Sean Penn: No shame in saying I want love
December 14th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Sean Penn: No shame in saying I want love

He wasn't caught giving the McKayla Maroney special, but Sean Penn sounds pretty unimpressed with Hollywood.

While the 52-year-old actor told Esquire magazine that he enjoyed working on his upcoming '40s-era crime drama "Gangster Squad," he sees the overall "standard of aspiration" in Hollywood as being "very low."

"They're just doing a bunch of monkey-f***-rat movies, most actors and actresses," Penn told the magazine in its January issue. "And I blame them just as much as I do the business. I know everybody wants to make some money, everybody's got a modeling contract, everybody's selling jewelry and perfume. I'm blinded by it. Bob Dylan said in an interview one time - somebody asked him, 'Are you really reclusive?' He says, 'No, I'm not reclusive, man. I'm exclusive. Exclusivity is like intimacy."

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All of which means you shouldn't expect to see Penn in the "consumerist mosh pit" anytime soon - "I'm just not a big-budget kinda guy, you know?" he tells Esquire - but he is willing to create a different kind of intimacy with the public.

When it comes to talking about relationships, Penn said he has "no shame in my saying that we all want to be loved by someone," and that when looking back on his own romances, "I don't feel I've ever had that."

Read more from Esquire's interview with Sean Penn

The actor/activist's hindsight is 20/20 on his past marriages, of which he's had two - first to Madonna, and then to Robin Wright Penn.

"I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly," Penn tells Esquire. "When you get divorced, all the truths that come out, you sit there and you go, 'What the f*** was I doing? What was I doing believing that this person was invested in this way? Which is a fantastically strong humiliation in the best sense. It can make somebody very bitter and very hard and closed off, but I find it does the opposite to me."

Here's hoping 2013 brings the "Milk" star some love.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies

soundoff (226 Responses)
  1. sean's a sickie

    as most men are–lol...when your older non of the sean crazy stuff bothers a woman.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. heather

    Once again Sean Penn has grandiose articles of stupidity. I guess maybe I'm still bitter over his un-educated put downs of Detroit. I guess he probably spent 5 min. there back in the 80's while married to Madonna, but then again she is just as arrogant and hasnt spent 5 min. there in the last 20 years. Just get rid of him in the public, dont glorify his stupidity and no one cares about his love life unless it sells magazines or newspapers.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Governor Odius

    Beware the do-gooder for they shall enslave you. I think he does things out of guilt for being such a jerk in the other areas of his life. I can't think of anyone that is so leaning one way that is lacking in many other ways. Explains sucking up to ScarJo and getting shut down.

    January 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Natalie

    I'll give you some love, Sean! C'mere baby ~

    December 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dan

    Early in his career when all he was interested in was taking drug none of the 'high-budget' directors would take a chance on him. Now with his idiotic spoutings about his love of Hugo Chavez and such none of the 'high-budget' directors will take a chance on him. Sounds like this I don't do high-budget films was not particularly his choice.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. 12 year old tool

    she called hung up and she went in ....big deal

    December 18, 2012 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. palintwit

    Maybe he can make out with his lover Hugo Chavez.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bklyn girl in admiration of Sean Penn

      Big-shot! What have YOU ever done for humanity? Sean Penn is a hero. He isn't hawking a fragrance or selling his name as a brand so he can amass more material goods. He's trying to tell stories that will have some meaning to better people's lives, even when they arent the big money makers Hollywood is after. And Sean's out there talking to world leaders the State Dept is unable to communicate with - he puts his name, his reputation, maybe even his dollar value in Hollywood on the line, in order to save lives of americans and better the lives of people he doesnt even know. Sean puts his money where his mouth is long after the cameras stop tolling. So bigshot, what have you done lately? What have you given up for another human being?

      December 18, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      Another fake palintwit... I guess I should be flattered.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Poor Thing

    sean needs a steak dinner.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. citizenUSA

    He kinda looks like Vinnie from down at the auto shop. Nice hair though.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Robin was not a hippie

    she was manipulating him and he gave up...

