Born On This Day — August 17, 1960

Sean Penn

In my teens, I fell in love with the movies. And so when I got involved I was a genius in terms of how the movies that were made in the generation that inspired me got made. But the financing wasn’t there to do ’em anymore. Trauma. I’m caught in a business that I’m in love with the idea of—the whole process that’s possible. Only now they’re not making movies—they’re representing them.

—Sean Penn