Maybe he should have thought a little more about rubbing elbows with one of the world's most dangerous men!

Sean Penn sat down with Charlie Rose for a 60 Minutes interview to talk all about his now infamous Rolling Stone interview with El Chapo, and the actor took the opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about the way the whole thing went down.

"I have a regret that the entire discussion about this article ignores its purpose, which was to contribute to this conversation on the war on drugs. We all want this drug problem to stop. ... We are the consumer. Whether you agree with Sean Penn or not, there is a complicity there. And if you are in the moral right, or on the far left, just as many of your children are doing these drugs ... And how much time have they spent in the last week since this article come [sic] out, talking about that? One per cent? I think that'd be generous. My article has failed," he explained when asked if he had any regrets about his decision to meet with the drug lord.

The A-list star also seemed VERY intent on emphasizing that his sit-down with the kingpin had nothing to do with his eventual capture on January 8 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

"There is this myth about the visit that we made, my colleagues and I with El Chapo, that it was -- as the Attorney General of Mexico is quoted -- "essential" to his capture. We had met with him many weeks earlier...on October 2nd, in a place nowhere near where he was captured. Here's the things that we know: We know that the Mexican government ... they were clearly very humiliated by the notion that someone found him before they did. Well, nobody found him before they did. We didn't - we're not smarter than the DEA or the Mexican intelligence. We had a contact upon which we were able to facilitate an invitation," he detailed.

The Oscar winner claims that he's not afraid for his life following Guzman's arrest, but we would be! If the cartel views him as a "snitch" that took down their boss, he could have some real trouble on his hands.

You HAVE to watch the video below to see his reaction when we ask him about his "snitch" status!