Crew : Directed by Pierre Morel. Screenplay, Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn, adapted from the novel "The Prone Gunman" by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Camera (color, widescreen), Flavio Labiano; editor, Frederic Thoraval; music, Marco Beltrami; music supervisor, Jerome Lateur; production designer, Andrew Laws; art director, Stuart Kearns; set decorator, Silvia Steinbrecht; costume designer, Jill Taylor; sound (Dolby Atmos), Colin Nicolson; supervising sound editors, Rob Prynne, Paul Carter; re-recording mixers, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor; visual effects supervisor, Stuart Lashley; visual effects, Double Negative; stunt coordinator, Markos Rounthwaite; associate producer, Stephen Bender; line producer, Sally French; assistant director, Raymond Kirk; second unit director, Markos Rounthwaite; second unit camera, Juan Miguel Azpiroz; casting, Reg Poerscout-Edgerton.
Penn’s subsequent films include The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004), based on an actual attempt on the president ’s life; The Interpreter (2005); and All the King’s Men (2006), an adaptation of Robert Penn Warren ’s novel about a populist politician. Penn returned to directing with Into the Wild (2007). The film—based on Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book of the same name—chronicles the journey of Christopher McCandless , an idealistic college graduate who repudiates materialistic society as he hitchhikes through the American West and ventures alone into the Alaskan wilderness. In 2008 Penn played the lead role in Milk , which depicts the life of Harvey Milk , one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. His ebullient portrayal of Milk earned him a second Academy Award for best actor. Penn played another real-life figure, retired . diplomat Joseph C. Wilson, in Fair Game (2010). The thriller was based on the 2003 scandal in which White House officials leaked the identity of Wilson’s wife—Valerie Plame, a covert CIA agent—in an alleged attempt to discredit his criticism of the .-led Iraq War . In Terrence Malick ’s impressionistic drama The Tree of Life (2011), Penn appeared as a man haunted by memories of his childhood. He later portrayed a former rock star turned Nazi hunter in This Must Be the Place (2011), mid-20th-century mob boss Mickey Cohen in the noir drama Gangster Squad (2013), and a reformed assassin whose past catches up with him in The Gunman (2015). Penn also voiced characters in animated fare, including Persepolis (2007) and Angry Birds (2016).