Monday, April 15, 2024

Sean Penn Tells Jimmy Kimmel He and Charlize Theron Watch “The Bachelor”


Sean Penn did an excellent interview last night with Jimmy Kimmel. It may have been scripted, but he did tell Kimmel that he and Charlize Theron, improbably, watch “The Bachelor.” It made for a humorous conversation if nothing else. Penn was very engaging as he promoted “The Gunman,” which so far no reviewer likes. The thriller, coming next Friday, has a zero rating (8 negative reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes. No discussion of Haiti this time. And a veiled reference to Penn and Madonna once going to see a Pee Wee Herman movie with Mike Tyson and Robin Givens back in the good old days. The men dozed, he said, and the women accused them of liking the leading lady too much. (Either Penelope Ann Miller or Valerie Golina.) President Obama preceded Penn on the show, and was very winning.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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