Actor Sean Penn talks during a news conference lobbying the state of California to recognize Harvey Milk Day in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Penn won an Oscar for his portrayal of Milk, one of San Francisco's first openly gay politicians. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 1, 2012 7:57:34 AM PST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - February 1, 2012 --
Actor Sean Penn has been named ambassador at large for Haiti in recognition of his humanitarian work since the 2010 earthquake.