Famous Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn has fled war-torn Ukraine on foot.

The Oscar-winning actor, 61, was in Ukraine filming a documentary and was forced to escape to Poland when Russia invaded the country on February 24.

“Myself & two colleagues walked miles to the Polish border after abandoning our car on the side of the road,” the actor tweeted on Tuesday.

“Almost all the cars in this photo carry women & children only, most without any sign of luggage, and a car their only possession of value.”

Days prior, Penn called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for the “horrible mistake” of attacking the European country.

“Already a brutal mistake of lives taken and hearts broken, and if he doesn’t relent, I believe Mr. Putin will have made a most horrible mistake for all of humankind,” Penn wrote.

“President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people have risen as history symbols of courage and principle.

“Ukraine is the tip of the spear for the democratic embrace of dreams. If we allow it to fight alone, our soul as America is lost.”

Penn had been in Ukraine for several months filming his documentary about the escalating situation between the two countries.

He managed to escape to Kyiv before Russian forces made their way into the country.

Image: Twitter

This article first appeared on OverSixty.