Mickey Rourke is a mortal lock for a Best Actor nomination for his role as a washed up professional wrestler in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, but Sean Penn is also considered a strong candidate for his work in Milk, in which he plays, Harvey Milk, California’s first openly homosexual public official. Just don’t tell Mickey Rourke that. The Daily Beast says:
After his December 23 appearance on David Letterman, Rourke told someone backstage that he was surprised that so many people seemed to think that Penn was his Oscar competition since “I’m not even sure he’ll get a nomination.” On December 28, a Los Angeles entertainment honcho shared a text message that Rourke had sent him: “Look seans an old friend of mine and i didnt buy his performance at all—thought he did an average pretend acting like he was gay besides hes one of the most homophobic people i kno” [sic]
Sean Penn is a pretentious douchebag in real life, so this really doesn’t come as a surprise. When he’s not in the enabling confines of a movie set, he’s punching photographers and eating with Hugo Chavez. Sure, he’s a good actor, but so are those Geico cavemen. I mean, how did they learn how to speak English and ride motorcycles?! They’re cavemen!
Once again, Marisa Tomei topless in The Wrestler. You’re welcome, you perverts (NSFW):