Brazilian Actor Refuses to Dub Sean Penn's "Milk" Character

Brazilian actor Marco Ribeiro, who has dubbed Sean Penn's voice into Portuguese for the films 21 Grams and All the King's Men has refused to help with the Oscar winner's newest film set to hit Brazilian airwaves, Milk.

Ribiero is a pastor in the conservative protestant God's Assembly Church in Rio de Janeiro and as such, felt there was a conflict of interest in giving a voice to legendary Gay Rights advocate Harvey Milk. "I did not feel comfortable with the job," Ribeiro admitted to Brazilian media, "My voice is involved with other causes, and for the same reason I have refused to work on certain types of advertising." Although Ribeiro denied any homophobic beliefs, he is quoted on the website for his church saying that families with same sex parents are a "distortion."

Alexandre Moreno will replace him in dubbing Sean Penn's Oscar wining role as the pioneering politician in Gus Van Zant's Milk.


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