This Article is From Aug 19, 2011

Sean Penn to get lifetime achievement award

Sean Penn to get lifetime achievement award

Highlights

  • Two time Academy-Award-winning actor Sean Penn will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival on September 28.
  • The 51-year-old will be given the Golden Icon Award, which is the festival's highest honour, for his remarkable film career, said the Hollywood Reporter.
  • The festival will present a retrospective of Penn's work and also screen his directorial effort Into the Wild.
  • "Sean Penn is a man whose remarkable film career is matched only by his extraordinary and ongoing humanitarian pursuits that have helped improve so many lives. On screen, and off, Sean has a legendary presence and is revered around the world.
  • "He is one of the finest actors of our generation and defines the term icon. We are both honoured and excited to have him attend the Zurich Film Festival and accept the Golden Icon Award," said ZFF director Karl Spoerri.
  • Penn is currently appearing on screen in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life with Brad Pitt and will also be seen in the upcoming This Must Be the Place.
Los Angeles: Two time Academy-Award-winningactor Sean Penn will be presented with a lifetime achievementaward at the Zurich Film Festival on September 28.

The 51-year-old will be given the Golden Icon Award,which is the festival's highest honour, for his remarkablefilm career, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The festival will present a retrospective of Penn's workand also screen his directorial effort Into the Wild.

"Sean Penn is a man whose remarkable film career ismatched only by his extraordinary and ongoing humanitarianpursuits that have helped improve so many lives. On screen,and off, Sean has a legendary presence and is revered aroundthe world.

"He is one of the finest actors of our generation anddefines the term icon. We are both honoured and excited tohave him attend the Zurich Film Festival and accept the GoldenIcon Award," said ZFF director Karl Spoerri.

Penn is currently appearing on screen in TerrenceMalick's The Tree of Life with Brad Pitt and will also beseen in the upcoming This Must Be the Place.