Italian American ~ Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, activist, and politician. He is known for his left-wing political and social activism, including humanitarian work. His mother is a Catholic of Irish and Italian descent.
Laurel and Hardy were a popular comedy act of early classical Hollywood cinema. With thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and fat American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957), they became famous from late 1920s-mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy. Laurel played the clumsy, childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.