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Penn Jillette is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 5 march 1955 at Greenfield (USA)

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette
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Birth name Penn Fraser Jillette
Nationality USA
Birth 5 march 1955 (64 years) at Greenfield (USA)

Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free-market capitalism.

Biography

Jillette says that he has an addictive personality, and claims to have never had "so much as a puff of marijuana or a drop of alcohol" because he does not trust himself to do it in moderation. However, he is an advocate of the legalization of all drugs and discontinuing the War on Drugs.

Jillette is an atheist, libertarian (he has stated that he may consider himself to be an anarcho-capitalist), and skeptic, as well as an adherent to Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy, as stated on his Penn Says podcast. Jillette is a Fellow at the libertarian think tank, the Cato Institute, and has stated that he "always" votes Libertarian. In January 2007, Jillette took the "Blasphemy Challenge" offered by the Rational Response Squad and publicly denied the existence of a holy spirit.
His cars' license plates read "atheist", "nogod", and "godless". "Strangely enough, they wouldn't give me 'Infidel,'" he says.

From 1987-1989, Jillette provided financial support to Half Japanese members David and Jad Fair for their record label 50 Skidillion Watts. This allowed the band to release the albums "Music to Strip By", "The Band that Would be King" and "Charmed Life". When asked about his assistance Jillette said, "anybody who listens to Half Jap becomes a fan."

In 2005 he wrote and read an essay for National Public Radio claiming that he was "beyond atheism. Atheism is not believing in God ... I believe there is no God." His atheism, he has explained, has informed every aspect of his life and thoughts, and as such is as crucial to him as theistic beliefs are to the devout. Jillette encourages open discussion, debate, and proselytizing on the issue of God's existence, believing that the issue is too important for opinions about it to remain private. Jillette does not, however, dismiss all who do believe in God: A 2008 edition of his Penn Says podcast expresses his appreciation for a fan who brought him the gift of a pocket Gideon Bible after a performance because he realized that this individual sincerely cared enough about him to try to help him.

Jillette once stated that there is not enough information to make an informed decision on global warming, that his gut told him it was not real, but his mind said that he can't prove it. He later clarified his feelings on the issue in an interview with the American Humanist Association, saying "the preponderance of information seems to be there is climate change and it is anthropogenic."

He endorsed Gary Johnson for U.S. President in 2012.

Jillette is a collector and connoisseur of song poems.

In December 2014, Jillette's blood pressure landed him in the hospital. By his birthday, March 5, 2015, he had lost 105 pounds. He follows Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritarian diet, which means that he eats no animal products, no processed grains, and no added sugar or salt.

Jillette is married to Emily Jillette, and they have two children, Zolten and Moxie CrimeFighter.


Red fingernail
Speculation arises from Jillette's red fingernail on his left hand. From the FAQ from Penn & Teller's official website, there are three common answers:


It means he once shot a man for asking personal questions.
When Jillette first began performing, his mother told him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. In response to this, he had all of his nails painted red as a joke. The one remaining red fingernail is in memory of his mother.
It's just cool and can also sometimes provide excellent misdirection.
In several posts on Twitter in direct response to questions about his red fingernail, Penn states "People are asking about my fingernail. Wear my Dad's ring and my Mom's nail polish. Just for remembrance and respect." The color he uses is Jelly Apple Red (#054) by Essie. Jillette told Skepticality in 2012 that he was considering changing the meaning of the red nail polish, telling his daughter it is for her. During his appearance on the Chopped Tournament of Stars (2014), he effectively told the story of his mother suggesting he get a manicure for the reasons stated above, and said that he kept it in respect for her.

Best films

Fantasia 2000 (2000)
(Actor)

Usually with

Teller
Teller
(5 films)
Paul Provenza
Paul Provenza
(1 films)
Martin Mull
Martin Mull
(2 films)
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
(3 films)
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Penn Jillette (22 films)

