Sean Penn is one of the best actors of this generation. There can be no debating that. His body of work speaks for itself.
However, when there were reports that he may play the role of 'Larry Fine' in a film about the Three Stooges, I didn't think it was a good fit. In the film, Jim Carrey is expected to play Curley and Benicio del Torro may play Moe.
Then again, my own personal prejudices may be clouding my judgment. I do not agree with Penn's politics, and it is sometimes difficult to separate a person's value system from what his job is.
If this film does take place, it will certainly be fascinating. Like most men my age, I grew up watching the Stooges. When I was a boy, television stations in
But as I wrote a couple of paragraphs ago, maybe I am totally off base here. Maybe Penn will walk away with the Academy Award for Best Actor for his gut-wrenching portrayal of Larry.