Hollywood hunk SEAN PENN stopped using heroin after it destroyed his relationship with late director John Schlesinger on the set of THE FALCON AND The Snowman.

Schlesinger's forthcoming biography - by WILLIAM J MANN - describes his disappointment in Penn's drug-induced behaviour during rehearsals for the thriller.

The British legend complained, "Sean tried heroin over the weekend and missed rehearsal. Tuesday, he was out of control. I've never known a day quite like it."

12/07/2004 17:18