Legendary actor Sean Penn has a long and successful career, but he also had some pretty difficult moments in his life.
That exciting course (Fast Times at Ridgemont High - 1982) is a cult film where Sean Penn plays Jeff Spicoli, a young man who is part of a group of high school students from Southern California who enjoy their most important subjects: sex, drugs and Rock And Roll.
Sean Penn appeared in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and confirmed that he did not have the best hearing to play Spicoli.
“The way I remember it is that I, long before I had a penny in my pocket, had a kind of right feeling as an actor, not because I thought it was that good, but because I thought the rest weren't so good. And that gave me a lot of confidence. " Sean Penn commented.
"But I auditioned and I was terrible. I remember it like what but I never did. So they fired me and I left. ”
So Don Phillips, a casting director for the film, changed everything, as Sean Penn explains below. “Don Phillips ran into the parking lot where my scrapped Mazda was parked, which I borrowed and was about to leave. And he said, "Come back here. You're not going anywhere. "
The rest is history.
Sean Penn The audition should have been better and the film gave the actor a chance and it was worth it for everyone. Jeff Spicoli is very iconic in his own way, at least for those who grew up in the 1980s. The character's lines are still quoted to this day. Also the writer Cameron crowe He claims that Sean Penn was what saved the movie.
That exciting course is led by Amy Heckerling (Dangerous Johnny, Look who's talking) and has a cast where actors like Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Robert Romanus, and Judge Reinhold.
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