Film star Sean Bean, 62, presented one of his Oscar statuettes to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 44, on Tuesday as a “symbol of hope.”
“It’s just symbolic and ridiculous, but knowing this is here with you makes me feel better and stronger about the games,” Ben said, presenting the gem to the president.
– When you win, you can take it back to Malibu. Until then, Ben added, I’d better know that a part of me is here.
It is not known which of the Oscars awarded to Zelensky by Ben. The actor received the Golden Man Award in 2004 and 2009 for the films “Mystic River” and “Milk” respectively.
The president himself shares photos from the meeting in Kyiv.
This is the third time Benn has visited Ukraine since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Even before the war broke out, Ben was involved in one Documentary about the situation in the country.
– This time we had a very private meeting, Zelensky says in a statement after Tuesday’s session.
Sean brought his statuette to the Oscars as a symbol of hope for victory for our country. The statuette will remain here until the war is over, the president said.
Bin already trusted what was the case To leave Ukraine on foot with refugees.
In March, the Ukrainian president expressed gratitude to Ben for “telling the world the truth about the Russian invasion.”
On Tuesday, Ben was awarded the Medal of Merit for his commitment to Ukraine and transnational cooperation.
The Hollywood star was also honored with his name in stone on the Walk of the Brave, in recognition of “the brave people who stood with Ukraine from the beginning.”
By the way, Ben says there are three places in the world where all his pride lies:
– The place where my daughter was born, the place where my son was born – and here.
«This support for Ukraine and its citizens is very valuableZelensky writes on Instagram under several photos of him and the American actor.
Ben petitioned the Academy to allow the Ukrainian president to speak at the awards ceremony this spring.
The movie star went further CNN statement He would “melt Oscar statues in public” if Zelensky was not allowed to participate in the ceremony.
However, Ben did not hear.
It is also an academic rule that hanging figurines cannot be sold or disposed of.
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