Sean Penn To Get Lifetime Achievement Award At Dubai Film Festival
Versatile actor Sean Penn is set to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at the forthcoming Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The festival is scheduled to be kick-start from Dec 12-19.
Penn will receive the award at the festival`s opening ceremony on Dec 12.
"Sean Penn is without a doubt one of the finest talents of our generation, an outstanding and versatile actor, gifted director and accomplished producer, and it is our privilege to add the DIFF lifetime achievement award to his extensive list of accolades," Abdulhamid Juma, festival chairman announced.
"His tireless work on behalf of the people of the world from Haiti to the United States to Iraq and Iran, and his use of the celebrity spotlight to assist humanity, is an example to us all. We look forward to welcoming this culture-bridging icon to Dubai," Juma added.
Penn, 50, career is marked by movies like Dead Man Walking, Hurlyburly, Sweet and Lowdown, Mystic River, Milk and many more. Apart from being a successful actor he is also known as an excellent director as his movies like Into the Wild and The Pledge won the critical acclaim.
He is also a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008).