    December 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sean my dear

    deserves only the best.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. robin is a tool

    with baggage and no self esteem.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DOESN'T MATTER WHAT NUMBER IT IS...

    AS LONG AS SEAN FALLS IN LOVE WITH THE RIGHT ONE–YOU HAVE TO MEET THE MARRIEDS IN MY FAMILY TO APPRECIATE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cleareye1

    Penn is one of the few real talents in Hollywood, but to be loved you must first be worthy of it and prepared to place someone else as number one.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PORKO 1

    your ncis blogs routing through my tv over, hacking over, phone hacking and texting over and caught.
    all over and a caught....we're snoring here.....movie caught, taking pictures caught...

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jomm

    I think he and Madonna needs to get back together. Madonna admits he was her true love especially since both of them are older and a little bit more mature.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      NO WAY! Madonna and a 1989 Honda have a lot in common. Lots of mileage.

      December 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. PORKO 1

    THIS IS TRAP TOP AND HOME IS TRAP TOP...NOW GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS –

    December 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  18. PHAT PHUCK 1

    WE HAVE THE MOVIE WE HAVE ALL ...NOW STFU AND BLOG NICE...THAT POWER TRIP IS OVER...ITS BEEN OVER
    FOR WEEKS NOW...DONNA AND BRUSH ARE OVER....

    December 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. mperta

    I admire Sean Penn for telling the truth about Hollywood. There are usually only two or three good movies that come out every year - the others are usually boring or trashy. I used to go see lots of movies back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now I'm lucky just to see one movie before the Oscars. I'd rather stay home and watch Turner Classic Movies or one of my DVDs of a Bogart or Bette Davis movie.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. The Real Sean Penn does not smell

    and i'm smelling pretty good too...

    December 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  21. NealR2000

    Sean Penn is supposed to have the foulest smelling breath known to man. Finding true love might therefore pose a problem.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Porky Pig Jr

    Me too!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. No way

    is the real Sean Penn a tool of any kind

    December 17, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • ManMeat

      Loved him in Milk. Wanna milk him! What a stud for us boys in the hood.

      December 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sean Penn is a Tool

    'nuff said

    December 17, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  25. you see.

    back at the tool again...how do you know that....have you ever made out with him or give him a bj....this is gay dan tool right?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sean Penn is ready for a serious

    relationship...he is older now and needs more..there is nothing wrong being honest about that,.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  27. you see...

    back a the tool again...how you know that....have you ever made out with him or give him a bj....this is gay dan tool right?

    December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  28. dan

    It seems as though he has been in love all his life with himself and has never been truly in love with anyone else.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Agrav8td

      I completely agree! He's full of himself. If he was SO put out w/Hollywood, he'd get out of it and do something else.

      December 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  29. hugo (m) let snore on this one today

    Sean is older now he will pull things back for this next woman.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  30. capnmike

    If trhis piece of crap[ who calls himself an "actor" wants to back a filthy communist anti-American dictator like Hugo Chavez, he should be thrown out of the country.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Cutty

      Dictator? Mmmm...he was elected. His opponent did not contest the results or the process.

      December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • you see...

      back a the tool again...how do you know that....have you ever made out with him or give him a bj....this is gay dan tool right?

      December 17, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  31. Don't run d

    be out there be happy....locking yourself in a room is not progress.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  32. Ken

    Cheer up penn, hugo chavez just gave your new movie a thumbs up.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  33. Madonna.(m)

    are we back to sean locking himself in the bathroom again....progress dear progress

    December 17, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  34. Madonna

    Silence little man with the itsy bitsy penls

    December 17, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  35. My Guido Mustache

    is telling the rest of my body to shut up but I cant hear myself talking

    December 17, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  36. Hawke

    Penn appears to be terribly self-centered. I doubt he'd recognize an unselfish love if he stumbled upon it.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Tower

    C'mere Sean. I'll love ya.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  38. WhoCares

    none of us do.....we hope sean finds love...he deserves it now...he's been punished enough. lol

    December 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Marie Cheenos

    Sean has to chill out and worry about his personal life and finding the right woman....hollywood will always there for him insult.

