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SEAN PENN NAMED JURY PRESIDENT AT CANNES

(BY ALI NADERZAD) Perhaps in a nod to its political past the Cannes Festival has named Sean Penn jury president of the next Cannes Film Festival, which will take place on May 14-25. Penn is one of the film establishment's more outspoken critics of the administration. He most recently directed Into the Wild. In accepting the invitation, 47-year-old Penn said: "The Cannes Film Festival has long ... more >