Friday, June 19, 2009

Sean Penn chooses career on hold for family

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn is putting his Hollywood career on hold to spend more time with his family.

The 48-year-old Sean Penn has dropped out of two film projects, including the upcoming Three Stooges movie, to focus on his family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor joined Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro in the Farrelly brothers' Stooges film in March and was set to star in the drama Cartel. Penn's role in Cartel — about a man who tries to protect his son following his wife's death at the hands of Mexican drug cartels — will be recast. It was unknown whether the Farrellys, who've tried to get Stooges off the ground for a decade, will wait for Penn. Production was slated to begin in August.
Penn won the second of his best actor Academy Awards earlier this year for his performance in gay rights drama "Milk."

Although Penn has taken a break from Hollywood, the actor has already completed two films due for release, Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and "Fair Game," an adaptation of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame's memoir.

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