Coming up this evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," actor and activist Sean Penn joins the program for an exclusive face to face interview.
The recent recipient of the 2012 Peace Summit Award for his work rebuilding Haiti, Penn is known as much for his humanitarian efforts and politics, as he is for film-making. Sitting down with Piers Morgan in Chicago, Penn details his support for President Obama, and endorses the campaign for a second term:
"What will relieve me, is to see the acknowledgement that we do have an incumbent president who can be extremely positive for this country...as long as the people get involved and support and push the agenda of the president as well as criticize it where necessary," explains Penn "That's the energy that is going to make this incumbent president an even greater president in the next go round."
A two-time Academy Award winner and star of such films as "Milk," "I Am Sam," and "Mystic River," Penn takes personal responsibility for the direction in which the country has headed during Obama's time in office:
"I've disappointed me, more than the president has disappointed me. I, and we," says Penn. "We're not paying attention to the basic foundation of what the country is, which is the quality of life for every American and the way we reach out and allow that to extend to the rest of the world as a superpower that has influence on lives and quality of life around the world."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Penn explains the relationship between his work in Haiti, and his work on screen.