February 22, 2004: Robin Wright and her husband Sean Penn attended the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Sean Penn was nominated as lead actor for his work in the movie ‘Mystic River’.
Here we can see Robin and Sean with Stockard Channing and Tim Robbins.
February 24, 2004: Robin Wright is included on the cover of the French magazine Nous Deux.
February 28, 2004: Sean Penn and Robin Wright attend the IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.
February 28, 2004: Progressive Democrat candidate Dennis Kucinich was feted at Hollywood power players Mike and Irena Medevoy’s home in Beverly Hills.
The event was hosted by Sean Penn and attended by stars including Robin Wright, Shirley MacLaine, Alicia Silverstone, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Esai Morales, David Baerwald and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
February 29, 2004: Robin Wright, Sean Penn and his mother Eileen Ryan attended the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California.
Sean Penn won the Oscar as Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in ‘Mystic River’.
Penn thanked his director, Clint Eastwood, and his wife, Robin Wright, for being “an undying inspiration on this roller coaster I’m beginning to enjoy”.
March 22, 2004: Sean Penn, Hopper Jack Penn, Dylan Frances Penn and Robin Wright Penn attended Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
May 17, 2004: Robin Wright, Javier Bardem and Sean Penn presented ‘The Last Face’ project at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1998, writer and director Erin Dignam had in development ‘The Last Face’ with Jeremy Irons and Isabelle Adjani in the leading roles. But the movie was not made and Dignam offered the female lead to her close friend Robin. They met in 1987 when Robin starred in ‘Denial’ and became close friends. (Erin Dignam is the godmother of Robin’s daughter Dylan Penn)
Then, in 1997, Dignam and Robin Wright worked together again in the movie ‘Loved’. Robin was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Female Lead and won as Best Actress at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Now, in 2004, Erin Dignam has found the right collection of financiers, made a sales deal with TF1 Intl., and found seed coin in ATO Pictures.
Set during the South African civil wars in the mid- 1990s, “The Last Face” is the story of Wren (Robin Wright) and Miguel (Javier Bardem) who meet and fall in love against this violent backdrop and are forced to live with the difficult decisions they make. Sean Penn has a supporting role.
“A lot of (would-be producers) understood the love story”, Dignam told by phone from South Africa, where she’s prepping the pic for a late May start.
Her Films, a partnership between Erin Dignam and Robin Wright, will also have a credit on the film.
May 17, 2004: Sean Penn and Robin Wright attend Premiere for film “The Assassination of Richard Nixon” (starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts) at Le Palais de Festival at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in France.
June 17, 2004: Robin Wright was honored at the CineVegas Film Festival, which runs in Las Vegas from June 11-19.
Robin receive the inaugural Half-Life Award. The award was created to honor actors, directors and writers who have contributed greatly to their profession and amassed an impressive body of work at a young age.
Dennis Hopper presented the tribute to Robin Wright.
June 28, 2004: A new role for Robin Wright! She will play Diana in “Nine Lives” directed by Rodrigo García.
The filming begins today and ends on July 15.
“Nine Lives” is a moving exploration of the individual experiences of nine women as told through nine single unbroken takes.
In one chapter, Diana (Robin Wright) confronts the sudden flash of a past relationship (Jason Isaacs) long after she has moved on to a new life.
“Nine Lives” is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Executive Producer is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
The cast includes Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Stephen Dillane, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Aidan Quinn, Miguel Sandoval, Amanda Seyfried, Sissy Spacek and Robin Wright Penn.
Rodrigo García directing Robin Wright on “Nine Lives”
July 2004: Robin Wright is on the cover of Modern Luxury Angeleno Magazine.
-In this interview, Robin Wright talks about her beginnings on soap opera ‘Santa Barbara’. “On Santa Barbara I gained certain skills, of memorization and making your mark. There was security as well; you worked with the same people every day. In a sense, I got what I wanted, which was going to college in the craft, but I also picked up bad habits and had to break them later.” Her four years on ‘Santa Barbara’ would earn her three Daytime Emmy nominations.
-Robin also talked about her being a mother and acting. “As a parent you’re suddenly in the position to be a model of truth and honesty. So, you don’t have the space anymore for mediocrity. Acting came down to once a year and the once a year needed to be of importance. As your children get older, you can cut the cord and you’re able to fly more, so it’s getting easier. But it’s a delicate balance between my guilt and them working my guilt.”
-Newcomer Dallas Roberts, her costar in ‘A Home at the End of The World’ (2004) talked about her: “Robin is extremely generous with her knowledge. It was my first time out in a film of this caliber, and she was so incredible. She and the rest of the cast treated me as an equal and taught me so much”.
-On Virgin, an intense portrait of teen pregnancy, Robin Wright will also serve as executive producer, a position that will allow her to explore another side of the business, territory she says she is more than ready to conquer. “I think it’s the time for this. With producing I’m trying to create opportunities for scripts that I care about. It’s actually much less frightening than acting”.
July 7, 2004: Robin Wright attended the premiere of “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” in New York City.
July 19, 2004: Robin Wright has a new project as an actress and producer. It’s ‘Hounddog’ directed by Deborah Kampmeier. The movie is about a nine-year-old girl in the rural South who combats a cycle of abuse through singing.
Deborah Kampmeier and Robin Wright on the set of ‘Virgin’
Hounddog, Kampmeier’s passion project, was set up four times, and each time financing fell through. Frustrated, in 2002 she decided instead to shoot ‘Virgin’ (with Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright), an ultra-low-budget film.
Kampmeier hopes to shoot in October 2004. In place are her crew, locations and the majority of her cast, including Robin Wright, Lynn Redgrave, David Morse and Delroy Lindo. They are still searching for the little girl to play the lead in the film.
July 23, 2004: USA Release Date of “A Home at the end of the world”. The movie is directed by Michael Mayer and stars Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Dallas Roberts and Sissy Spacek.
July 31, 2004: Robin Wright and husband Sean Penn in Malibu.
August 2004: Javier Bardem told to the Spanish magazine Cinemania that he and Robin spent some weeks rehearsing in Sierra Leona for the movie “The Last Face”. The filming was supposed to begin in June, but at the last minute one important producer quit and “The Last Face” has been postponed one year.
August 20, 2004: Sean Penn and Robin Wright in Malibu.
September 3, 2004: USA Limited Release Date of ‘Virgin’ (only opens in 1 theater in New York). The movie is directed by Deborah Kampmeier and stars Elisabeth Moss, Robin Wright, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Socorro Santiago and Stephanie Gatschet.
September 10, 2004: Robin Wright and Abdellatif Kechiche will star in ‘Sorry, Haters’ directed by Jeff Stanzler. Filming begins today in New York City.
The movie is about an Arab cab driver who picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results. Sandra Oh co-stars in the pic, which is set against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America.
Executive producer Mark Waters said: “What at first seemed like a simple, straightforward two-character drama managed to become grippingly suspenseful like a mystery, socially relevant without preaching and ultimately gut-wrenchingly emotional.”
October 1, 2004: The AFI Associates of the American Film Institute presented its Platinum Circle Award to the multi-talented Penn family at a luncheon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Accepting the award were family mother and actress, Eileen Ryan Penn; singer and composer Michael Penn, his wife singer and composer Aimee Mann; actor Sean Penn and his wife, actress and producer Robin Wright Penn; and actor Chris Penn. The program also included a moving tribute by Martin Sheen to the Penn family patriarch, producer, writer, director and actor Leo Penn.