Sean Penn Describes His Election Reaction

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Actor, director and vocal Bush opponent Sean Penn has spoken out on the election of Barack Obama.

"I was sitting on the edge of the bed with my family watching our new president-elect," actor/director Sean Penn said Thursday night as he collected the Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the Los Angeles chapter of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

"I have never been able to put the word 'my' before president before," he added, prompting loud applause from the British-American film industry crowd that also honored actors Tilda Swinton and Don Cheadle and director Stephen Frears.

Penn stars in "Milk," opening later this month.

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