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Actor

Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Roles Testimonial
Rating51% 2.5518052.5518052.5518052.5518052.551805
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Disaster, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Disaster films
Actors Ian Ziering, David Hasselhoff, Tara Reid, Frankie Muniz, Cassie Scerbo, Ryan Newman
Roles Lieutenant Colonel Stylo
Rating41% 2.055122.055122.055122.055122.05512
Fin et April passent leurs vacances d'été en Floride. Pas de chance ! Cet État, habituellement ensoleillé, est détrempé par la pluie. Mais il y a pire : un Sharknado s'annonce. C'est toute la côte Est, d'Orlando à Washington, qui cette fois-ci sert de garde-manger aux requins volants. Fin et April vont devoir, une fois de plus, sortir le grand jeu…
Tim's Vermeer, 1h20
Directed by Teller
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts
Actors Penn Jillette, Martin Mull
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.8951953.8951953.8951953.8951953.895195
Tim Jenison is an inventor who has become the successful founder of NewTek, a company working in various fields of computer graphics, most notably the 3D modelling software LightWave 3D. Jenison, himself both an engineer and art enthusiast, becomes fascinated with the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, a 17th-century Dutch painter, whose paintings have been oft cited to have a photographic quality to them; Jenison, spurred by the book Secret Knowledge by British artist David Hockney and Vermeer's Camera by British architecture professor Philip Steadman, theorizes that Vermeer potentially used a camera obscura to guide his painting technique.
An Honest Liar, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alice Cooper, Adam Savage, Uri Geller, Penn Jillette
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7480453.7480453.7480453.7480453.748045
An Honest Liar documents James Randi's early life as a carnival-bound refugee from Toronto who early on, dedicated himself to learning every trick performed by Harry Houdini, and even improving on some of them. In one of his feats as an escape artist, Randi frees himself from a straitjacket while being hung upside down by his ankles over Niagara Falls.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr
Roles Penn Jillette's Head (voice)
Rating72% 3.6480953.6480953.6480953.6480953.648095
The Planet Express crew visits Amy's parents, Leo and Inez, who are destroying the "old" Mars Vegas and constructing a more extravagant one. A group of eco-feminists (calling themselves "eco-feministas") led by Frida Waterfall protest the destruction of the environment, leading to an accident wherein a piece of Frida's jewelry lodges inside Fry's brain. The destruction upsets Leela, but Leo has bribed Professor Farnsworth to rubber stamp the project as environmentally friendly. Leela saves a Martian muck leech, the last of its species, from the site.
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero
Directed by Rusty Nails
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodríguez, Stephen King, John Landis
Rating60% 3.002273.002273.002273.002273.00227
Nails' documentary, Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero will go over Romero’s body of film work as it stands to date. The film will also examine a number of aspects of George's work, working method, and association with the independent and Hollywood film communities. Among the interviewees are Dennis Hopper, Ed Harris, Stephen King, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Danny Boyle, John Waters, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette, Roger Ebert and Tom Savini. Dead On will investigate Romero's lifelong fascination with making films.
Fantasia 2000, 1h15
Directed by Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Gaëtan et Paul Brizzi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Cétacé, Films about birds, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films
Actors James Levine, Steve Martin, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Penn Jillette, James Earl Jones
Roles Himself - Host
Rating71% 3.598793.598793.598793.598793.59879
Cinquante-huit ans après Fantasia, ce film est composé de huit séquences illustrant huit morceaux de musique classique, interprétés pour la plupart par l'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago sous la direction de James Levine. Chaque séquence est précédée d'une courte présentation par des artistes ayant travaillé pour les studios Disney.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1h59
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey
Roles Carnie Talker
Rating76% 3.8475153.8475153.8475153.8475153.847515
A montage of news clips of Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War protests is seen while The Lennon Sisters cover of "My Favorite Things" is heard.
Hackers
Hackers (1995)
, 1h47
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sécurité informatique
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco
Roles Hal
Rating62% 3.1004953.1004953.1004953.1004953.100495
In 1988, 11-year-old Dade "Zero Cool" Murphy is arrested and charged with crashing 1,507 computer systems in a single day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. His family is fined $45,000 for the events and he is banned from using computers or touch-tone telephones until he is 18 years old. Seven years later, Dade (Jonny Lee Miller), is now living with his divorced mother in New York City. On Dade's 18th birthday, he receives a computer and uses social engineering to hack into a local television station's computer network, changing the current TV program to an episode of The Outer Limits. However, Dade's intrusion is countered by another hacker (handle "Acid Burn") on the same network, and they briefly converse, with Dade identifying himself by a new alias: "Crash Override".
Toy Story
Toy Story (1995)
, 1h22
Directed by John Lasseter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Films about dogs, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger
Roles TV Announcer (voice)
Rating82% 4.147374.147374.147374.147374.14737
In a world where toys pretend to be lifeless in the presence of humans, Woody, a pullstring cowboy toy, is the leader of a group of toys that are owned by a boy named Andy Davis. With his family moving away one week before his birthday, Andy is given a week-early party to spend with his friends, while the toys stage a reconnaissance mission to discover Andy's new presents. Andy receives a spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, whose impressive features see him replacing Woody as Andy's favorite toy. Woody becomes resentful, especially when he notices that Buzz also gets attention from the other toys. However, Buzz believes himself to be a real space ranger on a mission to return to his home planet, while Woody tries to convince him that he is just a toy.