Born on August 17, 1960, Sean Penn has been acting since he was in his early teens. His work has made us laugh, cry and learn a different perspective on life. To honor powerhouse actor, filmmaker, and political activist, here are 10 of our favorite Sean Penn films.

 

  1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

There’s no way you can start a list of Sean Penn films without leading it with this movie! Who doesn’t love Jeff Spicoli…well, except for his teacher, Mr. Hand.