jbara
Roles Bill Holt
Rating57% 2.852072.852072.852072.852072.85207
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.