Sean Penn is amongst the most noted and celebrated actor in Hollywood, who has also worked as a writer, producer, and director as well. In his acting career, he has been blessed with numerous awards, including a couple of Academy Awards for Best Actor, which is the highest one can get in the acting industry in the United States. Not only that, Sean Penn has also worked as an anchor and journalist and has interviewed some of the well-known and controversial personalities, including Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro, and drug kingpin El Chapo. Sean Penn has an illustrious acting career and is considered to be one of the most talented actors of recent times with directors and producers flocking to him for new film projects all the time.
However, surprising as it may seem, Sean Penn has taken a sabbatical from the acting career, or so it seems. He has put the acting career to rest in the meantime and has been concentrating his energies on writing novels, one of which was recently published, named Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The synopsis of the story is that a man who has a day job as a salesman also works as an assassin or a contract killer for the government of the United States. Many of the noted authors including Salman Rushdie, Sarah Silverman, and others have applauded Penn’s writing and compared it with many other famous authors.
Sean Penn in an interview said that he has come to a point in his career where he is looking for satisfaction more than success, which he has tasted for a long time, thanks to his successful journey as an actor all these years. Sean Penn didn’t hesitate to say that there are no acting projects ongoing at the moment, and he plans to keep it that way for the time being. It is primarily because Sean wants to concentrate on writing, which is providing him with the satisfaction he has been seeking for long. Sean Penn said that he is happy that the people are appreciating his work and also hinted that he is working on his next novel already, but didn’t elaborate much on it.
Even though many have said that the protagonist in the story is Sean Penn himself and reflects his thoughts and opinions; Sean Penn said that Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a work of fiction, and should be taken and treated that way. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff has been in the news since the time the book was announced, and it has also swirled few controversies, but Sean Penn is least bothered about it. He said that he wants the readers to read the book and decide for themselves what they feel about the book rather than go by the opinions of others.