Published January 16, 2012
Penn was offered the job Saturday night by Haitian foreign minister Laurent Lamothe at the Cinema for Peace benefit at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
"I do accept," Penn said, adding that it would be useful to "change being called 'Hey you [bleep]' to 'Hey Mr. Ambassador.'"
During the auction, singer Damien Rice spent $475,000 on Bono's guitar, while Roberts' husband, Danny Moder, bid $50,000 on a trip to Haiti with Penn.