Leonardo’s Acceptance Speech: A Call To Action
On February 28, 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for best actor for his role in the film The Revenant. He made time for an important message about climate change when he received his award.
“…The Revenant was a film about man’s relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species. We need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.
We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity: 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 those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”
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