Why is Sean Penn boycotting the Oscars?

Abrar Khan

Per Deadline, Sean Penn recently met the Ukrainian President during his time in the country. Zelenskyy himself posted a video of them together on Instagram and wrote in the caption,

"The more people know about the war in Ukraine, the higher the likelihood of stopping Russia!" On March 25, 2022, the New York Post claimed there was a possibility Zelenskyy would appear at the Academy Awards, but nothing was set in stone. 

Sean Penn, who has currently fled to Warsaw, Poland, for safety reasons, insists that Zelenskyy must speak at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 27. 

He told Deadline, "If it turns out [Zelenskyy is not on the program], I would encourage everyone involved, though it may be their moment, and I understand that to celebrate their films, it is so much more importantly their moment to shine, and to protest and to boycott that Academy Awards." 

What is Sean Penn known for? 

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Sean Penn is famous for being an American actor, director and filmmaker. He has won two Academy Awards over the course of his career.

His first was won for his role in the mystery drama Mystic River and the second for the biopic Milk. He is also well known for his political views and activism. 

What is Penn's net worth? 

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Penn Jillette Net Worth: Penn Jillette is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, actor, and best-selling author who has a net worth of $200 million dollars.

Born: 17 August 1960 (age 61 years), Santa Monica, California, United States Height: 1.73 m Spouse: Leila George (m. 2020–2021), Robin Wright (m. 1996–2010), Madonna (m. 1985–1989) Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, MORE Children: Dylan Frances Penn, Hopper Jack Penn Parents: Leo Penn, Eileen Ryan Penn