The Sean Penn-Natalie Portman rumors the NY Post tried to stir up never seemed to get any traction; far more interesting is the idea of Penn having his entire performance cut from a movie. (Gawker)
Well, specifically the movie was Crossing Over, that Wayne Kramer-directed muddle of a Traffic wannabe about immigration, for which the greasy Comrade Penn shot a few scenes as an 'enforcement agent.' The Post claims that Penn had his bits cut from the film because he objected to a scene that depicted an honor killing—an Iranian woman is killed by her brother because of some social faux pas. The claim, I guess, is that he didn't want Iranians shown in an unpleasant light?