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Sean Penn: Charlie Sheen's "Intelligence and Passion" Could Be Put to Good Use in Haiti

Sean Penn believes in Charlie Sheen's awesome capabiltiies.
/ Source: E!online

Sean Penn believes in Charlie Sheen's awesome capabiltiies.

To do good deeds as a human being, that is.

After Sheen responded to a question about heading to Haiti with Penn with a "sure, why not!" attitude, Penn chimed in Friday night with a more formal statement on behalf of his old pal.

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"I think his energies, intelligence and passion could be both of service and servicing to him, as it is to all who are touched by the struggle of the Haitian people," Penn said in a statement first obtained by Access Hollywood, which is where Sheen said this morning, "It looks like we're going down [to Haiti]."

He did not clarify whether "we" also included the goddesses.

Penn, who founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization inr esponse to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, traveled to Haiti multiple times over the past year to work hands-on with the people.

"Charlie is one of the very few public people who cannot be accused of using the media to his own benefit," Penn continued. "I would very much like to show my old friend the world of needs on the ground in Haiti, and introduce him and his tremendous wit to our hard working Haitian staff. If he chooses to give support, I'll trust it."

Sheen said several times this week that Penn, Mel Gibson, Colin Farrell and, most recently, Russell Brand, have reached out to him to offer support during this very odd--albeit bitchin'-- time in his life.

And it sure sounds as if Penn is on Team Sheen. Or, as the Twitter king would put it, #teamsheen.

"When you divorce the moral judgments, which I prefer to do, I see a guy who has a clearer view of the nature of the world around him than is sometimes comfortable to have," Penn said in an interview for the April issue of GQ.

"Those are the sort of people who have a tendency to find altered states. But [Charlie] is a very ironic character. He's got pretension in the crosshairs of his wit. I think to a large degree he's saying, 'Guys, we're only going to be here once, so lighten the f--k up.'"

But maybe tone it down a bit when he's in Haiti.

"I'm excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly this tsunami keeps cresting," Sheen told Access.

It sure does.

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