    December 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. darkrunner

    You already have love, Sean. Castro and Chavez. You love them so much that you visit them all the time!

    The chances you will give up your cozy Malibu mansion and actually move to Cuba or Venezuela?

    Zero.

    December 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Red Pison

    Even though I loathe this man with a passion, he's right about the current state of Hollywood.

    December 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. snockette

    want a ticket for this thursday...then stfu..fruit stand...

    December 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Go football

    :)

    December 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. i love a man that gets right too it.....

    Sean is the one....i find men who are a little older have no fear....bruce, bonjovi you can tell...no fear
    of a woman at all–Bruce has no fear of any woman.....thats why he is still a turn on at 64 years old.
    he said he would just get a womans face and go for it.....wow

    December 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Sean is the best....

    he talks...you understand what he's saying to you and he's hot for a 52 year old....i have no problem
    being with him thats for sure....

    December 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Penn Problems

    at least he realized that idiot was not for him.....i hope he finds the real deal in terms of love of a true woman.

    December 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  47. 24/7eyes

    Poor Sean Penn i hope he finds another girl.

    December 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  48. hitman

    Didn't know this idiot was still alive!

    December 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Hey boo...where are you--

    we have a blogger that is way too tooled out....if you know what i mean...had to do it....
    sacs is true...

    December 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  50. sean has to find a real woman

    who cares....sax is true

    December 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  51. YES YES YES YES YES YES

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    may i leave now....lmao

    December 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. GOAL

    fat beetch we got her again

    December 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. your in traps

    that all your doing.....this box is a trap–thats all this is.

    as soon as that names comes to me....YOU WILL BE SPOKEN TOO-this is TRAPTOP

    December 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  54. palintwit

    Either the shooter was born south of the Mason-Dixon line or he spent a lot of time there. On weekends he hung around the gun & ammo. department at Walmart. He lived in a trailer park, drank Everclear and had intimate relations with his sister. He was a rabid nascar fan, a card carrying member of the Tea Party and he always voted republican. There you have it. His profile in a nutshell.

    December 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  55. pictures, books, photos

    i met somebody and going to sax....

    your doing nothing but hacking in to delusional trap.....

    December 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  56. YOUR A

    TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    December 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. as soon as we have your name

    your done.....

    December 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  58. while your taking pictures....which we have....

    Madonna made contacts and has a luncheon. See the difference in me and you. every trick you did was a waste...i I don't a care because i'm meeting the sacs family for a possible offer..all movies threats...all taken care of..i head to the head of sacs tomorrrow and you people will be on your tools.

    See the difference in what i've done in 5 months and what the tool has done in 5 months-happy holidays and good luck–the tool never works.

    December 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  59. People do not want to hang around jealous people

    they are a downer and boring...there is truth and jealousy....most of these bloggers are just jealous of others and what they do and lie through their teeth which is what we have observed. laugh all you want....a tool provides no power.
    one has to open their brains and say i've been tricked 205,000 times and yet i still use tool for power. this tool
    not challenging and offers nothing....

    i have made new contacts with yulp and other famous companies in 4 months...an the tools have just remained
    bashing others.....not for me....

    December 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Too bad Uno

    don't rely on a tool for power... because there is no power...this is all a fantasy that one has created for itself.
    it has no control over anyone..it may think it does but it does not. i know whatever is done to me without
    approval is just a phone call away. the tool method never works

    December 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  61. madonna is banging

    a younger guy now....yay
    :)

    December 16, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  62. Brenda

    I thought Sean and Madonna were going to last forever :o( After their breakup, I lost all hope for humanity.

    December 16, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  63. Woman of Cart

    Sean is a man that i like and i believe in some of the things he does...sometimes he is a bit to the extreme.
    I'd do him.

    December 16, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  64. Bad Boys need alot of s-x

    robin was a drip he will find the right woman that will truly care for him and not be hater that nobody likes.

