Along with Sacheen Littlefeather presenting a speech on behalf of Marlon Brando (who declined an Academy Award for Best Actor in “The Godfather”) comes another great historic speech given by Leonardo DiCaprio who jumped on the occasion to talk about climate change.
Here is the content of his speech:
“Making “The Revenant” was about man’s relationship with the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history.
Our production team needed to go to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow; climate change is real, and it’s happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work together and stop procrastinating.
We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity; and for the indigenous people of the world; for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be most affected by this; for our children’s children; and for all the people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.
Let us not take this planet for granted; I do not take tonight for granted.“
– Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role (“The Revenant”)