British heart-throb Jude Law idolises Sean Penn, despite the DEAD MAN WALKING actor beat him to win this year's (04) best actor OSCAR.

Law was nominated for the title for his role in Cold Mountain, but believes Penn deserved the title accolade more than he did.

He says, "Sean Penn is, if not the greatest actor of our time, then one of the greatest actors of our time. He's someone who inspired me and taught me so much.

"He's also a very cool guy. If anyone deserved it, it was him. I was happy to be there and was in some fantastic company."

01/10/2004 17:35