Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Your daily Cannes fix......

Sean Penn, Petra Nemcova, Paul Haggis

Photo credit: George Pimentel/Getty Images

“People say that a great actor is by nature egocentric and that a great director is focused on his art.  Sean Penn is both a great actor and director. 

What he does above and beyond that for the people and the land of Haiti, giving freely of himself, his abiding presence, his work – one could almost say the work of his own hands – his whole discreet, human, moral and altruistic involvement as a benefactor, commands our greatest respect.”   Gilles Jacob - critic, essayist, filmmaker and personality in the world of French cinema and first managing director of the Cannes Film Festival. 

Penn continued to make his presence known at the Annual Cannes Film Festival, drawing worldwide attention to Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund benefiting Haiti.