Actor Sean Penn has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival, where he’s leading this year’s jury, by weighing in about the presidential race back home — and by pointedly bucking the local smoking ban. Suffice it to say that Penn won’t be joining Oprah on one of her pep rallies for Barack Obama anytime soon.


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Defiantly ignoring the country’s smoking ban, fag in mouth, Penn said: “I don’t have a candidate I’m supporting and I’m certainly interested and excited by the hope that Barack Obama is inspiring.” But he proceeded to accuse Obama of a “phenomenally inhuman and unconstitutional” voting record as a senator. “I hope that he will understand, if he is the nominee,” Penn went on, “the degree of disillusionment that will happen if he doesn’t become a greater man than he will ever be. This is the most important election, certainly in my lifetime, and maybe ever.”

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