Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera aka El Chapo was born in La Tuna, Municipio de Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico either on December 25, 1954 or on April 4, 1957. Nobody was sure which birthdate was correct. El Chapo didn't create the Sinaloa Cartel, but he became the organization's leader with the June 23 1995 arrest of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel's founder and original leader Héctor Luis Palma Salazar a.k.a. El Güero. Naturally, the Mexican Government and the United States Government didn't like this. El Chapo was arrested in 1993, escaped prison in 2001, was arrested a second time in 2014 only to escape prison a second time in 2015. This is a scene from the film 21 Grams starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. This film was the only information that El Chapo Guzman knew of Sean Penn's movie career.
So now that he escaped prison a second time and now is now wealthy once again, El Chapo Guizman chose to finance a film biography of his life with Sean Penn playing El Chapo Guizman and Kate Del Castillo as the girlfriend and future wife of El Chapo Guizman. El Chapo paid lots of money to have both Sean Penn and Kate Del Castillo flown down to Mexico to speak to El Chapo about making the film.
The Mexican Marines invaded El Chapo Guzman's hiding place utilizing United States Intelligence survaliance footage of Sean Penn and Kate Del Castillo's meeting with El Chapo. His film never got made and now he's been arrested for a third time.
Sean Penn hung out with Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis after the exciting adventure that he had in Mexico with Kate Del Castillo.