(CNN) — In Haiti, actor Sean Penn brushed aside mockery in the media for his penchant for taking up causes. Someone, he said, had to do something after the devastating earthquake.
Now he’s being recognized for his efforts. Penn will be presented with the 2012 Peace Summit Award next month during the annual meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
Every year, the Nobel Laureates honor a cultural or entertainment personality who has promoted peace and stood up for human rights.
The laureates are honoring Penn’s work in 2010, when he left Hollywood glamor behind and set up shop on the slopes of a private golf club in...