Anderson Cooper is seen bidding during the auction at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)
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Actor Sean Penn (left) was in Haiti helping the displaced find shelter shortly after the massive 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of the country. He since has become a major figure in the effort to rebuild. Among his contributions is a clinic for women (above) at the Petionville Golf Club in Port-au-Prince set up by Mr. Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
FILE - In this April 10, 2010 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn carries the belongings of a person displaced by the earthquake as people are relocated from the Petion ville Golf Club to a new camp, Corail-Cesselesse, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Penn is being honored by a group of Nobel laureates for his relief work in Haiti following the country's devastating January 2010 earthquake. Penn is to receive the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at an event in Chicago in April 2012 and is expected to draw such luminaries as Poland's Lech Walesa and the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Sean Penn (left) raises a glass with Haiti's President Michel Martelly (right) and Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe in Port-au-Prince after Mr. Penn was named ambassador at large because of his humanitarian work since the 2010 earthquake. (Associated Press)
Unlike how Oprah Winfrey's embrace of Barack Obama helped his presidential campaign, there are other celebrities who would-be presidents would be wise to avoid, among them Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, Sean Penn and Jane Fonda. (Associated Press)
In this Feb. 14, 2011 photo, actor Sean Penn attends a news conference about the Cinema For Peace fund raising gala in Berlin. Sean Penn says he thinks Charlie Sheen could do a lot of good in Haiti, both for himself and the nation struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake, Friday, March 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, Robin Wright Penn, left, and Sean Penn arrive for the 81st Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. There won't be an encore for Sean Penn and Robin Wright's marriage _ court records show the couple are officially divorced. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)