What do actors do once they’ve proved that they’ve left their youthful bad boy reputations behind them and have serious acting chops as evidenced by two Oscar wins? Perhaps like Daniel Day Lewis, they announce they’re retiring and slip off into the shadows away from the limelight to focus on their shoemaking.

If you’re a 63-year-old, eternally pissed off Sean Penn, you set off with a camera crew to Ukraine where your initial idea of making a whimsical documentary about a former comedian who became the president quickly turns into something else when his country is invaded by Russia...

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