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Sean Penn has fallen out of love with acting

After nearly 40 years in the entertainment business, actor Sean Penn no longer gets thrills from playing leading men on the big screen.


Brittany King


Sorry, but acting just doesn't do it for Sean Penn anymore. 

 

The 57-year-old star revealed to Tracy Smith in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, (set to air Sunday) that he's no longer interested in playing leading roles. 

 

"I think that this has been true for some time," he admitted. 

It can be great when you're working with good actors or good directors or good writing as an exercise. But do I have a belief that it has a lasting value? Maybe, I could make the argument intellectually. But I dont have a visceral I'm not in love with that anymore.

"It can be great when you're working with good actors or good directors or good writing as an exercise," the Oscar winner explained. "But do I have a belief that it has a lasting value? Maybe, I could make the argument intellectually. But I dont have a visceral I'm not in love with that anymore."

 

Penn, who has a long history of humanitarian efforts which he says he plans to continue indefinitely, has become enthralled in the world of writing and literature lately. The Mystic River star is now promoting his first novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff," which is about a septic tank salesman-turned-assassin who kills people with a mallet.

 

"You know, some people are going to get this book and some people are not going to get this book," Penn went on to say. "Some people, I think, will really enjoy it, others will loathe it. And that really is what I'd like to say about me, you know?"

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