Sean Penn Helped Free Two American Hostages In Iran

Sean Penn Hostages Iran

When Sean Penn puts his mind to something, he can get it done. And he’s not one to sit idly by. Nope.

The two American hostages released last week had the help of the award winning actor, who met with Venezuela’s president to ask for his help in getting them out.

According to Reuters, the actor flew to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene in the case of Josh Fattel and Shane Bauer, who were arrested in July 2009 on the border of Iraq. They said they were hiking but were jailed for espionage.

Venezuela’s deputy foreign minister told Reuters that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian ally Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after being alerted to the Americans’ plight by friends in U.S. “intellectual circles.”

That intellectual circle? Sean freakin’ Penn.

Incredible!

We love the lengths you go to help people out, Sean! So inspirational, and we bet those two hikers are pretty happy about it too!

[Image via WENN.]

Sep 27, 2011 10:45pm PDT

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