Sean Penn Joins List Of Actors Who Direct With "Into The Wild"

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Sean Penn is one of the great actors of his generation, yet he'd like to give it all up to remain behind the camera.

"It's a good idea," Penn said at the Toronto International Film Festival, where "Into the Wild," his fourth directing effort, played in advance of its Sept. 21 theatrical debut.

The Toronto festival is showcasing a big collection of films by actors turned directors, among them the filmmaking debuts of Helen Hunt, David Schwimmer, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alison Eastwood, whose father, Clint Eastwood, is a paragon for performers who want to make their own flicks.