    December 16, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Oscar Pitchfork

      People who use the stupid word "hater" are some of the most retarded and illiterate people in the world. Anyone who doesn't agree with what 'you' say, well, they must just hate you. It's a simplistic view of a complicated world of gray shades that apparently the sound-bite idolizers of today have taught morons like you to do away with.

      December 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • That's Life Oscar

      -

      December 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      If Robin wasn't running all over the country trying to be a hippie, getting thrown out of college, and taking menial waitressing jobs, she probably would have made a good wife.

      December 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  65. The guy i'm dating says the same thing SEAN

    STAY "OUT OF IT" UNTIL AFTER JANUARY....LOLOLOLOL

    December 16, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  66. lowkeyinaz

    Same here, Mr. Penn. I too like to live by the words of Bob Dylan and John Lennon, live to make this world we share now a better place. Unfortunately some people are just takers, and we can't really blame their narrow sightedness. Everyone has that realization point in life, I'm glad it happened for me while I'm relatively young.

    Good luck on your quest for the one, and keep making those kick ass movies.

    E from AZ

    December 16, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  67. Listen to me....

    sean needs a better situation for himself and he's still so cute....it will work out for him i'm sure....
    happy holidays sean...

    December 16, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  68. total black from head to toe....

    maybe the elec blue jacket...but black all the way............

    Sean you know how to get through holidays....enjoy them...baaaaaaaaaaaaa

    December 16, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  69. what to i wear to sacs luncheon tomorrow....

    and when will chico's call......

    stay drunk until new years is over sean...baaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    December 16, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  70. dee

    Isn't he the one that hangs out with dictators; admires ones like Chavez? He should date a Colombian woman although I'm sure they wouldn't want him either. He lives a privilege life yet trashes they life he has? Does that make sense? He trashes actors for selling out but isn't he the one that made a movie with Madonna? Have you seen that movie? He didn't do it for the awesome script. I guarantee that. Just shut up and make movies. Stop complaining so much about how your life sucks.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  71. Sean needs alot

    of s-x....you can tell...he's a bad boy

    December 16, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  72. Goal

    Curious about bedtime? Me too

    December 16, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  73. seanfan

    i would sleep with this man in a heartbeat

    December 16, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  74. Jackpot

    The judgements here on the man are wrong. Sean obvious has been through hell and the lack of empathy is cruel. He did not have to help Haiti, but he did, and that says something that most people in America do not get.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  75. Ethan

    Didn't Sean penn torture Madonna?! He doesn't deserve a relationship which will probably end in domestic violence

    December 16, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  76. palintwit

    Merry Christmas from the NRA and Sarah Palin and all her gun loving teabaggers.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  77. reposted. stuck stuck stuck

    stuck stuck stuck

    what shall i wear tomorrow...i want to have that chanel look....i cannot believe they thought i would fit the bill....
    i have to add big red lips and a jet black something...chanel is black dresses and red lips......wow

    (true)

    December 16, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  78. what a fool-

    Sean find love the old fashioned way...its so much easier...what a pathetic tool of a person..how low can person go in self esteem to cast a spell on her relationships so it will remain.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  79. reposted: has anyone seen anything this sad in their lives

    veronica

    I am really grateful for the miracle that Dr Ubiato has done in my life in this past one week because today Sunday is making it one week that i ordered a reunite spell from him and i have really see a good result from his work my husband that have stop coming home for the past 1 month has totally come back and also apologize to me that he did not know what came over him and he is really showing me what really love is never thought that he will be able to love me like this again now i believe that spell do work and all my thanks goes to Dr. Ubiato Email: ubiatowhitemagicspell@yahoo.com if any is in need of help

    December 16, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  80. just read an article that this tool

    is using a magic spell to hold her relationship together....your that desperate that you need to put a spell
    on your relationship to hold it together..

    that is one of the saddest things i have heard in my life...read fran dreshner

    December 16, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  81. Robin

    a tool–and basically believes everything that she is told. she doesn't really have that much going.

    i'm glad sean dropped her...

    December 16, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  82. Eve Dropping

    sean should starta new life

    December 16, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  83. Love

    He is a GREAT actor.........BUT A FREAKING TOOL!!!!!!!

