Gus Van Sant has never been what you'd call a risk-averse filmmaker, but he directs his Harvey Milk biopic so carefully, there might be a Ming vase balanced on his head. Van Sant's steps are deliberate, his posture is straight, his attitude is responsible and his eyes are fixed firmly on the prize. No less cautious, Sean Penn drops his habitual banty roosterism to play Milk (1930-1978), the martyred gay activist and San Francisco supervisor, with the concentration of an actor entrusted to portray the future subject of a... More >>>
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Sean Penn plays martyred gay activist Harvey Milk.