Sean Penn to Make Oscar® Show Appearance
Beverly Hills, CA—Academy Award® winning actor Sean Penn has been tapped to present at the 77th Academy Awards®, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today. This will be his first appearance as a presenter on the show.

At the 76th Academy Awards, Penn took home an Oscar for his leading performance in Mystic River. It was his fourth nomination. His previous nominations were for his leading performances in Dead Man Walking in 1995, Sweet and Lowdown in 1999 and I Am Sam in 2001. Penn currently is filming All the King's Men and will be seen next in The Interpreter.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2004 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®. The Oscars® will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST, beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment. Information about the 77th Academy Awards can be accessed at