His life changed history. His courage changed lives.
A biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk who became the first openly gay person to be elected into public office in the USA. The films spans from the beginnings of Milk as a political activist in San Francisco, his winning of a seat on the Board of Supervisors for District 5 up to his ultimately assassination in 1978. Sean Penn was awarded an Oscar® for Best Actor in a Leading Role, as well as Dustin Lance Black for Original Screenplay.
Gus Van Sant
Sean Penn Emile Hirsch Josh Brolin Diego Luna James Franco