    December 16, 2012 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  84. zlop

    "Congress Approves Bestiality 93-7"
    Sean Penn can do it legally, with a 3 horned Baphomet Goat.

    December 16, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  85. Phat phuck

    Learning to blow yourself is the greatest love of all! sung by whitney houston! that should tide u over sean!

    December 16, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  86. Dick Guzinyia

    An America -hating, boring, whiney puke.

    December 16, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  87. joe

    Didn't Sean do trash movies for money?

    December 16, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  88. cho

    By the way, please go back to school and learn how to spell.

    December 16, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  89. cho

    I have never seen a bigger group of bleedingheart liberals cheering on a commie as I have on here. Go, CNN!

    December 16, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  90. Sean Penn

    he wants to be love again. that's all i got from it.

    December 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Robert Hingle

    Isn't he friends with Mike Von Erik, the artist?

    December 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Maggie

    I have never really cared for Sean Penn – till I read this – I think I understand him right now – all the way back to the beginning – try to understand what he is really saying and you will see how hurt he can be – deep down hurt – and then say a prayer or wish him inner peace (whatever your higher power requests of you) and stop hating! We have enough hate in this world right now.

    December 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Surajit

    Straight shooter. Like it or not.

    December 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  94. betty

    Mr.Penn i hope one day you will find the right lady for you. someone that knows the true meaning of love not MONEY. merry christmas.

    December 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Rita Spencer Plaza

    Milk only when you don't spill or poor

    December 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Ashley

    He says "I want love". Try giving love and taking yourself out of the center of the universe. Your focus is on "I".

    December 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Libby Penn

    Try Venezuela, Penn. That should be exclusive.

    December 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Sean

    Wanted: Someone willing to kiss my pompous ass 24/7.

    December 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • R Smelly

      Love? Nahhhh? All he needs is some tasty waves and a cool buzz."

      December 16, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • stuck stuck stuck

      what shall i wear tomorrow...i want to have that chanel look....i cannot believe they though i would the bill....
      i have to add big red lips and a jet black something...chanel is black dresses and red lips tomorrow......wow

      (true)

      December 16, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  99. pk

    Yeah..and I want a decent job, no money problems and a good night sleep.

    December 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  100. can i go now...

    take a quick reminder before i go

    December 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Basher

    A gifted actor. I don't understand his politics but I like his movies.

    December 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Goal

    thank you sean--

    December 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  103. what failure...

    sean made some bigtime mistakes and now he's trying to fix himself big deal

    December 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  104. BusinessWorldHoney

    sympathy for what...who's trashing execs? what are you talking about...

    December 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  105. elvis penn his brother

    was one heck of a dancer wasn't he?

    December 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  106. maadox

    Sean Penn always genuine, a non fake for real.

    December 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  107. jssk jsjaj

    EMBRACE THE FAILURES

    December 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Alvarez

    I enjoy taking 2 poops per day.

    December 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  109. ThePenn

    i would take sean..he's a silly angry man

    December 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Tel's we are not able to post

    December 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Guys?

    -

    December 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Beasterdamus

    Go down to Tulum and walk the beach...and while you're walking say I'm opening myself up to new opportunities and new experiences...make sure to be specific, tell the Universe exactly what you want. You might want to go down this week, just in case.

    December 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Al

    He was great in Pauly Shore is Dead.

    December 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  114. eric

    He wants love?
    Well, I absolutely hate him, so that leaves me out.

    December 15, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  115. bezerkur

    He just needs a couple of 18 year old call girls to come over and work him over. Best medicine for a broken heart and its a guarantee to get rid of the blues.

    December 15, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  116. Susan

    I wouldn't suggest to any woman that she bother with Penn since he broke the cardinal rule of trashing his exes in public. Instead of love, Mr. Penn, you need to work on growing up.

    December 15, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      When female actors trash their Exes in public, people give them sympathy. But when men do it, then they are breaking cardinal rule of trashing. Wth! Double standards for men. Why??

