Can we all just agree that Martin Sheen is badass? Can we? Please? Lets.
The University of Notre Dame (see also: that movie about Rudy) announced yesterday that they will be honoring Martin Sheen for his humanitarian work with the ‘Laetare Medal’ at a ceremony on May 18th.
You might remember Sheen as Mr. President on The West Wing, but his work goes far beyond the screen. The 67-year-old actor has been arrested for taking part in non-violent demonstrations against various U.S. military policies and has donated money and time to such causes as the alleviation of poverty and homelessness, human rights for migrant workers and environmental protection.
University president, Rev. John I. Jenkins said: “He has used that celebrity to draw the attention of his fellow citizens to issues that cry out for redress, such as the plight of immigrant workers and homeless people, the waging of unjust war, the killing of the unborn and capital punishment”.
So from everyone here at Ecorazzi, we send our congrats on being recognized for your lifetime commitment to improving this world. Martin Sheen you are officially badass!