Sean shoots the paparazzi on their wedding day (1985)
The paparazzi as we know it was born the day Madonna married actor Sean Penn in 1985. Up to that point, the media generally respected private events like weddings and funerals, and certainly didn't concoct ingenious methods to gain access.
That changed the moment a fleet of eight helicopters were seen buzzing over the open-air venue in Malibu, prompting an irate Sean Penn to start shooting at them with a very real gun.
Now that's properly shocking...