No One Saw This Coming From Amber Heard

Sean Penn Making Progress With Anger Management Issues

1/10/2012 6:57pm EST

Sean PennSean Penn has been given top marks as he battles anger management issues following a showdown with a photographer in 2010.

The actor had a progress hearing in his criminal battery case on Tuesday and the judge overseeing the matter was told Penn is making progress.

The Mystic River star pleaded no contest to vandalism after allegedly beating a paparazzo and as a result the battery charges were dismissed.

In addition to probation, Penn was required to attend 36 hours of anger management classes.

And his lawyer Richard Hirsch, who was in court for the hearing, tells that Penn's counselor gave the actor high marks.

The lawyer claims his client has attended one of three classes.


Sean Penn


Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!

Photo Credits: Janet Mayer / PR Photos