      December 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elvis Penn

      great comment josh

      December 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  117. jeff odette

    I think he's a good dude

    December 15, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  118. list too i will follow you.

    and memorize it robin

    December 15, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  119. BEVERLY

    JOHN 3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED PLEASE READ A SCRIPTURE OR COUPLE OF THEM JOHN 14:6

    December 15, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  120. BEVERLY

    HELLO PARADISE

    December 15, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  121. empresstrudy

    You mean to tell me that rich famous movie star with a narcissistic personality disorder can't find long term relationship stability? Where do you get such crazy ideas?

    December 15, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  122. i will follow you

    chris tomlin has a great song for untooled christians...its quite beautiful...i was offered to sing this at a christian wedding but i was not able too at the time.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  123. BrushMicrophoneMega

    located.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  124. carol's baby has other mommies

    Sean deserves the right kind of love and we wish him on the best in his life.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  125. Robin can't act

    Sean had to put her in place..not hit her...but she had to be put in place...good luck sean

    December 15, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  126. mommy in brooklyn...Telli is mommy

    careful

    December 15, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  127. GulpOff

    Sean: get a life, not a wife. You are a bad husband material, as your past proves it.
    Take care of your children – they need you and that's where love awaits you.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  128. GulpOff

    Sean: get a life, not a wife. You are a bad husband material, as your past proves it.
    Take care of your children – they need you.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  129. m with daughter

    Sean Penn is a real dirtbag..Anyone that supports oppressive dictators has to be.. He has little respect for freeeom or free will.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  130. Hobbit Telli

    i never had a problem with women.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  131. woodie

    I always liked this Penn guy. He is pretty smart. And he is absolutely right. A lot of women are like big children. You cannot depend on them. I've experienced the same thing in my two failed marriages.

    December 15, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  132. Maude

    Sean needs Jesus

    December 15, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  133. Marita

    Whatever!!! He is a FANTASTIC actor!!!

    December 15, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Totally agree with you. He is one of the best actors ever.

      December 15, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • IxNay

      Agreed. I guess he can't have it all, amazing talent AND true love. Of the two, I would pick talent.

      December 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Can't Click Too Well

    once he gets rid of that mustache...i throw his ass right down.

    December 15, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  135. Penn's a bad boy in his 50's

    i'd do him

    December 15, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  136. click click

    scripted on the way home and to find someone at that hour sheesh work with the actress..was not easy

    i would still jump over those shrubs any day place or time to get that.

    December 15, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  137. ALAN FISCHER

    He should stay in Haiti–with Bill Clinton

    December 15, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  138. momo

    So does tom cruise , maybe these two should spend some time together.....who's pitching and. Nevermund, we all know tom cruise is.a.catcher

    December 15, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  139. gaga never misses

    a one act play does she.

    ha

    December 15, 2012 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  140. goal

    -

    December 15, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  141. Fifi

    Sorry i didn't thank him for the good work in Haiti. Thanks. Aside from that if your a miserable person and treat others that way you will not find nor get to keep love in your life. Women are not your personal whipping posts. And no its not GOSSIP there were police reports from beating in People magazine. Sad but true.

    December 15, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  142. Jacqueline

    The heart's capacity for love is infinite. We fall in and out of love over and over. I understand his point. He merely wants to receive love equal to the love he gives; whatever that means to him. Don't we all? He'll discover love again. We all do (I hope).

    December 15, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  143. Pam

    Sean.....when you date/marry famous women you fall in love with their image. Start looking beyond the image...deeper into the soul of the person. I appauld the work you have been doing in Hati. I bet there is a nurse there that probably doesn't meet the Hollywood image of beautiful but by devoting herself to the victims she is more beautiful inside than all your Hollywood women. I wonder if you can see it or do you only look at the outside. Keep up the good work.

    December 15, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Rapid Rod

      Pam, you just spoke some great truth here! Bravo to you and your insight.
      there is no way for us to judge the functionality of Sean's relationships or his ability to love and be loved but what you said is the truth and very well said.

      December 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Dick Smegma

    Arrogant, Amaerica-hating putz.

