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Marlon Brando declines Oscar Marlon Brando declines Oscar
by The Ovi Team
2018-03-27 05:36:16
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marlon02_400March 27th, on this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Academy Award for Best Actor for his career-reviving performance in The Godfather. The Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather attended the ceremony in Brando’s place, stating that the actor “very regretfully” could not accept the award, as he was protesting Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.

The speech:


Hello. My name is Sasheen Littlefeather. I’m Apache and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee.

I’m representing Marlin Brando this evening, and he has asked me to tell you in a very long speech which I cannot share with you presently, because of time, but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award.

And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry -- excuse me -- and on television in movie re-runs, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee.

I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening, and that we will in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity.

Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando.



     
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