Politically-active actor Sean Penn opted to ignore Arnold Schwarzenegger's successful bid to become Governor of California, dubbing the whole episode "madness".

Schwarzenegger beat over 100 contenders for the coveted seat on 7 October (03), after residents of the state voted to recall Gray Davis from his position.

And while the political event drew attention from around the world, outspoken Penn decided to turn his back the buzz.

He says, "To be honest with you, I wasn't paying that much attention to the whole election thing out here.

"It was all madness, and there is so much going on in the world right now that I am more concerned about."

23/10/2003 08:46