Sean Penn and Chris chat about how hectic promotional schedules are, the time he lost everything he owned in a fire and what inspired Sean to start writing. They also talk about Sean’s extensive charity work, creating the character of Bob Honey in his books and his iconic roles over the years!
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his buddy JackO who gives his thoughts on the Red Sox firing their GM David Dombrowski, the surging Yankees, the Democratic presidential candidates, and more (4:10). Then Bill sits down with Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn to discuss his long career, his new novel 'Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn,' what he'd learned from Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and David Fincher, and more (33:08).
Sean Penn is an actor, producer, director and writer. He is best known for his roles in Mystic River, I Am Sam and Milk. Penn has worked on over 100 theater and film productions and has been nominated for five Academy Awards, a Directors Guild and Writers Guild Award, and won two Oscars. His written work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. His first novel is titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel.
Actor and author Sean Penn sits down with Norman and Paul to talk about his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, and the journey it took to write it, writing satire in a time of satire, taking time away from the collaboration of filmmaking to work alone, and using bad reviews to work in his favor.
Strap yourself in for a chat with one of the greats. Two time Academy Award winner Sean Penn pays his first visit to "Happy Sad Confused" to spread the good word about his debut novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff". In this conversation, Penn opens up about the reasons he's turning away from acting for the solitary pursuit that is writing. But of course Josh takes the opportunity to explore some of Penn's most notable collaborations, from Woody Allen to David Fincher. Plus Penn reminisces about random phone calls from Marlon Brando, the importance of his mentor, Jack Nicholson, and so much more.