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Honour for Sean

entertainment Updated: Nov 26, 2010 02:31 IST

Actor Sean Penn will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Dubai Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor will receive the award at the opening ceremony on December 12, reports the



Fest chairman Abdulhamid Juma described Penn as “an outstanding and versatile actor, gifted director and accomplished producer”.

Sean Penn

“Sean Penn is without a doubt one of the finest talents of our generation. His tireless work on behalf of the people of the world from Haiti to the United States, Iraq and Iran, and his use of the celebrity spotlight to assist humanity, is an example to us all,” he said. “We look forward to welcoming this culture-bridging icon to Dubai.”

The star, whose career spans nearly three decades, has starred in more than 45 films, including the 2008 movie,


, for which he won an Academy Award.