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Sean Penn calls Bush 'a Beelzebub'

india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 20:22 IST

Oscar winning actor Sean Penn is refusing to let criticism stop him from expressing his views on political matters and feels celebrities should speak out more for what they believe in.

According to, Penn has been regularly criticising the Bush administration and even called him "a Beelzebub (the chief devil; Satan) and a dumb one."

He says: "I think it's incumbent upon everyone to speak up. Not enough people do it. Maybe they're afraid they'll be criticised or called a Nazi. But I hope that never makes me embarrassed to lend a hand or speak my mind."

He adds: "I was able to lend a hand and that's all I was there to do. People may want to make it more than that, but I don't want to dignify all these talking-head (jerks). At the end of the day, you have to do what you think is right, to act responsibly so you can live with yourself."