Sean Penn Backs Out of Two Major Films

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Sean Penn has won his Oscar and after Milk is taking a break to spend a little time with his family.

While that might bode well for his marriage, his one year sabbatical will certainly not help the two films he was meant to begin production on.

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Penn will not be able to star in the drama, Cartel, which is going to be forced to cast a new lead in order to keep its early fall production date.

The Afrrelly twins high production The Three Stooges, which was set to have Penn star alongside Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro will either have to wait the year for Penn or head back to the casting board.

Stooges was meant to start in August for its 2010 release.  Clearly that won't work with Penn involved.

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Sean Penn grew up in Los Angeles to an acting family.  He quickly made his film debut at the age of 21 in Taps, but got his his big breakthrough as the star in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Ever since, Penn has had an impressive career which includes roles in The Falcon and the Snowman, Dead Man Walking, I Am Sam, Mystic River, and 21 Grams.

In his personal life, Penn had an infamous marriage with Madonna in 1985.  He has also been married to Robin Wright since 1996 and has had two children with her.  However, the two recently were divorced on April 9th, 2008.

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