* Renowned for his violent temper, Penn in 1985 was involved in a physical altercation with two British photographers — an incident for which he was fined $100 and given a suspended 90-day jail term.
* In 1987 Penn served a six-month jail term in connection with another assault conviction.
* Penn has received four “Best Actor” Oscar nominations, winning once in 2003 for his role in the film Mystic River.
* In 1985 Penn married the pop star Madonna. Following the couple’s divorce four years later, Penn began dating actress Robin Wright. The two married in 1996 and had two children. After a tumultuous relationship that featured a number of separations and reconciliations, Penn and Wright finally divorced in July 2010.
* Penn has also dated such notables as the folk singer Jewel, actress Susan Sarandon, and actress Charlize Theron.
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