Would you take a class from this guy? Kal Penn in Epic Movie.
Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, will teach Images of Asian Americans in the Media and Contemporary American Teen Films in the Asian American Studies and Cinema Studies departments at Penn.
I just saw (Kal) Penn in The Namesake, where he gave a wonderful serious turn as the main character, Gogol. You could see a little bit of Kumar in the performance and there was one pot-smoking scene, but Penn is definitely showing some dramatic acting chops.
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