    December 15, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat f

      Amen-and an abusive spouse. You know why no one loves you, Sean? It's because you're not lovable

      December 15, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  145. cme

    Sean deserves all that he desires. He is an amazing actor and humanitarian. He should be applauded for being real and speaking the truth. He will find Love. He will.

    December 15, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  146. Patricia

    I respect what he's been doing in Haiti, but gosh he sounds like a total d-bag right now.

    December 15, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • ALAN FISCHER, SR.

      Sean Penn needs to stay in Haiti-All he has done is caused the hard working people of the U.S. to rebuild Haiti–a new 614-acre industrial park to start with-funded by the United States tax payers-will put 20,000 Haitians to work–making junk to send to the good ole USA--Thanks goes to Bill and Mrs. Clinton.

      December 15, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  147. Manouchka

    How Sean Penn can say things like he "doesn't feel he's ever had that." when talking about past relationships. Robin Wright Penn spent years with him and giving up her own career to raise their children. Their relationship was "off and on" and she wouldn't have come back to him so many times had she not loved him. As someone said in the comments, he is needy and needs therapy. I don't know the guy personally apart from a few movies. I tend to agree with this comment.

    December 15, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  148. Dingding

    His wives would have loved him more if he hadn't smacked them around.

    December 15, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  149. CALIFORNIAMARTY

    Hugo Chavez loves you Sean. Fly to his side in Cuba and bring some flowers.

    December 15, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  150. Dan

    Want love? Quit being such an A hole.

    December 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  151. jim

    I have to disagree with most of the comments I see here.
    I respect what you're doing in,Haiti
    life can either make us bitter or better
    glad to see someone famous setting the example to be better
    glad to see that all the negative b******* does not define you man
    you define you
    rock on brother

    December 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Uh huh

    I'd jackhammer my Johnson in dat pooter.

    December 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  153. I'll Take 'em

    Rude, arrogant and just plain mean. Sounds good to me.

    December 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Henryy

    In the words of the Christian rock band "whiteheart"...."love is everything"

    December 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  155. hollywood and relationships

    hollywood for me is just a release...i had the time to do it. once the man comes in hollywood is out. a man is the center of my world. why would i mess it up with hollywood. i just completed my last fund raiser and that's it.

    time to go back to being and adult again.

    December 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  156. P Boy

    I won't give him love but I'd be happy to place a large steaming dump on his forehead.

    December 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  157. kelly in los angeles

    alfred-very wrong of you to stereotype american women,we are not selfish and know how to love. sean penn should marry a non famous woman

    December 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat f

      So he can beat her up but no one will care? He's a typical abuser-self pitying, self centered, everything wrong in his life is their fault. Piece of dung

      December 15, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  158. Wrong perspective

    He has used his fame for good and has done great things for people less fortunate. Say what you want he has done more good than harm. He is human and flawed like all of us. Stop trying to find a perfect hero in famous people and step up in your own life to be better and take the high road.

    December 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Lynda E.

    Sean is loved for his beautiful characterizations on film as well in Haiti where he has made such a difference. I sure wish his personal life was as fullfiling!

    December 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  160. me

    I read about ted bundy and how there were women who "knew" if he had been with them, they could have "saved" him and he would never have tried to hurt anyone or them. (not comparing sean to a killer)
    marriage is so difficult. the hollywood types might get caught up in their acting worlds and think that life will be happily ever after. unfortunately, when it doesn't happen, there is contention and heartache because they (we) don't know how to make it better.
    every one wants to believe they will be the person who can "help" the person who is unhappy. WE...are the only ones who can help ourselves. It means letting go of our pride and selfishness and become what we want from others. The key is to stop trying to change others and work on ourselves.

    December 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Kristin

    Sean Ask Madonna out wouldn't that be just great You're both adults and will be better at this courting thing.
    It would be outstanding to rekindle that connection. Wish you well, and all that. Kris

    December 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Sean is ready to be in true love again

    good for him.

