By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated February 19, 2010 at 08:26 PM EST

Sean Penn has been charged with battery and vandalism for an October attack on a photographer, the Los Angeles Times reports. The L.A. city attorney’s office is accusing the actor of kicking the paparazzo and breaking his camera during the altercation, footage of which is available on The two-time Oscar winner faces up to 18 months in prison, if convicted. This isn’t the first time Penn has gotten into hot water for being too physical. He was given jail-time in 1987 when he punched an extra on the set of Colors.