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Sean Penn Honored By Producer's Guild For Work In Haiti, Still Badass

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Ya know how Sean Penn is like a total badass? And he does awesome films like Mystic River and Milk? Well, he also has been a huge activist for Haiti, and the Producers Guild of America took notice.

The Oscar winning actor will be honored at the PGA’s annual awards ceremony on January 22nd. He’ll receive their Stanley Kramer Award for his work in co-founding the J/P HRO Haitian Relief Organization after the earthquake last January that so devastated the region. His organization has spent months in the area distributing food and medical supplies, as well as helping to build schools and hospitals. In addition, he also set up a campsite in Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, to provide temporary housing for the estimated 50,000 survivors left homeless.

Penn is the first individual to receive the prize, established in 2002 to honour “a motion picture, producer or individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion”. Prior it has gone to such films as The Great Debaters, An Inconvenient Truth, Hotel Rwanda, Antwone Fisher, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, and Penn’s own I Am Sam.

“We are proud to honor Sean Penn with this award as he truly exemplifies the Stanley Kramer legacy. Sean is a committed activist who has used his extraordinary talents and influence to shed light on powerful stories, causes and individuals — through film, journalism and global humanitarian organizations,” said Paula Wagner who chaired the 2011 PGA’s.

Earlier this year Penn was honored at the Game Changers event, and Bill Clinton was so impressed by his efforts that he donated $500k to the organization.

This is a clear example of how activism can be contagious and make a huge impact globally, so it’s important that celebs like Penn be recognized for inspiring others to take action!

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