    December 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  163. when i am comfortable...

    i am very affectionate to a man they get a little overwelmed at first but then they realize that it is truly who i am and begin to understand it and love it! lolololol

    December 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  164. he beat madonna up?

    didn't know that–

    December 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  165. bukake ends will be joining us at the

    oscar del la renta perfume party in january at sacs
    yulp is having another blow out party
    the local bars
    Rolling Stones Concert
    Monteray vacation
    all breakfasts lunches and dinners

    baaaaaaaaaa

    December 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Ramon

    Your never going to feel loved if you feel unlovable.

    December 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  167. arlinehartley

    Sean has matured alot. i remember him when he was younger getting started in the acting biussiness.he really had to sell himself, alot. times have changed and so do u. get him thanks and a standing ovation 4 making it though that fase, still captavate a audtenance. lol. rember when sean and keep moving forward.! i got ur back.

    December 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Jack powell

    People do change. And the person that thinks he beat anyone is an idiot. You werent there to know what took place so go back to your gossip blog and get a life.

    December 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Alvarez

    He seems to be a bit of a tool. On an unrelated note, I just deposited a large steaming poop in my neighbor's Christmas stocking.

    December 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Fifi

    once an a** always an a**. He was arrested for beating Madonna and holding her in a house against her will. Who knows what he did to the Mother of his children? A Zebra doesn't change his stripes just get uglier and older. There will always be some dumb Twinkie to fall in LOVE with him.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Yellowknife

    Wow, what nice things to say about the mother of your children, Sean. Here's a tip: you have to have love and respect for others before love will ever come to you. You're 52 years behind in learning that lesson.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Goal

    get to work my pets.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Bobbie

    I'm sure he can find all the lovin' he wants...in venezuela!!! First class PUKE!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Mega Hollywood 22

    Sean will find the love of his life. He has to slow himself down.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Evas S. Dropp

    sean needs to be careful who he picks next time for a wife.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Robin falls into traps

    that's why she's in the boat she is in with sean...no worries sean will move on...robin will also

    smash it.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  177. robin's nose is too long...

    we need to shorten it up a bit.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Sean and his friends

    are my idols–he deserves love like everyone does.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  179. gretta22

    just screenshot and smash only what pertains to gretta22-xo–watch tv tonight let me know how the shows went.

    December 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Gail

    Sean Penn is in his pity bag, which is VERY unbecoming for a supposed "man" in his 50's. Drop the 'tude, Loser, and you just might find someone. I think he should get together with Lindsay Lohan!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Eve S. Dropp

    Sean's a good guy...he's in his 50's now he's done with the drama.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  182. sean

    fights for what he believes in ....good for him. he also grew up with charlie sheen. lol

    December 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Azhane69

    @Lucy...how the Fudge do you know he's not nice?! Have you met him in person and you guys went out on a date or has he lived with you as a roommate or something? Stop believing in everything you read, you hear and watch on TV and spend some energy in the GYM instead.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  184. NOOOOOO

    he will be rewarded with right person...he either has to remain grey or dye it again....haircut and mustache have to go.
    he's not bad looking. i thought he was seeing someone already

    December 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Tanya

    His wife Robin had two children, how much more invested does he need? She even went back and tried a second time. He needs therapy more than a relationship.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • alfred_bielek

      What I suspect is, is that Sean Penn is a pretty needy guy (possibly childhood abandonment and/or abuse issues), and therefore he will be more demanding of his significant other than most. Madonna obviously was a career-oriented woman, and Robin was too probably. I think he needs someone who is very stable psychologically, and someone who will not prioritize her career before him. In a way I think you're right, Tanya - he needs to become more stable himself before he can feel stable in a relationship with a woman. A lot of talk therapy might get him there, if he's willing to open himself up to a therapy he feels comfortable with. But I will also say that American women do have a reputation for being especially selfish and materialistic, because of the social changes and views on appropriate gender roles and marriage. Women– you can't have your cake and eat it too!

      December 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Lucy

    If you want love, then you have to treat people better. he comes across as rude, arrogant and just plain mean. I don't care how many people he has helped in Haiti, he is not nice.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |

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