Ricky Gervais

With 'El Chapo' interview, Sean Penn continues his transformation into activist

With 'El Chapo' interview, Sean Penn continues his transformation into activist

Sean Penn hasn't been in a blockbuster thriller since he played a tormented father in "Mystic River" 12 years ago.

That movie was known for its third-act twist. On Saturday, Penn provided one of his his own when Rolling Stone published the actor's interview with on-the-run drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on the day after Mexican naval forces recaptured the Sinaloa cartel leader, unexpectedly injecting Penn into the zeitgeist.

"I want to do this monologue and then go into hiding," host Ricky Gervais said barely 10 seconds into Sunday night's telecast of the Golden Globes, ground zero for pop culture. "Not even Sean Penn will find...

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